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George Papanikolas has become one of the hottest and most sought after colorists in Hollywood, and has been recognized as one of the countries Top Colorists by Allure Magazine. His signature highlighting style has caught the attention of Southern California’s most discerning clientele with young, hot Hollywood turning to this man to change their look. Stars like Britney Spears, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Stroup, and Sarah Michelle Gellar are already fans. Using the French, freehand technique called “balayage,” he creates natural-looking, sun-kissed color that looks, as George says, “like you’ve spent a summer at the beach, not three hours in the salon.”
High fashion blondes love the “rooty,” high contrast designs which were inspired by the likes of Gisele Bundchen and Sarah Jessica Parker. Brunettes clamor for his progressive color designs characterized by rich color at the roots with luscious caramel-toned tips. And his copper-gold, vibrant redheads are the new standard for this head-turning hue. As a result, he has become a favorite among young Hollywood celebrities.
George’s color work has resulted in numerous national magazine photo assignments, film projects, music videos and fashion shows – resulting in a vast and sophisticated portfolio. George has had amazing success creating his signature hair color, and has recently seen his career expand from color to include freelance styling work to expand his budding portfolio. He set the look on Britney Spears Circus Tour where he was the key hairstylist, as well as being the key stylist to some on New York Fashion Weeks most esteemed runway shows and is represented by Exclusive Artist Management for editorial and fashion www.eamgmt.com/georgepapanikolas.
After gaining incredible work experience at some of Beverly Hills’ top salons, including the renowned Sally Hershberger at John Frieda Salon and the Chris McMillan Salon, in-demand color specialist George Papanikolas has established himself in West Hollywood at the Andy Lecompte Salon, where owner Lecompte tends to the tresses of Madonna, Lindsay Lohan, and Penelope Cruz, just to name a few of the A-listers that can be found there on any given day.
One of the most important ingredients in George’s color blends is a foundation of healthy, shiny hair. To produce his vibrant color results, he relies on Joico’s Vero-K-Pak Color, as well as Joico’s Hair Repair System which includes Joico’s K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor to keep his cients hair in optimum condition. This award-winning hair fixer is packed with Joico’s unique Quadramine Complex, which transforms strands instantly, leaving hair stronger, glossier and easier to manage. He’s also an ardent fan of Joico’s new Design Collection for styling and finishing, citing the Dry Spray Wax and Texture Spray as ideal aids for his signature, day-at-the-beach looks.