Hair Stylist, Vassilis Tells All On The Magic of Hair Transformation!
Artist Answers series continues with hair stylist, Vassilis Kokkinidis who breaks down how he started doing hair to who is favorite designers are. Oh and if you’re looking to switch up your look, Kokkinidis offers up some advice for taking your next style step. Enjoy stepping into the mind of this hair styling extraordinaire.
Where did your hair styling career start?
I started doing hair in my early teen years when I was still in high school. My sister was one of my first models I started playing with. I changed her look and natural hair color from bleaching it to silver white and back to the darkest blue black in two weeks time, including cutting her hair from long to a very short layered pixie look.
This was the time I realized the importance of a “look” and how you could become unnoticed or noticeable because of it! The magic of transforming someone’s appearance and making him feel “special” and “unique.” Two years after I was shooting editorials for renowned magazines.
Who’s hair in the industry would you like to get your hands on?
hhmmm…..to all of them….from actors, singers and Supermodels!
I could name a few actors from Natalie Portman, Tilda Swinton, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep…. singers from Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera….to Grace Jones and vocalists from Streisand to jazz singer Diana Krall….
Please name some of your favorite fashion designers.
Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Ralf Rucci, Tom Ford, Valentino, Coco Chanel, Halston, Hubert de Givenchy, Jeanne Lanvin, Azzedine Alaia, Andre’ Courreges, Nicole Farhi, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Paco Rabanne, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Hedi Slimane, Emanuel Ungaro, Lucien Lelong
What advice do you have for anyone who always wears the same hairstyle and wants to change it up?
You could somehow keep the same shape if you don’t want to change completely your look and refresh it by either playing with the hair color and creating soft layers or shorten the complete haircut or even better…Try something New!!
It is hair and always will grow back… therefore you should change if possible every season and create a new character and a new attitude with changing your hair!
What are your go-to styling products or hair care lines?
I like using different brands depending on the hair type and the look I want to achieve. I prefer using products from companies such as: L’Oreal, Kerastase, Kiehl’s, Phyto, Redken, Bumble & bumble, and T3.
Is there a hair style you wish would disappear?
No because all hairstyles come from different eras and even if we wouldn’t like some styles for ourselves there are still individuals around with such a unique look who wear them and feel great because it’s part of their personalities.
Lastly, what advice do you have for aspiring fashion industry hopefuls?
“Don’t stop Dreaming and Stay Creative”
That’s a wrap! A huge “Thank You” to Vassislis Kokkinidis for taking the time to talk to MyFDB!