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QuickFacts About Johnny Wright
  • 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.

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  1. lashell williams
    October 7th, 2009 @ 4:08 pm

    My name is Lashell. I am a very established hair stylist in West Bloomfield, MI who, like Johnny, is African American. I admire the great work that he is doing and his willingness to work extremely hard to achieve his goals. He is a bright, talented hairstylist with a great future and he is a great role model. I have every confidence that young stylists everywhere will learn from his example. Lashell

  2. Lady
    October 23rd, 2009 @ 12:57 am

    I went to Julian High School in Chicago with Johnny. He did all our our hair, even teachers and there was never a strand out of place, He was so amazing then and I cant even imagine how talented he is now. We are so proud of our fellow Jaguar. Bravo Johnny!

  3. Ericka
    December 3rd, 2009 @ 3:48 am

    Hey Johnny I’m a stylist aand salon owner in the baltimore area and i wanted to know if you do any kind of classes in the dc area or if you are in need of a assistant. I aspire to be where you are.

  4. frances keith
    December 8th, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    Hi Johnny, I was wondring if you can recommend a good hair sytlist for me in los angeles. I’m a fifty somethig year old female with grey hair and I’ve been wearig a short-hair cut lke Halle Berry’s famous cut when she came on the scene. My hairdresser of 20 something year’s was hit by the economic downfall in april and lost her home and I haven’t been able to find anyone that can cut or style my grey hair where it fits my face, so if you can recommend some great stylists that can cut, style and do it all I’d greatly appreciate it. I live in los angeles, the crenshaw area but anywhere inside of california you can suggest this individual would be highly appreciated, thank you and keep up the good work.

  5. debbye
    January 29th, 2010 @ 12:09 am

    I would like to come to your shop. Where are you located and telephone number?

  6. Tica
    February 25th, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    Johnny please talk Mrs Obama into cutting her hair you amped up her looks by several degrees!
    You are fabuloso! Wish I could afford you. I’m tired of the cuts and do’s they give to us senior citizens.

  7. Cheryl
    August 4th, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    I will be turning 50 years old in Jan and the gift I want is to have my hair done by Johnny Wright. I know I am not a celebrity but would love to feel like one for just a day. How can I make that happen?

  8. Johnette Moore
    October 14th, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    I think he’s great. I have a question! what can you do about gray hair, It’s stuborn, hard to relax, it’s makes my hair feel like horse hair. I get highlights to try and blend in the gray but the gray comes back before the highlights wear out, mostly around the front of my face, my hair grows kind of fast.

  9. Toni
    October 26th, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    My mother is 55 yrs old & is takin medication for different ailments of her body. The problem is her hair is thin in the front and thick in the back. How can we fix this? HELP JOHNNY!!!!

  10. freda robinson
    October 17th, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    i with frances keith. need recommendation for stylist, salons ect. would love heathy hair as mrs.O.

  11. CHERI CARNEY
    November 27th, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    I JUST HAVE A QUESTION–MY HAIR HAS BEEN A “FUNK” WHERE IT’S NOT GROWING AND I’M DOING WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT—TRIMMING MY ENDS, CONDITIONING, TAKING BOTIN, BUT IT’S NOT GROWING LIKE I WANT TO.. ANY RECOMMENDATIONS OR SUGGUESTIONS?

    BY THE WAY, I LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE THE FIRST LADY HAIR LOOKING.

  12. Lee
    March 7th, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    I think Johnny Wright is fantastic. I would love to get my hair styled by him. Is that possible? How can I reach him to make an appointment?

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  15. olanrewaju wasiu emmanuel
    February 19th, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    i love this great man and want to be like him this my styling career

  16. olanrewaju wasiu emmanuel
    February 19th, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    i love this great man and would love to be like him in this hairstyling career

  17. Vivian Morris
    August 22nd, 2014 @ 11:12 pm

    Johnny every since I started using Alma my hair is growing.Question Iam 65 and can only used rinse.How can I cover my gray edges.? As soon as I put the rinse on the gray comes back .I used Jazzing and beautiful brown. HELP PLS.

  18. coletta lindsey
    November 5th, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

    Does Mr. Wright have a salon in the DC area?

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