Matt Fugate has been an influential hairstylist for over a decade. In 2008, he left his hometown of Seattle after being recruited by the legendary Sally Hershberger to be her protégé in New York City. There, he honed his skills under some of the industry’s most prestigious stylists, including Sally, Vivienne Mackinder, Orlando Pita, and Serge Normant. He quickly became one of New York City’s most sought-out hairstylists, known within the industry for his precision in master razor cuts and gravity defying blowouts, so much so that he was featured in Allure’s annual ‘Best of the Best’ Directory three years running for Best Blowout in New York City.
Matt’s dynamic charisma and expertise made him a regular fixture on the pages of Allure, Cosmopolitan, InStyle & Teen Vogue. Throughout his career, Matt has garnered strong relationships with and consulted for brands such as Chi, Dove, Pantene and Kérastase Paris and has keyed hair for top designers such as DVF, Prabal Gurung, Naeem Khan, and Carolina Herrera during New York Fashion Week. Matt’s work has graced the pages of L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and he has worked with notable photographers such as Arthur Elgort, Annie Leibovitz, Sophie Elgort, Enrique Vega, Élio Nogueira, and Dove Shore. His impressive roster of celebrity clients includes Olivia Palermo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Karlie Kloss, Jaimie Alexander, Lili Reinhart and Kat McNamara.
After 10 years in New York City, Matt decided to return to the West Coast, this time to build roots in Los Angeles. Matt currently resides in Marina Del Rey with his wife and frequently travels to New York for work.