24 Hours with Lucie Doughty

Whether she's styling hair for a photo shoot or maintaining the manes of her celebrity clients, Lucie Doughty always has her finger on the pulse of what's new and cool.

A second-generation hairdresser, Lucie Doughty has enjoyed an illustrious career as a session stylist, teacher and award-winning color artist that began in the U.K. and has taken her all over the world. In her role as Editorial Director for Paul Mitchell, Lucie creates hair looks for marketing imagery and magazine photo shoots. She is constantly following emerging trends in fashion and beauty to expand her

Creativity: "I find inspiration everywhere, especially in fashion magazines—I love how beautiful hair marries with fashion." When she’s not traveling or prepping for a shoot, Lucie works behind the chair at a prestigious Beverly Hills salon, where her A-list clientele includes Rene Russo, Elizabeth Banks and

Indie rocker Liz Phair. Today we caught up with this hairdressing guru at a Los Angeles photo studio where she was directing and styling the cover story for the October 2015 issue of American Salon.  


6:00 am: Lucie starts her day by making her favorite French press coffee with frothy almond milk.

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11:00 am: Lucie does some last-minute styling on her first model.

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2:00 pm: Colorful dots of pink, orange and yellow are carefully applied on the fringe of this sleek look.

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7:00 pm: After a long day on set, Lucie goes how to relax with her wife Lisa and her dog Izzle.

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3 models were part of the American Salon magazine shoot.

8 final shots were created for the magazine.

36 different shades of color were used on the models' hair.

64 hours of preparation took place prior to the shoot day—from creating color formulas and coloring hair to cutting and styling.

15 people were on the team that worked on the shoot, including wardrobe, makeup, hair and photography.


Lucie relies on her arsenal of favorite colors, stylers and tools to create her signature looks:

  1. the color XG® professional hair color  

  2. INKWORKS® professional hair color  

  3. Extra-Body Finishing Spray®

  4. Neuro® Smooth

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