Bruce Goldie Stevens death, Detroit Hairstylist passed away unexpectedly

Hair stylist Bruce Goldie Stevens passed away on November 8, 2023. (Source: Facebook)
Hair stylist Bruce Goldie Stevens passed away on November 8, 2023. (Source: Facebook)


The beloved hair stylist Bruce Goldie Stevens, also known as Spunky Brucester, from Detroit, Michigan, passed away on November 8, 2023. Bruce Goldie Stevens was well-known and highly regarded in the local community for his exceptional hairstyling skills and warm personality. He had a loyal clientele who appreciated his dedication to his craft and his ability to make people feel their best.

Keep reading to know more about the hair stylist Bruce Goldie Stevens and his cause of death in detail.

Bruce Goldie Stevens passed away

The passing of Bruce Goldie Stevens, affectionately known as “Spunky Brucester,” on November 8, 2023, had a profound impact on his community, causing widespread shock and sadness. He was more than just a hairstylist; he was a vibrant personality who left a lasting impression on those who knew him.

As the news of his departure spread, grieving customers and friends turned to Facebook to express their condolences and share their cherished memories. He was also well-known for his inspirational presence in the local fashion shows and hairstyling competitions, serving as a guiding influence and role model for up-and-coming hairstylists.

Who was Bruce Goldie Stevens?

Bruce Goldie Stevens worked as a Hair stylist and Cosmetologist at Salon Black Vintage, where he was not just a professional in his field but a true artist and visionary. With 27 years of experience working with diverse people and hair textures, he excelled as a Master Cosmetologist and an award-winning stylist who specialized exclusively in maintaining healthy hair.

Bruce’s educational background included certifications in Cosmetology and Make-Up from Vogue School of Cosmetology, as well as an Associate’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Cleveland State University. He had a strong desire to elevate the professional beauty market for African American women to new heights and emphasize the importance of hair care in the realm of styling.

As a member of the Black Hair Association, he served as a Platform Artist and Motivational Speaker, contributing to the industry and inspiring others. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Bruce Goldie Stevens was an accomplished hairstylist known for his impeccable skills, punctuality, and efficiency. His achievements included competing and winning in major hair competitions and being featured in various hair publications across the country. His dedication to the craft of hairstyling was evident in his desire to push the boundaries of excellence.

Bruce Goldie Stevens cause of death

The cause of Bruce Goldie Stevens’ death has not been disclosed as of yet. We are committed to providing accurate and verified information to the public, and we will update this information as soon as we receive official details from the relevant sources.

Prior to his passing, there was an unusual incident where Bruce Goldie Stevens lost his phone, and he even made an update about it on his Facebook account. This occurrence may have been one of the last communications he had with his friends and followers on social media, adding a poignant layer to his final days.

Candlelight Vigil at Salon Black Vintage

The Bruce Goldie Stevens salon family is organizing a candlelight vigil on Saturday, November 11, 2023. This heartfelt event will take place at Salon Black Vintage, located at 21409 Kelly Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021.

During this gathering, friends, family, clients, and members of the community will come together to pay their respects and honor the memory of Bruce Goldie Stevens. The candlelight vigil serves as a poignant way to celebrate his life, share memories, and offer support to one another during this difficult time.

The event’s location, Salon Black Vintage, is a place that held great significance for Bruce, making it a fitting setting to remember and commemorate his contributions as a beloved hairstylist and member of the community. All are welcome to attend and participate in this meaningful tribute to a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many.


Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him.

Tia Regular wrote: “I was about to post some brows & lashes that I did. Only to see R.I.H. Bruce Goldie Stevens …smh wow! I’m just stunned. I first met Goldie during his photoshoot for his spread in Prestige Magazine some years back. His skills & talent are undeniable. 💯 To say he was FULL of personality & the life of backstage or a party is an understatement. The last time I talked to him, he wanted me to do some fantasy makeup for his hair model that he had a snake inspired concept for a while ago. I can hear him saying “Hey Dollface! I’m gonna have you do some make up for me”. He definitely made & left his mark in the industry & life. He lit up a stage, a room, etc with his contagious energy and infectious laugh. My prayers go out to his family, friends & clients R.I.H. Goldie 🙏🏾🕊️

Betty Byuck wrote: “I am gonna miss you you was the first man hair stylist to cut my hair 35 years ago , and it been a joy to continue that beautiful journey with you I love ever moment you did my hair , always told me to be still , well how BRUCE YOU KEPT EVERY ONE LAUGHING ,,YOUR JOYFUL SPIRITS WILL FLOW BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR SALON SHOP , I CANT STOP THE TEARS , the last time you did my hair I can out the shop and my hair was a beautiful light blue that turned PLATINUM A FEW DAY LATER , I love it BRUCE ,and BRUCE 31 years ago you done something BEAUTIFUL U WAS THERE FOR MY DAUGHTERS , ABBIE HAD LOST HER BABY DERRIUS , you did my two girls hair and more friends of theirs , so beautiful what you did four years later I met you , and it been a joy I LOVE U BRUCE , rest in PARDISE ❤️

Latricia Woodson wrote: “Your going to be missed Bruce Goldie Stevens did my first hair show with you and my Mother when yall worked at Donavans hair studio in 1992 and we shut it down best dancer in the city ❤️💪 get your rest❤️

His passing is a profound loss to the Detroit community, and his memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate to know him. The legacy of Goldie Stevens is not just in the hairstyles he created but in the positive, empowering, and joyful atmosphere he brought to every life he touched.

Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.


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