Known as a connoisseur of beauty, this jack of all trades has spent the last decade uniting his passion and fierce aptitude for all things makeup, hair, and fashion. Gabriel has combined his artistic abilities with his acute knowledge for the industry receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Management from Columbia College Chicago. In addition to being a licensed cosmetologist Gabriel’s undeniable charisma and work ethic position him as an asset both in front and behind the camera.
His fun personality and strong portfolio foster a positive work environment that has provided him a long list of celebrity clientele including Brooke Shields, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kristen Bell, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Grey, Sarah Ferguson, Paris Hilton, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
His varied repertoire of editorial, television, and runway work has been both nationally and internationally recognized. His work has graced the pages of some of the nations premiere publications such as Shape, People, Lucky, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills 213, and Femme Fatale. His print work has extended into national advertising campaigns for Torrid, Bally’s Total Fitness and Oster.
Gabriel has played an integral role in New York and Los Angeles Fashion Weeks’. As a former member of the NARS makeup team, and in his current role with Maybelline New York’s “IT” Team, he has contributed to the overall look of some of the industry’s top designers including Ellen Tracy, Tory Burch, Tibi, Alvin Valley, Rodarte, and William Rast.
Almodovar splits his time between his devoted clientele and demanding freelance work in Los Angeles and New York City.
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