Born and raised in multi-cultural Camden Town, London, Naoko’s heritage is a combination of her Japanese mother and Italian father.
Naoko studied fine art and design & technology at university before attending The London College of Fashion to study specialist make-up.
Naoko Scintu landed into the industry as a freelance make-up artist contributing for Chinese Vogue with photographer Kai Z Feng. Following her studies, Naoko went on to assist the likes of Alex Box, Val Garland and Miranda Joyce; travelling to work on shows across the globe in New York, Rio, Paris & Milan as well as London.
Over the years, Naoko has established an impressive portfolio with an array of international titles, clients and photographers. Her editorial includes I-D, Interview, Dazed & Confused, and V Magazine with advertising clients such as Mulberry, Balmain and Calvin Klein and photographers Miles Aldridge, Juergen Teller and Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones. Alongside Naoko Scintu is personal make-up artist to FKA Twigs.