Connect
To Top

Meet One of West Hollywood’s Most Sought-After Makeup Artists: Ricardo Ferrise

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ricardo Ferrise.

Ricardo’s story is one that literally BLEW US AWAY.  He was fortunate to have grown up around hair and makeup.  His dad was a barber and his mom was a glamorous woman who marketed cosmetics products and would bring him along on sales meetings.  At a young age he developed an appreciation for how makeup could lift people’s spirits.  In high school he was fortunate to have the opportunity to do some hair modeling and that led to traveling with the Matrix Hair Company for trade shows where he got to watch and learn about the industry first hand.  These experiences helped him set up great career for himself in Milwaukee, but soon his friends and those who knew his potential started urging him to go to a city that did not have a ceiling as low as Milwaukee.  He took a leap of faith and traveled to LA, with hopes of putting his skills, talents and hard work to good use.

The road to success in LA was anything but easy.  He was attacked in a gay bashing hate crime in West Hollywood which resulted in a broken jaw and other injuries.  As a result of the injuries and the post tramatic stress, he was unable to work for a while and not having savings he had to couch surf and live out of his car for a while until he met someone who let him stay with her until he got back on his feet.  Today he is one of the most sought after makeup artists in LA, but his story is one of incredible perseverance.  He did not give up in the face of hate, violence, and adversity but rather used those moments to propel himself to the next level.  He is a testament to what’s possible when you have talent, dedication, unwavering perseverance and a commitment to keep going.    We are so proud to be sharing his incredible story with our readers.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: ricardoferrise1
  • Email: woosh_daddy@yahoo.com
  • Website: http://www.ricardoferrisehairandmakeup.viewbook.com/

Highlights:

  • Clients include: KATY PERRY, KIMBRA, FERGIE, KIM AND KLOE KARDASHIEN, KRIS JENNER, PARIS HILTON, LILLY GHALICHI , SARHA STAGE,
  • Awards include: ARTIST OF THE YEAR (VIVA GLAM)

We love Ricardo because she is humble even though he has a life story worth of a movie.  Check out his work below:

untitled52 untitled53 untitled54 untitled55 untitled56 untitled57 untitled58 untitled59 untitled60 untitled61

5 Comments

  1. Myrna Ortega

    May 25, 2016 at 10:48

    This story is true and as his aunt, we have all lived his sufferings and perseverance. He is amazing beyond belief, a kind soul and an amazing hair and makeup stylist! We, his family adore him and thank you for putting his story together!

  2. Renée Meeker

    May 25, 2016 at 11:04

    You may not remember me from school but i remember you. I just want to say i am so proud of you for getting out of this small place, overcoming what you had to, and being the BEST that you are. Congratulations and You Go Boy!!!!!

  3. Rick

    May 25, 2016 at 22:16

    I remember him from long ago in Milwaukee. He went to high school with my wife and some friends. He was such a cool guy. I can’t imagine anyone beating him up. That really sucks!!!!

  4. Gia

    July 31, 2016 at 15:35

    So proud of you
    💪🏼😊❤️💋🇨🇺💥

  5. Angie Alvaro

    March 4, 2017 at 16:19

    My oh my Ricky we are so happy you are getting recognition for your gifts and talents. The fruits of hard work and dedication. A beautiful soul! Hugs from WI- Gino & Angie

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in

  • Breaking Free of the Golden Handcuffs

    Jennifer Berson, the founder of JENERATION PR, shares her incredible story of breaking free from her golden handcuffs and pursing her...

    Jennifer BersonApril 25, 2017
  • LA’s Most Inspiring Stories

    Every neighborhood in LA has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates...

    VoyageLA StaffApril 24, 2017
  • Fun Things to do in LA in April

    The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in LA over the next few weeks. Check them out below...

    VoyageLA StaffApril 22, 2017
  • Rooftop Cinema Club Announces Their June Film Slate

    The masters of outdoor screenings have returned to LA for a third season to nearly sold out screenings in April and...

    VoyageLA StaffApril 19, 2017
  • A Shahs of Sunset Star Shares His Favorite Persian Spots in LA

    Shahs of Sunset star Shervin Roohparvar shares with VoyageLA some of his top places for Persian cuisine in LA below! It’s...

    Shervin RoohparvarApril 6, 2017
  • A Noble Nomad Story

    Mascha Davis MPH, RDN, and founder of Nomadista Nutrition, shares her inspiring journey from the comforts of UCLA to jungles of Gabon...

    Mascha DavisFebruary 6, 2017
  • 15 Amazing Female Founders Changing the World

    Meet 15 incredible women who aren’t letting the world hold them back.  They’ve built hugely successful businesses, created thousands of jobs...

    VoyageLA StaffJanuary 25, 2017
  • A Tale of Two Friends

    Evey Rothstein, co-founder of Tutu Yummy, shares the amazing story behind how two friends worked together to build one of LA’s...

    Evey RothsteinJanuary 9, 2017
  • The Holidays in LA

    The holidays are upon us!  Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite things to do around LA to get into the...

    VoyageLA StaffDecember 19, 2016