Built on a heritage of beauty, education and community, we aim to
redefine standards in hair care and styling to address the distinctive
needs of a multi-textural world.
To liberate and unite all textures by taking an honest, revolutionary
approach to beauty by providing the knowledge to evolve mindsets,
change perceptions and influence industry practice.
Meet the Team
Dickey's mission during his 20-year career as a hairstylist has
been to dispel myths about beauty that are deeply rooted in historical
and social experiences. Dickey feels the issues surrounding textured
hair should be less about social division and more about defining
standards and products so that the mainstream perception about beauty
can evolve and reflect the real world.
Mastering the mystery
of textured hair, Dickey has created iconic hairstyles for designers,
advertisers, photographers and celebrities alike. Sarah Jessica Parker,
Minnie Driver, Alicia Keys, Kelis, and Andre 3000 are just a few of the
notables he has styled. he has contributed editorial imagery to
magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Essence, Vibe, The New York
Times Magazine, Glamour, and Allure.
His work at world-class salons such as Oribe, Louis Licari, and John
Frieda, where his clients ranged from high-powered executives to
stay-at-home moms, further refined his technical wizardry. It was
during this time that Dickey discovered a universal truth shared by all
women with textured hair: women with kinky, curly and wavy hair have
had to compromise. Whether through product choices or services
prescribed by professionals to manipulate their hair into behaving a
certain way, these women compromise – both literally and figuratively –
time and time again.
Because of a lack of understanding by the hair-care industry on how to
properly and healthily manage textured hair, and to empower the
consumer, Dickey authored Hair Rules!: The Ultimate Haircare Guide for
Women With Kinky, Curly or Wavy Hair, pioneering a new standard of hair
care and styling solutions for a multi-textural world.
Inspired by the success of his book and the enthusiastic response from
women around the world, Dickey launched Hair Rules, a
solutions-oriented line of cleansers, conditioning treatments and
styling aids specifically geared to the special needs of kinky, curly
and wavy hair. His hope is to encourage people, once and for all, to
embrace their natural beauty.
Kara Young Georgiopolous is the co-founder of Hair Rules hair
care and styling solutions for a multi-textural world. As such, she
lends creative inspiration and insight to this solutions-oriented line
of cleansers, conditioning treatments and styling aids specifically
geared to the special needs of kinky, curly and wavy hair, which she
co-conceived with her friend, celebrity and session stylist, Anthony
Most recently, Kara - who was among the fashion
world's top models in the late 1980s and 1990s - enjoyed a stint as
entertainment news correspondent for FOX News Channel, where she
interviewed the likes of Rod Stewart, Angela Bassett, Sarah Jessica
Parker, Molly Shannon, Edward Burns and Ed Norton among other Hollywood
But, Kara’s true claim to fame came for more than a decade, from 1988
to1998, when she appeared in some of the most provocative and memorable
advertising campaigns for global cosmetic giants, Maybelline, L’Oreal
and Victoria’s Secret. In 1989, Kara was photographed by Richard Avedon
for Revlon’s "most unforgettable women" campaign, alongside supermodels
Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. She continued
on in print and TV campaigns for Revlon for the next 10 years.
Concurrently, Kara did a slew of editorial assignments, including
Sports illustrated’s coveted swimsuit issue in 1991. She worked
frequently in both the us and abroad, including Japan, Milan, London
and Paris, and was featured on countless magazine covers for Vogue,
ELLE, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.
One day in 1990, while working on a shoot for American Vogue with
photographer Steven Meisel, hairstylist Kevin Mancuso and makeup
artist, Kevin Aucoin, they all begged her to have her hair done
professionally before future shoots. It simply required too much time
to take her soaking wet head of coarse, curly hair to done on the
day-of the shoot.
They introduced her to Anthony Dickey, who over time, helped nurture
her otherwise fraught hair back to health, while encouraging her to
celebrate and appreciate her natural texture. A devoted friendship
ensued and the rest is history. Kara lives in New York City with her
husband, businessman peter Georgiopolous, and their two children.