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PERSONAL STYLE: Jennifer MacDougall

Maggie Mulhern | February 15, 2018 | 6:23 AM
Jennifer MacDougall and Bentley

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. 

QUICKIES:

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.

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