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Last Activity:
May 27, 2016
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Aug 07, 2005

About Me

Niehla O.’s love for beauty & fashion was fostered while watching her mother getting ready.
Whether her mother was putting on makeup or getting dressed for a night out, Niehla noticed and appreciated the process – it was transformational and ceremonious. It was from her mother, she learned that as a woman, something as simple as finding your perfect shade of red lipstick or putting on a figure-flattering dress was not only life changing, but also essential.

Niehla’s love for all things fabulous grew as a teenager, where she would try out makeup looks on her friends as well design pieces for herself. As an adult, Niehla decided to take life by the horns & follow her passion and enrolled in the Makeup Artistry Certification program at Columbia College.

Since, 2000, she has been honing in on her artistry skills, independently, with Niehla O. makeup artistry. She has also helped hundreds of clients to achieve their beauty goals while working with makeup giants, M.A.C. Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown. Her artistry has been showcased in film, television, print and runway and she has a diverse clientele, from US Olympic Athletes to Academy Award Nominated Actresses. She also sows into the lives of aspiring makeup artists, offering direction and sound industry advice as an Makeup Instructor at London Eyes International Academy of Makeup.

Niehla was moved to create Chocolate Sushi Couture in 2005, from numerous unsuccessful shopping experiences that oftentimes only offered lackluster designs in muted colors and shapeless garments.
Chocolate Sushi Couture, has grown to be one of Chicago’s most sought after designer clothing line for full figured women.

Niehla has a mission: To be the go-to source for all things fashion & beauty for the plus size woman. She has an uncanny knack for becoming every woman’s best friend through her wit, humor, and reliability.  Niehla believes that every woman is beautiful and with the proper resources and knowledge, that woman has the power to be her best self and live her best life.

Notable makeup artistry clients & work include but are not limited to:

Academy Award Nominated Actress Angela Bassett,

True Blood Star Rutina Wesley

Actor & Hip Hop Artist Common

Television Host Mark Mcgrath

The Judge Mathis Show

The Judge Pirro Show

R. Kelly music videos “Rockstar” and “I’m a Flirt”

In addition to a Certificate in Makeup Artistry from Columbia College and
London Eyes International Academy of Makeup, Niehla holds degrees in
Fashion Production from the Illinois Institute of Art and Marketing from
Grambling State University

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