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featured shu stylist: jennifer gillis

Colorevous Salon | Fairhope, AL

Shu Uemura Hairdressers Instagram@jgillistyle

Jennifer's love for the beauty industry began when she was young. She has always been drawn to the artistry & esthetic of bringing beauty out in others. With the love of theatre & art, she has cultivated her skills through seeing beauty from an artistic perspective. Over the years, she has become a successful colorist, stylist & educator behind the chair. Being an educator has allowed her to extend her artistic perspective with other stylists & clients alike. As an artist with Shu Uemura Art of Hair, she now brings that artistic flair & passion to stylists & salons while training in the foundational pillars of style. Jennifer participated in a New York City experience & was a finalist in the Gallery of Style competition. As an artist, she is always striving to move into the next level. As an educator, she loves to inspire others. As a stylist, her passion is bringing beauty from the inside out. Her love for the hair industry continues to grow as she has the privilege of sharing all of her gifts with others.


How do you determine which prep product to begin with?

I determine which prep product to use by first looking at the natural texture of the hair & what I want the finished look to be.

Shu Uemura Tsuyu Sleek Blow Dry Oil

Do you have a favorite go-to?

Awa Volume Volumizing Hair Mousse – hands down.

How do you think the precious ingredient story plays into speaking to products with clients?

The precious ingredient story is what makes Shu so special and it really makes Shu stand out against other hair brands.

What makes Shu so appealing to clients and stylists?

Shu Uemura products truly deliver on the promises that they make, to both clients and stylists alike.

Which two products can you not live without? And why?

Awa Volume Volumizing Hair Mousse because it is beyond versatile and Wata Wave Texturizing Spray because it delivers grit and hold but always feels good in the hair.

Shu Uemura Ishi Sculpt Sculpting Hair Paste

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