Nicolae is originally from Bucharest, Romania and moved to the US in 2005 to pursue his career in makeup and hair styling. An artist by trade, he went to Nicolae Grigorescu University in Bucharest, where he received his degree in Costume and Stage Design and pursued his love of painting. After University, he transformed his artistic talents into a career in Makeup Art for Film and Television - During this time he also learned special effects makeup on films such as the American production The Defender, Hallmark’s Gunpowder, Treason and Plot and the French production L’homme Presse.
In 2007, Nicolae returned to Television makeup when he was hired to be the personal makeup artist for Audra Lowe, the host of Better TV, a nationally syndicated lifestyle TV show from the publisher of Better Homes & Gardens. In 2012, he became the personal makeup artist for the new hosts JD Roberto and Rebecca Budig.
Currently freelancing for Hearst Digital Media with Elle, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping and Harper's Bazaar, Meredith Corporation, About.com as well as numerous fashion photographers and celebrities.
Rebecca Budig : Co-Host, Better Show
Pat Kiernan : Anchor, NY1
Nina Agdal : Supermodel
Beverly Johnson : Supermodel
Rocco DiSpirito : Celebrity Chef
David Garrett : Musician
Maria Doyle Kennedy : Actress / Musician
Alicia "The Empress" Napoleon : WBC Professional Boxer
Amanda Nunes : UFC Professional Fighter
Paige VanZant : UFC Professional Fighter
Cat Greenleaf : Host, Talk Stoop
Kimberly Locke : American Idol
Kelly Bensimon : The Real Housewives of New York
LuAnn de Lesseps : The Real Housewives of New York
Nick Lachey : Musician
Joan Osborne : Musician
Bob Harper : Trainer, The Biggest Loser
Adrian Brody : Actor
Revlon, L’Oreal, Olay, Armani Exchange, Cotton, Zico, Kmart, Stapels, State Farm, Velveeta, Crocs, Home Depot, Walmart, Sally Hanson
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New York, NY 10036
All images are used with permission from the photographers.