Paolina Rios is a licensed hairstylist and makeup artist that specializes in print, television, and runway makeup. Her subtle transformations help emphasize the natural beauty of her clients utilizing traditional techniques to achieve fashion forward results creating clean looks.
Paolina discovered her talents at 13 doing her own hair (coloring and styling) and doing her friends’ hair for picture day. Later she helped friends and coworkers with hair and makeup from everyday looks to special events like birthdays and weddings.
Paolina decided to pursue her passion and shifted career paths, she left her secure government position and enrolled in Paul Mitchell The School to study cosmetology and graduated in 2010. She is currently a hair & makeup artist at Time Warner, Inc. for CNN including stations CNNE & HLN since 2013, she's also been a part of Modern Bridal Studio as a Senior Artist since 2013. She has participated in both Fashion Week and Bridal Fashion Week in NYC. She recently joined T.H.E Artist Agency.
She believes that great skin is the foundation for flawless makeup which requires good nutrition, hydration and exercise. The key to achieving the rest is in knowing how to match complexion color and tone by selecting the right foundation.
Most importantly, she believes that beauty comes from within and sees her job as bringing that inner beauty to the surface.