21 July 2024

Timothy C. Rogers: in memoriam

Timothy C. Rogers, celebrity hairdresser, passed away at home following a brief illness.

Timothy C. Rogers, 51, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2023 at his home in Gaylordsville, Connecticut following a brief illness.

A brilliant career

Timothy C. Rogers, was born on August 11, 1972 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth, England. After completing school, Tim embarked on a remarkable career as a hair stylist. He attended Blinkers Hairdressing Academy in Fareham, where he anticipated his apprenticeship as a result of his extraordinary talent. He next joined Toni and Guy in Winchester, England, completing their training program and ultimately managing the salon.

Tim then journeyed to the United States in 1998, where he joined Adam Broderick in Ridgefield, Connecticut. His clients encouraged him to move to New York City, where he began a rapid ascent to the New York fashion world. He first became a protégé of Garren at his GARREN New York salon. Rogers quickly established a name for himself in the most demanding and admired fashion scene globally.

He then joined Sally Hershberger and Sharon Dorram. Ultimately he opened salon on 26th Street in partnership with Hershberger in 2016. As he began his retirement, he continued to see clients at Valery Joseph Salon in New York. His passion for discovering and mentoring young talent elevated the current generation of hair stylists.

Tim’s signature style

A “Tim Rogers Haircut” transcended the ordinary with bespoke precision and structure. It was always recognizable, distinctive, and inimitable. The word “stylist” was boundless with him. He was capable of taking the whole person and scene into account. In addition to helping his many friends and private clients always look their best, Tim styled many celebrities. His A-list clients included Adele, Carrie Lowell, Karen Bjornson, Diane Sawyer, Carey Mulligan, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Blake Lively, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Rosario Dawson, Anna Kendrick, Juliette Binoche, Lisa Kudrow, Amanda Peet, Nicole Scherzinger, Yoko Ono, Roger Federer, and many others.

Editorial work and brand ambassador

Tim’s work regularly appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, New York magazine, W magazine, and Redbook. He worked with many notable photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Norman Jean Roy, Mark Seliger, and Patrick Demarchelier. His craft also extended to the runway for Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, and Badgley Mischka, as well as the Met Ball and the White House.

Tim was a spokesperson and the first creative director for Living Proof, making numerous appearances on QVC for the launch of the new brand. He had also been a spokesperson and creative director for Charles Worthington haircare.

In 2020, more than two decades after bringing his extraordinary talent to the United States, Tim very proudly earned his U.S. citizenship based on his exceptional abilities and professional accomplishments.

On a personal note…

Tim’s professional success does not begin to capture Tim as a man. Words alone are not enough to capture his spirit. He was tremendously talented, charming, intelligent, generous, passionate, temperamental, complex, and perfectly cheeky. He had a knack for British humor inherited from his father. Quick to give an honest opinion delivered with tact and wit, his charisma was magnetic. His talent for communications drew in people of all generations.

To those who knew him, Tim had an impeccable sense of style. Whether he sported riding gear or a dinner jacket, he possessed a nonchalant elegance that always made an impression. To those who knew him well, Tim was as loyal as a lion and someone who was always in your corner. He represented the embodiment of both a Leo and the theme song of his favorite television show, The Golden Girls.

Tim was a gracious host, most comfortable at home in the country. He always surrounded himself with the animals he cherished. His garden showcased an innate gift for landscape design that he inherited from his mother. Tim was also an avid tennis fan, horseman, political observer, and home chef. He would happily make many delicious meals for his friends and loved ones. Tim’s favorites included roast chicken, roast pork with Sunday gravy, and shepherd’s pie.

Tim loved the 1970s and regretted not being old enough to have experienced Studio 54. Once he even convincing a flight crew that his real name was Sterling St. Jacques as an ode to one of his icons. He was known for his disco playlist, filled with deep cuts and rare gems in addition to his favorites by Cerrone, Grace Jones, and others.

Tim’s ultimate muse was Mariah Carey. She was a sustained source of inspiration for him, as was Dionne Warwick.

In memoriam

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long. Tim was that flame, and he will be missed so deeply by so many. In addition to his many friends, Tim is survived by his parents, Ian and Barbara Rogers; his brother, Simon Rogers, sister-in-law, Michelle, and nephews, Oliver, Isaac, Winston, and Charlie – all of Australia; and his godchildren, Sloane and Blair, of New York. Tim was also a devoted papa to his beloved dogs, Billie, Griffin, Harper, and Max, as well as his horse, Lady Mae.

We know Tim is overjoyed to be reunited with his grandparents, who had an enormous impact on his life, and his former dogs, including GB, Sailor, Lady, Ginger, Ben, Toby, George, Parker, Teddy, Candys, Alex, and Sascha.

Contributions in Tim’s memory may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at aspca.org.

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