Giovanna Avila. Hair and Makeup Artist
Specializing in flawless natural beauty makeup and hair design.
Freelance Hairstylist & Makeup Artist
Hairstylist l Makeup Artist l Grooming l Colorist
Available for Travel
Born in Acapulco, Mexico. Raised in Los Angeles, California.
I am so grateful and fortunate to do what I love for a living. At 8 years old I knew I loved doing hair and learned to do a fishtail braid. I quickly learned I wanted to be a hairdresser when I grew up. My mom, loving and hardworking single mother raising me brother, sister and me on her own, has always inspired me to work towards what I want and she supported my dreams to attend beauty school. I wouldn’t be able to do what love if not for her continued love and support, she has always believed in me and pushed me to create the life I want. I worked towards my dream since I was 15 and I attended beauty school during my junior year in high school. After graduating and obtaining my license in cosmetology I continued following my passion in the beauty industry. I loved architecture and decided to study part time to get a college degree. Growing up, obtaining a degree was a goal, although I didn’t obtain my degree I learned a lot that helped me shape my career in the beauty industry. My love for art and design continued to inspire me and my hair design. I started working in upscale beauty salons and freelanced for photoshoots, music videos, fashion shows and fashion editorials which has allowed me to develop a portfolio I never imagined possible as a child and one that I am very proud of. I have been so fortunate to work with so many amazing clients and continue to do what I love.
In 2011, I became the makeup and hair artist of choice for Graffiti Beach and Swoop Magazine, contributing my talent and skills for several covers and promotional material. Shortly after, I became the Beauty Director for Graffiti Beach Magazine and was a part of many creative teams for their photoshoots. Since then I have been a part of many creative teams, working on many beauty campaigns, commercials, and fashions advertising campaigns. I am grateful for the artist and photographers I get to create art with and all my clients that continue to support and refer me to future bookings. It’s been a wild and fun ride!
I truly love what I do and as a “recovering workaholic” I can now say I have found more work life balance. I still rather be on set than on the beach but now live in Hawaii and travel to LA for work and it helps to have time away and recharge. I get to travel often and spend time with friends and family. I can't wait to share more with you soon, I will be starting a blog Fall 2019 to share some behind the scenes whenever possible.
Come back often as I am working of wonderful projects this year! :)
Living my dream since 2002. Grateful.
Temptu Pro Airbrush Certified Makeup Artist. Chi Transformations Systems Certified. Certified in Brazilian Blowout. Trained in Tape-in Hair Extensions.