- Age: 31
- Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Significant Other: Currently Single
- Years of Experience: 16
Chicago-born stylist Johnny Wright has been styling and cutting hair since he was only 12.
Wright has worked with many famous clients, such as Candace Bushnell, Vivica A. Fox and Rebecca Gayhart while styling at the famed Frederic Fekkai Salon in Los Angeles. None of his former clients are as famous as his current one, however: Wright is the 31-year-old wunderkind behind Michelle Obama’s polished coif. He first styled the First Lady for an August 2008 cover shoot for Ebony Magazine. After the shoot, Wright’s services were enlisted on a more permanent basis. Since the Obamas have moved to Washington, Wright has also mostly relocated to the District and is at Michelle’s service when she needs him; he recently styled her for a cover of Vogue.
Despite his coastal move, he has not lost his L.A. sensibility: in January, he inked a reality television show deal with production company 44 Blue who have produced modest shows for cable networks Style and A&E. While the exact format of his show is as yet unknown, it will likely follow a docusoap or makeover arrangement. 44 Blue have expressed interest in Wright for some time, even before he grabbed his famous client. The producers believe in his telegenic personality and appreciate the fact that as a man of color, he will represent a minority which is often ignored by beauty, style and makeover programs.
In an interview with W Magazine, Johnny tells a bit about his TV show, currently in casting.