Mikaela Dowling

What are you working on right now?
Moving closer to the salon.

How do you spend your free time?
Cleaning with family. Decorating, DIY projects, online tutorials, shopping, and browsing antique shops.

What is your mantra?
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. –Ephesians 2:19-22

When did you know you wanted to be in the beauty industry?
Since I was a little girl I’ve thought of nothing else – this is all I’ve ever wanted to do.

What celebrity has great hair?
Gwen Stefani. She can wear anything she wants and still look great.

What is your personal style?
I love a mix of all styles.

How do you approach a haircut?
I ensure the client knows what I am doing and why I am doing it for them.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to color their hair for the first time?
First, I would ask why the sudden change and then what look they are trying to achieve.