Stacey Morris, who does business under the pseudonym Stacey Kutz, is oftentimes referred to as the “Stylist to the Stars.” Ms. Kutz was born and spent most of her youth in New York City. As a child, she lived an eventful and colorful life. The energies surrounding her then molded the path to her present career and sui generis position as a barber-stylist.
For the last twenty-eight years, Stacey has been an established barber groomer based in Los Angeles, and has catered to the demands of high profile clientele that span across the worldwide music, sports, television and film industries. Her current status, although requiring considerable effort at times, is extraordinarily exciting and rewarding.
Growing up, Stacey’s interests were shaped by her immediate surroundings. Stacey’s maternal grandfather has been a barber for more than sixty-seven years. He blazed a trail at the age of seventeen; opening the first barbershop to be both owned and operated by an African American in Gordon Heights, Long Island. In addition, her mother was a successful model and fashion designer. Thus, Stacey was directly exposed to the extravagant world of high fashion. Stacey’s paternal grandfather was a tailor, ironically also “cutting” his way thru life. Her late biological father, was a progressive music producer/songwriter of many familiar song productions, and her stepfather, from her mothers early second marriage, was a record company executive at RCA, Solar, and Warner brothers records. On top of all that, Stacey had Rick James as a god parent! All of these factors quickly acquainted Stacey with being surrounded by A-list celebrities and instilled in her a natural eye for style.
Stacey’s process of discovery involved happy accidents and experimentation while cutting her brothers’ hair. These experiences revealed that the young Stacey had an irrefutable talent. Her art quickly blossomed as requests from many of the celebrities who frequented her household poured in. Soon, Stacey’s barbering skills had an unparalleled reputation! Stacey became the personal barber for familiar names like Kid-n-Play, Teddy Riley and Guy, New Edition, Doug E Fresh, Kwame, Mike Tyson, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. These professional relationships mushroomed into an even greater demand for her services. In addition to those previously listed, Stacey soon became the barber for other A-list clientele such as Heavy D, Puffy, Sean & Marlon Wayans, Jaimie Foxx, Riddick Bowe, The Roc, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade. Since then, Stacey’s demand and career has only continued to grow.
Stacey is an Emmy Award nominated stylist who is currently the personal barber-stylist for Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Anthony Anderson, Brian White, Columbus Short, Brandon T. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Alfonso Ribeiro, Derek Luke, and many more. She is also the barber-stylist for productions including, but not limited to, Americas Funniest Videos, Black-ish, and The Voice. Stacey Kutz is the inspirational linchpin amongst her circle of preferred barbers and peers in the industry.Yet, even with her demanding schedule, Stacey still provides regular in-salon service, private setting, and personal house calls – all while proactively raising her three beautiful daughters!
Needless to say, establishing a following, gaining union accreditation, and maintaining a responsible reputation was no easy feat, but Stacey’s perseverance and dedication to her craft has paid off in many ways. Her membership in The Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild and Local 706 attest to her full commitment and devotion. Stacey remains dedicated to excellence by shaping the perspectives of appearance, beyond the highest standards of fashion, trend and grooming. Stacey Kutz is truly a top-tier artisan.