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“It is one of the most flexible products I’ve ever worked with. I would compare it to an extra hand holding the hair in shape, like an assistant working for you.”

DISCOVER

MICHAEL POLSINELLI

GLOBAL ART DIRECTOR

Based in Los Angeles but a citizen of the world, Michael’s creative output touches every area of the industry. You name it, he’s done it. His virtuoso vision and desire to change what’s possible mean he’s never more at home than when defining What’s Next with Sebastian. “We’re constantly evolving. The great thing about Sebastian is that What’s Next is always a surprise.”

MICHAEL POLSINELLI

BEHIND THE SCENES OF TOTEMIC COLLECTION F/W2014

BEHIND THE SCENES OF TOTEMIC COLLECTION F/W2014

MICHAEL POLSINELLI

Hometown:Toronto, Canada.
Training:I’ve watched many talented hands and listened to many great minds. Everyday is a training day.
Living Now:Los Angeles, CA.
Signature Style:Fusion! Just throw it into the mix.
Definition of Fearless:Overcoming self-doubt!
#1 Styling Tip:Use the nozzle on the end of your blow dryer – it will help you control, polish and seal the cuticle of the hair.
Specialty:When I lived in LA, I used to style a lot of TV celebrities like Paris Hilton and models at LA Fashion week. Now I focus more on education.
Favorite fashion designer:Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, Boris Bidjan Saberi.
Inspired by:If you keep your eyes and ears open, you can easily be inspired. Depending on what I am looking for, I can be inspired by fabrics, fashion, people, nature… the list goes on.
Style icon:Bryan Ferry.
Never leave home without:My iPhone.
Favorite quote:Set yourself up for success, both in your private and work lives.

FEARLESS EXPERIENCES

  • Moving to LA and becoming International Artistic Director for Sebastian Professional in 2000
  • My editorial work for magazines all over the world and experience working on TV shows and channels like VH1 and Extreme Makeover
  • Doing large Gala Shows all over the world (Japan, Australia, LA, Italy) and participating in international runway fashion shows in LA, New York, and London
  • Opening up an International Hair Academy in Florence, Italy in 2009