A Brooklyn/Manhattan native and graduate of Long Island Beauty School, Michael’s first job was at Joseph Martin in Manhattan on Madison Avenue. Even though Julius loves Manhattan he had a love for the suburbs in Westchester, NY. Today, Julius comes on to the Social Scene with JZ to discuss his amazing life experiences and how he has manifested an incredible life for himself to the stars and in Scarsdale, NY.
Fun Fact: When Julius was offered a hairstylist position at Joseph Martin, the owner asked him "If you could change your name to anything what would it be?" At the time, Julius was reading a book by Dominick Dunn called "An Inconvenient Woman." One of the characters names was "Julius Mendelson." He loved the character so much and her name was so suitable because it was "rich and powerful." One thing led to another and since that day he has continued to be called "Julius Michael."
After a period of time Julius wanted to grow in the celebrity field. He trained with celebrity hair colorist Rita Hazan at her salon for a couple of years. This expereince gave him insight on working on stars such as Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez. Michael struck out on his own when he felt he was ready. In May of 2011, Michael opened his own salon, named “Julius Michael Scarsdale.”
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Julius connected with the Bravo celebrities through Tamra's Public Relations contact from Real Housewives of Orange County. Tamra's PR person asked him to style Tamra's hair for "Watch What Happens Live" one night. The level of excitement from Andy Cohen as well as everyone watching led him to his connection to the housewives. His outcome was so fabulous his following expanded amongst the housewives world! He has done many different NBC celebrities hair and on a regular basis he now does Kathy Walkie and Melissa Gorga from Housewives of New Jersey.
Julius is big on educating his staff as well. He always wants his clients to look the best they can possibly look. He just got a major deal with "Kenra." They are a well-known hair product line. They want Julius to create educational videos and other projects for their website and more. He is also a product ambassador for Olivia Garden. Julius uses Olivia Garden's brushes all the time in his salon.
Julius is a true inspiration to Entrepreneurs. He started from the bottom "cleaning toilets" and never gave up, look at where he is now! He looks to all of his clienteIe as individuals. He always sees the best in everyone and loves helping charities as well. Once a year Julius collaborates with Fig & Olive in Eastchester NY and participates in their Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event. Be on the look out for this superstar: lots of continuous fun things in the works.
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