Gustavo was born in the city of “Saint Mary of the Good Aires”, more known as Buenos Aires in Argentina, raised in Lima, Peru, and grew up in Miami Beach.

Liking hair as a very young boy he discover it would be difficult to do without, when he played with everything fringy & hairy, furthermore, cut his sister and all her doll’s hair.

Gustavo has two years of Beauty School, plus three years of apprenticeship at Vidal Sassoon in the US, & UK. Making five years of hair education:

Gustavo’s advanced training in hair design at the world-famous Vidal Sassoon Academy and School of Hair Dressing, considered to be the "Harvard" of hair design academies. The Vidal Sassoon Academy offers a highly selective post-graduate degree program in hair design that has produced many of the top hair designers in the world today. Upon completion of his specialization, Gustavo was certified as a Vidal Sassoon instructor, and was one of the select few offered a teaching position with the academy itself, later ascending to the Artistic Team of the Company, not only he has multifarious of in house Sassoon trained stylists,  plus hundreds of outside trained stylist in Seminars nationally and internationally.
He worked with Vidal Sassoon in Chicago, London, UK, Boston, Santa Monica, Miami Beach, & Frankfurt, Germany.

It was during his teniard at the Vidal Sassoon Academy that Gustavo developed his distinctive flair for artistic hair design, his cutting edge styling techniques, “Beautiful Multi Tone and ‘Origami’ like perfect foil placement” and his unequalled fashion sense, all of which have served him well during his career as a Hair Designer and instructor. Thanks to his training and continued striving for excellence that was instilled in him by the Vidal Sassoon experience, he has been able to leave his lasting mark on the field, not only as a teacher but also as a sought after stylist.

Gustavo has coloured, cut, and styled several celebrities in the Arts and Politics.

Also to mention just a few of his achievements Gustavo did:

  • London fashion week in 1995,

  • The international NYC Beauty show four years in a row. (Platform artist),

  • TV Appearances in Univision Network, & America TV in Miami. Had is own show segment in Gems TV “Cambio Total”. -several radio interviews for US, & Japan. Several magazine editorial work for magazines in the US, Argentina, & UK.

  • Several magazine interviews, for the US, Argentina, & Japan.

  • Worked in fashion shows for: Armani, Nicolle Miller, & YSL.

  • Had the privilege to style the hair for the 200 Anniversary of the Ricordi House, Italy, in Miami for the Miami Orchestra musical director Elaine Rinaldi, and several other opera singers.

  • Had the privilege of doing cut &/or color for the following Celebrities of the Opera, and Classical world
    Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs
    Maureen Oflynn
    Will Burden
    Lucas Meachem
    Elizabeth Caballero
    Eduardo Calcano
    Katherine Calcamuggio
    Corey Crider
    Jon Burton
    Susie Diaz
    Ma. Aleida Rodriguez
    Roberto Berrocal & George Hamilton

Gustavo’s post graduate training with Vidal Sassoon is one of many highlights in his career, but he has also had the good fortune to succeed as Hair Designer and Artistic director at several other top salons throughout the world.

 “Our haircutting and colour techniques are at the same capacity as those of a classically trained musician who experiences, understands, lives, and knows the rules as written before dares deviating from them.”

Gustavo had a hair break in 2001 & joined American Airlines as a flight attendant, It was fun, & different, until 9/11 stroked & obligated him to comeback to what he does best.

In Gustavo’s leisure time he enjoys very much to Travel compulsively, The High Arts, Singing as a Tenor, and Painting with Acrylics.

Also he is a language enthusiast. He presently speaks: Spanish, German & Italian, learning at the moment, French & Russian.

Gustavo gets inspired mainly by Sculptures, paintings, symphonies, operas, architecture & glamour thru the times. His favourite colour is Purple.

Unlike its competitors, Gustavo is not merely committed to the aesthetic and art of hairstyling but also assumes a sense of duty to lend aid and address the issue of global warming, inspired by the exclusive products he represents, Davines.


As such, Gustavo has taken great strides and is the first  hair salon in the US to become a contributor to ‘Terra Pass.’ It is an organization that, in response to the Kyoto Treaty of 2005, utilizes the monetary funds provided by various businesses worldwide to counteract the negative impacts of CO2 emissions. It funds and oversees various projects that range from reforesting areas, clean energy research that utilize wind power, to the use of farm power and land fill gas capture. For Gustavo and his team, the rehabilitation of the environment is a maintained and important agenda.


The altruistic efforts of Gustavo Briand  also lends himself to enhancing its local community. In addition to his international commitments he also performs pro bono work for the members of the Florida Grand Opera, Miami city Ballet, and Miami Symphony Orchestra. Gustavo and his team utilize their creativity, knowledge and expertise in hair care and hair-health restoration to perform extraordinary hair styles and colour corrections on members as needed.


After all these years of excellent experience, Gustavo has developed his own unique technique which makes them unparallel and second to none, in the realm of the ever evolving Hair Industry, giving his clients Power of Possibility and self expression.


Gustavo creates your new opportunity with an extraordinary confidence in Miami people in search of commitment to excellence, by opening Gustavo Briand Studio, your new favourite place, where "They say" the "Highest Muse" of the Arts made her new domain, inspiring him and his whole team to deliver you with nothing but THE BEST.