For over 20 years, Nick Stenson has embraced the beauty industry with a career that encompasses salon owner, celebrity stylist, educator, ambassador, trend setter, editor, executive, board member and entrepreneur. His work spans over multiple channels, both nationally and internationally, offering professional hairstylists and consumers a glimpse into the ever-changing world of beauty. As a renowned expert in both hair, makeup and skin care, Nick’s editorial work has appeared on the covers of Modern Salon, American Salon, Beauty Launchpad, SalonEVO and Matrix Magazine plus, issues of Woman’s Day, Vogue, Bride, Redbook, InStyle, Teen Vogue, US Weekly, OK, and People magazines. He has been featured in stories on NBC and CBS News, and can be found regularly on media outlets including Good Morning America, The Today Show and The Wendy Williams Show.
As a celebrity stylist, Nick has created looks for Kevin Jonas, Nicky Hilton, Fergie, Vanessa Hudgens, Giuliana Rancic, Simone Biles, Eden Sassoon, Andi Dorfman, Jaime King, Rumer Willis, Ariel Winter, Ashley Tisdale, Grady Powell, Italia Ricci, Odette Annable, Keltie Knight, Erin Richards, Kate Mara, Kat Graham, Tiffany Hendra, Alexa Chung and Diana Madison.
As a stylist, humanitarian and one seeking to embrace beauty, Nick hopes to leave his mark as a respected professional voice and face of the industry, known for challenging the world to recognize beauty in all. He believes in inner beauty first and foremost, which led to the launch of his #iseeyourbeauty campaign emphasizing inner beauty through beauty direction, positivity and community. As a philanthropist, Nick has been a champion for L’Oreal’s Hairdressers Against AIDS, an organization that raises awareness and funds to find a cure for HIV and AIDS. When challenging himself as a stylist, Nick accomplished multiple nominations/wins at the North American Hair Styling awards (NAHA), which were widely acclaimed and published. He currently serves on the board of the International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) and Cosmetologists Chicago, host of America's Beauty Show, to share his experience and insight to better serve the professional salon industry.
As Senior Vice President of Store and Services Operations for Ulta Beauty, Nick sets the course for all corporate store operations, services and education at over 1,200 locations. Together with his first-of-its-kind Ulta Beauty Pro Team of elite-brand celebrity hairstylists/educators, he translates trends into the cuts, colors and styles that form the backbone of Ulta Beauty’s seasonal salon offerings. He also leads the corporate services team to develop and drive the strategic vision and execution of the services business including services innovation, education, marketing and events, as well as continuing to find synergy between Ulta Beauty’s services and retail business.
As Brand Ambassador and celebrity stylist for L’ORÉAL’s Matrix, Nick graces the stage as an educator, platform artist and spokesperson for industry venues and trade shows. He is instrumental in creating some of the industry’s most popular trends using prestigious hair color portfolios for Matrix Professional Haircare and Color. His trends and techniques are shared with stylists from all over the world to help them fortify their own talents and strengths.
Nick recently launched his own company CURIOUS Brushes by Nick Stenson. It is a line of styling brushes that are quickly becoming an industry game-changer in blow-outs. These unique styling brushes were crafted by utilizing his talent to create the perfect style for all hair diversities.