If you live in New York City you've almost definitely heard of Cutler Salons. Owned by Rodney Cutler with three NYC salons, each stylist chair is housed by some of New York City's most talented hair stylists. Honestly, if you're in the market for a new hair stylist don't hesitate to stop by any of his locations. All of Rodney's employees are talented and amazing (most, if not all, work Fashion Week shows, style the lady locks of some of the most well-known celebrities and bring trends to the masses through fashion magazine editorials ).
I'm not sure if Rodney has a knack for hiring wonderful people or if wonderful people are just drawn to Rodney but it was while on set for a previous project that I had my first chance to meet one of his lead stylists and educators, Heather Packer. Upon meeting Heather I knew instantly that I would like her. She has a warm smile and just an all around positive attitude. Which is saying a lot considering how insanely hectic some of the projects can be that I've worked on with her. However, it wasn't until after I had a chance to get to know her more that I realized just how sincere and genuine her kindness really was. Heather is the founder of a charity organization called Fearless Beauty and she has been working hard to spread the word about her fantastic organization.
Fearless Beauty started after Heather had an opportunity to visit India and saw how many people were struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Heather knew that she could not just sit back and not do anything so she began brainstorming ways that she could help in a sustainable way. Partnering with the Khushi Foundation, a charity that provides medical, educational and spiritual support to the children of Rishikesh, India. Fearless Beauty teaches participants the art and trade of hairstyling, instilling a passion for success through mentorship and giving them the tools to earn a sustainable and fulfilling livelihood.
Heather is truly hands-on with her charity work and spends months visiting India and further developing her program. I have so much respect for anyone who truly gets down and dirty when it comes to their charity work. I urge you all to check out her site. The site is filled with inspirational stories and just downright kindness. Check it out, you won't regret it!