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Michael Boychuck’s online Hair Academy goes global

Paris Hilton at Color Salon

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Paris Hilton and Michael Boychuck at his Color salon in Caesars Palace on Aug. 27, 2010.

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Hair guru Michael Boychuck has become a worldwide phenomenon since he began last year signing up students from as far away as Australia, Japan and Europe for his new online Hair Academy at

This week, he added two beauty courses to the web program of hairstyling, coloring, cutting and extensions. The additions cover makeup and skin science.

Michael, who has Color salon at Caesars Palace and salons in Life Time Fitness in Summerlin and Green Valley Ranch, told me: “I want my students across America and around the world to be knowledgeable in all areas of beauty so that they are well-rounded specialists.”

It’s the first online hair academy of its kind with videos and step-by-step instructions available in several languages.

Michael, who has been described by regular client Paris Hilton as “the best in the world,” is doing all the hair for competitors, judges and presenters at this weekend’s 2015 Miss Nevada USA Pageant, including host Shanna Moakler and reigning Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada, at UNLV.

Michael’s sought-after celebrity tips and techniques that keep Hollywood stars looking glamorous are packed into the courses. His clients include Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jenny McCarthy, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Fergie and the Miss Universe and Miss USA contestants.

Michael and his team of specialists grade each assignment and provide progress and feedback. Upon completion, the students receive a graduation experience for their portfolios.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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