Jenn McKenzie

Jenn McKenzie

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Jenn McKenzie

Follow Jenn on Instagram @hairbyjennmckenzie

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? This year it will be 8 years in the industry. I knew I wanted to be a hairstylist since a very young age. My grandmother was a hairstylist and I always enjoyed going in to see her work and spending time in the salon.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Right now, I love working with rose gold and pastel tones. They add a different type of softness to someone’s look and are so trendy.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style would be trendy and classic. I follow current style trends and tend to lean towards bright, statement jewelry. I look to many places for inspiration. Social media is such a great outlet for ideas – Instagram especially. My co-workers are also a constant source of inspiration!

What is your favourite Redken product? I really love Redken’s Pillow Proof Primer. I have many clients with thick hair and this product cuts down their blow dry time while protecting their hair from heat damage.

What sets you apart from other stylists? I make an effort to keep myself educated and attend as many classes and learning opportunities as possible. Also, I like to stay current with new and upcoming hair trends to provide my clients with fresh, new ideas.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in October 2014. I prepared by studying in small groups and individually. It involved a lot of reading and really breaking things down.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Having the confidence and reassurance to support and back up my work really helps. I think it really allows clients to have greater confidence as well, especially when they have specific styles in mind.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Certified? Other stylists should strive to become certified because you should always be trying to achieve more and push yourself to be the best you can possibly be. Becoming Redken Certified is the next step forward!

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Having the confidence and reassurance to support and back up my work really helps. I think it really allows clients to have greater confidence as well, especially when they have specific styles in mind.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Certified? Other stylists should strive to become certified because you should always be trying to achieve more and push yourself to be the best you can possibly be. Becoming Redken Certified is the next step forward!


To book an appointment with Jenn, call the Mic Mac Mall Head Shoppe at 902-465-3747 or click here to request an appointment. The Mic Mac Mall Head Shoppe is located on the first floor of the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, NS, click here for map.