At an early age Nicole had an interest in all types of art. Painting, drawing, sculpting etc. As she got older her love for horror and Halloween grew to a hobby of setting up her house and making props to scare kids every Halloween. She took a small class about Halloween makeup and realized she had found the thing she wanted to do in life. She then took two more classes for fantasy and professional makeup. She continues to self teach herself and makes her own prosthetics. Nicole has started her own fx company Vicious Vanity Fx where she has trained a team of artists so they can cover any makeup needs.
Nicole was crowned the Winner of Face off!! She is the first female contestant to Win the competition on SyFY's Special FX TV show "Face Off" for its 3rd Season. Face Off is a competition/elimination series testing the skills of selected artists from around the world. Challenges incorporate effects make-up, and include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, , casting and molding.
Nicole was titled Raw artist of the Year at the 2012 RAWards in Sacramento CA. Nicole continues to learn and grow and was blessed with the gift to learn quick and her background of art has helped her tremendously.
Nicole is fascinated by nature and finds inspiration in its smallest details like the spines on the back of a leaf or similar aspects that people may take for granted. The ocean and all its life intrigues her immensely. This is seen through an aesthetic that is uniquely her own. More than anything she enjoys creating new engaging creatures and making her artistic vision come to life.
Special FX Makeup - Sculpting, Character and creature design, Custom made Prosthetics, Application and paint, wounds or trauma, Sci Fi and Fantasy Creatures, Old Age, Horror and Gore, Blood FX, Molding and Life cast.
Staight Makeup - Beauty, High fasion, Run Way.
I was watching her on the SyFi Channel and her creations were excellent. Given the tough conditions, time/topic, I found her to be creative and quite talented. Having done special fx myself I know first hand how difficult her job was. I voted for her so lets see if she wins!!!