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Whether you're preparing to vacation
in Ibiza, toasting a birthday or changing
careers, any occasion is a catalyst for a
makeover. Updating your style is an am-
bitious mission that requires research
and courage and usually symbolises a
Brooklyn-based hairstylist Roger Ro-
driguez said for his clients it's a priority
to stay on trend and keep their look
youthful. Rodriguez, 46, relocated from a
humble salon in Port-of-Spain to Follicles
Salon in the Bohemian-chic Fort Greene
community in Brooklyn, New York, over
ten years ago.
Today, he's at the sleek Neal Farinah
Salon. Education is pivotal to improving
earnings and staying competitive. Ro-
driguez trained at the Aveda Institute in
SoHo in New York City, and during his 20
years in the industry he has mastered
grooming many types of hair.
We asked him to steer Sunday
Guardian readers to the proper approach
to researching a style makeover, so Ro-
driguez invited his muse, Elena Ng, the
2014 NPC Eastern USA Bodybuilding
Champion, to transform her hairstyle to
demonstrate his points.
Q: What was a significant
hurdle during the early
stages of your transition to
NYC?A: The hardest adjustment for
me was the winter, early
nightfall, cold weather, and
snow. I relished the pace of life [here],
I was full of desire to succeed.
What blunder did you make in your
pursuit to be an established stylist in
Destiny has a way of putting you at
the right place at the right time. Every
setback leads to a set-up.
Who have you styled that most will
know by name?
I ve been very fortunate to work with
very talented people, Erykah Badu,
Mariah, and a fun job at MTV called
Silent Library, to name a few.
What common mistake women
make when they decide to do a
I think women put limitations on
themselves by not thinking outside the
box and not seeking out the right stylist
who can help bring to life the person
they want to embody.
When you are approached to do a
makeover what do you assess, what
do you ask, and why would you reject
There are a few things that go into
a good consultation: what do you do
for a living, do you workout regularly,
wearability, suitability and personal
style. Most importantly you must listen
to the client. I would only reject a client
if he/she has unrealistic expectations.
How is a hairstyle makeover con-
nected to one s wardrobe or are they
They are totally connected, because
it s your personal style, the way you
present yourself to the world; it s an
extension of your wardrobe.
Do women need to buy a new
wardrobe upon getting a hairstyle
Not necessarily. You can work with
what you have, just a little imagination
and wearing your clothing a little dif-
ferently with confidence.
What influences the expiration date
of a makeover: a client s age, length
of client s hair or industry the client
All of these things play a part.
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Continues on Page B9
Every setback leads to a set-up
Roger Rodriguez, celebrated hairstylist...
Model: Elena Ng (2014 NPC Eastern USA
Bodybuilding Champion) PHOTO: SEAN DRAKES
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