Nick Scalzo has been a makeup artist for many years, including five years experience working for MAC Cosmetics. He has done makeup on dozens of models backstage for fashion shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, working directly with designers like Sally Lapointe and Carolina Herrera, on the teams of such celebrity makeup artists as Kabuki and Gordon Espinet. One particular highlight was working directly with Derrick Rutledge (personal makeup artist of Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey) and Oprah for the 1st graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls from South Africa. He was hired by FIT and Parsons School of Design in New York to create makeup on the models for their BFA showcases. He has been working with photographers doing headshots for over six years in New York City.