David Michael Garcia
David Michael Garcia opened David Michael Salon in 2005.
His passion for hair began with his early days as a punk rock youth, and was further honed by his training as an artist at UT Austin -- developing an obsession for color and aesthetics. After graduation, he attended beauty school and apprenticed with Swiss stylist Alexander Zbinden, learning European styling methods. He also trained with Nick Arrojo of New York, who can be seen on TV's "What Not to Wear."
David Michael has more then eleven years of experience, five of which were spend as a highly respected Sebastian Educator and Platform Artist. He continues to receive inspiration for his work from art, travel, music and culture.
Native Houstonian Phillip Valt joined the David Michael Salon team in October 2009. With fifteen years of salon experience, including training with Houston's famed Ceron, Phillip specializes in color, especially for blondes. Phillip has worked at Urban Retreat and The Upper Hand. He draws his inspiration from magazine editorials, art and music. A parent to four dogs, this stylish animal lover also enjoys dining out at new and unusual restaurants, and spending time with his family.