DOUGIE FREEMAN

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CATCHING UP WITH A “REALITY” STAR

Old news is still news; it’s just news to me when I happen to stumble upon it, as I did when I met Dougie Freeman in Provincetown this past January. In 2010, Freeman was the “star” of a Bravo reality-television show called, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.

Apparently, his West End Salon & Spa on Commercial Street was in need of a professional makeover and some sound business advice. A Hollywood connected patron of the salon suggested to producers of the show that they check out “the gayest salon in the fifty states.”

Freeman is a charming, vibrant, personable fellow with streaks of eccentricity and shtick. He had his turn at being down and out in life, but never let it define him. Instead he chooses to let the past inform the present, and propel him to success. He started his beauty career in Cambridge, Mass and returns to Harvard Square twice a week to see clients at Asa Hair Design in The Garage.