A first grade teacher at Pioneer Trail Elementary School for the past five years, Nikki Carel recently won Jefferson City Public Schools “Teacher of the Year.” A veteran teacher who has taught for 14 years she’s also a former Missouri Teacher of the Year.
“I love teaching little kids because they are so excited about learning and keep me young and energized,” she said. “They love their teacher no matter what and they hug you.”
Carel grew up in Russellville and attended Russellvile High School before earning her bachelor’s degree in education from Lincoln University. She completed her master’s degree from William Wood University in elementary administration.
She has three children and her family loves to go camping and spend a lot of time outdoors. She will spend her award money on a family vacation in Florida.
A member of the Missouri State Teacher Association and is active in the American Cancer Society and St. Martin’s Parish.
Hair – Nikki and her family are going on fabulous Florida vacation, so beach-ready hair seemed like the way to go. Her base color was lightened to a beautiful blushed copper and golden highlights were added throughout. Nikki’s naturally curly hair was shortened and layered to release the curl and to allow for more volume. For the polished look seen here, her hair was blown out straight with Aveda’s smooth in fusion style prep and naturally straight. As a bonus Nikki’s new cut and color will look different, but just as beautiful when styled naturally curly.
Makeup – Jennifer created this effortlessly natural look on Nikki with Aveda Makeup. First she applied concealer in Bamboo under the eyes, followed by mineral tinted moisture in Sandstone, and dual foundation in Twig to her entire face. She then added color to her cheeks with blush in Rose Blossom, and bronzer to her cheekbones in Amazonia, highlighting just above the cheeks with Illumination. For Nikki’s sultry bronze smoky eye Jennifer used Golden Jasper eye shadow trio. Her eyebrows were accentuated with eye definer in Sepia. Mosscara in Black Forrest was applied to her lashes and color was added to her lips in Cerise. Jennifer completed her look with CND shellac nails in Tropix.
Clothing – Nikki is rockin’ the festival look in ethnic print palazzos and a long flowing tank top with breezy uber trendy crocheted weskit. This bohemian look is accentuated with Native American themed necklace and stacked bracelets, all in silver and black. These and other great pieces can be discovered at Some Like It Haute.