Michael Gordon Joins Cutler as Partner

Bumble and bumble founder takes Cutler to the next level.

Cutler Salons announces the addition of Michael Gordon and his team as Partner to work alongside Founder Rodney Cutler to develop and grow the business.

Gordon is best known for creating Bumble and bumble, which opened its NYC salon doors in 1977, launched its first products in 1992, and introduced Bumble and bumble University in 2004, all with Gordon as President, chief executive, and principal image-maker. After selling the company to Estée Lauder in 2006, he devoted much of his time to creating Vidal Sassoon the Movie, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and released nationally in theaters in 2011.

With the formation of Gordon’s new company If You Knew… a collective of consultants supporting beauty entrepreneurs, Gordon recognized an opportunity to partner with former protégé Rodney Cutler. “There aren’t a lot of preeminent salons out there. In Rodney’s case, he has a fantastic model and there is huge potential for growth and opportunity to further shape them.” He foresees a tremendous future together: “Rodney has always been self-motivated and I know from working with him before that he has a great attitude. We balance each other well.”

Gordon’s current collection of cohorts at If You Knew…is a lean group of seasoned Bumble alums ready for the next chapter. They are the go-to consultants for ambitious entrepreneurs like Cutler to help them evolve to the next level.

“Michael sees how things are, and we can do better, Cutler seconds.  “It’s incredible to have the opportunity to partner with the creator of what I believe to be the most influential hair salon in America, and also the person who changed my life by when I first came from Australia.  I feel we are primed to raise the bar in the industry.  Of the collaboration, he says, “We are pulling ourselves apart and putting us back together, updating our salons, graphics, strengthening the team and helping focus on our skills, our strengths and weaknesses”

Next up: “Develop Cutler from what it is to what it will become,” Gordon remarks. “A wide stance receive of service to products, more visual inspiration, more training, and strengthening what we have before we do more.”  By building out the education platform and “creating more classes that are more specific, more detailed and more rigorous,” Gordon adds, “we plan to make a realm commitment to educating salon professionals.”


Image courtesy of Siren Public Relations.

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