Biography

JR - Jair Rabello

 A native of Rio de Janeiro, Jair Rabello, or JR as he is called in the United States, attended SOE Institute of  Cosmetology and Beauty School in Rio – Brazil, became esthetician, cosmetology instructor and makeup artist. Steeped in the rich cultural melieu of Brazil’s Bossa Nova epoch, Rabello also studied art and photography at Institute de Bellas Artes do Rio de Janeiro, which helped inform the consummate artist he has become. As stylist and makeup artist for some of the best beauty parlors in Rio, he spent his formative years with the city’s famed photographers, fashion designers, and plastic surgeons. In his early20s, he moved to Paris, where he freelanced as a makeup artist for fashion catwalk , photo shoots, social events and fashion magazines as Vogue, L’Officiell, Town & Country, Elle and others, and social events, including for several of designer Hubert Givenchy’s fashion shows and seasonal collections. Working alongside the great artists of Paris, Milan, and London, he encountered the beauty industry’s glitterati and soon became a makeup artist for the house of Yves Saint Laurent. He has done make up for a list of celebrities all over the world includes: Sophia Loren, Catherine De Neuve and Queen Noor just to mention a few of them.

In the early 90s, he landed in the United States, taking a job with Shiseido Cosmetics, as makeup artist for its special events, building up his reputation in the San Francisco-Bay Area, Los Angeles, and beyond. Soon for Smashbox Studios & Cosmetics, he was hired as the West Coast Regional Makeup Artist for the U.S. and Latin America, launching the new makeup line of Smashbox Studios and Cosmetics, training staff, and a pioneer for introducing Master Makeup Classes for clients in the department stores as Nordstrom West Coast.

His big step was being hired by LVMH Group as the first National Makeup Artist for Guerlain in the US. Built a distinguished and phenomenal business over the US territory  for main stores as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Macy's, Dillard’s, Parisian, Marshal Fields and special doors at The Breakers in Palm Beach FL.,  Bellagio in Las Vegas and Disney World – Epcot Center FL.  After achieves great success he was promoted as the Beauty Director of Skincare and Makeup for Guerlain Cosmetics and Fragrances for the US, an experience he counts as among the most exciting of his career, on par with his time at the most illustrious houses of Paris. In line with his preference for French cosmetic lines, he next became Resident Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant for Chanel at Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in San Francisco. After seven years servicing a wonderful high-end clientele, he became Chanel’s resident makeup artist at Bloomingdale’s tony San Francisco Center location for two years.

Now, the culmination of his over 30 year’s career, he attends to clients in his own studio, JR Beauty is now offering special makeup consultations for clients recommended by plastics surgeons and dermatologists, as well as makeup for brides, special events, and fashion photography and studios productions. Using the best quality cosmetics, Jair Rabello works with his clients to help them achieve healthful, everyday looks and the perfect makeup for that special day in their lives.

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