Hair stylists are being provided by JOHN BARRETT
Lead Stylist for John Barrett
Halli Bivona trained under renowned stylist John Barrett, and is now the lead stylist at the John Barrett Salon. Her gift for executing skillful cuts is matched by her bouncy, glamorous blow-outs. An avid fashion runway-watcher who follows all the top magazines and style blogs, Bivona has a razor-sharp vision while her style is effortless and fun. She often works with extensions and creates new looks at Barrett’s Braid Bar, but she also knows how to tame troubled tresses, and her keratin treatments are in great demand. Bivona’s work has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle magazines, and can be seen on the runway for designers such as Cynthia Rowley, Dennis Basso, Zac Posen, and many more.
Suzette LaValle has spent over 25 years in the fashion industry. Originally from Brooklyn, she began her career in her early twenties traveling to Paris regularly after landing her first buying position, where she was featured in a New York Times article on the discovery of a new accessory that became all the rage.
She went on to spend 12 years as a fashion stylist, winning the prestigious Black Book “Best Styling” award for an advertising campaign, alongside the famous fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo. Through the years she worked continuously with top fashion magazines Bazaar, Elle, Interview, and Surface, and many more. She has styled celebrities including Mark Wahlberg and Rosario Dawson.
For several years, LaValle was a visual merchandiser for many of New York City’s hottest shops, until she opened her own store in Brooklyn in 2015. Vanity Fair and New York Times fashion and style editor Rachel Felder wrote, “In this female-centric store the items are so well chosen and merchandised that almost everyone who comes in ends up buying something.”
RuPaul was MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist Regan Rabanal’s original inspiration to work in makeup after first seeing the drag superstar in the label’s campaign in the early 2000s. With the encouragement of his parents, he left Seattle in 2006 to work in New York, fulfilling a lifetime goal. Rabanal’s focus is to work with clients to bring their self-narratives to life through makeup design. Aside from a busy daily schedule, he works up to 45 shows per New York Fashion Week each season. In his own time, he is also an avid costumer and jewelry designer, often creating designs and then pairing makeup looks to complete the overall aesthetic.