We had the good fortune of connecting with Trey Anthony and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trey, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Mostly, because I am insane. When I say that I am only half kidding. Going into a creative career can be such a challenge; and most, unfortunately, fail to stick with it. It takes an enormous amount of dedication to learn, network, work long hours, have little to no time off, etc. Knowing this, I still decided to drop everything and dive in head first….Insane, but worth it if you ask me.
My passion for beauty and editorial work is why I chose to get into the industry. I have always been obsessed with making people look beautiful and helping them feel their best. Seeing someone’s face light up after I have finished my work, that’s why I do this. I love to bring joy to people.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I never really considered myself an artist, more a creative. Hair is the only canvas I have found that I truly love. I specialize in custom color, extensions; and I also work on editorial shoots when I get the chance.
Some of my proudest work has been on set. I have had the chance to work with some of the most influential creatives in Atlanta. From the cover of Euphoria Magazine to the campaign with Versace Jeans Couture, sometimes I have to pinch myself because it all just seems like a dream.
Getting to where I am was not easy, but nothing that comes easy is worth having right? I will be the first one to tell you that I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, but the last few years I have really made my career the top priority. For me, it was getting out of my own way. RuPaul says that the biggest villain lives within us, our “inner saboteur”. Once I began to focus, it all came together.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First I would pick them up from the airport, because I am a considerate friend. We would stop by Hodgepodge to caffeinate with my favorite beverage, an iced oat milk latte. We’d then spend the afternoon in Piedmont park, with sammy’s from Savi, music, dutch blitz and a bottle of champagne.
Happy Hour at Ruby Chow’s with my favorite cocktail, the Zona Rosa is the best drink on the menu – trust me. Only to dance it out at TEN, Blake’s, and MJQ.
And per my weekend tradition, recovery brunch would be spent at El Tesoro with their Mezcal Bloody Maria and a carne asada mulitas.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I honestly do not believe I have time to name every person that’s ever supported me along my journey, but I would not be who I am or where I am without the support of my loved ones. My friends, my family, my mentors, and most importantly my clients. The last two years have been anything but normal, but luckily I have had the best people in my corner pushing me and encouraging me to keep going.
Skylar Remick @skylarremick Valheria Rocha @valheria123 Savana Ogburn @savanaogburn James Acomb @jamesacomb Kattie Jackson @kattiejacksonphotography