Born and raised on a farm in Muskoka, Ontario, Greg May came to Toronto to pursue a career as a police officer. As a way to pay for school, Greg began to dabble in the modeling industry. It was at that time Greg decided not to become an officer and to pursue the fashion/modeling industry, enrolling in an Image Consulting program at Sheridan College. After being handpicked by an agent and modeling for a few years, Greg grew tired of the instability of the profession.
Wanting to stay within the fashion industry, Greg became an apprentice hairstylist at Vidal Sassoon where he trained and worked as an apprentice. After finishing his apprenticeship, he joined the team at the Holt Renfrew Hair Studio and quickly moved up the ranks from Junior Stylist to Senior Stylist and in 1994, became Creative Director. In 1996, he moved to 94 Avenue Road Salon and worked there for four years before becoming a partner in the newly named salon, Glo. In November 2003, Greg decided it was time to make the leap into running his own salon called Greg May Hair Architects.
Greg combines his two passions in life, the art of architectural hair design and martial arts into his daily routine at the salon. Having studied martial arts for most of his life, he is a black belt in karate/kung fu and strongly believes in the balance of calmness and consciousness in society's stress-driven lives. He approaches each client with an open mind and actually hears what his client wants. He analyzes his client's bone structure, lifestyle and personality and then proceeds to create a fresh new cut and perhaps colour, utilizing the most up-to-date techniques. Greg's philosophy and approach to hair is influenced by Vidal Sassoon’s architectural foundation of form follows function with a strong influence of the Japanese/Far East’s discipline of cutting hair.
Greg's passion and total dedication to the art of hair is unequaled. He is constantly upgrading his skills, constantly learning cutting-edge techniques in the pursuit of perfection. Greg's commitment to the salon, the team and his clients is unparalleled.