Native New Yorker, Gina Marie Picciotto found her passion as a Hair Artist in NYC in the mid 2000's. She acquired her specialty with natural hair coloring after training under Master colorist Louis Licari, inheriting the philosophy of enhancing natural beauty. There she was involved with numerous celebrity clientele, TV makeover segments and extensive color corrections. She then found her way downtown to the eccentric "old New York" in the Chelsea Hotel, working with Master hairstylist April Barton. There she was introduced to an expressive platform for artists to discover themselves creatively and artistically. Gina Marie then found her way in the high fashion and beauty industry, where she instantly found inspiration.
Currently, Gina Marie works at Woon Salon in LES, NYC under the direction of Owner and Master hairstylist, as well as Ikebana artist: Kevin Woon, previously from Oribe Salon. She continues to thrive as a Hair stylist in the hair, fashion and music industry as well as maintaining her salon clientele. She also continually works under the direction of Master-guru Hairstylist: Katsumi Matsuo, specializing in fashion editorial & beauty shoots.
Other Master Hairstylists Gina Marie has collaborated with are Miok, Louis Angelo, Liam Dunn, Dennis DeVoy, John Ruidant, Fred VanDebunt ,and Rob VanDorssen..
Press: Amazing Mag, Atlas Mag, Accessories Mag, Avenue Mag, Avon Mag, Becca/ Sephora shoot, Bloomingdale's catalogue, Cake Mag, Coveteur Mag, Denon DJ spread, Estee Lauder campaign, FDNY Calendar shoot, Gilt.com shoot, Jet.com shoot, Jute Mag, Jude Connally catalogue, Leggs' makeover segment, Lands End shoot, Macy's Ecom & catalogue, Ralph Lauren shoot, Smith Klein Campaign, Time Out Mag, White House|Black Market, Coloring Ethan Hawke for his Broadway role and NY Fashion Week.
"Being on set is one of the best rewards for us artists in this industry. By collaborating with other passionate artists, we create a story together that will last forever." -Gina Marie