Jamie Dowling grew up in Wheat Ridge, Colorado! She is proud to be a 6th generation native! From the time she was a small girl she loved playing with her dolls hair as well as her own makeup. While always being creative and artistic, Jamie always found a way to express that, whether it be through painting, photography, or attempting to color her friend’s hair! When she graduated, her dream was to one day own her own salon!!
She received her education at the Aveda Institute Denver receiving her full cosmetology license. While attending school, Jamie worked in salons to expand her knowledge of the industry and attending multiple advanced hair and makeup classes through Aveda, including bridal makeup and hair, curly cutting and coloring, as well as earning the opportunity to take a specialized cutting class taught by Jon Reyman.
While in school, she participated and competed in many shows including the Rising Star Fashion Show and Shear Styles. At graduation, Jamie received multiple awards including Valedictorian, highest RPGT and SPGT, and won Best Overall for the photoshoot she had worked solely on during her last phase.
Jamie continued working as a Front Desk Champion at Ergun Tercan while attending the Advanced Academy at Ergun Tercan European Salon and began her career as a Stylist. Jamie is certified in multiple extension brands and Keratin Smoothing treatments, which are some of her favorite services to preform giving such a dramatic transformation. She loves the precision of cutting both women and men’s hair, as well as the creativity of hair coloring, including ombré and balayage. The salon industry has opened up so many doors for Jamie with constant education and advanced classes. Getting the opportunity to work with some of the best stylists in Colorado, she is constantly learning new techniques and loves any knowledge she can obtain. Jamie loves helping people bring out their inner confidence, connecting with her clients and seeing their face at the end of the service knowing that she helped them feel beautiful inside and out.
While working at Elle.b Salon, Jamie was given the opportunity to attend The Front Row show in Miami, put on by Luxury Brand Partners! She was honored to gain knowledge and inspiration from the educators of Oribe, R&Co, Smith & Cult, V76, IGK and Goldwell. However, her opportunity to meet Oribe himself, Eden Sassoon & Rose McGowen was the icing on her inspirational cupcake!
Competitions & Achievements
Jamie was featured on denverpost.com for her makeup work in the Raising Star Fashion Show while still a student at the Aveda Institute Denver!
Jamie competed in the Regional Wella Trend Vision Competition in the Color Vision category taking 2nd place out of 200 entries.
Jamie has also assisted under Charlie Price at Denver Fashion Week starting in 2015, advancing to become a featured makeup artist in 2016!
Jamie was published in Hair N Motion magazine in 2016 for her editorial makeup work for a 303 Hairstylist of the Year submission!
When not in the salon, she loves to travel the world with family and friends. Family is incredibly important in Jamie’s life, including the time she gets to cut her 5-year-old niece and 16-month-old nephew’s hair! Living in Colorado, she loves the outdoors whether it be hiking, tubing down Clear Creek, or backpacking to a campsite. Jamie loves to help people feel their best and would love to have you in her chair!! She looks forward to meeting and connecting with new people while building her clientele. She looks forward to making you feel great soon!!