140 Thames St
With the same one-on-one attention as the first location, the move to downtown Newport (above Brick Alley Pub) allows the Jennie Kay Beauty team to accommodate more people in an even brighter and more spacious studio. The salon is fully equipped as a one-stop for cuts, color, styling and pro makeup application—all using only the best products from Schwarzkopf Professional, Sachajuan, Kevin Murphy, and Jouer Cosmetics.
While she may have started out using her childhood friends as guinea pigs for hair extensions & haircuts, she’s come a long way since then.
Since her career began she’s worked in New York, Los Angeles and Florida lending her hair and makeup artistry to over forty feature films including Bride Wars, 27 Dresses and Knight and Day. You can also find her work in print ads for quality brands like Alex and Ani, Loren Hope, Benrus and Berroco Yarns or in editorial magazines like Inc., Time, Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot. Her hair tutorials have also appeared on sites like Style Me Pretty, Prosecco & Plaid and The Pioneer Woman and she’s been known to show up on the Sephora Instagram feed every now and then!
Never resting on her laurels, she’s constantly taking classes to make sure she’s up on the latest methods and techniques from other pros like balayage master, Ian McCabe, Vidal Sassoon cutting courses, and Sharon Blaine Updo and Styling courses.
But her true passion is making each one of her clients look and feel their absolute best—moms, friends, brides—every person who comes into the salon (some clients even fly in to see her) feel instantly at home thanks to Jennie’s humor and sweet demeanor. A jeans and flats kinda girl and an indecisive chooser of nail polish, in her free time you can find her with her husband, Matt, and two adorable boys, Benson and Patton, at their over a hundred year old farmhouse.
Jennie's right hand hair woman, Jess recently relocated to Newport to work full-time at the salon but was part of the on location wedding team for three years prior. Jess graduated from the Paul Mitchell School and has six years of experience behind the chair and advanced education training in Las Vegas and Chicago—with her specialties ranging from balayage to updos. When she's not performing hair magic she's enjoying the Rhode Island outdoors or working out.
Favorite Jouer product: Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer
Favorite Sachajuan product: Silver Shampoo and Intensive Hair Oil
A master at scheduling and behind the scenes work, Erin keeps everything at the salon running smoothly. With a human resources background and a degree in business management, she's a pro at juggling clients, weddings and bookings of all kinds. When she's not at work she loves to cook, garden, exercise and spend time with her husband Rob and two kids.
Favorite Jouer product: Daily Repair Oil
Favorite Sachajuan Product: Leave-in Conditioner and Intensive Hair Oil
There’s no I in team when it comes to bridal beauty, Jennie Kay recruited the best local stylists to train in the Jennie Kay Beauty method for consistency for each wedding they book. Pretty much the same core team since Jennie Kay Beauty launched in 2010, these experts are perfect for large group hair and makeup styling. They receive training regularly on new techniques and products, with a requirement that every stylist must be part of the team for at least a year before taking charge of a bride’s hair or makeup for the big day.