Nykia Spradley Nykia Spradley is a beauty journalist with over a decade of experience in lifestyle media. Highlights: * Interim beauty director at ELLE (maternity leave cover) * Commerce editor for Allure * Beauty editor at Essence * Deputy editor at Seventeen About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.