Eva Scrivo is a highly acclaimed hair and makeup artist and owner of an eponymous salon in New York City. She is regarded as one of today’s foremost authorities on beauty. Author of the award winning "Eva Scrivo on Beauty: The Tools, Techniques, and Insider Knowledge Every Woman Needs to Be Her Most Beautiful, Confident Self (Atria Books, 2011)", she is also a beauty and style contributor to Younger in 8 Weeks (Rodale, 2016), as well as a television and radio personality. Having worked with thousands of women, Scrivo approaches beauty as a whole and each person as an individual. With her extensive range of hands-on expertise in hair cutting, coloring, and makeup, as well as her keen understanding of skin care, nutrition, wellness, and fashion, Scrivo possesses a unique ability to harmonize all elements of a client’s appearance and train her salon staff in all facets of beauty. She is especially known for her masterful makeovers that attract clients from all over the country and beyond.
Born and raised: Detroit, Michigan
I am known for: The total makeover: cut, color and makeup
I would love to makeover: Kelly Ann Conway
Favorite item in my wardrobe: Fine jewelry
Favorite accessory: Highlights
If I hadn’t become a salon professional I would have: Become a doctor
Most people would be surprised that: I am a third-generation hairdresser
My guilty pleasure: Expensive French wine
For inspiration I: Travel
Best piece of advice I ever received: That success is not a straight trajectory upward, it's a windy road, loaded with peaks, alleys, and plenty of potholes. But often the most difficult roads lead to the most beautiful destinations.
My mentor: My husband Arik.
My style icon: It would be hard to have to choose just one.
My best vacation: India
Every beauty professional should: Realize that they’re a walking billboard for our craft and present themselves as such - hair, makeup and wardrobe. Imagine going to a dentist who has yellow teeth!
My secret weapon: My background in art school. Hair is a matter of shape and color, just as any other object, yet it MOVES!
I relax by: cooking and eating by the fireplace
Shout out to someone who helped me along the way: Martha Stewart, a long-time friend and client who was the first to put beauty education on the radio. I was blessed with my own show on Sirius XM for and regular segments on television.
My goal as a professional: Having the time to give to those in need, not just monetarily but with my time. Owning a business has consumed me.
The coolest look I ever created: Working for years early in my career with a fine-art photographer, Amy Guip, pushed me to my limits while creating exciting looks for different ad campaigns.
I became a salon professional because: I didn't really think much about it. I feel it chose me and I did not have much say in the matter. I loved it immediately!
I am most proud of: My beautiful home in Bedford, NY
For fun I: Go salsa dancing with my husband.
Favorite place on earth: Tuscany, Italy
My favorite styling trick or tip: Don't compress the hair with so much heat! Allow some air in the hair for natural fullness. Your clients will thank you.
The one tool or product I use most often: Rose Baume by Leonor Greyl
The talent I would most like to have is: To be able to sing
The one word or phrase I overuse: When you don't know, don't go!
My motto: When you stop learning, you stop caring.
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Originally posted on Modern Salon