Giannandrea Marongiu is recognized as one of the most respected hairstylists in the fashion and celebrity world. He has garnered global attention for his creative individual styles. His innovative artistic vision, versatility and distinctive character have established him as a trendsetting artist. A native of Italy, Giannandrea was inspired by the revolutionary fashion trends and art of the 1980’s. His youthful enthusiasm and natural talent blossomed in his early years of unrestricted creative freedom.
He began styling hair at the age of 16 in Bologna. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Milan, where he assisted backstage at high-end fashion shows and started collaborating with major Italian fashion magazines. He soon realized that fashion freelancing was his future. In order to fully immerse himself in the art of fashion hairstyling, Giannandrea started working in the fashion industry hubs of Milan, Paris and New York. He began collaborating with prominent hairstylists and played a major role in some of the most magnificent fashion shows of the 90’s through the new millennium.
He further refined his craft when he relocated to New York City, the fashion capital of the 90’s. The eclectic fashion scene of those years exposed him to the exceptional talents of designers, magazine editors; makeup artists and leading fashion photographers. Giannandrea absorbed and cultivated technical skills, finally acquiring true artistic independence.
His work has been featured in Vogue, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazar US & UK, Glamour, Elle and Marie Claire.
He has worked with iconic photographers Steven Meisel; Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, David Bailey and Herb Ritts.
His ability to combine classic styling with modern trends has made him the hairstylist of choice for many international advertising campaigns: Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Cover Girl, Armani and Pantene.
Giannandrea’s experience and stunning glamorous styles made him in demand for many leading Hollywood stars gracing the red carpets of the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, Cannes Film Festival and New York Fashion Week.
His impressive celebrity client list includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts and Karlie Kloss.
Giannandrea was honored in 2015 with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Hairstyling for his work with Christina Aguilera on NBC’s hit show The Voice. In 2016 the Hollywood Beauty Awards nominated him for hairstylist of the year, in 2017 Giannandrea won the prestigious HBA Award for Outstanding Achievements in hairstyling.
Giannandrea’s inspirational styles earned him recognition as a creative force in the beauty industry. His enduring enthusiasm, passion for the craft and commitment to artistic research hold the promise of continuous excitement for years to come.