One of Stylebook’s fabulous new members is Gary Pearce, an award-winning stylist based in Huddersfield. As well as experience as a salon stylist, barber and freelancer, Gary has worked as an educator influencing the next generation of stylists!
As you’ll see on Gary’s profile, his career has gone from strength to strength. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and has competed in competitions all over the world. He has:
- Represented Great Britain at five OMC world championships
- Won over 90 national and international awards, including Britain’s Best Barber, Men’s British Hairdressing Champion, Double Gold Medal Winner at the French National Hairdressing Championships and Silver Medallist at the OMC World Hairdressing Championships in Moscow
- Created his own system, The Gentleman’s Emporium
- Carried out extensive hairdresser training for the World Skills UK organisation, which organises bespoke training for apprentices across the country
You can see why we’re so pleased to have him on board!
Getting Into The Hair Industry
Gary got into the hair industry in a way you might not expect. He went to his local barbers at around 16 years old for a haircut. After chatting to the staff, he ended up agreeing to do some modelling for them. The barbershop had been involved in various world-wide competitions, and so they needed someone to help them showcase their skills.
Whilst modelling at a competition, Gary noticed his stylist was being told they’d got certain parts of the cut wrong, and he made a humorous comment about how it surely can’t be too hard to follow instructions and cut hair. He was asked if he thought he could do any better, and from there he took on the challenge and fell in love with hairdressing!
Gary has worked on a wide variety of styles over his career. He loves making people’s ideas come to life and getting positive feedback from his clients. You can see some of his amazing work below.
Check Out Gary’s Profile & Start Your Stylebook Journey
You can get to know Gary a little better and see more of his work over on his Stylebook profile. If you’re also a stylist and would like to connect with your potential clients and have one place to showcase your work, you can create a Stylebook profile for free for a limited time! We’d love to see your styling and help you grow your client base. Take a look at how it works or go here to get started on your profile!