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NYC, The Hudson Valley, Albany,
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Patricia Bowden-Luccardi, hair stylist and makeup artist



Patricia Bowden-Luccardi has worked as a freelance hair and makeup artist in NYC for over twenty three years. She began her editorial career in print work in Milan, Italy. In 1981, she worked exclusively for Conde Nast as a make-up artist and trained as a hair stylist under Aldo Coppolla.

Returning to NYC in 1983 she began working in all aspects of print, advertising and editorial, while traveling extensively on location throughout America and Europe for catalogs and editorial work. In 1998 she freelanced as a beauty editor at For The Bride and in 1999, created a one-time publication, Mindful Parenting.

As a licensed hairdresser in New York, in 2002-2003 she trained as a hair colorist under one of the most sought after hair colorist, Angela Cosmai, who was touted by Hollywood and fashion editors as the most natural highlights in NYC.

Known for her fresh approach to feminine beauty, starting with gorgeous, flawless clean looks, that accentuate one’s natural beauty. Her make-up was greatly influenced by the classic beauty captured by the Italian painter, Botticelli.

A partial list of magazines in which her work has appeared is: Italian Vogue, Vogue Sposa,Vogue Gioielli, Glamour, Self, Vouge, Redbook, Family Circle, Woman’s World, Woman’s Day, Brides, For the Bride, Bridal Guide, The Washington Post, Victoria and Cosmopolitan. Her work has also appeared in three published bridal books: Bridal Flowers, The Wedding Dress, The Perfect Wedding Reception, all by Maria McBride-Mellinger of Brides Magazine.

She has established a long and illustrious career in beauty and fashion and currently resides in NYC and the Hudson Valley, working exclusively with brides to be and practicing a diverse career in the physical arts and therapy. She is still in love with making a woman beautiful, bringing her talent, professionalism & enthusiasm to every wedding.

In addition to hair and makeup Patricia is a licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, certified Neuromuscular Therapist, certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and a breath educator-Radiant Breath. A most recent staff Neuromuscular Therapist and Breath Educator at Canyon Ranch SPA in Lenox, MA., she offers a diversity of on site bodywork as well as private yoga and breath classes.

Rates are available upon request.



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