TRI Hair Care featured Stylist – Mags Kavanaugh
TRI Hair Care featured Stylist
– Mags Kavanaugh
- What drew you to the beauty industry?
- I was working in the Theatre as an actor and we did our own make-up and hair and fell in love with doing hair & make-up on other actors, so when I went out to Hollywood to become a “Star”, I went to school, got my license and did hair, make-up, acting and eventually stuntwork.
- Where did you train?
- First school was Newberry School of Beauty on Hollywood Blvd right across from “Hooker Row”, I was the only paying student, everyone else was on a work release from prison! Then one night I went to school and it had closed up, taking my grant money with it!
- I then went to Yamano’s Beauty College, which is the largest beauty school in the world, based in Tokyo, but I went to the Beverly Hills school, it was a great experience.
- I went to UCLA for Trichology and Cosmetic Chemistry.
- I got to be Vidal Sassoon’s personal apprentice for 2 years too, that totally changed my life.
- How long have you been in the industry?
- I’ve been doing make-up & hair for the theatre since I was 13, but licensed since 1974.
- What various job descriptions and titles have you held?
- I’ve been a National Artistic Educator for Logics
- Master Artistic Educator for Matrix and for the Matrix chain division for J.C. Penney’s
- I was the National Artistic Director and the “Ask The Expert” for both Matrix and Logics websites
- I’ve also been an Actor and a Stuntwoman out in Hollywood
- Creator of AskMags.com, a Stylists 911
- What is the favorite position that you have held and why?
- I like helping stylists learn our industry and making it easy for them to understand so I would have to say AskMags.com, a Stylists 911.
- What do you look for in a company or manufacturer?
- Integrity! Quality of ingredients. Needed products that work.
- What particular services or technologies to you like to work with?
- Since becoming a Trichologist, I love my microscope to analyze hair and do deep conditioning treatments followed by a special Trichology Haircut which gets the interior split ends of the hair which lets the hair to grow down & fill the hair back out.
- What myths or misrepresentations to you see perpetuated by the industry?
- The myth of organic color and products. Product diversion, that it’s from the distributor when it comes directly from the company itself!!!
- Describe an ideal product line or ideal position?
- I like a line to fit the needs of the 3 different hair types, fine, medium or coarse, many lines don’t make specific lines for the 3 types of hair, but TRI does!
- What line in particular do you think highly of? What is your favorite product in that line?
- TRI, of course! I can’t live without the Structural Balance line, the shampoo & conditioner but the Leave In, it’s the best detangler out there! I follow that up with the Glossifier, it seals the cuticle down, has a heat protectant and has UV protection!!!
- Do you have any advice for your fellow stylists?
- Learn your craft. Continuing education is the biggest key to becoming the best stylist out there.
- Understand how products can help you be a better stylist. And if you ever meet another stylist with more knowledge out there, suck their brains dry!