Caitlin McConaughy has been doing hair professionally since 2008, unless you count the many dolls she considered “clients” as a child. “My mom still talks about me cutting off my “Molly” American Girl doll’s hair, but in my defense her ends were frizzy and split and you have never seen a haircut so straight!” She says she always was having fun with her own hair. “I was the only 10 year old with a perfect bob. I started using rollers when I was 7 and dying my hair when I was 12.”
Caitlin wanted to enroll in a high school cosmetology program, but her parents weren’t so keen. By the time she was headed to college she assumed she’d become a lawyer for her family’s firm, and attended Colorado State University majoring in Journalism. The passion for style and beauty never died however, and after college she decided she had nothing to lose and enrolled in beauty school…her once apprehensive father becoming her biggest supporter and best client! She worked for two years as Peace. Love. Hair. owner Amy Lerch’s assistant and credits Amy with teaching her so much about hair and business, but also about life!
Caitlin is known for being an expert at extensions and she loves to be involved doing hair and makeup for clients’ weddings. The client-stylist relationship is what she loves most about her job. Developing those friendships and the level of trust she enjoys with her clients naturally leads to being involved in their “big day”. She has even been known to step in as a photographer’s assistant or a fill-in waitress just to make sure her client doesn’t stress out! “I guess I just love being able to be someone's go-to person in whatever capacity!” she says.
Caitlin is a self-described foodie, loves comedy, theater and musicals and was once an Irish Dancer herself! She is “obsessed” with her close-knit family. She also has three fur-babies: a Golden Retriever puppy, Leeloo, and two cats, Pippin and Fiyero.
Caitlin feels privileged to work in such a creative and fun industry and the personal satisfaction it brings. “There is nothing in the world better than making someone feel pretty and stylish. It's so nice to know that I get to make someone's day.”
Caitlin’s Education Includes:
Colorado State University- Major in Journalism
Xenon International Cosmetology Graduate
Hair Talk certified
Brazilian Blowout certified
The Business of Balayage Certified
She has additionally taken classes featuring:
Oribe, Schwarzkopf, Keune, Goldwell
Unite Academy: Contemporary Classic Cutting
Unite Paramount Business Education
Follow Caitlin @catmcconaughy
Drop Caitlin a line: Caitlin@PeaceLoveHairDenver.com
Caitlin's headshot courtesy of: Amanda Baker