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Alexandry Costa is a Parisian hairstylist. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue, CR Fashion Book and Numéro, and his clients include Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga. We caught up with him to discuss his icons and inspirations.

How did you get into hairdressing?
My grandfather was a hairdresser in Nice, the French Riviera, where he worked with the 60s movie stars. I’ve always admired him, and would help him every Wednesday in his atelier. He taught me so many precious things in hairdressing.

Alexandry Costa Robert Laby
Image credit: Alice Rosati
Morgane Warnier by Elina Kechicheva
Image credit: Elina Kechicheva
Untitled beauty by Thomas Goldblum
Image credit: Thomas Goldblum

What inspires you ?
So many different things… everything from Marvel to Marie Antoinette, Punks to Fairy Tales, African tribes and 80s pop stars.

Monochrome Thomas Goldblum
Image credit: Thomas Goldblum
Nika Cole by Chantelle Dosser
Image credit: Chantelle Dosser

What is your favourite era for hair?
Definitely the 20s. For me this era was the real emancipation of women’s hair. The iconic 20s bob haircut that Coco Chanel wore… that was a really significant change.

Blue hair by Alexandry Costa
Image credit: Thomas Goldblum

What is the most challenging aspect of your profession?
You have to learn the technical aspects, then let them go. It’s vital to learn to work instinctively, and work on your creativity; that’s when you find your own signature.

Blurred by Alexandry Costa
Image credit: Alexandry Costa
Morgane W by Elina Kechicheva
Image credit: Elina Kechicheva
Snake wrap by Elina Kechicheva
Image credit: Elina Kechicheva
Black and white by Elina Kechicheva
Image credit: Elina Kechicheva

What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt during your career?
I’ve learnt that every single person has their own beauty, their own power, you just need to find it and reveal it to the world.

Video credit: Alexandry Costa

“My favorite era for hair is the 20s. For me this era was the real emancipation of women's hair”
Alexandry Costa
Gold Headpiece by Alexandry Costa
Image credit: Alexandry Costa
Flower crown polaroid by Alexandry Costa
Image credit: Alexandry Costa

Who is your hair icon?
The hairdresser Antoine Cierplikowski, better known as Antoine de Paris. He was a real genius, and I invite every hairstylist to read about him and view the magnificent hairstyles he created.

Credits

Alexandry Costa is represented by Artlist
Interview Anthony Mascolo
Images Alice Rosati, Thomas Goldblum, Chantelle Dosser, Elina Kechicheva, Alexandry Costa
Special Thanks Alexandry Costa Instagram

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