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Frank Antonio Hair & Makeup

22 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI 02840




Memorial Day - Labor Day: 10am - 6pm everyday

Frank Barbosa

The best thing about my job is I get to create because to not create is not to breathe.

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One of my biggest achievements with being a freelance artist is the opening of my Newport Salon, Frank Antonio.


Frank Barbosa got his start in the hair industry 17 years ago, while working in the trendy neighborhoods of Bucktown and Lincoln Park in Chicago.  When he wasn’t at the salon, Frank was busy styling wigs and working on hair behind the scenes at the famed productions of Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, Mama Mia and The Lion King to name a few.

Frank made a move to the East Coast and brought his tress talents to Boston’s Salon Red located on Newbury Street. His next move brought him to Newport, RI, the popular summer haven, where he opened his own salon, Frank Antonio, on Bellevue Avenue, the premiere shopping area.  At Frank Antonio, Frank continuously wows fashionistas with his styling techniques. 

In addition to his work at Frank Antonio, for the past ten years, Frank has been busy styling stars on movie sets, including Bride Wars,Tell-Tale, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Last Harbor, to name a few.  He even has a cameo as a stylist to Ann Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married, for which he was the key hair stylist on set, as well as a cameo in Sex and the City 2, for which he was the hair department head and Sarah Jessica Parker’s mane man.

With hair, Frank always loves a challenge and he says it gives him a natural high when he takes on each one.  Although Frank has many loves, his true passion is working behind a salon chair.