That Soul Cycling Virgo – who has been on the hair team for Project Runway for the past 6 years (earning the lead this past season!) – is Jennifer MacDougall @JenniferMacDougall, L’Oreal Professionnel Artist, celebrity hairdresser and academy educator.
Born in Nova Scotia, and then raised in Newfoundland, Canada, MacDougall relocated to New York City just a few years ago with four suitcases – two of which were filled with makeup and hair supplies.
Although she has earned many accolades in her 20+ years as a professional, MacDougall is most proud of the fact that she won two NAHA’s before she was 25-years-old. She is also proud of her dog Bentley (@BentleyPom) who has his own agent and has starred in commercials and print ads.
LEATHER OR DENIM?: Leather
LA or NYC?: NYC
STONES or RIHANNA?: Rihanna
GO OUT or STAY IN: Go Out
EARLY MORN or LATE NIGHT?: Early morn
NOT SO QUICKIES:
MY MENTOR: Crystal Wright, Author of “The Hair, Makeup, Fashion Styling Career Guide."
I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE OVER: The Salon Experience.
FAVORITE OUTFIT OR ITEM IN MY WARDROBE: Valentino Rockstud Ankle Booties, they go with everything and I can hit the NYC streets daily in them.
MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED THAT: Growing up we had an airplane and would fly all over Newfoundland. It was a float plane so we would often land in lakes and go swimming and fishing for the day.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE: Champagne and Truffle Fries.
THE BEST PART OF MY JOB IS: Traveling the world and the relationships we build along the way.
FOR INSPIRATION I: people watch, especially in LES (Lower East Side) and the West Village, New York.
MY FAVORITE ERA OF HAIR AND BEAUTY: The '80s as both men and women expressed their style through their hair in a very loud way.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Surround yourself with people who inspire you and support you.
EVERY BEAUTY PROFESSIONAL SHOULD: Be licensed.
MY CAUSES: Look Good, Feel Better Volunteer for Women with Cancer.
I RELAX BY: Curling up on the couch with my Pomeranian, Bentley and watching a movie.
SHOUT OUT TO SOMEONE WHO HELPED ME ALONG THE WAY:Justine Berger (L’Oreal Professionnel) is always coaching me to bring out my best and she always has my back.
MY GOAL AS A PROFESSIONAL: To elevate the standards of professional beauty industry through education of both the hairstylist and consumer.
I BECAME A HAIRDRESSER BECAUSE: I love to help people look and feel their best.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Leading the hair team of Project Runway.
THE ONE TOOL OR PRODUCT I USE MOST OFTEN: Mason Pearson Brush and Infinium Hairspray.
THE TALENT I WOULD MOST LIKE TO HAVE IS: To sing and play piano.
MY MOTTO: If it were easy everyone would do it.