Recently, I got a chance to speak with the phenomenal founder of Stylebookings.com, George Kyriakos who has over 25 years of experience as a world-renowned professional in the fashion and beauty industries. His client list has included Halle Berry, Anna Wintour, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep and many other notables. In addition, he has worked on editorials for many major magazines such as Vogue, Elle, In Style and Harper’s Bazaar.
Having launched a year ago, Stylebookings.com is quickly making its way as the only pro beauty on-demand service. Both George and his Creative Director, Vincent Longo have a roster of fashion and beauty industry pros who are carefully vetted and available for every budget.
For some time now, the word has been out about other on-demand beauty companies who claim to provide top-notch services. But how many really have a pro roster who has worked with celebrities or behind-the-scenes production teams that have created intoxicating glamor shots for fashion glossies and advertisements that make us all ‘oh-and-ah’? None. While some on-demand beauty companies make general claims in regards to having a glitzy background, the Stylebookings.com pros are actually certified in their profession and a glimpse of the pros’ credentials are provided as proof. Rest assured, when booking an appointment through Stylebookings.com, you are getting the real deal.
As of now, only New York City fashionistas are fortunate to be blessed by the hands of the Stylebookings.com pros, but the on-demand pro beauty service will be expanding to other cities soon. So whether you are an NYC gal looking to have her beauty look revved up for the Spring, or a fashionista traveling to New York City and would like to experience a new look, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from your booked professional service.
Naima: During your career, you have designed hairstyles for notable celebrities and industry icons. So when creating a hair look for your Stylebookings.com clients, what is your rule of thumb for creating a personalized hairstyle for women?
George Kyriakos: I approach each look differently based on what the event or occasion is that’s taking place. For instance, for a red carpet or evening event, I start with a dress and then check out the accessories. If it’s a situation when a celebrity client is wearing a million dollar necklace and has long hair, I’ll style an updo hair look that’s simple and doesn’t take away from the boldness of her accessory. But when creating a haircut, there are many factors that come into play. To determine the styling of a cut, I base everything on the shape of the clients face, their hair texture, lifestyle, and personality.
Naima: What are some of the most popular of the moment hair trends requested by Stylebookings.com clients?
George Kyriakos: I really think that beauty trends can overtake a person. For that reason, I typically go against “the trends” when dealing with clients. But if there is a hair trend they like or want to try then I simply take the trend and adapt it to them in a way that fits them personally into a look they will love.
Naima: How do you want every Stylebookings.com client to feel once they have received your service?
George Kyriakos: One of the things I love most about what I do is making people feel good and confident and that’s how I want them to feel at the end of a Stylebookings.com appointment. Not everyone is a model, however, we are our own walking billboards. No matter who you are, when you’re well-groomed, you feel better because looking great effects everything you do and how you carry yourself. People even respond to you differently! So, I want clients to feel like that at the end of their service with us – like a new person with a look that is fierce.