Menelaos Alevras, Hair Stylist Interview

Fewer industries offer a broader arrange of career opportunities than fashion. In our ongoing series, The Impression highlights some of the industry’s most talented people and interesting jobs.

How did you get your start in hair styling?
My journey starts in London in the late 90’s with Vidal Sassoon. It was an outstanding period of my life! After completing my studies I started immediately working in Europe. I have lived and worked in New York for the last 16 years.

What hair stylist from the past or present influenced you the most?
Leonard, Vidal Sassoon, Guido Palau, Odile Gilbert, Julien d’Ys

Photo | Christopher Robbins

How do you decide the best hairstyle for a photo shoot?
The most important thing for me is to understand the elements of the shoot since it is a team effort. I try to comprehend the vision of the photographer and the art director and the direction of the styling in order to get to the core of the style I need to bring to the shoot. Discussions, exchange of ideas, and references and brainstorming are absolutely necessary beforehand.

What is the most important thing you want potential clients to know about you?
That I love the creative process and I tremendously enjoy transformations. It’s so much fun!

Favorite Film
Vertigo by Hitchcock

What type of impression do you want to make?
 A distinct one.

Menelaos Alevras is a Hair Stylist on the The Impression Biannual Vol. 2