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Michael Johnson Hair  -Studio Ritualist Sydney - The Ritualist


Michael Johnson began his hairdressing career in sleepy Perth, Western Australia after a brief career in the art world proved to him two things: firstly, that the 2 minute noodles and beer lifestyle left a lot to be desired, and rather more importantly, that he was a terrible artist!

However, it turned out he was a pretty decent hairdresser, so he packed his bags in 2006 and headed for Ye Old London Town where he found himself managing a salon in trendy Covent Garden for one of the world’s biggest premium hairdressing brands. With a keen passion for educating other hairdressers, and that travelling itch needing some serious scratching, he soon found himself in Toronto Canada, designing advanced hairdressing programs for one of leading hairdressing academies in North America.

Fast-forward a few more years and it was to Sydney that Michael was destined, working for an upmarket boutique CBD salon as staff trainer and salon stylist, before opening Michael Johnson Hair in 2012 in Sydney’s trendy inner west. 2015 marks the changeover for Michael, as he takes his new role as Creative Director of Studio Ritualist – his very own ‘anti-salon’ concept space in Sydney where he services private clients and prepares models for editorial and commercial photoshoots.

Alongside Managing Director and experienced Fashion Photographer Winston Ang, Michael is looking forward to pushing himself creatively and can’t wait to work with more new creatives and private clients moving forward.

He prides himself on the ability to create hair that is ‘fun again’, that you can actually manage at home, and that works perfectly in sync with your natural hair texture, face shape and lifestyle and personality! Famous in the industry as the ‘consultation expert’, Michael will provide a totally bespoke hairdressing experience for you, that is completely private, giving 100% attention and concentration to helping you achieve your dream hair, without the fuss!