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Niehla Ollie

Overtly positive, enthusiastic, vivacious, powerful, influential, beautifying, these are only a fraction of the words that describe our next Instructor, Niehla Ollie. In each lecture, Niehla constantly imparts words of wisdom, confidence and “real-world” expertise to her students. Her remarkable attitude about life and her profession as a makeup artist is sure to be contagious!

Niehla received her Certification in Makeup Artistry from Columbia College. However, she holds other noteworthy degrees in, Fashion Production from the Illinois Institute of Art and Marketing from Grambling University. In addition, Niehla graduated from London Eyes International Academy of Makeup.


Soon after obtaining her Certificate in Makeup Artistry, Niehla began working with makeup giant, M.A.C. Cosmetics. Quickly, her makeup career sky-rocketed and Niehla’s extensive work became showcased in film, where she worked in the film “Of Boys and Men“ with Angela Bassett, television, print, runway, and music videos with lead artists such as R. Kelly and Ludacris.

In addition to her successes in makeup artistry, Niehla has created her own clothing line - Chocolate Sushi Couture - a unique and beautiful collection that reflects her eccentric personality and keen eye for beauty.

“Of Boys and Men” Personal Artist for Angela Bassett
“Plainview” Makeup Artist

“Rock Star” R. Kelly/Ludacris/Kid Rock Asst. Makeup Artist
“Im a Flirt” (Remix) R. Kelly/T.I./T.Pain Asst. Makeup Artist
“Fever” Rhymefest Asst. Makeup Artist

Leading Men: Common BET J Makeup Artist
The Judge Pirro Show Syndicated Television Makeup Artist
Fox Local News WFLD-TV Fox Chicago Makeup Artist
The Judge Mathis Show Syndicated Television Makeup Artist
College Hill BET Makeup Artist

Angela Bassett Public Announcement
Common Rutina Weekly
Judge Maria Lopez 2008 American Olympic Athletes
Mark Mcgrath 2010 American Olympic Athletes

Companies and Networks:
Avlon Industries London Eyes International Makeup Academy
Bassett Vance ProductionsMAC Cosmetics
Bravo.com MSNBC
City Colleges of Chicago NBCOlympics.com
CNN Oxygen.com
Fox Business News Channel RCN
Fox News Channel WFLD-TV Chicago
Luster Products WFLD-TV Chicago