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NOTE: Detroit Rebel Stylists is no longer together. This website belongs to Nico Cortes, the Makeup Artist so any reviews mentioning DRS, Nico was a part of.

"One of the nicest, most talented make-up artists!

I've had the pleasure (seriously, Nico is so fun to work with!) of working with Nico several times now at various photoshoots and as a wedding photographer, I've seen my fair share of make-up artists and Nico has quickly become my go-to! She's incredibly talented at her craft, creates the most beautiful looks, from bridal to avant-garde that MAKE the photos. Her makeup always photographs beautifully and lasts the entire day. She's got an eye for detail and has a way of making everyone look flawless and feel super confident on camera all the while having fun in the makeup chair. Not to mention Nico is easy to communicate with, organized, super professional and brings the best energy to any wedding day or shoot! Thanks Nico for being such a queen!"

-Emily Kyle P of @EmilyKylePhoto

"Nico did my makeup for my two proms. She was so considerate when listening to what I wanted for the look and she created a beautiful, natural look. I would highly recommend going to her for any makeup need, she's very flexible and has very reasonable pricing. Thank you Nico for making me feel so beautiful on my prom nights!"


"Book Nico ASAP, she is legit the BEST!

Nico came highly recommended by a good friend. She came to my home for a makeup trial and she knocked it out of the park! I told her I wanted to look glamorous and photograph well, but I also wanted to look like myself. She nailed it! I hired her for my wedding in northern Michigan. She and an assistant traveled up north for my wedding and did makeup for my mom, bridal party, and myself. Every single face Nico touched was perfect! Every one of us was so happy with the way we looked! She totally listened to what each of us wanted and she really delivered! I asked her to stay after the ceremony to do touch ups before pictures and she touched up all of us flawlessly. Not only is Nico insanely talented, she is an absolute delight! Having her over to my house for the makeup trial felt like having a friend over and she was so much fun the day of my wedding! She is so kind, funny, has the best energy and she was so calm and collected amidst the madness of the morning getting ready. Nico even got us all done on time! It is not easy getting 7 women in hair/makeup/dresses and out the door on time. She kept us all on schedule! It was unreal how quickly and beautifully she got us all done that morning. I'm still in awe of her work when I look at the photos!"


"Bridal Makeup Up

LOVED working with Nico for my wedding day make up! She was prepared, professional, and fun! 100% recommend!"

-Mikalee Z

"Perfect details

Nico has a great energy and loves what she does. Her work is very precise and turns out great! She pays attention to details and it shows. You won't be disappointed with her!"


"Nico and Ashlie are truly the ultimate dream team! They have done my hair and makeup when I was a bridesmaid in 2 different weddings. Each time the Bride and Bridal party looked absolutely amazing. Now that it’s my turn to get married, they were my first call to book for my wedding day and engagement photos."

-Alesia Zeh

"Detail oriented with an eye for natural beauty.

Nico is one of two makeup artists that I trust with my face. Not only have I modeled for Nico, but I have also photographed her work. Our first shoot together, she did such a phenomenal job that I did absolutely no makeup correction. Her lip lines were perfect, the blush blending was phenomenal, and the foundation match and color correction was absolutely perfect for the model! Im consistenly in awe of the work that Nico does and highly, highly recommend her for all of your makeup needs!"

-Emily C of @crombezpal

"Wont regret it!

Amazing... I'm very picky and I was so happy with my makeup. I've used her services multiple times and I get compliments every time."


"I cannot say enough good things about the Detroit Rebel Stylists team. Nico and Ashlie are a dream come true! Not only did they save the day after I had a team cancel last minute, but they were so genuine and easy to work with on my wedding day. They responded promptly, worked with my busy schedule and were so detailed in the service they provided. They provided hair and make-up service for myself, my bridal party and my mother on my big day. They listened to everyone's desires and visions and made them work for each of us. On top of providing their incredibly talented services, I cannot express how amazingly cool Nico and Ashlie are. They were so welcoming and fun, it honestly felt like they were two long-time friends who were hanging out with all of us while we got ready. It felt effortless and calming and set the tone for the whole day. Not to mention, they had everything we forgot - a speaker for music, an electrolyte packet for hydration, super glue, pins, you name it! They saved the day in more ways than one. They worked so efficiently, keeping our schedule on-track and made sure all of our looks, still felt true to all of us. I have never felt more beautiful. I wish I could work with them everyday! Thank you Nico & Ashlie - from the bottom of our hearts! You made my dreams a reality and we all felt as AMAZING as you made us look!"

-Logan Pelto

"I cannot stress enough how phenomenal this duo is! After multiple wedding hair and makeup trials from other studios left me disappointed, I met them the week before my wedding. They scheduled me for a trial within a few days and completely blew me away! Both Nico and Ashlie listened to what I wanted and helped me adapt my dream look to fit my hair type and face shape perfectly. Not to mention, they were such a lovely presence to have at my house the morning of the wedding - they are so friendly and warm! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day thanks to them. I recommend them to all my friends and would not hesitate to work with them again. Thank you Detroit Rebel Stylists!"


- Michelle Yelda

"Both girls did an amazing job . I highly recommend both."

Jennifer Zeh

"Nico and Ashlie are a great team! They are easygoing and very talented. If you show them styles you like, they will make sure you get the look you want but also a look that is uniquely you. And even if you don’t know what to do, they know what will look great on you and make sure you’re happy with it too. I’ve enjoyed their services for a few events and have always been completely satisfied."

-Stephanie Luft

"Both very talented ladies who are so fun to work with!!! Highly recommend them for any occasion!!! They are very professional with their work!!  They have done my hair and makeup numerous of times and I love it every single time:)" 


Lisa Zagresky 

"Detroit Rebel Stylists, Nico and Ashlie are the real deal dream team! From the initial email to setting up a trial appointment down to the big day, they are amazingly talented professionals! I felt comfortable right away when I met them both, we had great conversations about what I was hoping for and what they could do. Nico had awesome input for makeup because that was where I needed a lot of direction! She made me look FLAWLESS. I loved how she explains each step and makes it all come together! With my hair, Ashlie was able to tame and create a breathtaking half up-do. She took the time to add in flowers and it looked spectacular. I know it was a lot of work but I totally appreciate it. Also both ladies really listened to my bridesmaids and made them fall in love with their looks as well! As if they weren’t cool enough, I’d say next to actually marrying my husband, getting ready with my bridal party was my favorite part of the day! My day wouldn’t have been the same without Nico and Ashlie. I highly recommend Detroit Rebel Stylists for your wedding look, they are beaming with smiles, laughter and positivity! Best decision, hands down! It’s your day, definitely make it worth it!"

               -Marisa R Solano-Sanchez         


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