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For more than a decade Daniel Mason-Jones has been styling the best-tressed women in Atlanta and across the country who keep him and his team of stylists busy at Muse Salon and Spa. His work can be seen in five motion pictures, as well as on the pages of Vanity Fair, Elle and Allure. But his personal drive extends beyond his desire to bring the best out in his clients; Mason-Jones and his husband, Jody, are also longtime supporters of community causes, including CURE Childhood Cancer. Your career as a stylist was not your original career path, so how did it come to be? Being a hairstylist is something I never thought would be my reality. As a small child, I was always focused on growing up to become a funeral director and embalmer! After serving my internship and attending Gupton-Jones College of funeral science, followed by a series of life changes, I decided to make a complete career change. I have always been guided by a sense that I have a calling in my life to serve others. Being a hairstylist is so much more than cutting or coloring hair, it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect on a deep level with so many various types of people. It also allows me so many amazing opportunities to help others in our community that are in need. In addition to Muse, you have also developed a program you take to salons across the country. What is the focus? For the past 11 years, when I step away from my work week at the salon, I hop on a plane and travel to the next destination hoping to lead and inspire other beauty professionals. My focus is collaborating with professionals within our industry to see their full potential doing what they love most. My mission is to change how others view beauty and gain the respect as true professionals. In addition to your work with local charities and causes, I know you have a new online initiative. What are the plans? I am about to launch a YouTube channel that is solely focused on transformations, tips and beauty advice. I will be working with local charities and non-profits organizations to select women, with the goal of giving them a complete makeover to make them feel special. Within each segment will be a link to each organization to allow them to donate directly to that group. I anticipate many of our viewers may have gone through similar struggles at some point in their lives and they will have a shared connection. My hope is this channel promotes, love, healing and inner beauty. As women look in the mirror and vow to make better than ever, what advice would you give them? With the year coming to an end, I now find myself really focusing on makeovers for my clients, which is something I am definitely known for within the industry.
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Imagine growing up surrounded by people who believed short sleeves were risque, refused to cut their hair or enjoy the results of some well-placed highlights or wear makeup — including Chapstick. Imagine residing in a community where most people have minimal education, spend their days in church or in prayer and, not surprisingly, have zero tolerance for homosexuality. Mason-Jones grew up in Easley, South Carolina, in a strongly religious one he chooses not to identify , conservative community. The gentle and soft spoken Mason-Jones was beaten up at school and regularly called names. He was bullied. He tried to do as expected and fit in. Mason-Jones struggled and regularly failed. Life was torture, but he decided it was what he had to endure. He sat on his hands to keep them still. I tried, I really tried. It was the last straw for the community when Mason-Jones announced that he would like to go to college. That conversation ended abruptly. It was a startling blow with shocking ramifications. Mason-Jones was denounced and forced to leave the community. People I grew up with, my family. It was heartbreaking. Settling in Atlanta, the new life for the young Mason-Jones presented tough transitioning problems. He questioned every move he made and became depressed. Suicide was never far from his thoughts. Other duties included helping to prepare bodies for display for wakes or memorials. It was during this time when an opportunity presented itself to Mason-Jones. I jumped in to help.
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