Maricica Codita’s distinguishing feature as a nail specialist is her meticulous focus on the health of the nail. Through working at Privé, and her previous salons John Frieda and Warren Tricomi, Maricica has built her client base to include the likes of Jada Pinkett Smith, Heidi Klum, Salma Hayek, Sarah Duchess of York, Christina Aguilera, Renée Fleming, Marcia Gay Harden, Ashley Judd, Queen Noor of Jordan, Famke Jansen, Mia Kirshner.
Her work has been seen on the covers of Lucky, Glamour, Fitness, Vogue, Town and Country, The London Sunday Telegraph, Stitch, Instyle, Forbes FYI, Victoria’s Secret, Brides, V Magazine, and Italian Vogue. She has also worked on campaigns for Gucci, Giorgio Armanin, Van Cleef, and Arpel; as well as fashion shows for Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Reem Acra, Donna Karan, Phi, Roberto Menichetti, J Lo, Carolina Herrera, Isaac Mizrahi for Target, and JMendel. Her manicures can also be seen in television commercials on Adriana Lima for Maybelline, Kerry Washington for Movado, Pantene, Motrin, and Singapore Airlines.
Kiyo Okada, originally from Sapporo, Japan, comes to Privé by Laurent D with a wealth of experience in the editorial and advertising world—giving her a keen eye for the latest trends for nails. Kiyo’s editorial work has appeared publications such as Vogue, W, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Allure, The New York Times, and Interview.
Countless celebrities clients including recording artists such as Madonna, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Erykah Badu, Fergie; film stars such as Sigourney Weaver, Catherine Denueve, Julianne Moore, Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Lucy Liu, Diane Kruger, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Shailene Woodley, Naomi Harris, Allison Williams, Ellen Barkin, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Moss; and television entertainers such as Jimmy Fallon, Martha Stewart, Chelsea Lately, and Nicole Richie have all called upon Kiyo for her methodical, timeless talent in creating the perfect pedicure and manicure.
She has worked alongside superstar photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi, Tom Munro, Walter Chin, Ellen Von Unworth, Mark Seliger, Miles Aldridge, Greg Kade for such advertising campaigns as a MAC cosmetics, Sephora, L’Oreal, CoverGirl, Maybelline, Sally Hansen, Olay, Avon, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.
“What’s most important to me is that my clients feel beautiful not only inside the salon but they continue to feel this way until they see me again.”