Nikkie’s passion and love for makeup came out of an unexpected corner back in 2008.
Feeling sick and not too well, Nikkie spent the weekend in bed watching a ”The Hills” weekend break on MTV. Completely inspired by the gorgeous looks of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge she began to search for ”The Hills Makeup” on YouTube.
A woman named Sandy Gold popped up. Sandy showed people how you could ”Wake up and Make up!”. Instantly drawn to her screen Nikkie started searching for more –so called– makeup tutorials. A whole new world of beautiful women showing how to do makeup popped up and Nikkie was obsessed ever since.
After about three months Nikkie felt it was time for something new in her life.
She took her mother’s digital camera, put it on a cardboard box and started filming her very first own makeup tutorial. After only getting eight views and three comments, Nikkie fell in love with YouTube and continued to put up a new video every week.
Her channel ”NikkieTutorials” started growing bigger and bigger, ending up being The Netherlands’ number 1 most subscribed and most watched beauty channel.
When things started getting really big for Nikkie, she got contacted by Makeup Artist Pascale Tesser: A makeup and hair artist who had done lots of shows and photoshoots, and was now teaching fashion makeup at B Academy, Amsterdam.
In Fall 2010 Nikkie decided to follow the Makeup Course by Pascale Tesser at B Academy.
A tough course, where she learned everything about professional makeup for photoshoots and shows. Ending up having a good friendship with Pascale Tesser, Nikkie decided to stay close to Pascale and assist her for shows and photoshoots.
Later that year Nikkie also followed the Hair on the Set: Level 1 Course at B Academy.
This to be a a perfect all-round artist who could get booked for any job.
In 2011 she joined Pascale Tesser’s agency called Colourfool Agency. With Colourfool Agency, Nikkie has worked on some great projects like Hollands & Benelux’s Next Top Model, Miljoenenjacht & The Face. She worked for spreads in magazines like Marie Claire, Linda, Talkies and Fashionista.
Working hard and trying to fulfill her dreams, Nikkie started working on building a strong portfolio. Later in 2012 she signed for a monthly beauty-column in Teen Magazine Fashionista.
In Fall 2013 Nikkie followed WE-R Agency’s Hair School Course to further amp up her hair game. Also in Fall 2013 she became head-makeup artist for RTL5’s I Can Make You a Supermodel with Paul Fisher.
After several years of great opportunities and exciting jobs with Colourfool Agency, Nikkie decided to leave the agency in the beginning of 2014, starting for herself as a Freelance Hair & Makeup Artist.
Nikkie’s dreams are to be world known in the industry for her feminine but edgy and unique style. An example is: Backstage at the shows, often a key artist tells his/her team: ”Today we’re doing a Pat McGrath look!”. Nikkie’s dream is that her name will be well known for a certain makeup style. Doing covers for big magazines is her ultimate goal.