BIOGRAPHY

Neeko is a name that has become synonymous as a rising hair hero. In ten years, he has risen the ranks to establish himself as one of the most sought after hairstylists in the fashion and entertainment industries. Born in Boston, Massachusetts but raised in Southern California, Neeko was encouraged by a youth counselor who also happened to be a barber to enroll in beauty school.  That divine intervention has certainly paid off and as he explains, “Two days into the trade, I knew this was my calling. Soon, everybody was calling me a natural!” 

Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Tyra Banks, Iman, Pink and others call on Neeko for his unique approach to styling from the client’s perspective in order to achieve an attainable look they can recreate on their own. He has also worked with countless supermodels and renowned photographers on advertising campaigns such as Revlon, CoverGirl, Monique Lhuillier, Adidas, and Halle Berry Fragrances. 

He has performed makeovers for high-profile shows such as Oprah, America's Next Top Model, The Wendy Willams Show, Style Network's "How Do I Look?", as well as offered expert tips as a judge on Shear Genius. You can also see Neeko's handiwork as key hairstylist for the films Swordfish, New Year's Eve and Executive Decision. 

Neeko is the co-owner of Salon Sessions in Pasadena, California which is highly regarded in the hair industry as a great place to work due to its extensive training and on-site photo studio. He has won the North American Hairstyling Award four times, including the 2012 Editorial Hairstylist of the Year. 


CLIENT LIST

Celebrities:
Alessandra Ambrosio, Beverly Peele, Blair Underwood, Brooke Langton, Carmen Electra, Charlize Theron, Cheryl Ladd, Eric Benet, Garcelle Beauvais, Halle Berry, Iman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jordin Sparks, Lil’ Kim, Macy Gray, Mary J. Blige, Mary Mary, Naomi Campbell, Nastassja Kinski, Nia Long, Nicole Beharie, P. Diddy, Pam Grier, Pink, Rosario Dawson, Roselyn Sanchez, Stacy Keibler, Tamar Braxton, Tatiana Ali, The Rock, Toni Braxton, Tracey Edmonds, Tyra Banks, Vivica A. Fox

Editorial:
Allure, Bullett, Details, Ebony, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Fitness, Flaunt, French Revue de Modes, GQ, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian Max, InStyle, Interview, Latina, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Maxim, Modo, Newsweek, Nylon, Ocean Drive, People, Rolling Stone, Redbook, Shape, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly, Vanidad, Vanity Fair, Vibe, W

Photographers & Directors:
Albert Sanchez, Alberto Tolot, Andrew Macpherson, Annie Leibovitz, Bob Sebree, Brooke Nipar, Bruce Weber, Cliff Watts, Dan Winters, Dave Meyers, David Roth, Davis Factor, Dewey Nicks, Dominic Sena, Dorothy Low, Firooz Zahedi, Garry Marshall, Giampaolo Sgura, Greg Hinsdale, Guy Lowndes, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Kate Garner, Lance Staedler, Larry Bartholomew, Matthew Rolston, Patrick DeMarchelier, Robert Erdman, Sean & Seng, Steven Klein, Stuart Baird, Terry Richardson, Thomas Whiteside

Advertising:
Adidas, American Express- BLUE, CoverGirl, Deichmann, FHI Heat, Got Milk?, Halle Berry Fragrances, Levi’s, Macys, McDonalds, Monique Lhuillier Bridal, Reebok, Revlon, Sierra Mist, The Gap

Album Packaging:
702 “702”, 702 “Star”, Fantasia “Free Yourself”, Kandi Burruss “Hey Kandi”, Mary J. Blige “Love & Life”, Missy Elliott “Cookbook”, Missy Elliott “Under Construction”, Yolanda Adams “Mountain High Valley Low”

Music Videos:
Jordin Sparks “Battlefield”, Keyshia Cole ft. Missy Elliott “Let It Go”, Missy Elliott “Ching a Ling”, Pink “Most Girls”, Pink “There You Go”, Pussycat Dolls ft. Missy Elliott “Watcha Think About That”

Film:
Executive Decision (Key Hairstylist) – Halle Berry, New Year’s Eve (Key Hairstylist) – Halle Berry, Swordfish (Key Hairstylist) – Halle Berry

Television:
America’s Next Top Model, “How Do I Look?”, Oprah, Shear Genius, Wendy Williams Show

Fashion Shows:
Aspen Fashion Week 2011, Dolce & Gabbana LA 2002, Lakme Indian Fashion Week 2002 

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