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HOW TO: Get an awesome haircut

As a beauty expert it is expected that you look the part. It is stressful at times and that’s why I leave my hair to other professionals. I DO NOT DIY when it comes to my largest accessory..my hair. Before my trip to New York Fashion Week I had my color done with perfectionist, Nina Lanasa at Thirteenth and Washington. She does a beautiful job creating a look that will evolve and grow out seamlessly. Knowing I would be making the trip to NYC I knew I def wanted to pay my friends at CUTLER a visit. So I did what any haircut craving woman in her right mind would do. I booked an appointment in advance!

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Tyson Kennedy is not only a cool dude but also one badass mother cutter. He works for CUTLER salon in Soho and also is responsible for the creation of FATBOY perfect putty. Tyson is the epitome of “looking the part”. With his perfectly tailored suits, smart looking glasses, and cool hair you just know your going to look awesome.

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SO YOU WANT TO KNOW “HOW TO GET AN AWESOME HAIRCUT”?

STEP ONE: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

When I say book an appointment I mean call the salon or book online. DO NOT text or call your stylist on their personal phone. Think about it. If every one of their clients did that it would be highly agitating. Emails before your appointment are OK however there will be plenty of time to consult before your scheduled service. Save the back and forth changes of new cut ideas for your best friend.

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STEP TWO: KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE & WHAT YOU DON’T

For instance when I sat in Tyson’s chair I said, ” I like having long hair however I want you to cut what looks dead. If it needs to be a bob that’s cool just not a pixie please. I want healthy hair. It always grows. Also, I wear my hair messy. I like a tousled beachy look that isn’t too much fuss.” Tyson decided a long bob would be appropriate and I should maintain the length until my bangs grow out fully. He then used a straight blade razor to add texture, volume, and establish my new length. When you have no opinion whatsoever it is hard to know what may make you happy.

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STEP TWO: ARRIVE ON TIME

The easiest way to get an OK cut is to show up late resulting in a quick consult and maybe not even enough time to style.  With a fresh do it’s extremely important to learn how to recreate the style. Tyson instructed me to twist dry my hair and mess it up with FATBOY putty once dry. SUPER EASY! 10 to 15 minutes early is perfect. Relax a little read a magazine this is YOU time. I don’t know about you but the shampoo experience is always my favorite part. I would never want to be rushed through that!

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Start a trend for the holidays!

Every year women all over the globe are in search of the newest trends. Some are the first to follow while others never catch on. Did you ever stop to think that maybe just maybe you could set the trends yourself? Impossible you say? I think not. Remember when Victoria Beckham had that amazing texturized inverted bob? It was an overnight phenomenon. Everyone and their mother seriously wanted that cut!


There’s a few reasons why this trend took off. One, Victoria Beckham is a highly photographed celebrity and two, the cut quite simply flattered her face shape and body frame.

Become a trendsetter in a few easy steps…

One: Make an appointment with a professional stylist. They should be able to give you a great cut based on your face shape and recommend the right products for your hair type. P.S. The best looking hair is always healthy hair.

Two: Invest in quality hot tools such as curling irons, blow dryer, hot rollers, and crimper. Yes, a crimper! It will add texture and volume. Think of it as the modern way of teasing. Crimp sections of hair where volume is desired allowing some hair to conceal the crimped area.

Three: Hair accessories! You can instantly glamorize any style with a stylish headband or broach. Perfect for holiday parties.

Four: Don’tgive up practice makes perfect! You can always schedule styling lessons with your stylist, but the most important thing to have when trendsetting is CONFIDENCE!

Happy Holiday styling ladies!