PGH recently caught up with Anthony Pazos to talk big hair and his new show, L.A. Hair. Anthony has styled some major Hollywood A-listers from Ashley Greene and the Kardashians to Leighton Meester, Gerard Butler and One Direction.
1. Please tell us how you got your start as a hair stylist.
The reason why I got into hair was because of my sisters. Seeing as there is a 10-year age difference between us when I was growing up, it was my job to do my sisters hair in the morning before school. I liked it so much that after college I went and got my Cosmetology license and I’ve been doing hair ever since. It was always something I had a passion for.
2. Who was the first celeb you styled and what kind of look did you give her/her?
The first Celebrity that I ever worked on was Richard Kelly the director of “Donny Darko” for a spread in Wired Magazine. At the time he was promoting his new movie with Sarah Michelle Gellar called “Southland Tales”. I was a part of the glam squad getting all the celebs ready for their press day.
3. Tell us about your new show, L.A. Hair, and what viewers can expect this season.
Viewers can expect a whole lot of crazy from the cast of LA Hair. It follows the lives of 6 talented hairstylists as they go through the ups and downs of working in a high-end salon in Hollywood. My character is the funny but divalicious gay who speaks his mind. You can expect some fighting between us and you get to experience what really happens to celebrity hairstylists as they fight their way to the top of the beauty industry. LA Hair is so much fun and entertaining because we let you in to the “behind the scenes” experience of celebrity styling. You can expect to see Kelly Rowland, Brandy & Eve to make an appearance as we style their locks. Once you start watching the show you’ll be hooked, with stakes this high the drama can be fierce.
4. What is the one piece of haircare advice you wish all ladies with thick, big hair would follow?
I wish that girls with big thick frizzy hair would stop chemically straightening, flat ironing, and brushing hard, wearing tight ponytails & just wear it natural with just a few products. If they use a leave in curl crème it will give definition to their curls and create an effortless but glamorous natural look.
5. What are you favorite products for big, thick, frizzy hair?
My favorite product for curly hair is Kimble Hair Care –Bounce back curling revitalizer with a little Leave in conditioning styling serum both can be found in Target. I like these products for a number of reasons first being that they smell nice and really calm the hair down. I also like that these products are relatively inexpensive and don’t leave the hair feeling crunchy. With these two products men & women with big thick frizzy can combat those issues easily.