Makeup-Artist Mariah Nicole was born for the world of beauty. She grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by art, aesthetics, and theater. Since her mom was a salon esthetician, Mariah became very familiar with women's desire for beauty and at a young age took part in these feminine rituals: hair perms, hair color, manicures, facials, and makeup. At the same time, Mariah loved drawing and painting, visiting museums, foreign languages and culture, architecture, music and world travel - she's visited 32 countries!
As a visual artist, Mariah expresses herself through the medium of makeup. She finds joy in creating illusions with light, shadow, and color. She also takes pride in bringing a smile to someone's face, bringing a character to life, and educating a person how to apply makeup correctly. Her calm nature and gentle touch make her an ideal asset in high-pressure situations like short prep times, anxious clients, grueling schedules, and in working with children.
Through more than a decade, Mariah has worked in virtually every sector- bridal, events, music videos, commercials, films, TV celebrity and editorial. She began her beauty education with her mom as her teacher at age 15, then the Laura Mercier counter at New York City's Bergdorf Goodman until she moved back to Los Angeles to attend MUD (the Make-Up Designory) in Burbank. She graduated in Beauty Makeup and Hairstyling for Film/TV in 2003 and worked for her mom doing bridal and beauty makeovers in the salon. In 2004 Mariah started her own bridal beauty business which resulted in winning multiple awards for "Best Wedding Makeup & Hairstyling in Los Angeles" between 2007-2016. In 2019 Mariah incorporated her business as "Mariah Nicole Beauty" to connect event & production clients with hand-picked makeup artists/hairstylists.
Mariah counts an impressive 84 celebrities who've sat in her chair, 8 magazine covers, and 12 films to her name. Mariah, ever looking to expand how she can educate and influence others with beauty, became the Senior Beauty Editor at Rogue Magazine 2015-2019. In 2018, she became a Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone in order to offer clients a natural skincare line and professional makeup. She uses the products herself daily and sells nationwide and internationally. Most recently she traveled around the world with her husband co-working on a new film, one which credits her as Makeup & Hair Department Head, Lead HMUA, Makeup Designer, Special FX Makeup, and surprisingly Costumer.
When she isn't making others feel confident/beautiful/sexy, Mariah enjoys live music, cooking and exploring the restaurant scene with her husband, and walks with her dog Bowie.