Haley Nichols is the Texan Who Forged Friendships at Her Chanel Debut

Haley Nichols was photographed exclusively for MODELS.com by Martin L. Brown, with styling by Martin Jerez, hair by Mideyah Parker using Oribe and Bumble & Bumble & makeup by Ernest Robinson using Pat McGrath Labs. Shot at DenBK in Brooklyn, NY. Thanks to Dean, Leslie & Briley.


Haley Nichols

Jones Model Management (Austin – mother agency), IMG (New York), IMG Paris, IMG Milano, IMG London, IMG Los Angeles, IMG Australia (Sydney)



Place of Origin:
Austin, Texas

Ethnic Origin:
1/2 Czechoslovakian, 1/2 American



How discovered:
I was scouted on Instagram by Jones Model Management, and a week later signed with both IMG and JMM when I was 17!

Best modeling experience so far?
Traveling to Paris for my first time! I had never been overseas or even traveled alone, so doing that was life-changing for me. I learned a lot about myself and made the best memories like debuting for Chanel and meeting lifelong friends!

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’m obsessed with interior design! I just got my first apartment in NYC and have had the best time decorating it and making it feel like my own safe place in the Big Apple!

What is something you’ve always wanted to do/try?
I want to go to space so badly, it is the most intriguing thing to me. I love the idea that we aren’t the only ones in this universe and that there is so much more to be explored and the idea that we could possibly live somewhere other than Earth one day astonishes me!

How do you want to make an impact in the world?
I really focus on just trying to make as many people’s days that I can whether that’s just giving out a compliment or helping someone with a door/helping them carry something. You never know what someone is going through, sometimes a simple hello or smile could help a person when they really need it!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Do what you want, because at the end of the day it’s your life and it’s what you do with it that makes it so amazing.” This always stuck with me because there will always be people telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. Sure, maybe you should listen to them sometimes, haha, but at the end of the day your life is what you make of it and do what makes YOU happy! That’s all that matters.