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PERSONAL STYLE: George Papanikolas, Hollywood Hairdresser

Anne Moratto | January 31, 2014 | 2:56 PM

PERSONAL STYLE: George Papanikolas, Hollywood Hairdresser

Celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas has his hands in the hair of Hollywood’s most mercurial Misses including Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Britney Spears, and the Sisters Kardashian. His ability to create quick change-ups in their hair color sets trends. His trademark“beach-style” highlighting techniques have evolved into today’s popular ombré and balayage techniques. Papanikolas practices his brand of color magic in West Hollywood at the Andy Lecompte Salon, and in New York City at the Rita Hazan Salon and as a guest colorist at one of the top salons in Dubai.

 BORN, RAISED AND NOW RESIDES: Born and raised in Los Angeles, and now I split my time between my home in the Hollywood Hills and New York City.


 BEST JOB EVER: Playing with my real life Barbie Dolls, all day!  I don't consider doing hair a real job.


 MY FAVORITE TOOL: Biolage Keratindose Renewal Spray.  It makes hair instantly silky.

 IF I HADN’T BECOME A HAIRDRESSER: I would flip houses. Oh wait, I already do that!

 MY FAVORITE BOOK: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki.

 MY SECRET WEAPON: Strategic highlight placement. It gives maximum impact with minimum effort and allows me to book more appointments.

 MY SECRET TALENT: I have a Green Thumb.

 RECENT SPLURGE: My fabulous house in the Hollywood Hills.

 MY MOTTO: “When you look good, I look good.”



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