Welcome to the world of Michael Dueñas, a multi-talented hairstylist, photographer, and creative entrepreneur. Growing up surfing and spending time in his friend's salon sparked a passion for hair that Michael never knew he had. From there, he honed his craft and became a curly hair specialist, training at DevaChan in Soho and becoming a master stylist and educator for the prestigious brand.
Michael's charm and unique talent have attracted top-level clients from the beginning, including celebrities like Illana Glazer, Rachel Brosnahan, Noah Cyrus, Padma Lakshmi, Machine Gun Kelly, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. He has also worked with Garnier as a consulting celebrity stylist, as well as representing leading brands like Schwarzkopf Professional and Aloxxi International.
With a focus on editorial and fashion, Michael worked alongside industry icon Orlando Pita on shows for Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, and Victoria’s Secret. He has also keyed shows for numerous other fashion powerhouses such as Alice and Olivia, Betsey Johnson, and Nicole Miller. Now based in Los Angeles, Michael has continued to expand his portfolio, working with leading magazines like Elle, Allure, and Nylon, as well as advertising clients including GUESS, Aeropostale, L'Oreal, Dannon, Jarritos, and Haägen-Dazs
Michael's creativity extends far beyond hair and into the world of branding and photography. He launched Veluercreative.com, a one-stop-shop for brands looking to launch unique and revolutionary products, design eye-catching packages, and create standout imagery and video series. Michael's celebrity and brand connections, combined with his artistic vision, have taken his photography to new heights, making him a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
Join Michael on his journey as he continues to grow and show the world his artistic side.