AHP Indie Stylist

Volume 1, Issue 4

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N ot a m e m b e r ? J o i n at a s so c iate d h a i rp rofe s sio n a ls .c o m 25 WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A HAIRSTYLIST? I used to help out a little bit in my mum's salon. I was so fascinated with the community, and I loved how people left feeling happy. It seemed like a really great place to be. The other side is, I was never really great in school when it came to math and English. I always gravitated more toward art—making things, painting, and drawing—so a crafts-based career was more in my future. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIVITY? For me, creativity is being open and observing what's going on. I love seeing what other creators are doing! At one point, I was super obsessed with Gustav Klimt. I loved his textures and colors and the beauty of the women. I was fascinated with that whole time period. When I went to Vienna, I visited his galleries and saw all of his work. I was very much into it. I still love his work, but I don't know if I have a favorite artist now. Instead, I enjoy collaborating. I've been collaborating with Javiera Estrada, an artist I met through doing hair. She does mixed-media art, so collaborating with her—and getting into her thought process—has been really inspiring. I also love being outdoors to sit and let my mind wander. WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE COVER IMAGE? At the time, I was really obsessed with an alien vibe— in a transformed human way. So, in that whole shoot, we had different ideas like using raised cheeks on one Colorforms Hair: Lucie Doughty Makeup: John Stapleton Wardrobe: Pedro Zalba Photographer: Albert Sanchez M eet Lucie Doughty, multimedia creative director for Paul Mitchell. As the NAHA 2020 Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year, Doughty's resume reads like a Who's Who in the world of hair, fashion, and celebrity. Here, Doughty candidly shares the evolution of her career, what inspires her work (including the cover shot), her views on post-COVID industry changes, and tips for stylists looking to grow their business. Lucie Doughty @luciedoughty @lucieflorals

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