Patricia Longo is a first-generation Italian American and a native New Yorker. As a child, her hobbies were drawing, painting, and designing. At 17, she was hired as the youngest makeup artist for Chanel Cosmetics. While finishing her dual degrees (B.S. and M.B.A.) at Long Island University/ C.W. Post, Patricia also worked for an advertising agency in New York City. She then landed a job on Wall Street only to discover that her passion was art and not number crunching. She soon quit to pursue her dreams.
Patricia began to work on music videos, indie films, campaigns and national commercials. She has traveled with many television shows, from 'America's Most Wanted' to 'Dan Rather Reports' to 'MSNBC/Chris Matthew's Hardball'. She has been a featured makeup artist on 'Style Me' with Rachel Hunter on the WE Network and was the key makeup artist for Howie Mandel for the final syndicated season of 'Deal or No Deal' as well as the second season of 'The Face' with Naomi Campbell.
Patricia's love of fashion was inspired by living in Italy and she believes that makeup plays an integral part in styling. She founded her own make-up company, Longo Make-up Artists, a team of talented artists who specialize in hair and make-up for exclusive events and projects. Her make-up and beauty advice appears in magazines such as Elle, Allure, and Forbes Woman. She did the make-up and hair for Vogue's online shows, 2009-10.