Kyan Douglas in May 2006
|Born||Hugh Edward Douglas, Jr. |
May 5, 1970
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Kyan Douglas (born Hugh Edward Douglas on May 5, 1970) is the grooming expert on the American television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Queer Eye is an Emmy award-winning American Reality television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15
Douglas was born in Miami, Florida but was raised in Tampa and Tallahassee. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the He has an older sister, Kelli (who first taught him about styling hair) and is very close to his family. After high school he moved first to Dallas, where he studied philosophy at Brookhaven College and first became interested in religion and the healing arts. Brookhaven College is a Community college of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD located in Farmers Branch, Texas ( He then moved to Austin, where he had initially planned to pursue his interest in acting by studying drama at the University of Texas at Austin, though he was precluded by his extreme shyness. In his mid-twenties he moved to New Orleans, where he earned a degree in TV production and theater studies at Loyola University. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Loyola University New Orleans is a private, Co-educational and Jesuit university located in New Orleans. In 1996 three of Douglas' close friends were murdered in a restaurant robbery where both they and Douglas worked. The tragedy motivated him to leave New Orleans to start a new life. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana
Douglas was in a serious relationship with publicist and gay rights activist Gregory Durham from March 2004 - August 2006. In July 2006, they became briefly engaged.  He was previously linked (in fall 2003) with Queer as Folk actor Robert Gant. Robert Gant (born Robert González on July 13, 1968, in Tampa Florida, U Gant confirmed to TV Guide that the pair had dated briefly, but were just friends. 
Kyan Douglas moved from New York to Los Angeles, California in 2007. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.  He told the now defunct TV show 'Out in Dallas' that he wanted to pursue acting, and was taking acting classes. In November 2007, he told radio station OutQ that he was in the process of purchasing land in Mexico, and was considering opening up a yoga retreat there.
Douglas moved to New York City in 1999 and started work in sales for Aveda, then helped them set up the Aveda Institute, a school for hairstyling and grooming. The City of New York Aveda Corporation is a company headquartered in Blaine Minnesota, that manufactures skin care Cosmetics, Perfume and hair care products and trains students He then enrolled in its Cosmetology program, and after graduating at the top of his class, he joined the New York-based hair salon Arrojo Studio as a colorist. Nick Arrojo is a celebrity hair stylist based in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. He also began working on the makeover tv shows What Not to Wear and While You Were Out, and for Child Magazine as well. While You Were Out is an hour-long American television reality program that aired episodes on the cable channel TLC. In 2002, a client at Arrojo told him about a makeover show that was being cast. Kyan sent a photo of himself and a short bio he'd written to the producers. They called him for an audition and quickly hired him as the show's "Grooming Guru".
As part of Queer Eye's "Fab Five" Douglas has co-authored a book and appeared on a soundtrack CD and accompanying DVD based on the show, as well as appeared on many magazine covers and TV talk shows. Queer Eye is an Emmy award-winning American Reality television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15 In 2004 he published Beautified, his own book on grooming for women, and became a spokesman and product advisor for L'Oreal. The L'Oréal Group is the world's largest Cosmetics and Beauty company and is headquartered in the Paris suburb of Clichy, France He was also invited back to speak at his alma mater Loyola University New Orleans in 2004. Loyola University New Orleans is a private, Co-educational and Jesuit university located in New Orleans.
His interest in healing and spirituality continues, and in 2005 he began training to become a qualified teacher of Kundalini yoga. Kundalini yoga is a physical and meditative discipline, comprising a set of techniques that use the mind senses and body to create a communication
Queer Eye won an Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Reality Program, and received a nomination again in the same category in 2005. In 2006, Douglas was awarded the HRC's Humanitarian Award for his work with a number of charities, including HRC, DIFFA, and amFAR. amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research (formerly The American Foundation for AIDS Research) is an International Non-profit organization for HIV