Nini Jenkins is a professional makeup artist serving Chicago-area corporate and personal clients. Whether she’s working on TV commercials, print shoots, videos or special events, Nini strives to deliver exceptional service and exceed expectations on every job. Nini counts communication, collaboration, and creativity as essential skills for building a successful business as a makeup artist. Above all, Nini values integrity and considers herself an example of how far motivation, persistence, and a strong work ethic can take anyone who wants to pursue makeup artistry as a career.
Born and raised in Eastern Europe (Tbilisi, Georgia), Nini studied art and graduated with a BA in Art History. At age 23, Nini moved to the U.S. to start a new life as an exchange student. She ultimately found her calling: Makeup artistry. After graduating from Makeup First® School of Makeup Artistry, Nini worked tirelessly to hone her skills, build a portfolio, and attain personal and corporate clients. She runs a successful business and is a respected artist in the industry.
Nini speaks three languages. Is married with two active young kids. Has two overly active Australian Shepherds. And one newfound passion: teaching. Nini became a certified educator for Make-up Designory (M.U.D.) schools and she taught at Pivot Point Academy for two years.
Nini is currently developing her own curriculum and looks forward to opening her own makeup school. She happily shares her industry knowledge with anyone devoted to the art of crafting a more beautiful, creative life.