Jojo has been a makeup artist and hair stylist for 30 years. He was always fascinated by beauty that he saw in movies, fashion magazines and his mother – who would start her beauty routine at 7AM. Inspired by fashion designers, he was fortunate to work with celebrity makeup artists back home where he got his training and experience. His mentors saw his potential and so sent him to an academy in Hongkong. And, when he returned back he landed his very first editorial experience.
Jojo is now a specialized fashion makeup artist for fashion shows, editorial and campaigns. He delivers looks with a touch of his own style and fashion designers love it! Currently based in Dubai, he has done many collaborations with high fashion companies such as Amato Couture, Michael Cinco, Ezra Couture, Rocky Gathercole, The Cartel, Splash Fashion, Iconic Extreme, Peter Richweisz “ Desertfish” and is sought after by fashion designers and brands all around the world like Nike and Elsi Couture. Also, had the opportunity to be in two seasons of Germany’s Next Top Model with Heidi Klum doing their runway challenge, an exhibit show of Iris Van Herpen, Swarovski “Sparkling Couture” Ad Campaign with George Hobeika. Working with top photographers (Tejal Patni, Tina Patni, Oliver Marshall Doran and Toufic Araman) led him to even bigger opportunities such as with Esther Quek where he was the official hair and makeup artist for “The Rake Magazine” and “Revolution” as well as in Paris for “Citizenk Magazine” and “Citizenk Arabia”. He has also worked with celebrities and advertorial brands such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi, Dolce Gabanna, Rolls Royce, Rolex and Hublot, to name a few. One of his favorite fashion moments was Fashion Week, where he worked with Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, Nina Riccu, Herve Leger, Amato Couture, On Aura Tout Vu and Giambatista Valli.