Michael, like so many of the true talents in the business, never set out to be a celebrity hair stylist.
Growing up surfing and spending time at his friends salon, he realized a true passion and gift for hair. While his career has been anything but laid back, his charming personality and unique talent has been attracting top level clients from the beginning. Michael has been on the fast track, working with such celebrities as Lady Gaga, Connie Britton, Mariah Carey, Padma Lakshmi, Molly Sims, Morena Baccarin and Lea Michele. Moving to New York to focus his energy on editorial and fashion Michael has been able to work alongside Orlando Pita on shows for Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, and Victoria’s Secret. Michael has also keyed shows for Betsey Johnson, Trina Turk, Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson and many others. Whether Michael is on set for cover shoots or backstage working on Beyoncé’s music videos, his demeanor never changes. He has a gifted ability to maintain creative focus while under pressure.
Michael looking for another adaptation of his career, has jumped into the photography world head first. He is using his knowledge of the industry and experience to produce exceptional imagery. With a keen eye for hair, makeup and fashion, his photographs represent all that he has learned and experienced from being on set first hand.
Michael is represented globally by the world renowned Tomlinson Management Group