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An eight year veteran of New York City’s renowned Park Avenue salon, Mizu, Michael Max Gierl is one of Houston’s most sought after stylists.

Michael brought his finely-honed craft to Houston in 2018 as a senior stylist at Azur Salon in River Oaks. Now, as an inaugural loft owner at Salon Lofts on S. Shepard, he provides personalized attention in a comfortable, modern space. 

Michael has a passionate reverence for classic hairdressing style and technique, masterfully blended with current trends. He specializes in precision haircutting and is an adept colorist, having trained with L’Oreal, Kevin Murphy, Calura, Goldwell and Aveda. He is also a certified Great Lengths and Bellami hair extension stylist.

On every visit, you can expect a thorough consultation with clear communication. Your look will be uniquely tailored to your lifestyle. And, he’ll teach you the tips and tricks of the trade for lasting results.

Michael's work has appeared on the runways of New York Fashion Week, on the Broadway stage, and on the pages of People Style Watch, Paper Magazine and Let’s Panic. He has been a featured stylist for luxury brands such as Hermes, Diane von Furstenberg, Clinique, L’Occitane and Bergdorf Goodman. He was a 2012 finalist in the Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge in London.


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As a client since 2018, I have consistently been impressed with Michael’s professional manner, knowledge and techniques. His ability to treat my hair with seasonal changes is refreshing. Every appointment is personalized to the health of hair and styling interests. Just left Salon Lofts and feeling beautiful! Glad you left Park Avenue for Houston! Thank you Michael!!!
Barbara B.
Michael has been my hair whisperer for some time.  I was overjoyed to learn of him branching out on his own and was thrilled to follow him; there was just no other option for me.  He hails from the best of the best among New York's most prominent regions.  He knows his craft and is a true hair artist which was apparent after my very first experience with him. I can honestly say I have never felt the same level of earnest trust with any other hair professional, EVER.  Learning and growing is of high importance to Michael and he is consistent with ongoing continuing education in his field and holds several certifications.  He exudes a sincere interest in YOU and imparts an enjoyable genuine relaxed demeanor.  When you mix passion with excellence you get Micheal Gierl…and Michael Gierl will always leave you with FANTABULOUS hair. TLC
Traci C.