Who is Nikki?
Nikki Gutierrez is an accomplished freelance makeup artist based in Los Angeles. Nikki’s love of beauty and flair for the artistic showed itself at an early age. “I used to sneak into my mother’s makeup drawer and sit in the bathroom for hours applying her Estee Lauder lipsticks – my favorite was “Rich Red”, she recounts. Always a bookworm, she happened upon the classic Kevyn Aucoin beauty bible “The Art of Makeup” and begged her parents to purchase it for her at the age of 11. There began an obsession with makeup, hairstyling and beauty that still lives on.