Celebrating 25 Years with Gila Rut: Trevor Hey
Sep 12, 2017

Trevor has been a guest at Gila Rut Salons since 2006. His relationship with his stylist Nadia has grown over the past 11 years like a true friendship. They’ve shared stories about life, love and kids. This family environment keeps him coming back, no matter where his travels take him!

How did you get started coming to Gila Rut?
I first came to Gila Rut on my girlfriend’s recommendation. I immediately loved the experience, and I’ve never had my hair cut anywhere else since then. It’s probably been 15 years now.

What was your profession when you started coming to Gila Rut? And now?
I was a prop master at the Old Globe Theatre when I began coming to Gila Rut. Now, I am a director and travel all over the world for productions. (I still only get my hair cut at Gila Rut.)

What’s your favorite hobby?
My favorite hobby lately is any form of sport/exercise. Being on the road so much, I find that consistent physical activity (tennis, running, weightlifting, hiking) keeps me balanced.

How has Gila Rut impacted your life or style?
Growing up as an athlete, I always had a buzz cut and never really gave my hair any thought. If I needed a cut, I went to the nearest barbershop or Supercuts. Once I discovered Gila Rut and began developing a relationship with the staff, my attitude towards my appearance changed, and so did my confidence professionally. I can’t say enough about my stylist, Nadia. She is simply the best. Having her cut my hair is always like catching up with an old friend.

What is your favorite part about coming Gila Rut?
This ties into the end of my last answer. Nadia. She is the reason I look forward to my time at Gila Rut. I have been to other stylists when our schedules don’t line up, and they are great too, but Nadia is special to me. We’ve been through a lot in our lives, and she has been a consistent friend through it all.

Do you have a memorable, impactful story to share from past years?
Watching my children grow up and graduate to “real” haircuts at Gila Rut has been so heartwarming for me as a father. I have had the pleasure of watching my kids find their own style and place in the world. Seeing Nadia help them achieve that identity has been so very rewarding.

How would you sum up Gila Rut celebrating 25 years in business?
So many changes have happened in my life over the last 15 years, but it has always been comforting to have Nadia and the whole team at Gila Rut as a consistent, positive presence. Everyone is always welcoming and warm. I look forward to every visit and will do so for many, many years to come.