Barbara Fazio has been developing her knowledge for over 25 years as a freelance hair and makeup artist. She began her career in Cleveland, working on photo shoots for Higbees and May Co. Barbara also worked backstage for the Cleveland Ballet, the Cleveland Opera and the Cleveland Playhouse.
In 1987, she was asked to travel with the national touring company of the musical "Camelot" with Richard Harris doing wigs and makeup design.
Barbara spent time in Europe in the early '90's, first in Munich, Germany with her fashion clients, and then in Paris, and finally Madrid to hone her hair and makeup skills.
After returning to Cleveland, she met and worked with Marlo Thomas while she performed at the Cleveland Playhouse. In 1992, Marlo invited her to go on tour with her doing "Six Degrees of Separation." She also encouraged Barbara to move to New York City.
Barbara got her opportunity in1993, and moved to New York to pursue her career.There she studied, assisted, and worked with world renowned and accomplished hair and makeup artists in the worlds of fashion and beauty. Barbara worked backstage with supermodels at fashion week and with her following of socialites and magazine editors.
Her work can be seen in various magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Self, Fitness, InStyle, Marie Claire, and New York Magazine.
For the past 18 years, Barbara has never stopped developing her artistic skills, and is now nationally known.
Barbara's celebrity clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Anniston, Mariska Hargitay, Kyra Sedgewick, Rosie O'Donnell, Eminem, Nathan Lane, Mathew Perry, Issac Hayes, Gregory Hines, Ben Vereen, and Tim Robbins, among others.
She's now loving it back home in Cleveland, and you can now receive Barbara's very same star studded services at bfazio salon!
For an appointment please call 216.529.6050.
photo by Pauline Lewis
Barbara and Meg Ryan