Michael Dueñas never set out to be a celebrity hairstylist.
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 Padma Lakshmi, Morena Baccarin, Petra Nemcova and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. 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 Alice and Olivia, Betsey Johnson, Trina Turk, Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson and many others.
After several years working in New York, Michael moved his career out west and is currently based in Los Angeles. He has had the pleasure of shooting for editorials including Elle, Allure, Jalouse, FLAUNT, C Magazine and Nylon and works with advertising clients including GUESS, Aeropostale, L'Oreal and Dannon.
Whether Michael is on set for cover shoots or backstage at fashion week, his demeanor never changes. He has a gifted ability to maintain creative focus while under pressure.