Cynthia Rowley let the streets outside Condé Nast, Hearst and Time Inc. become public runways for her 2011 Resort Collection presentation on June 15. Salon owner and Redken stylist Rodney Cutler created loose topknots to complement the bold geometric prints, bright metallic fabrics and textured patchwork seen in the collection. According to Cutler, the versatile style works poolside, 9-to-5 or for a night on the town.
Here Cutler shares his step-by-step approach:
1. Apply Redken Spray Starch 15 on damp hair and blow-dry upward with a flat brush to move roots away from the hairline.
2. Brush hair into a clean, not-too-slick high ponytail, misting with Quick Dry 18.
3. Pinning at the base, twist hair tightly into a knot. Let the ends poke out for more casual appearance.
4. Finish with more Quick Dry 18 to set the look.
- Jennifer Barnes