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 celebrity colorists Louis Licari and Joseph Caron. Their philosophy of enhancing natural beauty involved her with numerous celebrity clientele, makeover segments such as LXTV makeovers and extensive color corrections. She then found her way downtown to the eccentric "old New York" at Suite 303 Salon 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. After working under the direction of April Barton on numerous photo shoots, Gina Marie discovered that working on set was one of her ultimate passions as an artist.
Currently, Gina Marie works as her own aspiring artist in the hair, fashion and music industry, building her brand with creative production, editorial hair styling and makeup 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, John Ruidant, Fred Vandebunt and Michael Fernandez.
Press: Amazing Magazine, Atlas Magazine, Accessories Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Cake Magazine, Coveteur Magazine, Denon DJ spread, Jute Magazine, Jude Connally Fall Collection, Smith Klein Campaign, Time Out Magazine, Bloomingdale's Catalogue, Leggs' makeover segment, Coloring Ethan Hawke for his Broadway role, FDNY Calendar shoot 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