The magazine’s beauty director, Elaine D’Farley , had great things to say about Catanese’s work:
Nicole is passionate about covering beauty. She loves to tell the story, getting the facts straight from the beauty pros while at the same time keeping it real for the readers. The experimental videos she’s done for the blog showcase her exhaustive investigative ways, whether getting a haircut or a spray tan — she is determined to show readers exactly how to do it, where to find It and what to avoid.
Catanese has been with Self since 2008 and has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for stories she has either composed or edited.