Nevio Ragazzini: Hair and Makeup Artist
Nevio began his career in his native Italy. From an early age, his dreams were always art-related which led him to study in Milan at BCM Beauty School, where he studied cosmetology and makeup for: photography, cinema, theatre, special-effects including, historical costume and makeup. His very first job in Milan for Amica magazine led to recurring editorial work with other European publications – Grazia, Marie Claire, Vogue Germany, Vogue Greece, GQ South Africa, Vogue Sposa, Elle Russia. Nevio currently lives in New York City where he contributes to numerous US and international publications – Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vanity Fair, Bridal Magazine, The Knot, Dealer Deluxe, and, Hong Kong Style.
His technical expertise is unique and well-recognized in the fashion industry. He has worked with: photographers –Tourkil Goudnasson, Giovanni Gastel, Marco Glaviano, Xavier Wallorat, Tiziano Magni, Annie Leibovitz, Joshua Jordan, Dewey Nicks, Sergio Kurhajec, Brian Keiths; Commercial Directors –Doug Liman, Luis Mandoki, Jim Nonzero...; clients –Avon, Target, Macy’s, Intermix, Ralph Lauren, Land's End, Sak's Fifh Avenue, Yves Saint Laurent...; New York and Milan Fashion Week –Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Fürstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Gay Mattiolo, Gucci, Versace, Armani...; celebrity clients –Martha Plimpton, Ellie Krieger, Gloria Gaynor, Lynn Whitfield, Kendra Wilkinson, Lauren Hutton, Barbara Eden, Erica Pelosini, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Julia Stiles, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Ellie Bamber, Keira Knightley, Bebel Gilberto.
Commercial work include: TV advertising – l’Oréal, Pepsi, Gift Certificate.com with Sofia Loren, Sky Vodka with Claudia Schiffer, Le Mystère , Cosmo.com...; eCommerce – Land's End, Uniqlo, Target, Amazon, Macy's, Kate Spade, Rag & Bone, Max Mara, Loft, Ralph Lauren...
Nevio collaborated with Bridal designer Romona Keveza as creative director for hair and makeup. His beauty expertise brought him to design a specialized makeup line for Savvy Cosmetics developed for th e youth and middle-aged American women market.