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Michael White trained as a hair stylist. He began his career at Vidal Sassoon before becoming artistic director for Sebastian International and went on to lead their artistic team. He then segued into hair and make-up work for movies and television.
His early film work included styling Sharon Stone’s hair on Total Recall, directed by Paul Verhoeven; and on Neil Jordan’s Interview with the Vampire, Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire, David Fincher’s Se7en, and Barry Levinson’s Sphere and Wag the Dog (styling Dustin Hoffman’s hair on both movies), among other features. His work on Uli Edel’s telefilm Purgatory brought him and his colleagues a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award nomination.
Mr. White has since been hair department head on such features as Thomas Bezucha’s The Family Stone and Andrew Jarecki’s upcoming All Good Things; and on episodes of the television series Brothers & Sisters.