About Gary Leming Jr.
Gary Leming, Jr. is recognized as one of Metro Detroit’s top colorists and hair stylists. He serves as a Master Artist and educator for American Culture, one of the beauty industry’s fastest growing line of color and hair care products. He started his career in 2000. He has trained with industry giants including Geneva Cowen - Redken Artist, Artistic Director for Sam Villa, and Modern Salon’s 2014 Editorial Stylist of the Year, as well as Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and Kms. Gary worked at high-end salons in Beverly Hills, California for several years before returning to his home state of Michigan to serve as lead Colorist for A Peter James Salon in Ann Arbor. Gary specializes in all things hair color – from the artistic to the difficult. “Dimensional color, the art of creating depth and richness in tones and color for my clients, is at the heart of what I do,” he says. “I’m influenced in my art by nature and music, which can be both bold and subtle. I spend a lot of time listening to my clients, so I can achieve a finished result that will make them stand out, whether they want something refined or daring.” “Because I’ve made such a study of the technical elements of hair color, I’m comfortable with aspects that can be challenging to others. I have answers for grey coverage, reds, and making color last, which is the result of both a good colorist and good product.” Gary is an expert in: • Color • Foiling • Ombre • Redder reds • Richer blondes • Grey coverage • Lasting color • Blow-outs and fashionable cuts Inspirations: “I’m inspired by art, nature, fashion and music. I chose the name of my salon as a tribute to the glass artist Dale Chihuly. The interplay of colors he creates in his works, the way different colors can work together to deliver powerful or sophisticated result, changed how I think about and use hair color.” Why me: Here’s how some of my clients would answer: Gary has been my stylist for over five years, and my hair is the best it has ever been. He does an amazing job. I have a lot of extremely curly hair that is fine in texture, so it’s tough to cut and manage at times. Gary suggested Keratin treatments several years ago and the outcome is the healthiest, shiniest and smoothest hair I’ve ever had! I heartily recommend Gary for whatever type of hair you have. He is creative and personable, and pays attention to what makes his clients look and feel best. His new location is elegant, sun-filled and comfortable. You and your hair will enjoy your visit. - Lori I like Gary because, in addition to being one of the best colorists in the Midwest, he makes the whole process fun. He listens, takes note of my style, and will convince me to try some new things – and it always works. I constantly get compliments on my color and cut, and have been happy to refer friends and colleagues to him. - Erin From my perspective, you should come see me because I’ll listen to you to understand what you’re trying to achieve with you hair color or cut, and we’ll work together to give you something beautiful and confidence-inspiring. Please see more of my work and follow me on social media: https://www.facebook.com/Chihulysaloncolor?ref=br_tf