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, donning his signature suspenders and bow tie, 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! 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”.
Paparazzo: What makes Good Hair good?
AP: Good hair makes you feel good about yourself. It can involve a dimensional color, creative cut or something as simple as your natural wave or curl pattern. Good hair is hair that uplifts your spirit. Then there is always the technical side that can be enjoyable like your monthly visits to the salon for trims or your touch ups for color. Hair is one of your best assets and when you look good you feel good.
Paparazzo: Which celebrity was the hardest to work with hair wise and personality wise?
AP: Celebrities can be really demanding sometimes and it’s only natural because they’re under so much scrutiny, so it’s understandable.
The most difficult head of hair that I’ve worked with would be the boys’ from One Direction. Seeing as they are this huge teen sensation, it’s only natural that they want their hair to be perfect. Even though their hair was difficult to work with, I always enjoy a challenge. With these teen super stars, every strand of hair has to be in place not to mention they’re very specific about the products they use. I personally enjoyed every second of the time spent with the boys and in the end their blow-dries came out fantastic. I think it was also hard hair wise because we were on the beach for their now infamous music video “what makes you beautiful” so the beach wind and mist was an added stress. The boys have the best personalities around & I absolutely adore them.
Now the most difficult personality I had to work with would be hands down Rachelle Lefevre and that’s all I care to say about that. We can just say DIVA!!!
Paparazzo: Is there an advantage to being the white or gay guy on L.A
AP: I would say that there is a definite advantage to being the only “white”/ “gay” guy on the show because it’s kind of hard to miss me. I guess you could say that I stand out LOL. At the same time it’s a disadvantage because there is an added level of criticism. Either way I’m happy how it’s all turning out regardless.
Paparazzo: How often do you get to experiment?
AP: I always experiment with hair and makeup. Being a freelance stylist really allows me to be creative and try new styles that I normally wouldn’t try at the salon. In this competitive world we always have to be evolving and changing to keep the interest of our clients. There is never a dull moment in Hollywood but I live for it. Experimenting is the only way to create something magical and iconic. Personally I’ll never stop experimenting with different textures, colors, tones and so on whether it’s on myself or on my clients. I always want to keep it fresh.
Paparazzo: If you had someone else’s hair, who and why?
AP: I would say Nicki Minaj because she always has something crazy going on up there. I love the colors and the unapologetic nature of her style.