The stylists at Merci Blowdry Salon specialize in one thing: shampoos and blowouts. Clients choose the style they want, be it sleek and curly, beachy, or straight, and the stylists wash, blow-dry, and style manes with finishing touches from a curling or flat iron.
Some artists make lifeless pieces of paper the beneficiaries of their talent but for more than 17 years Mahnaz Bahaelou has used her talent and expertise to perform and teach her technicians to fill lips, brows and lash lines with beautiful pigment colors through permanent makeup procedures. In addition to coloring lips with natural-looking or bold pigments, the technicians at Elite can trace kissers with full, pouty outlines, make eyelashes appear more thick and lush and embolden brows by drawing solid shapes or feather-like hair strokes. As correction and camouflage specialists, they can fix most permanent makeup mishaps and as paramedical procedures experts they can help to restore the appearance of pigment to post-surgery areolae, scars and vitiligo. They also use advanced dry needle techniques to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and scars which can coax skin-plumping collagen into production, and they offer expert eyelash extensions, perming and tinting services.
Elnaz Shariat's work as a permanent makeup artist has attracted clients from around the world, including celebrities. Her micropigmentation techniques help clients gain tasteful flourishes in their features?she offers permanent makeup for the eyebrows, eyeliner, and eyelids that help women look made-up and ready to go without having to spend too much time in front of the mirror or hiring a body double. Elnaz also offers lip enhancements and eyelash extensions that plump up these respective features.
For mother-and-daughter team Pamela and Teal, beauty is a family tradition. Pamela?an aesthetician, shiatsu therapist, and makeup artist?has taught skincare seminars around the world, mentoring many successful makeup artists and working with celebs such as Eric Roberts, Beau Bridges, and Stacy Keach. Teal?an on-location makeup artist influenced by both her mother's experience and her uncle's work for film and TV?has freshened many famous faces herself in her 14-year career. Working on numerous films, music videos, and fashion shows, she found herself enhancing the features of Shannon Elizabeth, Salma Hayek, and Christina Ricci, among others, and her work has been featured in the print work of famous photographers such as Michel Comte and Jamais Vu.
Together with a team of licensed aestheticians, mom and daughter embrace an approach that blends natural and organic products with cutting-edge services, including LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, and Intraceuticals oxygen-infusion treatments. The spa's own eco-friendly brand of organic skincare products includes apothecary-style blended masks, firming gels, and moisturizers worthy of nourishing celebrity visages or their wax-based likenesses. And, to nourish the environment, all products are packaged in recycled plastic containers featuring labels printed with soy ink.