New York City based hairstylist and Philadelphia native Nathan Rosenkranz knew early on that he wanted a career that would allow him to work with his hands and create things of beauty that were both functional and evoked emotion. Nathan started his journey studying architecture then moved to culinary arts but it wasn’t until he was introduced to hairstyling that he found his true calling. Over the years Nathan has had the honor of assisting and learning from industry icons such as Rodney Cutler, Duffy, Leon Gorman, Anthony Campbell, David Cruz, Staci Child, Dai and Martin Christopher Harper. Nathan has since become a sought after hairstylist for his attention to detail, broad skillset, strong work ethic, magnetic personality and positive easy going attitude.
A staple at New York Fashion Week as part of the CUTLER Fashion Week team for 12 seasons, Nathan has worked backstage assisting on more than 150 shows including Amsale, Claire Pettibone, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jill Stewart, Vivienne Tam, Levi’s, and Luca Luca. For four years Nathan worked as the Fashion Director at the famed Patrick McIvor Color Studio before moving to NYC to work with CUTLER Salon fulltime.
Prior to signing with luxury haircare company ALTERNA as a member of their Creative Design Team in 2013, Nathan was a Master Artistic Educator for MATRIX, traveling the country teaching advanced, cutting and styling as well as working as a platform artist as part of the Matrix Artistic Design Team.
Nathan’s work and expert tips have appeared in leading beauty industry publications such as American Salon, Modern Salon, Estetica, and Behind The Chair, as well as leading fashion publications such as WWD, W, Instyle, Redbook, Style.com and Teen Vogue, and he has worked with high profile clients from VOGUE to Yves Saint Laurent Beaute. Nathan’s work backstage at Fashion Week made him a regular beauty expert on WFMZ 69 News where he would translate the season’s hottest runway trends into everyday wearable hair. Currently, Nathan also is a contributor and the resident hair expert for Makeup.com. Nathan’s work can also be seen on the most recent season of Project Runway All-Stars.
In 2011, Nathan won the title of Matrix Mannequin Mania Master for his creation “AVA”. Out of more than 10,000 entries nationwide, 12 finalists were chosen by a panel of leading industry professionals, including top beauty editors as well as famed stylist and Bravo celebrity Tabatha Coffey. Final winners were then voted on by America. The four winners were selected for their originality, creativity and technique in their category. In addition, Nate’s sponsored entries into the influential North American Hair Styling Awards (NAHA) have been widely acclaimed.