makeup and Photo | Nelly Recchia

 
     
  Cazzie Mayorga  
pink
pink
 
 

cazzie mayorga | hair and make up artist

There is no shortage of makeup artists and hairstylists in Hollywood. But there is only one Cazzie Mayorga.

An import from down under, Cazzie was born and raised in Australia, where she opened her first salon as a teenager in Melbourne. A fan of fashion, color and music, she became a quick fixture of the city’s burgeoning music industry, her passion, fashion and flair making her a favorite destination for both local bands and international acts visiting one of the world’s most colorful continents. Colorful and Cazzie – two words as seamlessly intertwined as hair and makeup. And rightfully so, as she’s spent the past 26 years honing her craft all around the world, soaking in culture, style and charisma at every stop.

Cazzie Mayorga wouldn’t be the dynamic wash of color and flair she is today without her globetrotting ways – she sold her first salon at the age of 22, buying an around-the-world airline ticket that led to prolonged layovers in Asia, Europe and London, where she became a student and artist of the world’s trendiest and most cutting edge salons, shops and stylists. With the addition of makeup to her repertoire, fashion shows and magazine shoots started to share the stage with her rock and roll pedigree and itchy, gypsy feet. She spent some time in Thailand, then settled in Tokyo for a six month stint with Japanese fashion icon Kenzo. From the land of the rising sun, to the city where flashbulbs and glamour fit like a second skin and music is the soundtrack that keeps it all pulsing – she settled permanently in Los Angeles in 2000, and opened Gorgeous in 2003, the Hollywood salon she continues to own and operate with her best friend and business partner, Rayzor.

Whether in her salon on Melrose, or as a makeup artist and hairstylist for hire, Cazzie has worked with a veritable who’s who of American fashion, entertainment and culture, including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, actors Mickey Rourke and Keifer Sutherland, fashion giants Betsey Johnson, Guess and Tommy Hilfiger, rock stars Tommy Lee, Velvet Revolver and Alice Cooper, and many of L.A.’s most widely recognized directors, photographers and fashion designers.

There is no shortage of stars in Hollywood. But there is only one Cazzie to help them shine their brightest.

— Paul Gargano, October 2009

Cazzie Mayorga is available as a hair and makeup artist for television, movies, music videos, fashion shows, photoshoots, personal occassions, and more. Please contact Cazzie regarding availability.

Read LA Weekly's write up about Cazzie »

 
pink