Nicole’s beauty career started from humble beginnings with a Kevin Aucoin make-up book in the 90’s in her bedroom as a kid. Always being passionate for beauty and art, she took her passion and educated herself with skills for a successful career in the beauty industry.
After noticing a woman’s lashes for weeks straight, she couldn’t figure out if they were falsies or mascara and decided to ask as politely, a question most of her clients will be asked, “what mascara do you use, your lashes are beautiful?”. This woman graciously answered she was wearing extensions, and an obsession was born. Nicole signed up for the Xtreme Lashes Certfication course the next month and over the last 9 years, she has taken several classes and certifications. Most recently, Russian Volume and then a Microblading Certfication course from Eye Design, NY.
Nicole attended Form Academy in Los Angeles, receiving her Cosmetology training from acclaimed teachers hailing from Paul Mitchell, Vidal Sassoon, TGI Academy and others. She began assisting various hair and make-up artists to expand her skills past eyelash extensions. She gained valuable lessons from various Make-up Artists and Stylists on various projects. She worked on several photo shoots, movies, commercials, reality shows, print ads and more while working in Los Angeles. She gained vital experience working for Penthouse doing hair and make-up. She also performed hair and make-up for weddings for years while working in LA.
In Los Angeles, Nicole had her own private studio which offered a variety of services such as hair extensions, make-up, hair styling and of course, eyelash extensions. Her reputation as a great lash stylist however created more demand for her lash services. Nicole’s business is 90% lashes and will of course do hair and make-up for her clients on request.
In Mount Kisco, NY, she works with the highly esteemed Dr. Sharon DeChiara out of her medical spa, Spa Chiara . Nicole is proud to be able to offer and recommend her clients for various highly skilled beauty services to the spa, before or after they receive eyelash extensions. Most clients love to indulge in a hydrafacial before their eyelash extensions, or a peel. Some also love to get some coolsculpting done after their lashes, for a productive spa day.
Nicole also loves to train new students and sees them privately one on one for an accelerated training or does classes monthly for semi-private groups.