Who’s Nykia?

WRITING CRED

I’m a beauty writer whose work has appeared in ESSENCE, W, Marie Claire, Popsugar, Coveteur and Cosmopolitan. I’ve held staff spots at ESSENCE, Real Simple, and Ladies’ Home Journal.

WHERE I HONED MY CRAFT

I have an MS degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and I began my journalism career with a BA from Hofstra University.

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING

I live in Brooklyn, where I was born and raised—well before it was the cool kid. I’m a self-proclaimed liquid lipstick aficionado and I have a not-so-secret addiction to hot sauce.

Follow me on Instagram & Twitter @NykSprads.