Valery Gherman was born in Ukraine and raised in New Zealand where he began his career in the Beauty Industry. Originally working in a hair salon, Valery became fascinated with the makeup artists he crossed paths with, eventually leading him to pursue his dream of moving to New York City.
After arriving there in 2002, Valery established himself as one of the leading makeup artists in the industry, traveling the world to some of the most exotic locations with some of the most iconic publications and brands. Valery now splits his time between LA and NY.
Some of the publications Valery’s work can be seen in include, Vogue, Elle, Interview, Allure and Glamour.
He has built up a roster of some of the most legendary photographers, which include Steven Klein, Norman Jean Roy, Sebastian Kim, Guy Aroch, and Barnaby Roper. His Advertising clients include revered brands such as Tom Ford, Balmain, Michael Kors, Abercrombie and Fitch, Coach, and Kevyn Aucoin.
Valery’s Makeup has been seen on celebrities such as Kristen Wiig, Chloe Moretz, Sarah Silverman and Chloe Sevigny.