Michael Levine is one of Canada's most sought after and in-demand stylists.
Training under and working along side some of the most iconic names in the hair industry, Michael was approached by Aveda in 1996 to lead their cutting and colouring education in western Canada, where he helped develop some of today's most widely used highlighting and cutting techniques.
Opening Statik in 1998, Caramel in 2003, Tao in 2007 and Space in 2011 with his wife and celebrated hairdresser Liz Abreu, Michael has spent 16 years behind the chair making Vancouver women's hair more beautiful, as well as developing young talent through apprenticeships and now at Vancouver's premier hairdressing school the Vancouver Hairdressing Academy.
Michael Levine was lucky enough to have been trained by, worked with and directly influenced by many incredible hairstylists, including Foster Eastman, Mo Muhktar, Gina Derry, David Adams, John Moroney, Antoinette Beenders, Nick Arrojo, Ana Karzis, Ted Gibson, Ray Civello, Tim Hartley, Harry Josh, Robert Cromeans, Van Council, Oscar Bond, DJ Muldoon, Takashi Kitimura, Charlie Price, Russel Mayes, Edwin Johnston and many, many others. But most importantly, Michael was influenced by his wife, business partner and master hairstylist Liz Abreu. Liz taught Michael the most important aspects of hairdressing and salon ownership: treating clients with respect and dignity and honouring the choice they make to spend their time in our salons.
In developing his philosophy on hair, Michael has alway tried to find the most direct way to the look he is after, often starting at the focal point and then working the rest of the hair around that key area.
With a strong vision for pretty hair, even when doing edgier looks or editorial projects, Michael's has worked on many of Canada's most recognizable faces. He prefers direction from his clients unless they are allowing him total creative freedom. His work is fast and always pretty.