Peter Gray – if you’re sure you’ve heard that name, you’re not wrong. You may have seen it on the cover credits of your favourite glossy mag, or heard it through the grapevine in the decades Peter has been successful in the industry.
Haircare Australia and Moroccanoil will be bringing Peter Gray to Hair Expo 2016 to provide stylists with two education sessions dedicated to providing insight into editorial styling according to a living legend of the editorial world. The New York, New York session is the first on Peter’s agenda and is set to provide attendees with an editorial insight into Peter’s career and the 2016 Moroccanoil Collection. In addition to this session, there is also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside Peter on a real life editorial shoot, which has guaranteed coverage in Australian industry favourite INSTYLE. If you’re serious about your session styling future, this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.
Peter’s credits can be found on a myriad of international titles. Think the Italian, American and British editions of Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, V Magazine and so many more. He’s also a go-to session stylist for advertising campaigns, and has styled the hair for Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Shu Uemura, Lancome and Moschino in this capacity.
His resume extends to the runway, where he’s the ruled the backstage areas for Armani Prive, Gabriele Colangelo, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Max Mara, among others. Peter’s vast celebrity clientele includes fashion icons such as Kate Bosworth, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Watts, Robin Wright and Rhianna.
"There are a small number of hairstylists that I have worked with in my career that are so worldly talented and creative. Peter Gray is one of those people. A rapper, whose name I won't mention, once said to 'bow in the presence of greatness' - this is exactly how you feel when you’re in the presence of Peter, who would absolutely murder me for saying this, but when you are with him, you’ll truly understand". – Violet Sainsbury Moroccanoil International Education Manager.
Peter rose to prominence in the late 90s, known for his experimental photographic collections with people such as Sølve Sundsbø, Miles Aldridge and Richard Burbridge. He became renowned for his creative talent, ability to push the boundaries and progressive attitude, as well as becoming an advocate for eco-conscious hair.
Noted for his manically creative cutting technique, Gray formed these skills at Vidal Sasoon in London. Relocating from South Africa in the 80s, Peter became a central figure at Vidal Sasoon, progressing through the company’s training processes to become International Editorial Director. Here he spread his skills through the Vidal Sasoon academies and developed his penchant for education.
Peter has also been heavily involved with brands on the product-side of the industry, including forays with Proctor and Gamble and Aveda, where he took the role of International Editorial Consultant and developed the company’s environmentally conscious take on products and editorial content. Peter has since collaborated with a myriad of brands, and heads to Hair Expo 2016 as an ambassador for Moroccanoil.
Peter has worked artistically across many roles, also becoming a director and filmmaker with a particular niche in music videos. With this unique lens, Peter is able to view the editorial landscape from any direction.
With this innate skill, incomparable experience and rare vision, Peter enters Hair Expo 2016 with an education agenda necessary for all stylists serious about editorial work.
New York, New York
13th June 2016 | 10.00 – 11.00AM | $129
Made in Manhattan
13th June 2016 | 10.00AM – 1.00PM | $499