With so many choices it’s tough to not feel like your missing out on something.”


NAME
Andrea Donoghue

NICKNAMES
I go by Dre.

A PRODUCT OF
Toledo, Ohio

ORDER OR CHAOS
I’m always trying create order out of my chaos

I…
I’m a freelance hairdresser, specializing in cutting, weddings, and education.

PATH 
My mom pushed me to go to hair school. I was always into art but wasn’t doing much in the way of additional schooling so she thought it would be a good fit.   

EARLY REVELATIONS 
I drove an extra hour to go to what I thought was the “better” school. Soon to find out beauty school was a place to get your license and start your training after.   

MAIN LOVES
I love the artistic aspect that doing hair gives, while at the same time creating strong relationships with clients. I also love teaching and sharing what I’ve learned over the years with others. 

 

LIFE LESSONS
Figuring out what path was right for me in this industry. With so many choices it’s tough to not feel like your missing out on something. I never thought weddings would be my thing. But I realized I’m good at dealing with that type of situation(creating order out of chaos) 

SECRET STRENGTH
Realness, patience, being humble. 

PERSONAL APPROACH
My approach is that I always have something to learn. With a industry that is so based on fashion things are always changing, so staying current and incorporating that my work. 

NEW PROJECTS
I’m currently streamlining my outlets, and focusing more on weddings. Styling them and teaching wedding based classes. 

 

IDOLS & ICONS
I’m a Bumble kid, so watching all the editorial stylists that came from Bumble over the years were my main icons. Laurent Phillipon, Jimmy Paul, Rolando Beauchamp, James Pecis, Max Pinelle 

IDEAL ENVIRONMENT
Freedom! Either working I’m my private studio, or being on location in a different place every day. 

DAY IN THE LIFE
I don’t ever have a typical day. It’s always a mix of creating content for classes I’m teaching, classes, haircuts, weddings, and looking ahead and scheduling the next round of all those things. 

MOMENTS
Every hairstyle I had in the 90’s. Oh and when I used to do “chunky” highlights on people. 

EXTRACURRICULAR
Charlie! My new baby boy! 

INDUSTRY MUSINGS
I love backstage when each girl(or boy) is allowed to have their own look, be it their natural texture or cut to suit them more as an individual. 

BIG ADVICE
Align yourself with people you admire that will help you figure out what direction to go. And always take criticism without being defensive. Just listen and grow. 

INSPIRED BY
Know designers and stay current with what is happening each season backstage.

 

@dre_donoghue

 

 

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