Descended from a hairdressing family, for Lefty, hairdressing is not just a profession, it is a way of life.
His love and devotion to education led him, to create the Prestige academy, an innovative hairdressing academy, located in Athens, Greece.
He loves soft shapes and seamless finishes.
He appreciates geometry and believes that haircut and styling must equally combine symmetrical and asymmetrical structures.
He prefers to keep hairdressing simple but never monotonous and boring.
He has also participated in many international shows, photoshoots, editorials and seminars because he enjoys to share, not only his knowledge, but his creative ideas with other hairdressers.
His moto:“Education is the key which can unlock the door of a successful future”.
Thanos Zaimis is the education manager of the Prestige Telis Kikeris hairdressing and beauty school. Through a long and successful course in the hairdressing field he has starred in many shows, editorials and artistic events in Greece and abroad.
His love of sharing his ideas with other hairdressers has made him especially loved in the education field as he creates fashion and trends always together with the Prestige Telis Kikeris artistic team he inspires with his creations.
In 2019, he was awarded as the “hairdresser of the year” from the biggest hairdressing magazine Estetica hellas, as an award for his contribution and career in the field of hairdressing.
Noemie was born and raised in France, but her love to share her knowledge and inspiration led her to Greece.
Always in charge of all the editorial work, made by Prestige Academy, has established her annual collaboration with many designers and fashion editors.
Her real passion is coloring. She enjoys creating vivid colors with a “French touch” that highlight every woman’s personality.
Noemie also stands out for her original ideas and imagination in hair styling, sharing smart and functional tips, that make every single look to seem easy, in a sophisticated way. Being a pioneer, in combining textures, shapes, materials and accessories she is well renowned as an Avant-garde hair artist.
In 2019, she was awarded as the “colorist of the year” from the biggest hairdressing magazine Estetica hellas, as an award for her contribution and career in the field of hairdressing.
Christina Xenaki works with the Prestige Telis Kikeris hairdressing and beauty school as a senior educator specializing in hairstyling and chignon. She has a great experience in hairdressing and is considered a “complete” hairstylist as she combines a high level of knowledge and skill in all services (cut-color-styling).
Her love for hairdressing and education was so great, that she decided to share her knowledge and ideas in Prestige Telis Kikeris since 2012.
Iris Chatzipetrou is one of the biggest talents in the hairdressing field in Greece.
She is famous for her precision cutting, her incomparable technique and the unique characteristics she gives to the looks she creates, based on movement, texture and strength.
She was trained in London and worked in Britain’s largest company, something which changed and influenced her perception concerning geometry, attitude and shape she creates in every haircut.
Upon returning to Greece, the field of education won her, in which she is exclusively occupied as an Advanced Cutting Educator in the Prestige Telis Kikeris hairdressing and beauty school.
Fragkiskos Leontis is a pure old school barber with British technical influences. His way of education is characterized by his high technical level, attention to detail and the methodical process of his teaching.
Combining his favourite classical lines with modern techniques he preserves the men’s haircutting service as well as the traditional shaving service, thus giving his knowledge on the complete male grooming in the modern times.
In 2018 he was selected to represent Greece as an official men’s haircutting trainer in a European trainer’s meeting in Germany.
Panayiotis Papargyris could easily be described as a calm force. Technically pristine, methodic and patient, he is a contemporary cutter. His time is divided between creating sophisticated women’s haircuts while at the same time he creates the most beautiful shades in modern fades.
His approach and his continued good mood is his signature.
Mara Zannou is one of the most active members of the Prestige Telis Kikeris hairdressing and beauty school. She works in the field since 1990 as she has worked together with the greatest names in hairdressing, while she was also present in the decades that radically changed hairdressing into the modern profession we know today.
A fully specialized hair colorist and a winning personality that is manifested through the mature structure of knowledge she possesses, her high level of technique and her calm teaching manner. Studies with her are a unique experience and a journey into the magical world of colors.
Chris Spanakis combines experience and knowledge in haircutting as well as coloring and likes to work on clean geometric lines, emphasizing on the particular characteristics of a woman.
His love and devotion to training and transmitting knowledge make him special, because as a master barber himself, he never stops evolving and crossing his boundaries.
He has trained hundreds of hairdressers in Greece and Cyprus through the Prestige Telis Kikeris artistic team.
Charalambos Tzavaras has a great experience and dreams in the field of hairdressing. Having worked in big Athens salons for many years, he decided to participate in the field of education and contribute his knowledge to the beginning of new hairdressers and the further education of the more experienced.
A fan of the classic and geometric lines, he considers that the merging of those lines with creative and disconnected trends, can offer an especially beautiful and special result.
Elisabeth Sanchez who borned in Latin America (Dominican Republic), and for years she likes to create imaginative in color hairstyles updoes and is specialized in bridal hairstyles.
What characterizes her, are the innovative ideas and the feminine shapes that she gives to her hairstyles, while at the same time she has the charisma to enliven the hair with her color techniques.
A graduate of the Athens TEI and with a great love for education, Ioanna possesses knowledge in all beauty services (nail beauty, professional make up, face and body beauty, massage, lash extension, eyebrow tattoo), giving her students the required provisions for their professional expertise.
Creativity, imagination and love for teaching are the aspects that make her stand out.
Katerina xenaki is in professional make up field for over 10 years. She has worked in TV shows, video clips, commercials and photoshoots. She is an expert in bridal make up, having worked with hundreds of brides. Her restless spirit and her need for creation have made her to always enrich her knowledge because she believes that the art of make up never ends. Her strong point is discovering the most beautiful image of a woman and further enhancing it.
Her positive energy, talent and communication skills help the students make a pleasant entry in the world of make up. Her love for education led her to the Prestige Telis Kikeris artistic team.
With art as the main factor and in parallel with the alternative music (among others) scene, Alex chose barbering to express his creativity and his restless spirit, balancing between old school and new age.
He is defined by innovative ideas and explosive looks, always daring and creative regarding his approach, he develops looks with harmony and character.
Konstantinos Baskoutas, aka “seco K” is a new age contemporary barber with american technique origins. Having been a manager and co-owner of a studio barber shop, he decided to follow the path of education. His unique ability to visualize the shading in fades, have made fades his trademark.
At the same time, his high technique combined with his meticulous approach and his artistic nature, make him one of the most dynamic presences
Sofia Zagouva shares her pulse with hairdressing for the last 16 years. Disciplined and a visionary, she is a passionate hairstylist who can spontaneously create an evening hair-up with texture just as easily as she can bring it to life with her rich color palette.
Training with her wakes up your creativity and imagination while at the same time you develop skills quickly and methodically.