JOHNNY WRIGHT - @JOHNNYWRIGHT220
Born in Chicago, Wright’s career in beauty started at an early age. Establishing his own hair business at the precocious age of 12. In 2002, Wright began working with L’Oreal where he stayed for 16 years, moving from technical consultant and platform artist to lead educator and then to artistic style director. In 2007, Wright moved to Los Angeles to work at the esteemed Frédéric Fekkai salon, and to pursue a styling career in television and film.
It was an earlier event in 2007 that caused Wright’s career to become truly a part of history. President Obama had just announced his campaign, and an opportunity arose for Wright to style First Lady Michelle Obama for an Essence photo-shoot. They hit it off, and as she traveled to Los Angeles for television appearances, Wright continued to style her. After working with the First Lady for the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and at a Vogue cover-shoot in 2009, the First Lady asked Wright to move to D.C. to be her personal hairstylist. Wright maintained this role through both terms and his work with the First Lady was seen around the world as she evolved into one of America’s most beloved style icons.
Wright’s client list includes Queen Latifa, Kerry Washington, Samira Wiley, Tamron Hall, Regina King, Karrueche Tran, Reese Witherspoon, Vivica A. Fox, Yvette Nicoele Brown, Sherri Shepherd, Naturi Naughton, Vanessa Williams, Lauren London, LisaRaye, Maxine Waters, Janelle Monae, Syleena Johnson, Shaun Robinson, and Candace Bushnell. Wright’s work has appeared on numerous covers and in major national and international publications including Glamour, Essence, Vogue Italia, Ebony, Time, InStyle, Parade, and People, among many, many others.