Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas Creates Glowlights

With her golden skin and sun-streaked hair, the iconic California girl has a special glow that salon clients crave.  Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas has mastered the art of summer-kissed hair, and sends many of his famous clients down the red carpet with “lit from within” highlights and casual, beach-tossed textures.  Now he’s sharing his Hollywood strategies with Glowlights, a new color and style collection.  

“The Glowlights techniques produce soft, natural radiance,” says George.  “This technique can be done on blondes, brunettes or redheads, making Glowlights ideal for every client who wants my signature look.  What’s more, Glowlights are fast—clients don’t have to spend the whole day in the salon!”

George’s Glowlights are achieved with his signature color placement, the Matrix haircolor portfolio—including SOCOLOR, Light Master and Color Sync—along with the Matrix Balayage Paddle and the Matrix #1 Detail Tint Brush. He recently completed an extensive training for the entire Matrix Artistic Education team, which means that now stylists everywhere can learn how to “Glow” their clients in Matrix Interactive Education Classes, now available in select SalonCentric stores.  The class covers two color techniques as well as speaks two, on-trend finishing techniques—Beach Waves and Mermaid Waves.  

“Balayage techniques like Glowlights have been among my secrets for establishing my reputation and my success with my celebrity clients,” says George.  “I’m thrilled to share these secrets with stylists everywhere who want to offer their clients my easy, natural, sunny looks!” 

Visit the Education & Shows Section on,  click on ALL CLASSES and scroll down a quarter of the way down to find a “Matrix Get the Look” class, featuring Glowlights, near you! 

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