A native of Cleveland, Ohio Greg Gilmore has spent more than 17 years mastering the art of hair. He has developed into a uniquely talented and comprehensive cut and color hair master possessing a true passion for hair culture and care. At the early age of 15, Greg began assisting and shampooing in local salons eager to get a jumpstart on his peers and learn everything he could about hair before graduating from cosmetology school in 2004. Greg Gilmore’s years of concentration in hair cutting and coloring has made him one of Los Angeles’ top hair cutting experts and colorists specializing in textured hair today and he has continued education with courses in color theory by Paul Mitchel Color Systems, L’Oreal Professional–along with courses at various Vidal Sassoon Academies including London, Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto acquiring 7 diplomas which include cutting, coloring, and educating.
Greg Gilmore was named one of “Cleveland’s Top 50 Stylists” by blow Magazine in both 2008 and 2009. He was featured as a platform artist at the 2011 Spectrum Beauty Expo in Los Angeles, a featured platform artist at the 2016 Bronner Brothers international Hairshow as well as Premier Orlando International Hairshow in 2017-2019. Greg has also had work featured on major news networks like NBC, FOX, and CBS. Currently, Greg is an artistic educator representing one of the world’s leading texture brands, Design Essentials with product knowledge and speaking engagements in local and out-of-state locales winning “Educator of the Year” twice in 2017 and 2018. Greg Gilmore is also a national educator for the number one shear brand in the world–Hattori Hanzo Shears–since 2018
Greg has been a featured artist in major publications such as Sophisticate’s Black Hair and HypeHair. The ESPY Awards, NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards Red Carpet, and the Academy Awards Red Carpet, as well as VH1’s Basketball Wives Reunion Show, magazines such as Rolling Out, Runway, Upscale magazine and many other publications and television shows showcasing the hair artistry of Greg Gilmore. He has worked with notable clients including–but not limited to–Olympic Gold Medallist Dawn Harper, Monice Slaughter from Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, actress and model Rosa Acosta, reality tv star Jennifer Williams, actresses Rochelle Aytes, Angell Conwell, Vivica A. fox, Amber Stevens West, and others.
Those who have worked with Greg would say that he is an excellent conversationalist and clients affirm that he is the greatest at what he does: a natural trendsetter with an unbelievable ability to transform hair into art. His life’s mission is to touch people’s lives in a positive way, make a difference in the world however big or small, and to encourage positive progression towards a better tomorrow one head at a time.