Hi, I'm Nikki!
I am CA State Board licensed and certified esthetician (skin care specialist) and a professionally trained make-up artist, initially educated by the national artistry team at Smashbox Studios, L.A. in 2005, and by lead artists with Benefit Cosmetics LLC in 2007. After graduating from fashion school in 2010, I realized my truest passion was makeup, and I decided to expand my knowledge of the industry.
After an aggressive interview process, I became a part of the MAC Cosmetics family in 2011. During my time with MAC I have been appointed as Product Specialist, Impact Team artist, as well as chosen for the exclusive Succession Planning Program. Under these honors, I have taught numerous group class sessions to clients and artists alike, and was selected to travel to several other stores in Orange County and Los Angeles to inspire and educate fellow artists.
Today I have been working with makeup professionally for over 13 years, executed makeup for hundreds of weddings and countless special events, and taught over 20 makeup-related classes. I feel most fulfilled teaching this complex art form and sharing knowledge with others. My goal is to leave everyone I meet feeling inspired, strikingly beautiful, and creatively empowered!