d.d. Nickel

d.d. Nickel has been making people pretty for well over fifteen years. As a teacher, preacher and pimp of all things makeup and beauty, you’ve seen her primping and preening all over the tube, in rags, runways and red carpets, and even a Broadway Stage. What Not to Wear, E! Entertainment, Style Network, Travel Channel, Food Network, Martha Stewart Weddings, and the runways of NYC Fashion Week are just some of her long list of gigs. The coolest one ever?? Creating the look for the Tony Award winning lead of the Broadway show Wonderful Town. And celebrities?….Yep…those too! Dozens of them, from Cannes to Los Angeles.Photo Credit:Steve DePino

Teacher: d.d. started her journey in beauty as a National Makeup Artist and Director of Education, in the best place in the universe…New York City….during the height of the “Sex and the City” years. Making people pretty across the country and training other artists to do the same, in iconic shopping destinations and for companies like Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and well over 40 Sephora stores, d.d. honed her eye for color and perfected the techniques that she now shares with you.

Preacher: Not too many moons ago, d.d opened a place of her own, near her home of New Haven, Connecticut, where she preaches and teaches all things makeup…the good, the bad and the ugly…what to do and, more importantly, what NOT to do…with your face. Private lessons, bridal services and more…

Pimp: And it’s also where she pimps out her signature line of makeup, d.d.Nickel. (coming online and to retail locations near you) A featured beauty expert on Connecticut Style, Better Connecticut and almost a published author, d.d. was born in Minnesota, raised in South Carolina and has called Atlanta, Houston and New York City home.

Since her path to makeup artistry was a very crooked one, she has a degree in Fashion Design and a second one (just because) in Psychology from New York University…and a long list of odd jobs and other “careers” to prove it.

d.d. Loves: Wine (Red or white? I‘m equal opportunity). Picnics. Gardening. Cooking (not baking) and laying in the hammock (with wine…and a good book)…oh and her dogs…and cats…

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