I was sad to recently read in Women's Wear Daily (WWD) that Stuart passed away suddenly at his home on June 14th at the age of 54. The cause of his death was not made public.
Although I didn't know Stuart Wayne Gavert personally, I was very familiar with his amazing hair color work over the past 15 years of covering hair and beauty trends.
(Image of Gavert Atelier salon in Beverly Hills, California - All Rights Reserved)
Stuart was in the hair profession for thirty years and a hair color specialist for twenty-five. He was based in New York in the early 1980s, but eventually moved to California.
He eventually joined forces with his partner Cody Kusakabe to open Gavert Atelier Beverly Hills in 1998 which attracted many big name celebrity clients like the Hilton sisters, Christina Applegate,Shannon Doherty and many others.
Stuart traveled the world teaching other hair professionals the latest in color, formulation and technique. He was known to go the extra mile helping others to learn about hair and color. I was definitely a fan of his work and passed by his Gavert Atelier salon the last time I was in Beverly Hills in May of 2010.
Celebrity Haircolorist For Rob Pattinson And Kristen Stewart
For those not in the professional hair industry you might know Stuart as the hair stylist responsible for coloring Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's hair for Twilight.
As a result of his work with Rob and Kristen, he went on to create a new highlighting process called Twilights! How appropriate. And very smart from a marketing viewpoint as well.
Twilights, as created by Stuart, were designed to prolong the amount of time between highlight touch-ups. Not only did it mean highlights were less damaging to the hair, it also meant the highlights didn't need to be updated as often. Which resulted in highlights/lowlights being less expensive over time.
Not only did Twilight fans love the new highlighting process, actress Annalyne McCord was the latest star to test out Twilights!
Glee's Naya Rivera and the beautiful blonde Malin Akerman from Couples Retreat were also clients of Stuart's iconic salon located at 9666 Brighton Way in Beverly Hills, California.
My deepest sympathies to Stuart's family and friends during this sad time. He will be missed.
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