From Our Editors
Michelle M-Yan grew up in Armenia, so perhaps it's not surprising that she has something of an outsider's take on American fashion trends. After graduating from a beauty academy at the age of 19 and spending the better part of a decade honing her skills, she moved to New York City in 2004. Since then she's challenged the status quo of the American modeling and entertainment industries and explored new possibilities in the craft of hair styling, though she's never used a hairbrush to solve a murder. Her work includes smooth and silky manes, avant-garde coiffures knitted into swirling vines, and models who appear mummified by their own frizz-free locks. As the owner of Michelle's Hair Color Boutique, she continues to mold tresses with services such as highlights, color, keratin treatments, and perms.