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DEC 2015

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18 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | DECEMBER 2015 T o the casual observer, the hairstyles created by Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador and Owner of Cutler salons, for Alice + Olivia's Fall/Winter presentation are deceptively elegant—simple, in fact. But, as you well know, creating a perfectly polished look like this is anything but easy. Rather, it takes prodigious talent and precision to create such a style. "The Alice + Olivia woman is strong, sophisticated and bold," explains Cutler. "She commands your attention. I wanted to develop that further with her hair. Paying careful attention to each detail, I created a sleek rope braid and fastened it into a chignon for a strong, immaculate silhouette from all sides." First, Cutler created a strong center part, then applied Cutler Volumizing Spray and Redken Full Frame 07 Protective Volumize Mousse to damp hair at the root and blow-dried straight. He then divided hair into three sections: two in front from the center part to behind the ears, and a third in back with the remaining hair, which was secured into a low ponytail just below the occipital. Next, he smoothed hair with Red ken Velvet Gelatine and used a fl at brush to pull the two front sections to the back, securing around the fi rst pony. Dividing the pony into two sections, Cutler then twisted each section counterclockwise and crisscrossed them to create a rope braid, which he then twisted into a horizontal chignon and secured with French pins. A mist of Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray locked the look in place and made the perfect anchor for crimson Gerbera daisies. "The ruby-red fl owers and luscious lips complement the ornateness of the clothes and delve deeper into the extreme detail and texture of the collection," says Cutler. "This is one of the most exciting shows I've done. Very chic." Rodney Cutler creates a striking silhouette at the Alice + Olivia Fall/ Winter 2015 presentation. —AMY DODDS On the Cover On the ROPES The rope-braided chignon is decorated with Gerbera daisies, perfectly complementing the understated yet ornamental collection. Rodney Cutler, in blue, and his team secure hair into a pony backstage at Alice + Olivia. r e a . TOP: IMAXTREE.COM; MICHAEL LOCCISANO/GETTY IMAGES FOR ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET (2)

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