The Owner & Brand

M.A.D.E by Grim

The Owner & Brand

Deandrea "Grim" Nesbitt was born and raised in Brooklyn and Southside Jamaica Queens.  From the very beginning while attending Hair Design Institute, Deandrea knew it was important to educate herself on as much as possible and figure out exactly what kind of stylist she wanted to embody. Under a great staff and teaching modules, she soaked up information like a sponge, allowing her to realize her versatile skills in hair, makeup and nails. At the end of her education, Deandrea obtained her state licnese of Cosmetology in 2014.

While working under the Dry Bar in NYC Flatiron District, Deandrea found growing opportunities and muses all around her. This location allowed for Deandrea to build a separate business, offering services to her clients in their high rise apartments and business offices. The prime location of the Fashion District allowed Deandrea to network further, bringing her front and center of NYFW as an hair stylist. Not only did networking open that door, but her skills and "right time, right place" attitude gave way for Deandrea to style her first celebrities, actress Mia Kurshner, as well as model Mercedes Sorte.  

A true hustler filled with ambition, the grind didnt stop.  Even during pregnancy, Deandrea continued to make strides in building clientele and partnerships throughout the city area. In April of 2015, Deandrea gave birth to her son Jax and officially left the salon and decided to move forward as a traveling hairstylist, working on her own time and schedule. Thoughout the years she has managed to work alonside designers, fashion events and shows as an active Hairstyist and Makeup artist in NY, Atlanta and the Miami area.

M.A.D.E by Grim stands for the key elements Deandrea values to succeed: Motivation, Attitude, Determination and Energy. As owner and lead stylist of her business, Deandrea's personal makeup looks have been featured by High End makeup companies: Lashed Cosmetics, Milani Cosmetics, Black Opal, Black Radiance, Stilla, Buxom Cosmetics, Moira Cosmetics, Suva Beauty and more, along with women empowerment groups within the African American beauty community. Working as a wig maker locked in partnerships with out of country hair companies for Model reviews and promotional ads: Nadula Hair, Eullair Hair, Yolissa Hair AliPearl Hair and UNice Hair. These opportunities are what helped fuel M.A.D.E by Grim evolution from services to a small line of handmade products.

Besides beauty, Deandrea also owns D. Grim Portfolios, which offers photography and retouch services along with professional document creation, business planing, contract designing and editing. All services are created to help freelance artists and entrepreneurs brand and build their business to a marketable level. Visit to inquire and learn more.