Bio

Though having lived part of his childhood in Los Angeles and Toronto,  Greg Cooper Spencer spent most of his years growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to New York City.

Having graduated from Cincinnati School of Barbering and Hair  Design in 2003, Greg was immediately snapped up by a salon as a Master Barber. A few years later, he moved to an even more high profile salon where he also began to style women’s hair, specializing in coloring, and  tending to natural hair. In 2014 Greg and his spouse purchased a home in NewYork City where Greg now practices his profession.

Greg’s eye as an artist has captured many with his elaborate cuts, hair designs and illuminating colors. Greg's work has been featured in the online magazines of Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Esquire and twice at Vogue Magazine online for his hairstyling for women's wear designers Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Maki Oh. He has worked with men & women's designer Philipp Plein, menswear designer LVLXXI, and Miguel Vieira during NYFW: FW17 & SS18.

His knowledge of hair has led him to teach at the Paul Mitchell Academy and to work  on the hair teams of Broadway shows such as the Tony Award winning ‘The Color Purple’, the 2018 Tony Award nominated ‘Children of a Lesser God’, the 2018 Tony Award nominated  ‘Summer’ (the Broadway production of the life of Donna Summer), and the multi-Tony Award winning 'Dear Evan Hansen’. Greg's work has also been featured in Jay Z's 'Smile' video, and in promotional ads for 'American Son' (the Broadway Show starring Kerry Washington and Steve Pasquale) and for Harry's men's grooming products.

Greg's clients include such personalities as Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, 2015 Tony award nominee Max Von Essen, film and Broadway star Joshua Jackson, film and tv star Hannibal Burress, Olympic medalist David Payne, NFL tight end Jermaine Gresham, architect and designer Caleb Anderson, MSNBC news anchor and journalist Craig Melvin, news anchor Curtis Jackson, Grammy Award winning recording artist Dave Hollister, comedian Lavell Crawford, singing and recording artists Pretty Ricki, and Anthony Elle Williams, the season 6 winner of 'Project Runway All Stars'. Greg has also been featured at Ebony.com.

But designing hair isn’t enough for Greg. He is also an accomplished photographer whose work has appeared in galleries and ads and has been used for stage sets on runways. He specializes in portrait, fashion, artistic and journalistic photography.

Greg looks forward to continuing to work with creative personalities in exploring new ways of expression.


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