Niko Lopez has been working as a hair and make-up artist for over ten years, in both the United States and abroad. He began his career with a focus on hair and quickly realized that his real passion lay in the art of make-up. That passion and ambition took him from his home state of California, and led him to New York City to pursue his talent on a larger scale. Since then, Niko’s unwavering professionalism and creative vision have welcomed participation on the teams of many of the London, Paris, and New York Fashion Week designer runways. Over the last seven years, he has brought his artistry to many high-skilled backstage teams including; Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, Nicole Miller, Rodarte,3.1 Philip Lim, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Naeem Khan and Marchesa.
His impressive career and meticulous attention to detail has also garnered him a list of celebrity clientele including; Paris Hilton, Alexa Ray Joel, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jane Lynch, Zoe Kravitz, and Kendall Jenner. Niko has an uncanny ability to highlight each individual’s own sense of style through his make-up artistry, while keeping the looks relevant and on trend.
As an editorial session stylist, Niko has traveled the world to deliver finesse and integrity to countless glossy publications including; Vogue USA, Korean Vogue, Elle Vietnam, Cosmopolitan Brazil, Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, L’Officeile Brazil, and Kenzo Paris. He can also be seen throughout the globe on beauty websites and blogs, bringing his techniques and tips to a broader audience.
Niko participates and often leads seminars and masterclasses presenting techniques and backstage tricks to both industry and non-industry audiences on a regular basis. Most recently, his skill and knowledge of the art of make-up have resulted in his participation of the product development for several prestigious companies, including; NARS Cosmetics, and Smith and Cult.
When asked the three most important things to complete the perfect look, Niko believes every woman should be equipped with a good lipstick, a pair of high heels and self confidence.