Gregory Patterson

Celebrity Hairstylist, Project Runway Lead Hair for Sally Beauty


When did you find out you could make a career out of this passion of yours? 

The day I graduated beauty school is the day I moved to LA and landed a job.  The first day on the that job I knew I could do this forever.

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

It would be an even toss up between two things.

First, is having the opportunity to go back to the beauty school I went to @empirebeauty and share with them my vision board and the items I was able to check off my vision board.

Second, is funding 2 working well water projects for charity water in Africa.  


Who inspires you in the industry?

I am always inspired by my fellow teammates. A few specific Hairstylists that inspire me are:  Jen Atkin, serge Normant, and Heather chapman. I am also very inspired by the everyday hairdresser that shows up and runs a business filled with passion. 


What aspects of your job do you like best/least? 

What I like best is the connection to the human spirit. That every day I can touch another human spiritually, mentally and physically. I also love the fact that I get to travel for work.

What I like least is when hairstylists negatively critique another hairstylists work.   I feel that art is interpretive, and I feel that supporting another's success will never damage yours. 


Describe your style in terms of fashion?

My style is what I like to call hillbilly happiness,which is basically denim on denim.  If the gap made a baby with country western wear it would be my style.  


What makes you happy? 

Watching a peer succeed.  


How do you bounce back from a defeat? 

I was in sports my whole life, you win some and you learn some. Always grow from your defeats.  

What is your favourite song at the moment, and of all time?

My Favorite song at the  moment is:  The song I wake up to every day on my alarm which is India arie: I am light.   

My Favorite song of all time is Miranda Lambert, The House That Built Me. 

And then Alan Jackson To Do What I Do.  Specifically the 3rd verse. 

What are some of your favorite books? 

Creating Magic, Celestine prophecy, and The Alchemist


What is your biggest guilty pleasure? 

Offenda, NYC on Friday nights followed by a night of piano at the duplex hiding In the corner. I also love discovering vocal talent on YouTube. 


What is the one thing you wish you knew when you were younger? 

That I am perfectly imperfect and that is perfect.  

Describe yourself in 5 words: I am  loving, giving, fun, reserved, hopeful.


Which living person do you admire most?

My mom!


What do you most value in people?

Evolution Seekers of the self.


Name 2 things people don't know about you:

I think I am socially awkward, and also In my head I sound like Celine Dion when I sing!


What is your motto?

Always say yes.

What do you wish to achieve this year?

Waking up each day fulfilled and happy.

Any advice for those wanting to become hairstylists/follow their passion?

My advice would be, never let let you mind override the dialogue your soul is having with your heart.  


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