NYFW: Redken creates magic for Ralph Lauren Fall 2013

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created two classic styles for the design powerhouses Ralph Lauren. For a decadent Ralph Lauren show “From Russia WIth Love” full of fur and velvet, Guido created sleek (but not totally perfect!) ponytails that worked with and without the hats in the collection.

Guido applied Redken satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion to damp hair and created a smooth blow dry. He then raked fingers through to “rough up” slightly to give the look more of an “ease” before attaching in a low ponytail and wrapping a small section of hair around the elastic.

“This style is luxurious but it has a little ease and softness to it. The ponytail is only part of the look for the models, as 90% of the girls are in hats. It’s very true the Ralph Lauren idea of a woman, the American idea of a classic beauty.”

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NYFW: Redken continues it’s magic for Calin Klein Fall 2013

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created two classic styles for the design powerhouse Calvin Klein Fall 2013. Guido created a clean, natural look to match the impeccable tailoring, rich leather, and minimalist pallette in the Calvin Klein collection. This is also a classic twist for your wedding. The clean lines will work perfectly especially if your wedding attire includes a hat.  Just try it – you never know.

Guido created a deep center part on damp hair and then used guts 10 root targeted spray foam focusing on the lengths. He then blow-dried the top very flat, and the back was left to dry naturally. Finish with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray.(Guido’s team blow-dried and then used curling irons to create slight bend given the hair couldn’t dry fully at the show.
“It’s  blow-dried very flat on top, and the back is left naturally textured. The deep, clean part and sleek finish are military inspired, and overall it’s very true to the Calvin Klein identity.”
-Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

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NYFW: Tadashi Shoji hair understated glam by Rodney Cutler for Redken

Rodney Cutler, Redken Expert And Celebrity Runway Stylist For THE SALON At Ulta Beauty Backstage At The Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 Show

Distressed glamour was the look at Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 Show with Rodney Cutler for ULTA Beauty backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 7, 2013. Rodney Cutler, Redken Expert / Celebrity Runway Stylist for THE SALON at ULTA Beauty alongside ULTA Beauty stylists Tracy Guthrie, Elly Torres, Doris Sanchez, George Psomostithis, and Sarah Dahl, created a soft, textured, whimsical, understated beauty look to complement the designers latest collection. Tadashi Shoji presented classic silhouettes interpreted with romantic fabrics including soft chiffons and lace that aligned with Cutler’s vision for a side flowing, effortlessly chic runway hair look. Rodney Cutler, Redken Expert And Celebrity Runway Stylist For THE SALON At Ulta Beauty Backstage At The Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 ShowRodney Cutler, Redken Expert And Celebrity Runway Stylist For THE SALON At Ulta Beauty Backstage At The Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 ShowRodney Cutler, Redken Expert And Celebrity Runway Stylist For THE SALON At Ulta Beauty Backstage At The Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 Show


  1. Blow out the hair straight using Redken 10 Guts Volume Spray Foam and then tease sections from the root to achieve volume with Redken Powder Grip 03
  2. Braid the lower quarter of the hair at the nape of the neck
  3. Wrap the braid into a small, low bun spraying with Redken Fashion Work 12 and fasten to act as the foundation of the side twist
  4. Part hair to either side
  5. Gently pull back hair from opposite side of the part and twist inward securing to the scalp with French pins
  6. Fasten the twist onto the braid leaving stray pieces near the front of the face for the finished look

Redken creates messy knot for Bottega Venenta Milian 2013 show

Redken Consultant Guido created a low, messy knot for a hairstyle that was ultimately very feminine at the Bottega Veneta Spring 2013 show yesterday. It was as pretty, wearable and delicate as the light, floral collection itself – done-up and styled, yet loose and wispy as if a few pieces had fallen out as this woman went about her day.

“The look at Bottega today is very soft and pretty, center-parted with a dry texture and loosely knotted with a fewwisps that escape. The inspiration is a little 70’s and also Victorian.”

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Create the Look:

Roughly blow-dry hair with a diffuser.

Create a clean center part and apply powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder at the roots, and then gently backcomb random pieces.

Gather hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and tie with elastic.

Backcomb the ponytail with a boar-bristle brush, twist into a low messy chignon and pin with a few pins; leave some wispy pieces out of the style in front.

Finish with powder refresh 01 aerosol hair powder/dry shampoo particularly around the crown for added dry, airy texture.

Redken Guido works magic for Jil Sanders Milian 2013

Redken Consultant Guido created a rich, simple style with a low ponytail for Jil Sander’s first womenswear collection in eight years yesterday in Milan. The overall look was pure, pristine, and serene, exuding a sense of what Guido called “a modern sensibility.”

“Its hard to wear hair this straight down sometimes, but with this pony it becomes more of a look. And this pony’s a bit more styled than your usual tight low pony, as dropping the elastic down gives it more softness and a different feel. It’s also fun to see super straight hair in a way that sort of makes it new again. Overall, I think the look is very pure and has a modern sensibility, but it’s still sexy at the same time.”

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Create the Look:

Apply satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion to damp hair and blow-dry straight one section at a time.

Create a clean center part.

Flat iron hair until stick straight.

Gather hair at the nape of the neck (covering ears) and secure tightly with elastic, then slide elastic down the hair about an inch.

Apply shine flash 02 glistening mist for a light all-over shine.


Redken Consultant Guido created Fashionable hair looks in Milian

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a light, loose updo that put an emphasis on the brightly patterned scarves worn at the Spring 2013 Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan today. The clothing, inspired by a girl in the Sicilian islands in the summertime, definitely warranted the beautiful, beachy hairstyle Guido created to match.

“The updo today is not really a twist, not a knot, and it’s all about the scarf and working around the scarf. In my mind it’s how a Sicilian woman would just quickly pin her hair up and then tie on a scarf. You can still see the hairline which is what keeps it from looking too severe, and there’s a little bit of height but its not too exaggerated. It’s a very light, summery look, taking some inspiration from the sixties with a little Riviera feeling, but it’s not pastiched.”  

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Create the Look:

Apply aerate 08 all-over bodifying cream-mousse from roots to ends to create some volume with a little texture when you blow-dry.

Blow-dry straight back so that there’s no part.

Tie on the silk headscarf folded about two inches thick, leaving about an inch of hair from the hairline, knotting scarf on the bottom to the side.

Pin hair up into a “rough updo” that’s almost a twist or a knot and works with the hair length and type, and pin with open fasteners.


Hair Trends from Michael Duenas of Hair Room Service

It’s just about that time – wedding season is just weeks away and I know you’re wondering… “What are you going to do with your hair?”  Yes, if no one told you, your hair style has to last just as long as you do for your wedding.  This means that you could choose several women in the spotlight.  Duchess Kate Middleton she didn’t change her very natural look for her wedding. She didn’t want William to see anyone ‘else’ but her.  But what if you don’t have those locks?  Michael Duenas  of Hair Room Service suggests “Two Words, Classic Glamour.  All these styles exhumed a classic feel, with all the glamour of Audrey Hepburn and the greats.”

If you want to have your hair off your face go with a:

Bold BunBold Buns - Elegant at any size

“All the buns have one thing in common, they all began their lives as ponytails.  To achieve Emma Stones twisted bun: Simply gather the hair into a tight ponytail with a deep side parting.  Smooth with OSiS Magic or Schwarzkopf Professional BC Oil Miracle Finishing Treatment to get copious amounts of shine.  Separate the ponytail into five different sections.  Taking one section at a time, wrap loosely around the base of the ponytail and pin.  Taking your next section, weave in and out and around your first section.  Proceed in this way until all sections are weaved throughout each other and pinned securely to the head.  Finish the bun off with shine spray and hairspray.”

If you have loose curls and/or want to show off a BOLD earring, then try:

SIDE-SWEPT HAIRSide-Swept Hair - Simple and elegant

“The deep side parting with hair on one shoulder is a look anyone can do.  Apply OSiS Body Me and blow out your hair with as much curl and or body as you choose.  Once done set the style with OSiS Elastic hair spray.  Decide what side of your head you would like your hair to cascade down.  Bring all the hair over to the side and place either in front or behind your shoulder. Gather the hair at your nape and twist it under (if you do not want to see the hair that is secured to your head) or over (if you want to see the twist) and pin with hairpins. Finish with a bit more spray.”

Personally I think your groom should see you – just you for the first time. Forget the extensions and hairstyles that won’t hold up to hours of dancing. Do you and you will look beautiful.