Editorial Hair Artist and Hair Extensions Ambassador
Recognized for his exceptional cutting skills and lightness of touch, Peter Gray is among the world’s foremost hair stylists.
Peter Gray rose to prominence at the end of 1990s through innovate photographic partnerships with experimental fashion photographers including Solve Sundsbo, Miles Aldridge and Richard Burbridge that established Gray as a leading force in the field of creative hair. As well as a busy and progressive practitioner, Gray is also a key proponent of environmental sustainability.
Revered in the fashion industry for his rigorous technical grounding, Gray’s career in hair was formed at Vidal Sassoon in London, where he relocated to from South Africa in the late 1980s. He swiftly progressed through the company’s legendary training schemes to become their International Editorial Director, where he brought expertise and creative ideas to students and staff across the world, through teaching in their academies.
This position led to a product development consultancy with Procter & Gamble that lasted until 2002, when Gray began consulting as the International Editorial Consultant, advising on ecologically-responsible product development there until 2005.
Gray is a prolific and imaginative image-maker, contributing to editorial shoots for a range of luxury and style titles including Italian, American and British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Numero and Another Magazine. The informality and quiet conceptualism of his styling has earned him advertising campaigns for brands including Armani, Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy, Lanvin, Hugo Boss, Lancome and Moschino. He has created runway looks for Hermes, Ungaro, Paul Smith, Dsquared, Junya Watanabe and Maison Martin Margiela. His celebrity clients include Michelle Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Claire Danes, Thandie Newton and Cate Blanchett.