Visual Artist, Kaori Nik, holds a wide range of skills from natural hair care and makeup to special effects and art direction.  This Chicago native focuses on raising the bar and making room for more black creatives to shine their light. 

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International beauty and special effects artist, Kaori Nik, has been a licensed cosmetologist in the industry for over 12 years. Specializing in natural hair care and makeup for women of color, Kaori is devoted to servicing and educating black women in a European dominated beauty industry. Her client history includes Naomi Campbell to Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel and events such as New York Fashion Week, The Oscars, The Golden Globes, The Grammys and more. Kaori is also editor-in-chief of Afro-Vegan Beauty, an online platform for women of color to explore plant-based living and cosmetic literacy while supporting black owned businesses.  

Meet Kaori 

From soft and natural to edgy and expressive, Kaori Nik delivers timeless looks for clients, celebrities and artists.

Light Work

Specialties 

Skills

Commercial
Glam
Editorial
Wedding
TV & Film

Natural hair care and styling
Natural makeup
Weaves and Wigs
Braids and Twists

From soft and natural to edgy and expressive, Kaori Nik delivers timeless looks for clients, celebrities and artists.

Light Work

Specialties 

Skills

Commercial
Glam
Editorial
Wedding
TV & Film

Natural hair care and styling
Natural makeup
Weaves and Wigs
Braids and Twists

From soft and natural to edgy and expressive, Kaori Nik delivers timeless looks for clients, celebrities and artists.

Light Work

Specialties 

Skills

Commercial
Glam
Editorial
Wedding
TV & Film

Natural hair care and styling
Natural makeup
Weaves and Wigs
Braids and Twists

the BEAUTY studio

Balancing out the Beauty Studio, Kaori Nik’s Character design brings everything from injury makeups to fantasy creatures. Come through and bring your imagination to life.

The Dark-side

Specialties

Original Characters

Injuries
Facial hair
Bald caps
Old-age makeup
Prosthetic makeup
Character makeup

Gino
Hunny Bunny
Officer Cletus
Leprechaun Von
Teddy

the  FX studio

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