It was his love of modern art, fashion, movies and mid-century architecture that inspired Speck to begin styling family and friends’ hair as a teenager. Before joining the Sally Hershberger Downtown team as a stylist, Travis worked and studied at Bumble & Bumble salon in New York City where his career took off. He owes part of this success to the mentors that helped cultivate his skills along the way including Jimmy Paul, Laurent Philippon, Neil Moodie, Howard McClearn and Michael Gordon.
Travis has defined his career by creating and providing his clients with chic, effortless, sexy hairstyles. His distinct trademark style of cutting with a razor and his trademark for gorgeous haircuts is what makes him one of the most sought after stylists in New York City.
From the red carpet, editorial shoots, press events and Mercedes Benz fashion week, he’s styled hair for designer runway shows such as Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, The Row, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and more.
With an impressive list of celebrity clients, Travis has styled the looks of many celebrities including MIA, Milla Jovovish, Ke$ha, Nina Persson, Stephanie Seymour, Amanda Peet, Kesley Grammer and Citizens Band.