Matthew Shields accidentally fell in love with hair at the young age of 17 when he experienced his first bad hair-do, experimenting with a product called “Sun-in.” He spent time at one of the local salons, trying to undo his hair-disaster and found his calling.
His professional career began in London and Paris where he assisted for top stylists and learned about the basic techniques of hair styling. He moved to the United States in the late 80’s and began to build his portfolio and clientele list. A meeting with celebrity stylist, Sally Hershberger, became a turning point in his career as she became his mentor and introduced him to some of her celebrity clients most notably Meg Ryan and Jane Fonda. Matthew also worked extensively with the Olsen twins evolving their hair to their infamous “boho” look of their later teen years.
Matthew’s celebrity clientele includes Meg Ryan, Jane Fonda, Greg Kinnear, Lisa Rinna and Ellen Degeneres to name a few. He has worked on cult classic videos such as Guns N’Roses “November Rain,” and Michael Jackson’s, “Black and White.”