Ratner Companies, the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, today announced the appointment of celebrity stylist Rodney Cutler as Artistic Director.
Mr. Cutler is an industry icon who brings more than 25 years of beauty and salon experience to his new role at Ratner Companies. One of today’s most sought after stylists, Rodney’s celebrity clientele includes Emma Watson, Paul McCartney, Fergie, Rachael Ray, Jamie King, and Gavin Degraw. An Australian native, Rodney settled in New York City in 1992, and found a home with cutting edge Bumble and bumble Salon where he rapidly rose to be one of their top stylists.
In 2001, Rodney decided it was time to make his mark on the hair industry and opened his own salon, focusing on making each guest’s interaction unique and personalized. With five salons in New York City, each location incorporates the brand’s signature stripes exuding Rodney’s vibrant and enthusiastic energy. Rodney Cutler and his innovative team of stylists create the hottest styles on the runways, working on more than 20 top shows each season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Rodney is also a Redken brand ambassador, presenting and educating at various Redken events, including their bi-annual symposium in Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rodney into our Ratner Companies’ family of brands,” says Phil Horvath, President and COO of Ratner Companies. “His passion, artistry and noted ability to cultivate and shape today’s foremost trends in hair will align perfectly with Ratner’s continued brand evolution. Rodney will play a pivotal role in the ongoing creative elevation of our salon professionals and the expansion of our presence in the beauty and fashion industries.”
“I am particularly drawn to Ratner Companies because of its genuine commitment to the development of its salon professionals, says Rodney Cutler. I am truly excited about the special heritage of the company, which was built by salon professionals Dennis and Ann Ratner, for salon professionals. I look forward to supporting the Ratner team as it continues to focus on elevating the salon experience and the craft of hair dressing.”
Mr. Cutler will lead Ratner Companies in the development of key trends and the education team on bringing those trends to life in the company’s nearly 1,000 salons. In his role, Rodney will set creative direction for all platforms, from on-line video to in-salon visual assets.
Ratner Companies is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating nearly 1,000 salons in 16 states, and employing more than 12,000 stylists. Its diverse brands include Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo, Salon Plaza and Cibu for Hair. Led by co-founders Dennis Ratner and Ann Ratner, the Ratner family also includes Warren, Kelly, Gary and Lauren, who serve in capacities ranging from licensed stylists to Resource Center leaders. For more information visit ratnerco.com.