BE BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE. IT'LL FIND ITS WAY OUT.
Dominique Calvillo is a hair and makeup artist from Los Angeles with a specialty in braiding, editorial and bridal styling. She found her passion for styling at a very young age. Her skill for braiding was developed by cornrowing her friends hair on the playground and in gospel choir practice. In high school, her mama taught her how to cut and color hair and she began a small bootleg business giving her friends highlights in the kitchen. She grew up in the Los Angeles music industry singing in a group with her sisters, and became well versed in life on stage and behind the scenes.
In 2012 she became a licensed Cosmetologist. She then spent a year as an apprentice at Cristophe of Beverly Hills where she was trained by a diverse group of renown stylists in cut, color, and styling techniques from all over the world. The talents that attracted much attention in her early career pointed back to her childhood love for braiding and designing patterns in hair sculptures. In 2014 she decided to continue her career as a freelance stylist allowing her to focus on photo shoots, film sets and bridal appointments. She studied makeup under top artists in Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA and has added makeup artistry to her repertoire.
Dominique does hair and makeup for film, editorial, commercial, special events and luxury brides. Her work has brought her to locations all over the world, and she is happy to travel for her clients. She teaches braiding and up-do workshops in various salons. She works alongside Rescue 1 Global and Freedom Stylists teaching cosmetology to women effected by human trafficking in Thailand and Cambodia. Her work has been featured in several magazines and advertisements including: David's Bridal, 100 Layer Cake, Gladys Magazine, Imute magazine, Native Magazine, N'Focus magazine, Glitz Nashville, Living Doll LA, Shii by Journey's, Ruffled blog, Unveiled blog, The Bride Link, Nashville Fashion Week, Cotton Mill Live on Zeus, and many more.