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 was born in Japan, but he has been living in Greece for the past years. As a “Japanese” artist he is famous for his unconventional and technical approach in hair designing.
He loves alternative, but still wearable hair that move with great balance and likes to create beautiful looks built upon great workable ideas and the solid foundation of skill. He’s got a great desire to let hair express itself and feel free.
He is also the owner of one of the most successful salons in a very cool area near the center of Athens.
He likes travelling all over the world and collecting images for inspiration. He is a very communicative, talented artist who is energized by his job, eager to share his ideas with other hairdressers. His love for hair is contagious.
This passion led him to become one of the most recognizable hairdressing educators in Greece and he has been awarded as “Greek hairdresser of the year” three times so far.
Noemie was born and raised in France, but her love to share her knowledge and inspiration led her to Greece.
She is a joyful, energetic and renowned hairstylist. 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.
She is also the Owner and Creative Director of “the Kut Official” Salon located in Athens, which is the Davines flagship, a warm and comfortable space, providing premium hair style services.
Her moto: “Our hair is more than just an appearance. It can be a reflection of who we are”.
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.
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.
Her passion for aesthetics and beautification led her to the field of aesthetics.
She has completed her higher education studies at the TEI of Athens, where she acquired knowledge of Aesthetics and Cosmetology and specialized in face, body and limb aesthetics, make-up, body massage and eyelash extensions.
Creativity and contagiousness are two words that characterize her. Her motivation is the development of her students so that they become recognized professionals in the field.
Antonia is a graduate of a private school in the field of manicures and pedicures specializing in Nail Art & Design.
She is possessed of imagination and ingenuity, which is reflected in her designs.
For her, nails are a canvas, a source of expression of every woman’s mood. With her love for what she does, she inspires every student to create.
Maria, an experienced graduate of private schools specializing in nail care and nail aesthetics, stands out for her extensive career. With expertise in nail art and design, she showcases her creativity, placing emphasis on details.
In her daily work, she demonstrates organizational skills and a creative approach. Her students describe her as an exceptionally communicative and effective instructor. For Maria, love, patience, and perseverance are the three foundational pillars that define the successful path of education in nail care and nail aesthetics. Informed about the latest trends, she offers an exciting educational experience.