Melania, innovative makeup artist from San Diego, California

Melania is an innovative makeup artist from San Diego, California with over 15 years’ experience. She has worked on projects all over the world and is currently working and living in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Melania provides exceptional make-up artistry for those clients who desire a professional artist to make their project look amazing.

Melania is currently booking bridal makeup and hair appointments in Costa Rica. Melania’s expertise includes: airbrush make-up, body art application, traditional make-up, wardrobe styling for beauty, bridal, editorial, runway, photography and video.

Melania is naturally talented and has a deep passion for makeup artistry and fashion. She has trained and worked with some of the world’s top makeup/hair stylists and photographers. She is a certified MAC cosmetics instructor and has taught HD television makeup courses for students wanting to learn on-screen makeup. She is able to bring a new-edge style for glamorous effects, crafty illusions and magical transformations. She is especially skilled in disguising imperfections and making them disappear right before your eyes!

Melania has worked on various on screen projects, commercials, and even MTV music videos. She collaborates and works with designers on makeup looks for NY Mercedes Benz Fashion week and has had her work featured in various magazines including VOGUE. The most significant facet of Melania’s artistic quality is using her techniques to enhance natural features and bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. Her latest Project is opening an upscale Salon at the new Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica.

Our Salon Trainer at Mademoiselle Salon Carolina Lera

Our Salon Trainer at Mademoiselle Salon Carolina Lera has a passion for hair and art. She combines the two in her work to create true masterpieces. She started her hair career in Malta at Toni and Guy working and training with some of the industry’s finest: Gordon Mayo and Mathew Mallia at Salon Gzira. Art is poetic to Carolina and she studied Cluj-Napoca Art at The University of Fine Arts in Romania.

After leaving Malta she returned to Romania where she worked with her mentor Geta Voinea and L’oreal Fudge. She became a trainer and lead representative for the Fudge Line and worked side by side with the International Art director. She Lead the Getts Artistic Team and was awarded the title Best Creative and Best Implication in 2006. Carolina has collaborated with Europe’s finest photographers, makeup artists and models. Her work has been featured in television shows, fashion shows, stage events and covers of “Estetica Romania Magazine”.

In 2012 she moved to London and worked with Sanrizz, where she continued collaborating and working with various editorial magazines. Carolina has a passion for training young inspiring hairdressers. She has designed and developed skills, knowledge and understands how to work with a wide range of hair textures. She is always up on the newest creative trends and most current styling methods/updos. Carolina currently lives and in Manuel Antonio and is Mademoiselle’s trainer and creative stylist.

When she created the Madmoiselle team, Melania looked for talented individuals who are masters at their skill set. When clients enter into Mademoiselle they are paired with the best professionals and top-quality products. Come and visit us today to get your customized, top-of-the-line beauty experience right here in the middle of the jungle!

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