BIOGRAPHY

Johnny Villanueva is a Los Angeles native who realized he had an eye for hair while still in high school.  A few short years later, he formally started his career when he became a salon stylist, working in two of LA’s best - The John Peters Salon and the Alan Edwards Salon.  Looking to take his career to the next level, Johnny moved to New York where he worked in high fashion.  In New York City, he continued to develop not only his visual style, but also his reputation as a guy who creates the deceptively simple: hair that looks natural.  Johnny was lured back home - to LA - where celebrity, not fashion, drove the business.  His sensibility for cool and uncontrived helped him transition seamlessly from fashion to film.  He soon connected with some of the biggest names on the big screen including Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Tobey Maguire, George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Seyfried, Evan Rachel Wood, and Amy Adams, to name a few.  He has also worked with some of the industry’s top photographers and directors including Annie Leibovitz, Dewey Nicks, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Peter Lindberg, Paul Jasmin, Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola, Peter Jackson, and Sam Raimi.  His work has been featured on the pages of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, and Vogue.

Johnny continues to balance his freelance work with his film work.  He is based in Los Angeles.


CLIENT LIST


CELEBRITIES / MUSICIANS:
Alicia Silverstone, Alison Eastwood, Alyssa Milano, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, Anna Paquin, Ashley Judd, Benjamin Bratt, Brendan Fraser, Charlize Theron, Cary Elwes, Chris Evans, Cher, Christian Bale, Christian Slater, Cillian Murphy, Cuba Gooding, Jr., David Duchovny, David Schwimmer, Elle Fanning, Ellen DeGeneres, Estella Warren, George Clooney, Greg Kinnear, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ice Cube, Haley Bennett, Jared Padalecki, Jenna Elfman, Jennifer Beals, Jimmy Smits, John Leguizamo, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristin Cavallari, Kristen Stewart, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Luke Perry, Mark Wahlberg, Mary McCormack, Matt Dillon, Matt LeBlanc, Melissa Leo, Michael Shannon, Michelle Monaghan, Milla Kunis, Molly Sims, Nicolas Cage, Owen Wilson, Rebecca De Mornay, Robert Patrick, Rosanna Arquette, Sally Field, Sharon Stone, Sheryl Crow, Stephen Dorff, Teresa Palmer, Thora Birch, Vince Vaughn, Woody Harrelson, Zachary Quinto


EDITORIAL:
Adweek, Cosmopolitan, D, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Flare, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, House & Garden, InStyle, Interview, LA Style, LA Times Magazine, Marie Claire, Marie Claire Germany, Men's Fitness, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, NY Times Magazine, Parade Magazine, Self, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Visionaire, Vogue, W


PHOTOGRAPHERS / DIRECTORS:
Adam McKay, Albert Watson, Andrew Eccles, Andrew Macpherson, Andrew Southam, Andy Ryan, Annie Leibovitz, Antoine Fuqua, Art Streiber, Bruce Weber, Chris Cuffaro, Christophe Rihet, David Jacobson, David O. Russell, David Slijper, David Tsay, Dewey Nicks, Enrique Badulescu, Ericson Core, F. Gary Gray, Greg Gorman, Guzman, Hanspeter Schneider, Herb Ritts, Iris Brosch, Isabel Snyder, Jake Chessum, James White, Jean-Claude Maillard, Jeff Lipsky, John Huba, John Lee, John Moore, John Singleton, Jonathan Demme, Jonathan Skow, Julie Dennis Brothers, Kate Garner, Kwaku Alston, M. Night Shyamalan, Marcos Siega, Mario Testino, Merk Seliger, Mark Tucker, Martin Scorsese, Mary Ellen Mark, Meiert Avis, Moshe Brakha, Neil Kirk, Nicholas Samartis, Nigel Parry, Noe DeWitt, Norman Jean Roy, Pamela Hanson, Patrick Hoelck, Paul Jasmin, Peggy Sirota, Peter Jackson, Peter Lindbergh, Platon, Robert Maxwell, Rodolfo Martinez, Sam Jones, Sam Raimi, Sante D’Orazio, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Herek, Steven Klein, Tierney Gearon, Tom Munro, Troy Ward, Walter Chin, Wayne Maser


ADVERTISING:
Adidas, Anchor Blue, Aquahydrate, Aveeno, Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Gap, Gillette, Levi’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, J. Crew, Nike, Nordstrom, Optus, Spiegel


FEATURE FILM: 

American Primeval | Hair Dept Head | Director: Peter Berg

Dark Matter | Hair Dept Head EP: 1-5 | Director: Jakob Verbruggen

The Gray Man | Hair Dept Head | Director: Anthony Russo / Joe Russo

Space Jam: A New Legacy | Hair Dept Head | Director: Malcolm D Lee

Joe Bell | Hair Dept Head | Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Spenser Confidential | Hair Dept Head | Director: Peter Berg 

Instant Family | Hair Dept Head | Director: Sean Anders

Mile 22 | Hair Dept Head | Director: Peter Berg

All The Money In The World | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Ridley Scott

Daddy's Home II | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Sean Anders

Transformers: The Last Knight | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Michael Bay

Patriot's Day | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Peter Berg 

Deepwater Horizon | Hair Dept Head | Director: Peter Berg

Mother's Day | Request for Kate Hudson | Director: Gary Marshall

Daddy's Home | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Sean Anders

Ted II | Hair Dept Head | Director: Seth MacFarlane 

The Gambler | Hair Dept Head | Director: Rupert Wyatt

Transformers: The Age of Extinction | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Michael Bay 

Lone Survivor | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Peter Berg 

2 Guns | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Pain & Gain | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Michael Bay

Broken City | Hair Dept Head | Director: Allen Hughes

Totall Recall | Request for Kate Beckinsale | Director: Len Wiseman

Ted | Hair Dept Head | Director: Seth MacFarlane

Underworld Awakening | Request for Kate Beckinsale | Director: Len Wiseman

Contraband | Hair Dept Head | Director: Baltasar Kormakur

The Fighter | Hair Dept Head | Director: David O. Russell

Somewhere | Hair Supervisor | Director: Sofia Coppola 

The Other Guys | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Adam McKay 

The Lovely Bones | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Peter Jackson

Max Payne | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: John Moore 

Entourage | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Creator: Doug Ellin

The Happening | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: M Night Shyamalan

Spiderman 3 | Request for Tobey Maguire | Director: Sam Raimi

Shooter | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Antoine Fuqua

The Departed | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Martin Scorsese

Invincible | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: Ericson Core

Underclassmen | Hair Dept Head | Director: Marcos Siega

Undiscovered | Hair Dept Head | Director: Meiert Avis 

Down in the Valley | Hair Dept Head | Director: David Jacobson

Spiderman II | Request for Tobey Maguire | Director: Sam Raimi 

The Italian Job | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: F Gary Gray

Dharma & Greg | Hair Stylist | Creator: Chuck Lorre Dottie Dartland Zicklin

Rock Star | Hair Stylist | Director: Stephen Herek

Four Brothers | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Director: John Singleton


TELEVISION:

High Desert | Hair Dept Head | Director: Jay Roach

Truth Be Told | Request for Kate Hudson | Creator: Nichelle Tramble

Them: Covenant | Hair Dept Head | Creator: Little Marvin

Outlaw | Department Head 

 Entourage | Request for Mark Wahlberg | Creator: Doug Ellin

Numbers | Navi Rawat

Dharma & Greg | Hair Stylist | Creator: Chuck Lorre Dottie Dartland Zicklin


Mad About You | Ellen DeGeneres


Wahlburger’s | Mark Wahlberg


MUSIC VIDEOS: 

David Bowie, Faith No More, Fly Girls, Happy Mondays, Henry Rollins, Jesus Jones, Mellow Man Ice, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Squeeze, Tony! Toni! Toné!

Unions:
Member of Local 706 

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