Recognized for his exceptional cutting skills and lightness of touch, Peter Gray is among the worldʼs foremost hair stylists. He rose to prominence at the end of the 1990s through innovative photographic partnerships with experimental fashion photographers including Sølve Sundsbø, Giampaolo Sgura 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, Grayʼs 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 companyʼs 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 for Aveda as their International Editorial Consultant, advising on ecologically-responsible product development there for several years.
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, Harperʼs Bazaar, Numéro and Another Magazine. The informality and quiet conceptualism of his styling has earned him advertising campaigns for brands including Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Lanvin, Hugo Boss, Lancôme and Moschino and he has created statement runway looks for prestige fashion houses Hermès, Ungaro and Paul Smith as well as cult labels Dsquared, Junya Watanabe and Maison Martin Margiela. Grayʼs celebrity clients are equally drawn from the world of directional fashion and the creative industries, and include: Gywneth Paltrow, Claudia Schiffer, Thandie Newton and Kylie Minogue. In addition to his career in still imagery, Gray is also an accomplished motion image director. His directorial debut, ʼShoot Doris Dayʼ was the first ever music video made specifically for DVD, a collaboration with the legendary Indian film producer James Chaisty.