Have you seen The Devil Wears Prada? Replace Andy with Nicki and that’s how this Chicago native got her start in magazines. Canvassing Midtown in search of the perfectly gooey chocolate chip cookie for her boss’s Monday afternoon sugar craving—been there, done that. On call 24/7 — check. Got the picture?
Nicole Pearl, who graduated from the University of Michigan and earned a Master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, has made her mark as a beauty, lifestyle and fashion expert.
You may have seen her as a beauty and style expert on TV or mentioned in The New York Times. She’s been on national shows such as NBC’s TODAY, Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda, and Access Hollywood Live; she’s the resident beauty expert for Chicago’s Windy City Live, and she appears on morning news programs throughout the U.S. She also played herself in an episode of The Style network’s reality show, Chicagolicious.
Nicole started out working in New York as a staff beauty editor and freelance beauty writer for national magazines. She’s covered backstage at New York and LA Fashion weeks and was featured in Bill Cunningham’s iconic Street Style Sunday Styles section.
She’s written for magazines and websites including US Weekly, the beloved Shop Etc. (R.I.P.), Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Health, Self, Shape, In Style, Seventeen, Working Mother, Golf for Women, Star, Family Fun, Chicago Social, Michigan Avenue, Gotham, totalbeauty.com, prevention.com, makeup.com, theeverygirl.com, orbitz and more.
Nicole is also the founder of the popular beauty blog TheBeautyGirl.com, which was named one of the top 50 best beauty blogs by Beauty High. From products and tips to celebrity interviews, Nicole shares her insider access and tells it like it is because “Beauty Shouldn’t Be A Bitch.”
And lest not forget her most important roles — wife and mom to two little ones, Jasper and Rex.
I’m excited to announce that I’ve collaborated on a book to help preteens prevent social media from deflating their self worth. Too many kids allow the number of “likes” they get on social media influence their self-esteem and perception of beauty. Love Yourself(ie) is a fictional story about a girl named Harper who learns to use self-acceptance to filter social media and manage peer pressure.
As a mom myself, it’s scary to think about the power social media has on how our children view themselves, and this story aims to give kids the resources to build self-love, determination and resilience during a time when social media rules. Pick up your copy today! #loveyourselfiebook