"Nikol Elaine's artistic journey began in adolescence when she discovered her passion for art and painting. She refined her eye while taking art classes, and collaging with modge podge on her parents furniture (they may not have been happy about this). Working at a salon in high school gave her a taste of the beauty industry. She enrolled in beauty school, earning her cosmetology license in 2002.

Nikol put in almost a decade with MAC Cosmetics, where she elevated her techniques, was promoted to management, and was invited to work San Francisco Fashion Week. The success she experienced motivated her to launch Nikol Elaine Artistry

When she isn't making people look like the best version of themselves, Nikol is drinking locally roasted black coffee on her deck, baking healthy vegan-ish treats inside while in slippers, riding her bike around Oakland, or tasting wine in her beloved Northern California."