Nelson Barreto

Soho / Brooklyn Heights


Nelson Barreto is an internationally renowned hair stylist know for his unique approach and flexibility in styles. A native of Puerto Rico, his ability to create unique and impressionable styles beyond what’s expected has garnered him the approval of his peers and invitations to runways around the world. He has worked on a variety of fashion shows including Olympus & Mercedes-Benz fashion week events in the US, UK and France. Shows include Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Willow, Temperley and Ralph Lauren. Nelson has also taken part in The Victoria Secret Fashion show in Cannes, France. His talent has afforded him the opportunity to style the world’s top models including Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Anuk, Adrianna Lima and Gisele.

Nelson’s styling talent has often been used on television programs, music videos, Broadway and in various publications. He has styled hair, and assisted as a set designer for “American Latino” and “LatiNation”. His editorial work has been featured in ID Magazine, American Salon, W Magazine, People en Espanol, and New York Tempo magazine . Nelson has also been a hair style educator for GHD America and L’anza NYC.

Nelson in increasingly involved in humanitarian efforts. One of his most proud achievements is joining Jane Newman and Clodagh Design, for 15 years,  in jointly producing an ongoing fundraiser to actively support and educate the nomadic Samburu children of Africa in northern Kenya (Sereolipi Nomadic Education Foundation, Inc.). Through these fundraising efforts, the organization has helped many elementary and primary schools in Ndongo Wasin and Sereolipi.

A master of his craft, Nelson adds diversity and flavor to the latest trends via his background and artistic styles. His knowledge and passion in the filed make him continue to strive in the fashion world. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with Nelson’s work.


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