Go Backstage at the VMAs with Beyoncé's Hairstylist

At this year's MTV Video Music Awards, celebrity stylist Anthony Pazos was on-hand to help Beyoncé prep for her show-stopping performance. Flip through the slideshow below to join Anthony as he takes you through his day with Queen B!

  • "It was so much fun being a part of another Beyoncé production. My first time working for Beyoncé was at the Super Bowl, so naturally I was excited to have another opportunity to work for one of the biggest celebrities of all time."

    "Kim Kimble, my friend and mentor, asked me to join the team just a day before we had to fly out. I was excited and didn't want to miss another historic Beyoncé production."

  • "When I got to New York, the first thing we did was drop off our tools and equipment where the hard-working entertainer was already practicing..."

  • "...She meet us in a floor length fur jacket, in true Beyoncé style."

  • "All of the looks [for Beyoncé and her dancers] were inspired by traditional African hairstyles from various tribes throughout Africa."

  • "Tons of intricate braiding and hair extensions were used to make the looks come to life."


  • Backstage with the dancers!

  • Looking fierce!

  • Ready for Beyoncé to take the VMAs stage!

  • The Queen B herself, looking Flawless!


Opening image: Getty Images/Kevin Mazur; all other images courtesy of Anthony Pazos

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