Melissa Douglas

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Melissa Douglas

Follow Melissa on Instagram @mjdhair

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I have been in the hair industry for 14 years. If I am being honest, I kind of just fell into it. It started as just going to school for something, and I fell in love with it. It wasn’t until I fell in love with the education side of hair that I found my passion. I was and still am addicted to the education.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? My favorite color trend which always has and always will be is blondes! I absolutely love blondes! Also, working with fine hair. I have always had fine hair and was never good at styling my own hair. So giving people hairstyles, colors, and tools to love what they already have.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style would be comfy and relaxed. While a lot of my clients are this way as well, as far as life goes, that doesn’t mean they can’t bring out their inner rock star! Inspiration comes to me through education and color trends. I am always thinking how I can use the tools to benefit me and create something great for my clients.

What is your favourite Redken product? My favorite Redken products are #12 Fashion Work, One United, and pH Bonder. This combo allows me to create looks for my clients while still maintaining the integrity of their hair.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the certification in October 2017. It was one of the most challenging things I have done in my career. Preparation was crazy, but organization helped and breaking the information up made it more manageable.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified?  For me the greatest benefit of doing the Color Certification was proving to myself that I could do it. It was always something I felt hanging over my head. Also, truly breaking down the color process has not only helped my business but also as an education at the Hair Design Centre.

What sets you apart from other stylists? I think what sets me apart from other stylists is the technical side of my brain. I break everything down before doing it. This not only help me but it also educates my clients on not only what I am doing, but also the reason behind it.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? I would encourage other stylists to become Redken Color Certified not to just push yourself but also review what you already know. It allows you to be confident and not just stare at the color wall and pray to the hair gods! Knowing the why and how to break it down has made me such a better stylist.


To book an appointment with Melissa call the Head Shoppe located at the Halifax Shopping Centre 902 454 8668.