Jacqui’s passion, creativity and infectious energy is evident in any project she touches. One of six kids, Jacqui was born to immigrant parents in Santa Barbara, California. Her Latin roots influenced her love of color, art and beauty which lead her to pursue a career in hair.
When Jacqui isn’t at her salon, PR Partners Downtown in DC, she can be found doing hair for editorial shoots, NYFW, and TV shows such as; Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, Project Runway Juniors, NBC Ambush/Military Makeovers And TLC’s Love, Lust or Run. She has been featured, published and contributed in such publications as EQ Living, Ellements, Shuba, DC Modern Luxe, Washington Life, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Post, Bangstyle and Refinery 29.
Jacqui is passionate about sharing her love of fashion, art and beauty as well as her craft with stylists. Her dual experience both as a salon owner behind the chair and editorial artist gives her a unique perspective and makes her very relatable in the hairdressing community.
How do you determine which prep product to begin with?
I determine which prep products to start with by my targeted end result. I view my first prep product much like a base coat in a manicure. This step preps the hair, gives me a smooth surface to work with so that all subsequent products apply more smoothly and beautifully while providing protection.
Do you have a favorite go-to?
My favorite prep product to start is Shiki Worker Blow Dry Primer because it works well on all hair types and has 7 instant benefits such as hydration, shine, and frizz control, making it the perfect base product.
How do you think the precious ingredient story plays into speaking to products with clients?
What makes Shu so appealing to clients and stylists?
Shu Uemera is so appz ealing to clients because it is truly luxurious in every aspect: the precious ingredient story, the elevated scents, and the beautiful hair benefits. As a stylist, all of the aforementioned reasons make me love recommending the products to clients even more.
Which two products can you not live without? And why?
The products I absolutely cannot live without are Wata Wave Texturizing Spray and Essence Absolue Protective Nourishing Hair Oil.