Kayla Michele’s stunning editorial and runway work has been instrumental in shaping the fashion scene in New York City and around the world.
Kayla Michele Exclusive Interview
When and how did you get started in this industry?
Growing up I had an influential history in design working at mothers floral boutique. I was introduced to hairdressing in my high school years and fashion had always peaked my interests which brought me to New York.
Why do you like working with Perfect Locks hair?
What exciting projects are you currently working on?
In the next coming months I will have projects coming out in V and various international Vogue magazines. I am also currently working on a hair book Inspiration Interpretation.
Who or what in the hair industry inspires you?
I’m very inspired by creative hair cutting & coloring! Naturally, I am inspired by the legendary hairstylists before me, as they set the example of how far my career can go.
What do you love most about being a hairstylist?
I love being an editorial hairstylist because everyday is challenging and adventurous!
You work on many creative projects, what’s your most memorable shoot?
My first Vogue cover with supermodel Miranda Kerr!
How would you describe your personal style?
Lots of black clothing! Cool & sexy!
- Alexander Wang
- Bottega Veneta
- Calvin Klein
- Doce & Gabbana
- Jill Sander
- Louis Vuitton
- Marc Jacobs
- Miu Miu
- Ralph Lauren
- Roberto Cavalli
- Barney’s Bloomingdales
- Harpers Bazaar
- Saks Fifth Ave
- Vanity Fair
- W Magazine
- Vanity Fair
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What projects are you currently working on?
They always change, I did just shoot the cover of Jalouse Magazine for my client Rinko Kikuchi, I am off to Comic Con to work withYvonne Strahovski and then I am shooting the Jonas Brothers for the cover of Flaunt Magazine, so a few things happening!
When did you first discover Perfect Locks hair?
My Publicist introduced me and recommended I try some of the hair, I fell in love with the quality!
What about your job do you love the most?
I love creating art. either very strong editorial hair, or pure perfect polished locks, its all beautiful. Plus I get to make people happy, what could be better than that!?
From where do you draw your inspiration?
I draw my inspiration from other hair around me. When someone passes me, I can see the beauty of another style / cut in their hair. It gets me excited!
How did you become a celebrity stylist?
I think I just got lucky. I was doing photoshoots to build my portfolio, and decided to go Agency shopping. I got pickled up by a very well known agency and the rest is history.
What is the biggest challenge when styling a celebrity?
Making sure their publicist is happy.. The client may love it, but it mightnot be up the publicists alley. Its always a fine line of pushing too much or not enough.
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Becoming the Schwarzkopf Professional National Ambassador. Its very surreal to have a title like that!
Do you have any interesting hobbies?
I love to build furniture and lighting fixtures. I use reclaimed wood and copper for almost everything I build. It is beyond fun!
- American Salon
- Condé Nast Traveller India
- Fitness Magazine
- Good Housekeeping
- Modern Salon
- Sport & Street Collezioni
- Style Mens
- The Colorist
- The New York Post
- Us Weekly
- Women’s World
- Lady Gaga
- The cast of GLEE
- Renee Zellweger
- Mariah Carey
- Amy Ryan
- Susan Sarandon
- Rinko Kikuchi
- Alice Eve
- Kim Cattrall