Giannandrea is recognised as one of the most respected hairstylists in the fashion and celebrity world. His innovative artistic vision, versatility and distinctive character have established him as a trendsetting artist. A native of Italy, Giannandrea 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 thru the new millennium. He further refined his craft when he relocated to New York City, the fashion capital of the 90’s.
His work has been featured in Vogue, Italian Vogue, Harpers Bazar, 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 and Naomi Watts.
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 hair- stylist of the year. He is currently the International Creative Director for Macadamia Professional.