Having styled everyone from Ashley Greene and the Kardashians to Leighton Meester, Gerard Butler and One Direction. Hairstylist-diva-extraordinaire and star of WETV’s highly anticipated docu-series “L.A. Hair“, the flamboyant, young and outrageous, Anthony Pazos is always donning his signature suspenders and bow tie. Anthony is undoubtedly, the next hair genius/image maker/trendsetter to take over the Hollywood hair industry! With his quick wit, sharp tongue, unique and dramatic style, over the top antics, and electrifying aptitude for making women look gorgeous, the lovable Pazos is this show’s breakout star. With his larger-than-life personality and constant comedic outbursts, audiences are going to fall in love with the side-splitting Pazos!
Pazos dazzles as reigning celebrity hair stylist, Kim Kimble’s wild and outspoken protégé in “L.A. Hair”,which follows Kimble’s high-stung staff as they fight to stay on top in the highly competitive Hollywood hair industry. Styling Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland and Shakira, the “L.A. Hair” glam squad delivers drama, glamour and fabulous hair, bringing viewers inside their hectic lives, handling star-studded clientele, while running this exclusive Hollywood salon.
Transforming a woman into something magical is a dream that Anthony Pazos has turned into a reality using hair as his medium. Having been featured in Vogue Italia, Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, Wired, Venice, Fader and Curve magazines just to name a few, this mane-master has also appeared on E! Style Network’s “How Do I Look”, and, “Split Ends”.
Born and raised in Torrance, California, Anthony Pazos became a self-taught aesthetic mastermind at a young age, graduating with an A.A. and license in cosmetology and working at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious salons. He was classically trained and mastering the techniques of hair legends such as Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy. Currently working as a freelance stylist, this Latin-American’s home base is boutique salon, B2V, in Beverly Hills, were he divides his time between exclusive high-profile private clients, editorial shoots and film projects.
It was such a delight to interview Anthony. He has this infectious energy and zest for life that lights up a room. I love how passionate Anthony is about his work and he is always dreaming a bigger dream, much like myself. So sit back and see who makes the cut with L.A Hair Anthony Pazos!
BB411~ When did you know you wanted to be a Hair Stylist/Artist?
AP~ When I was 13 I knew I wanted to be a hairstylist.
BB411~ How did your career come to be?
BB411~ If you weren’t a Stylist and you could be anything in the world what would it be?
AP~ I would be a singer.
BB411~ Who inspired you and who did you admire growing up?
AP~ Vidal Sassoon most definitely inspired me.
BB411~ Have you always been in love with fashion and beauty?
AP~ Absolutely, I remember growing up I always had to match, I hated getting dirty and my hair was always on point even at a young age.
BB411~ You have a new product line coming out fall 2013, can you tell me about it (inspiration and who it represents)?
AP~ It’s a product line of all my favorite products fit into one family. I want it to be a product that everyone can afford but still works. I think it’s important to teach our clients how to take care of their hair after they leave the salon.
BB411~ Which celebrity have you not worked with but would like to?
AP~ Natalie Portman
BB411~ What are your top 3 tips for gorgeous hair?
AP~ Buy the correct shampoo & conditioner for your hair type, never over flat-iron or blowdry and monthly visits at the salon for a cut.
BB411~ When it comes to hair, what are you known for?
AP~ I’m known for my work with the twilight kids and my work with the Kardashians. People know that I love big hair.
BB411~ Do you have any hair secrets you want to share that have been developed by you?
AP~ Not really developed by me but all my clients wear extensions. Go big or go home.
BB411~ What is the #1 mistake that people do to their hair?
AP~ I would say over flat ironing one section of the hair over and over again. Oh and using rubber bands or elastics with metal to hold the hair up.
BB411~ Favourite colour for hair?
AP~ Majirel & Richesse by L’oreal.
BB411~ Describe your style?
AP~ I like everything to be perfect structurally but styled messy and effortless.
AP~ It means a few things. Beauty means a feeling that’s exuberated from a person on the inside. Also its someone who is well put together, a person that takes care of themselves on the outside.
BB411~ What inspires you personally and professionally?
AP~ People that have already attained what I want inspire me personally & professionally. Also making others feel good.
BB411~ Are you involved in any charities that are close to your heart?
BB411~ What does it mean to you to give back?
AP~ Giving back is doing something for someone else without having a personal gain out of the experience. Being completely selfless.
BB411~ If you could tell your younger self something you have learned and know now what would it be ( a lesson learned or wisdom gained)?
AP~ Don’t be afraid, you’re amazing and you can make your dreams come true.
AP~ Nice, flamboyant, outrageous (and over the top).
BB411~ What is your skin care regime?
BB411~ What are your go to hair products?
BB411~ Favourite Make Up Brands?
BB411~ 3 beauty products you carry with you always?
BB411~ #1 beauty product you could not live without?
BB411~ Do any certain scents remind you of your childhood?
AP~ I like clean zesty scents but I also like aromatherapy scents like lavender & rosemary.
AP~ Yes curling lashes with a spoon after you heated it up on the stove.
BB411~ Fun fact that your fans may not know about you?
AP~ I speak fluent Spanish and French. I also have two pitbulls named Kenny Powers & Peanut.
BB411~ Favorite food?
AP~ Angel hair pasta with meat sauce.
BB411~ How do you stay healthy and fit?
AP~ I go to the gym 5 days a week and take an array of vitamins like Vitamin C & B12. Also I eat mostly organic meats, fruits & vegetables.
BB411~ Favorite quote?
AP~ “If it is to be it’s up to me” & “Love Yourself Love Others”
BB411~ Where do you see yourself in 1, 5 and 10 years?
AP~ In one year I see myself speaking at Cosmetology schools inspiring students to follow their dreams. In 5 years I see myself owning a very large salon space with 15 + stylists servicing high-end clientele. In ten years I hope to start a cosmetology school of my own.
AP~ Climb Mount Everest.
BB411~ What advice would you give entrepreneurs starting out that are following their dreams?
AP~Anything worth attaining is not going to be easy and will take hard work but if you work hard you can & will achieve your goals. Also live below your means so that you can reinvest in your business.
BB411~ When I say the words #lovethis, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
AP~ I’m buying it I don’t care how much it costs!
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