Celebrity Hair Stylist Dennis Stokely Is Featured on Colin Cowie’s “10 Minutes With” Interview!

Dennis Stokely should not be a new name for you if you are a regular reader of this blog. He’s been featured here more than a couple of times. He’s a stellar hair stylist who has had some amazing experiences while working with American Idol’s Paula Abdul and other celebrities. Dennis is amazing and he’s featured right now on ColinCowieWeddings.com as the current “10 Minutes with” interview!


Who Is Dennis Stokely?

DENNIS STOKELY is living his dream working as a celebrity hairstylist. Born in Georgia,trained in New York, Dennis landed the gig-of-a-lifetime in Hollywood as Paula Abdul’s hairstylist on AMERICAN IDOL. His work has appeared on red carpets everywhere including the Oscars,Emmys,Grammys and Golden Globes.

Dennis works with top industry pros, creates stunning bridal hairstyles, is constantly booked to teach his “Master Class in the Art and Business of the Beauty Industry” and gives back by donating his time and energy to many charities. He is also working to develop his signature-line of Hollywood inspired hair care products. Dennis’ remarkable career continues to grow, in large part, because he loves what he does.


I know Dennis Stokely because I cover beauty. I talk to various celebrity stylists and Dennis Stokely is an amazing man who creates great beauty with hair styles– for brides, friends and celebrities. He’s exceptional at what he does. He’s worked with many brands and events to create new ways of expressing beauty with hair products and tools…. and he’s phenomenal at it.

In 2014, Dennis was the featured speaker at the St. Croix Bridal Symposium, US Virgin Islands where he met Colin Cowrie. That event lead to Stokely being featured on ColinCowrieweddings.com. I am able to feature parts of this interview. This interview was done by Melissa Hammam and Dennis Stokely for ColinCowrieweddings.com


Q:What is the best part of your job?

A: I love seeing the transformation in confidence and the happiness on the faces of clients when I create hairstyles.

Brooke Anderson of Entertainment Tonight with Dennis Stokely

Q: What is your favorite trend right now?

A: Multiple Hairstyles! Last summer, I worked with a bride that couldn’t decide on a hairstyle. So I suggested that we do them ALL! We did big-sexy-hair for a pre-ceremony photo shoot, a half-up hairstyle for the rehearsal, a very chic up-do for the ceremony and for the reception we took her hair down and added a stunning headband with bling! Just wait, “multiple bridal hairstyles” will be the next big thing!

Q: Who, what and where inspires you?

A: WHO: My mother, old Hollywood screen sirens and the work of two celebrity hairstylists from today, Garren and Oribe.

WHAT: Up-do’s from the 1950’s & 60’s, Egyptian hairstyles and braids from hundreds of years ago and any challenging hairstyle request.

WHERE: The red-carpet. I love collaborating with amazing make-up artists, designers and celebrities to create show stopping, red carpet hairstyles. And I absolutely love taking those looks and making them work for a bride.

Brooke Anderson

Q: What’s next?

A: Awards Season is in full swing and I am always looking for my next muse to style for the red carpet. I am developing my Hollywood inspired line of hair care products and I continue to travel and teach my “Master Class in the Art and Business of the Beauty Industry.” I am also gearing up for an incredible year of bridal hairstyles. Life is good!


Q: Finally, tell us a style secret that can make a bride look magical! (We promise we don’t tell)

A: Embellish the hair with an amazing hair accessory: headbands embellished with jewels, crystals, feathers, sequins, French-lace or satin-ribbons are my favorites.

I would recommend that you pop over to ColinCowrieweddings.com to catch the entire interview. It’s really quite good and gives you a good sense of Dennis Stokely’s talent.

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Thank you to Dennis Stokely for the photos.
Thank you to ColinCowrieweddings.com for allowing me to feature a portion of this interview of Dennis Stokely here on this blog.

If you got this far, thank you! Also you get to be one of the first to learn that the fabulous Dennis Stokely has agreed to come on board LA-Story.com as a contributing editor. His first piece for this blog will be about the Oscars red carpet. He will be commenting on the beauty and fashion as seen on that very special day! We are thrilled to have Dennis Stokely be part of the LA-Story.com family!

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