A Detroit native, Douglas grew up wide eyed in his grandmother's house, an impressive seamstress and former mortician beautician. Costumes were childsplay for her and she indulged every one of his requests. Needless to say this quirky eccentricity left a lasting impression on Douglas who garnered a love for the ability to craft characters and dreams into reality with your own hands. Soon after arriving in New York and fresh out of beauty school he unexpectedly found himself assisting a vogue editor. From cover shoots to movie set wardrobe trailers, and many many returns Douglas found himself immersed in incredibly inspiring atmospheres which refined his eye and kept him curious. After a few years of non-stop travel Douglas followed his heart back to New York to work for Garren, a familiar foothold in fashion but incorporating his first love of hair. Uptown proved suffocating though which led him to finding his true home in Whittemore House. As much as his previous work indulged his old world New York glamour desires, working for Victoria and Larry awakened the inspiration and confidence to carve his own beautiful present and future. Their culture of color completely changed how Douglas approached each client, building off and modernizing his skill set. Undoubtedly the time spent at Whittemore House was the most transformative, and the most loving. He is grateful to call it home.