Dusty Rhode Visits Rick Mosley Hair to Teach the Latest in Cutting

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Dusty Rhode teaches a cutting class at Rick Mosley Hair

Dusty Rhode teaches a cutting class at Rick Mosley Hair

One of the most successful and influential hairdressers of our times, Dusty Rhode, visited Rick Mosley Hair last month to share cutting tips with our team.  We were thrilled to welcome this passionate professional to West Des Moines to spend one day teaching the latest in men’s haircut trends and another day focused on women’s styles.

Dusty has trained at the Vidal Sassoon and American Crew Academies and has worked behind the chair since graduating from the Aveda Institute in 1997.  He has written salon curriculum, helped develop new hair products and has been featured at national hair shows.  In fact, Tony appeared on stage with him at the 2013 Aveda Congress and was just asked to do so again at the Mid-America Show in October in Cincinnati.

The 2005 Men’s Stylist of the Year finalist now focuses on sharing his talent and passion to help grow other hair professionals.  During his men’s cutting class at Rick Mosley Hair, he focused on the basics of building hair shapes that work well with different face and head shapes.  Unlike a barber would do, Dusty shared with our team the importance of not cutting the hair too short or slimming the sides too much.  Instead, keep it disconnected and pompadour-like.

Stop in to Rick Mosley Hair today to discuss your hair options with one of our cutting specialists.  Our commitment to ongoing training and education is second-to-none, and you’ll notice it in the quality of hair cutting you receive from our salon professionals.

Click here to see our library of photos from our recent training event with Dusty.

Straight from the Runway

The Doves

Christopher and Sonya Dove

Kim Vo
Kim Vo

Beth Minardi
Beth Minardi

Brooke from America's Next Top Model
Brooke from America’s Next Top Model

Recently, Rick Mosley Hair colorist Abbey attended “Color Today,” put on by behindthechair.com.  It’s “the” event to attend if you work in the world of hair color and want to stay on top of the hottest looks, which we do!

While there, we ran into many style “celebrities,” including…

  • Kim Vo, who has many celebrity clients and has worked on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, E’s Daily 10 and Bravo’s Shear Genius.  He has a list of celebrity clients and is most well known for being the “official blonder” for the stars.
  • Jason Backe and Jennifer MacDougall from L’Oréal Professionnel and Ted Gibson Salon in NYC.  They also work with many of the women on the Real Housewives of New York.
  • The “Queen of Color,” Beth Minardi from NYC.  She has a long list of celebrity clients, including Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, and Brad Pitt.  At Rick Mosley we have taken many Minardi classes and model many of our color theory and techniques after Beth’s.

At the event, most of the segments started with a runway show, similar to what you would see at a fashion show – except that the focus was on the hair.  After each show, the presenters came out to explain their work, do live technique demonstrations, and explain the color formulas used.

The hair models were all professional working models as well – all 5’10” and skinny!  We even recognized some of them from America’s Next Top Model, including Mikaela from cycle 16, Laura from cycle 13, and Brooke from cycle 6.  While we are used to seeing Brooke with long brown hair, she was transformed with her hair shaved on one side and long on the other – a trend from the 80’s that has recently reappeared in Hollywood.  (Brooke is in the bottom photo.)

At Rick Mosley Hair, education is our top priority so we’ll be sure to share information from all of the great events we attend and host.  Whether you are walking the runways or the streets of Des Moines, be sure to set up an appointment today if you are looking for a celebrity look.  Our next post will highlight some of the hair coloring trends that we’ve been seeing both on celebrities and at the shows we’ve been attending.