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    Bio page image of Niehla O, Beauty expert, CEO of Faces by Niehla
    Niehla O.’s love for beauty was fostered early in life. It was from her mother that she learned something as simple as finding a perfect shade of red lipstick was not only life changing, but also essential. Niehla’s love for all things fabulous grew as she matured where she began to create makeup looks on her friends as well as herself. She went on to pursue her education, earning a BA in Marketing from Grambling State University, which led her to a career as a Commercial Traffic Coordinator for advertising giants Carat USA and DDB Worldwide.

    After 5 years of working in the corporate world, Niehla decided to change lanes and return to her first love – make up. She enrolled in Columbia College earning a Makeup Artistry degree in 2003. Since then, Niehla has continued to hone her skills as beauty expert and make up artist. She has also helped hundreds of clients achieve their beauty goals while working with makeup leaders, M.A.C. Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown. After founding Niehla O. Beauty, a full service beauty consultancy, Niehla’s artistry has been showcased across leading events and media, landing her a diverse clientele ranging from politicians to US Olympic Athletes. Her passion for beauty led her to develop a make up artistry curriculum in 2004 for Daley College. She also went on to teach for over a decade at Daley College and London Eyes International Academy of Makeup.

    Niehla’s hands have blessed the faces of notables including Angela Bassett, Tamar Braxton, Cynthia Bailey, Gunnar Peterson, David and Tamela Mann, and Common. She has enhanced the beauty of influencers including Awesomely Luvvie, Afrobella and GabiFresh. For years Niehla’s artistry has been seen worldwide on television shows including the OWN network’s Unfaithful, the Judge Mathis Show and the Judge Pirro Show and music videos for R. Kelly.

    Her work has graced the pages of Vogue Italia, Us Weekly, Bronze Magazine and Deux Hommes. Specializing in red carpet looks, Niehla has beautified faces for New York Fashion Week, the American Music Awards, Essence Black Women in Hollywood and The Oscars.

    With a passion for helping others to recognize their beauty, Niehla has volunteered for Ashes for Ashes, A Line Foundation, The Brave New World Program and The Make Up Show. A member of the prestigious make up professional organization The Powder Group, Niehla currently resides in Los Angeles where she serves up every day glamour for her clients. Niehla has dedicated her life to helping others discover their inner and outer beauty.


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