Michael Dueñas never set out to be a celebrity hairstylist and photographer.
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 is a curly hair specialist, after training at DevaChan in Soho and becoming a master stylist and educator for them, his love for textured hair grew.
Michael has been on the fast track, working with such celebrities as Illana Glazer, Rachel Brosnahan, Noah Cyrus, Padma Lakshmi, Morena Baccarin, Petra Nemcova and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Michael has been fortunate to have been the consulting celebrity stylist for Garnier, the brand ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional, and the brand ambassador for Aloxxi International.
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, Dannon and Got2B.
Michael has turned his passion from beauty into much more.  Learning skills that benefit a brand from start to finish. He has helped brands launch unique and revolutionary products, designed packages to further their brand, and create stunning stand out imagery and video series.  He is truly a one stop shop.
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