Fashion is their passion—and these gents prove that personality is the secret to all that panache.
DR. PASHA HAKIMZADEH
ESTHETIC DENTIST; PARTNER, APA AESTHETIC LA; CO-FOUNDER, SIMPLE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT smilemakersla.com
Known for his impeccable dentistry and easygoing personality, Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh’s style is as fresh as the smiles he creates.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. PASHA HAKIMZADEH
HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY? Dentistry is super personal for me. Growing up, I had a few accidents involving my teeth, so I was in and out of dental chairs from an early age. I remember how I felt when I was dealing with my smile... and how my smile made me feel and what it did for my self-confidence. That aspect of my job [restoring people’s confidence] is what I love the most, hands down.
HOW DOES APA AESTHETIC LA STAND OUT? My business partner, Dr. Ben Reyhani, and I wanted to bring something different and special to L.A., and that’s when we decided to partner up with Dr. Michael Apa and bring Apa Aesthetic to Beverly Hills. This is a more specialized practice and art form—we are creating smiles that look and feel like natural teeth while changing lives. The vibe of our office is very important to us and we have thought through every small detail from the amenities (like CBD gummies, TVs in the ceilings, noise-canceling headphones, aromatherapy pillows, our state-of-the-art ceramics lab, etc.) to the service you receive at every visit.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? California luxe and casual. I like mixing high fashion with casual street-wear and combining a few different styles. I prefer when my clothing doesn’t feel too fancy, so if I’m wearing something designer I’ll try to combine it with something more street and rugged to balance it out.
DID ANYONE FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD HELP HONE YOUR INTEREST IN FASHION? I fell in love with shoes because of Andre Agassi and Michael Jordan. Steve McQueen, David Bowie, Johnny Depp and, a little later, David Beckham all come to mind and helped me shape my personal style by getting some inspirations from how and what they wore.