Adrienne Rogers National Technical Training Director
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Adrienne is currently a senior colorist at Cutler Salon in New York City as well as the owner of Hush Salon in Philadelphia. She divides her time between the locations catering to a full book of savvy clients. Adrienne is frequently called upon to color New York’s up & coming models. Her credits include: Best Colorist by Allure Magazine, Behind the Chair, American Salon, Modern Salon, Glamour, and Elle Girl, plus numerous makeovers for other magazines and TV, including Bravo’s Make me a Supermodel and the Daily Buzz.
Adrienne is also the National Technical Training Director for Product Club. In this role, she will be responsible for developing new techniques that are in line with current fashion trends and incorporating them into Product Club’s class formats. She travels extensively teaching advanced coloring techniques in classroom demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Adrienne is a talented salon colorist whose friendly & approachable style makes her a sought out educator & presenter.
What will you be teaching in your class? www.ibsnewyork.com IBS New York April 22-24th 2012
This year there are two classes for IBS that I am teaching. I am teaching The Art of Highlighting and Celebrating Hair Color as an Art Form.
The Art of Highlighting is a series of DVD’s that Product Club Produced last year. Our main mission has been to give ideas to Colorists, and to inspire them to evolve them into new designs that they’ve come up with. The Art of Highlighting Class is variations that I’ve come up with using jumping off points from our DVD collections. I’m really focused on beautiful dimension in hair color and a melted quality of highlights moving through the hair.
The Celebrating Hair Color as an Art Form is more of that plus some interesting comparisons of technique in hair color and art and design.
What’s in for Spring/Summer 2012?
This Spring/Summer is all about color in fashion and I think there is a return of that in hair color too. For quite a while there has been a quietness in the tonal qualities of fashion. I have a wardrobe that’s predominantly grey.
This season is pushing me to shop for more vibrant clothes. I believe hair is in the same boat and I am evolving my clients into beautiful washes of color over their highlights. I’m feeling translucent cherries, ambers, and warm wood tones. I believe these will be a gorgeous compliment to the colorful tones in fashion this season.
It’s all about balance and the complete look.
If a client leans toward a very strong look and is consistent with that I believe their hair color can be stronger too. As a beauty consultant it is important that we as stylists help steer our clients to a cohesive look that they can maintain on a daily basis. I want my client’s look to work for them every day. To be able to stand up to evenings out as well as a trip to the grocery store without ever looking out of place.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by many things for the looks I create. I love art. Abstract, illustration and photography are my favorites. Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with interior design as well. There are lots principles in the world of art and design that apply to esthetics. I write things down that appeal to me and see how they can apply to what I’m doing in hair color.
My colleagues are a never ending supply of inspiration as well. We’re so wildly dorky at work talking formula and placement. I love that.
I love that in our industry I am challenged everyday by the client as well I am inspired and pushed by them to continue to evolve their look and keep them current in fashion and feeling good about themselves. It is never a good thing to be too sedentary in your client’s color. They feel cheated and so do I if I lose my edge. After 23 years of doing this I still sweat it out trying to please people. It’s a great victory every time I can pull it off. This industry challenges me and rewards me in a constant cycle and I wouldn’t have it any other way.