Gareth joined Sassoon in 1994 as a Varderer. Based in Leeds, Gareth finds inspiration in all aspects of design which gives him an eye for perspective and balance; one which he has utilised within his work.
He has worked globally for Sassoon in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Scandinavia, Russia, Spain, Italy, Belgium, all over Europe and the UK. Gareth is the ultimate professional with a real passion for the industry which is demonstrated through his detailed work. A talent that hasn’t gone unnoticed when he was awarded Creative Director of the Year in 2015.
In March, 2017 Gareth Vance was appointed Assistant UK Creative Director and will be responsible for the Creative Direction of the UK Salons.
Gareth is a highly talented, successful individual who has made significant contributions to the Sassoon brand over many years - always representing the company to the highest standards with professionalism, style and expertise.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU AND WHY
First and foremost what inspires me are the guests of Sassoon Salon. Why? Because it’s a constant flow of education in both directions. I aim to create a bespoke look for every guest whether it be fashion led, trend led or signature Sassoon. But the key to any look, is always suitability. In return, I learn something every day, whether it be a great exhibition, a new travel destination or the missing ingredient in a recipe!
Yorkshire sculpture park- sculptures, beautiful parkland everywhere.
WHO DO YOU ADMIRE AND WHY
The Sassoon International Creative team for consistently reimagining Vidal’s vision making it as relevant today as it was in the 1960s.
Charles Eames, for being a polymath by excelling in lots of different fields (architecture, design, film).
Finally my family. My parents who are from an art, design and education background and my wife’s HR career adds attention to detail, so hopefully my kids have a good genetic mix.
A good hairdresser believes in style evolution not just revolution - always tweak your guests signature look