Rodney Cutler, New York celebrity stylist and salon owner, was appointed (May 2017) as the Artistic Director for Ratner Companies, the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country.
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One of today’s most sought after stylists, Cutler's celebrity clientele includes Emma Watson, Paul McCartney, Fergie, Rachael Ray, Jamie King, and Gavin Degraw. He brings more than 25 years of beauty and salon experience to his new role at Ratner Companies.
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, he will set creative direction for all platforms, from on-line video to in-salon visual assets, and lead education for the salon chain.
“I am particularly drawn to Ratner Companies because of its genuine commitment to the development of its salon professionals," Cutler says. "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.”
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, Cutler opened his own salon. Now, with five salons in New York City, Cutler and his innovative team of stylists create the hottest styles on the runways, working on more than 20 top shows each season at Fashion Week.
Cutler 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.”