Mariko Hirano was born in Osaka Japan and grew up in Fukuoka. From an early age she learned to express herself through classical ballet and developed an interest in stage makeup.

She moved to Los Angeles in 2006 where she devoted herself professionally to her passion for makeup and getting into fashion makeup.

Since moving to New York City in 2008, Mariko has worked with some of the most established magazines and publishers such as Vogue, allure, V magazine, ELLE, PORTER, LOFFICIEL Singapore, Harper's BAZAAR Indonesia,  i-D and ODDA magazine.

Mariko is currently based in New York but  she frequently travels overseas to work with artists around the world.



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