Nikol Elaine provides makeup and hair services for film, television, events, and more. She is based in San Francisco/Oakland and is happy to travel.  


Growing up in beautiful Sonoma County, California Nikol discovered a passion for both painting and doodling. In high school she started working at a hair salon, which gave her a taste of the beauty industry. Soon after, she went to cosmetology school, and earned her cosmetology license in 2002.

Nikol put in nearly a decade working for MAC Cosmetics, where she elevated her techniques doing makeup daily! She was promoted to management, and was invited to work San Francisco Fashion Week. The success she experienced motivated her to launch Nikol Elaine Artistry


  • What do you drink in the morning? 
    "I love coffee and don't judge but I drink local, water-processed decaf. The full octane coffee totally gets to me."
  • What do you do on your days off?
    "I love baking, and tend to adapt recipes into a healthier vegan-ish version of some sort. (Friends make fun of me for doing this, haha!) I also love riding my bike, it has a pink seat and a pink bell! "
  • What are your go-to makeup products on yourself?
    "Dr Hauschka face lotion, Rhonda Allison sunscreen, Shu Uemura eye lash curler, Eyeko mascara, and a MAC brown pencil."
  • What are you reading right now?
    "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. I love it."