Matt Fugate has become 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. Matt left his hometown of Seattle and his beloved Seahawks nation after being recruited by the legendary Sally Hershberger to be her protégé. He has honed his skills under some of the industry’s most prestigious stylists, including Vivienne Mackinder, Orlando Pita, Sally Hershberger and Serge Normant and become one of the industry’s brightest rising stars and a stylist to watch.
His dynamic charisma and expertise has made Matt a regular fixture on the pages of Allure, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Refinery 29 and The New York Times. Matt has been featured in Allure’s annual ‘Best of the Best’ Directory three years running for Best Blowout in New York City as well as Best Razor Cut in New York City in 2015. He also regularly appears in segments on NBC, CBS, Allure’s ‘Beauty 101’ and Teen Vogue’s ‘How-To’ series online sharing expert advice to maintain gorgeous hair year round and tips and tricks to get the latest trends.
Matt has worked for top designers during New York Fashion Week, including DVF, Prabal Gurung, Naeem Khan, Carolina Herrera, Public School, Rebecca Minkoff and many more. He has also worked on an impressive roster of celebrities including Karlie Kloss, Blake Lively, Claire Danes, Brooke Shields, Tracy Anderson, Hilary Swank, January Jones, Lea Michelle, Jessica Stam, Gerard Butler, Mark Ruffalo and many more.
Matt currently resides in the Financial District of New York City with his three favorite clients, his lovely Aussie wife, Laura, and their shih tzus, Thor and Loki.