Simon Rihana is an artist and instructor with over 20 years of make-up and beauty experience. Masterful with color combinations and blending techniques, Simon is known for creating natural looking airbrushed skin, without using an airbrush.
His techniques are resourceful, versatile and current. Drawing from his experience in the ever changing rapid pace of the fashion industry, Simon creates memorable looks on the fly for runway to video shoots, red carpet to editorial campaigns.
Simon has skillfully edited down a world of beauty into a handful of techniques that can be recreated by anyone.
Originally from Copenhagen, Simon travels the world showcasing his talent. Leading teams of makeup and hair stylists during fashion weeks in Milan, Stockholm and Copenhagen for designers like Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Max Mara, Diesel, Marimekko, SAND and Trash-Couture.
Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2010, Simon continues to work in high fashion and has quickly become a favorite of his celebrity clientele working his magic every year for the Oscars, The Grammys, Golden Globes and the Emmy’s.
Clients include Naomi Campbell, Scout Willis, Kiki Sukezane, The Backstreet Boys, Tommy Flanagan, Silento, Dawin, Medina, Nabiha, Vengaboys, Gavin Degraw, and Helena Christensen. Working on designer shoots with Armani Exchange, Playboy, Darwin ft. Silento, Pixar and Disney.
Simon’s work has showcased on magazine covers and spreads for Spanish Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Style, Time, Plaza, Chinese Elle, Costume, InStyle, Nylon and Vulkan.
¨Makeup is what you make of it¨ -SR