|Queer Eye for the Straight Guy||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Grooming||20037|
|Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2003||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Interviewee||20047|
|Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later||2014 2013 - 2014||Actor||Himself||20147|
|I Love The '90s||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Interviewee||20047|
|Living with Fran||2005 2005||Actor||Himself||20057|
|Good Morning, Miami||2003 2003||Actor||Himself||20037|
|What's That Sound: The Making of the Queer Eye Music Video||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Himself||20047|
|The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Presenter||20057|
|The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Presenter||20047|
|Named as the new spokesperson for L'Oreal|
|Worked as a colorist at the upscale Arrojo Studio in Soho|
|Worked as a colorist for television and magazine projects, including TLC's "What Not To Wear", "While You Were Out" and "Child Magazine"|
|Cast as the Grooming Guru in Bravo's hit tv series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"|
Kyan Douglas was born Hugh Edward Douglas on May 5, 1970 in Miami, FL. Raised in Tallahassee and Tampa with his older sister, Kelli (who introduced him to hairstyling), Douglas left Florida for Texas after high school. After taking philosophy classes at a community college and developing an interest in religions of the world, Douglas switched gears and moved to Austin hoping to study acting. Unfortunately, crippling shyness kept him from attaining that particular goal. In fact, it wasn't until his twenties that Douglas received his bachelor's degree (in TV Production and Theater Studies) from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. He left the Crescent City, however, after three close friends were murdered during a 1996 robbery of the restaurant where they - and Douglas - worked.
After moving to New York in 1999, Douglas received high marks and a certification in cosmetology from the Aveda Institute in New York. He eventually became a colorist at the prestigious hair company, before moving on to the prestigious Arrojo Studio. While working there, he began a gradual transition into the entertainment industry by working as a colorist for two TLC shows - "While You Were Out" (2002- ) and "What Not to Wear" (2003- ).
In 2002, thanks to a tip from an Arrojo Studio client, Douglas learned of a new show starting up that appealed to his aesthetic interests. Armed with the inside scoop, the increasingly confident Douglas contacted the casting staff for "Queer Eye." After auditioning, he was quickly hired as the show's "Grooming Guru" - basically the "mane man" responsible for advising the show's titular straight men on matters of grooming (including skin and hair care) and fitness. Although the changes he recommended to each wayward straight guy were often just as sweeping as those suggested by his colleagues, Douglas's hand was generally much gentler (figuratively and literally - in addition to his background in cosmetology, he also trained in massage therapy at the highly-regarded Blue Cliff School).
The unique niche-filling show was a ratings smash, by cable standards, and earned an Emmy award in 2004 and a rush of publicity at the show's peak. Through countless TV appearances, magazine covers and features (including recognition as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People"), Douglas' face became a brand, not unlike the grooming products he himself promoted to the straight guys. In spite of all of these appearances, however, Douglas managed to maintain the image of a humble, somewhat reluctant celebrity. That may have paid off - while some of the show's more outspoken stars peaked (read: Carson Kressley) early, Douglas never did. In 2004, he became the first male spokesperson to endorse L'Oreal products for both genders. His cross-gender diversification continued with the release of his book Beautified: Secrets for Women to Look Great and Feel Fabulous.
|Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage|
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