Gustav started his hairdressing career in South Africa in 2003, and after 8 exciting years he made the move to London and joined Michael Van Clarke.
There he quickly established himself as the 'King of Bridal Hair' joining the Bridal Team and with them he works on shoots, fashion shows, events and Brides. He is also an Ambassador for Michaels product range '3''' More Inches'.
He is a firm favourite of leading publications and the hairdresser of choice for the Editor of Brides magazine, Gustav has been the lead hairdresser on over 30 cover and lifestyle shoots. He has also worked on and directed campaign shoots for leading bridal designers including Sassi Holford, Caroline Castigliano, Suzanne Neville and Jenny Packham, as well as fashion shows for Oscar de la Renta and Brides the Show. 'Gustav is a Hair Genius' - Sassi Holford
Gustav has a flamboyant, fun personality and has developed relationships with the leading wedding teams at many of the top 5 star hotels including The Rosewood, The Mandarin Oriental and The Savoy. Making him and the Bridal Team their first choice for their Brides. Having looked after over 500 Brides around the world, Gustav's enthusiasm, dedication and excitement at being part of a Brides day is infectious. He is a great listener, and has a keen eye for detail which allows him to visualise the day and create the Brides timeless look. He believes that 'Every Bride should become the Red Carpet version of themselves on their wedding day'.
Starting with the initial consultation and often continuing well after the actual event, Gustav and the team are on hand every step of the way, guiding and supporting the bride and her family. This is more than just the hair on the wedding day, it is about the whole experience and the building of a long lasting relationship.
The Michael Van Clarke bridal team is the first choice for wedding day hair and make up to those in the know. The exclusive and luxurious award winning salon is located in the heart of London’s most hip and happening urban village of Marylebone, and is a favourite of the international style cognoscenti.