Gill has been a hairstylist for over 30 years and has worked in fashion as a session stylist for 15 years. He originally trained with Toni & Guy & Vidal Sassoon. Over the last 15 years he has developed a great understanding of hairdressing for fashion, whilst establishing a strong and unique aesthetic in both men’s and women’s hair.
Gill’s work is heavily influenced by music and youth culture. His teenage years were spent immersed in the punk movement in Brighton and, after moving to London at the age of 16, he became involved in the club scenes from new romantic, goth, rave, to hip hop and ska.
i-D Magazine recently described his work as having “cross gender styling and a clean artful aesthetic, whilst maintaining a certain punk masculinity”. In 2016 Paris Vogue featured Gill, citing him as one of the most exciting new generation of hairstylists in fashion. In the same year Man About Town also wrote an exclusive feature on Gill titled “Hairdresser on Fire”. In 2019 Double magazine featured him in their top 12 influential people in fashion that year, describing his work as anti-glamour, a label that he is very proud of.
His surreal hair story, created in collaboration with photographer Casper Sejersen for Beauty Papers, was awarded Best in Book award in Creative Review’s Photography Annual 2018. Images from this story were exhibited with a hair installation at Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam in December 2019.
In 2019 Gill was nominated and subsequently voted into the BofF500, the global index of of hand selected professionals shaping the fashion industry.
Gill is currently the Contributing Beauty Editor at Dazed & Confused magazine.