Born in Salonika in northern Greece, Thanos left his native country to study acting, art, and design in London when he was 17, but even as a child, he was always intrigued by hair.
„The actual material, the way it reflects light, the way it reacts to the elements: heat, moisture; the way it can transform a person by color, length, style,“ he explains of his early passion. „Found it fascinating that people can be someone else by the sheer use of different hair.“
„Few things give me more pleasure, than being in my studio, makeing things. The trusty tools that my fingers have come to know like extensions of themselves, the old heads that stans in for the girls, the smell of the scorching hot irions, the glue, the dyes, the sprays, the secret concoctions.“
„Experimenting with different fibers, develping ideas and looks to use in future shoots, designing characters for stories. Hair says a lot about a person; unlike clothes or make-up, we attribute hair as the person’s own. And every person, inadvertently and unconsciously, conveys and betrays so much about themselves, through their hair.“
„I can tell everything about a woman, by her hair alone.“
Since November of 2016 Thanos is part of the Close Up family available for bookings across Europe.