By  on June 17, 2010

Stuart Wayne Gavert, the Beverly Hills colorist and owner of the Gavert Atelier salon, died suddenly at his home on June 14 in Los Angeles. The cause of death was unknown at press time. However, his publicist said Gavert had battled vascular issues. He was 54.

A hairdresser for 30 years and a hair color specialist for 25, Gavert opened his salon with his partner of 20 years, Cody Kusakabe, in 1998. Kusakabe was in Japan at the time of Gavert’s death. Speaking on behalf of Gavert was Mika Fowler, Gavert Atelier’s style director, who said Gavert had a very Asian soul.

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