Jess Barcikowski, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Jess studied at the Von Lee International School of Aesthetics and studied under the school’s founder and industry pioneer, Carol Walderman. She has advanced training in facial massages and reflexology and offers a variety of services such as facials, waxings, and make-up application. Jess believes it is important to educate her clients about the services offered. She enjoys helping her clients relax and boosting their self-esteem.
Carol Ercole, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
With 30 years of experience under her belt, Carol has become a master of multiple services. She performs European facials, specialty skin-care treatments & enhancements, bridal & photo make-up, make-up lessons, full-body wax, and eyebrow shaping & tinting. After her schooling and training under Boldijarre Koronczay, Carol has had special training and certifications in TV make-up, photography make-up, and skin care. She has even had her work featured in Baltimore Magazine and has done make-up for several commercials. She loves that each client brings a new experience and challenge. Happy clients and beautiful results are incredibly fulfilling.
Elaine Girardi, Spa Manager, Esthetician & Novalash Eyelash Extensionist
Elaine has been a beloved employee of Salon by Debbie Spa for 14 years and has earned her position as spa manager. She is a make-up artist and also offers a variety of esthetic services. Not only does Elaine have her B.S. in business management, but she has also had advanced training at the Dermal Institute for Dermalogica Skin Care and has mastered classes in Eminence Organic Skin Care. Elaine says, “An educated woman is a beautiful woman,” so she takes pride in teaching her clients the most effective ways to take care of their skin at home and introducing them to the best skin care products.
Caitlin MacDougall, Esthetician
Cait joins Spa on the Avenue after her training at Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. Out of facials, waxing and makeup applications, eyebrow shaping is Cait’s favorite service to perform. She believes that the brows are one of the most important features of any face, and she loves the opportunity to help a client find their perfect brow shape. Personalization is what Cait believes creates and delivers a quality client experience. “Never underestimate the value of a good skincare treatment, both in the spa and at home,” she elaborates. She loves getting to know her clients and working in the positive atmosphere at the spa.
Julia Quintilian, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Julia has been with Salon by Debbie Spas since July 2013. She graduated at the top of her class at Von Lee and is now working at Spa on The Avenue performing facials, waxings, and make-up application. Julia is a certified Dermalogica Specialist and has Bio-Active Peel certification. She believes it is important to take some time to relax and be pampered because your lifestyle plays a major role in how you look and feel. Julia understands every client is different and does her best to deliver customized treatments in order to help each client look and feel their best.
Eden Schweitzer, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Eden is a graduate of Fila Academy, and has been with The Avenue family since 2014. She performs facials, waxing, brow tinting, makeup applications, body treatments and spray tans. Her seven year career has allowed her to provide her favorite service, facials, to clients, and still have the opportunity to be the makeup artist for photo shoots for a West Coast yoga company marketing campaign. She believes that you never stop learning, there is always something new to learn that can make you better in a career. Her ability to listen to the client in order to meet their needs, albeit spoken or unspoken is what she believes delivers a quality client experience. She adds, “I’m an ingredient junkie. I love learning about the science of the skin and how different ingredients work.” After training with Boldijarre Koronczay, President of Eminence Organics, she learned that you are always to be passionate about your work.
Rebecca Tognocchi, Esthetician & Nail Technician
Becky studied at Von Lee International and has been a esthetician and nail technician for more than 20 years. She offers waxings, facials, pedicures, and manicures for her clients at Spa on The Avenue. She strongly believes that health and beauty run hand in hand. Becky’s favorite part of her job is waxing, although she strives to ensure the client’s happiness and comfort with every service she performs.