Merci Johnston Bachman, Nail Technician & Makeup Artist
With more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, Merci is an accomplished nail technician and makeup artist who has been listed on Baltimore’s Best City Search for Best Mani/Pedi and worked with a range of celebrity clients, including Ray Lewis, Lardarius Webb and Shannon Sharpe. Specially trained in Shellac, OPI Gel and permanent cosmetics, Merci has studied at the Roberts Institute of Hair Design, the nationally renowned Von Lee International School of Aesthetics, the American Academy of Permanent Cosmetics in Los Angeles, and various MAC Cosmetic Master Classes. She currently offers manicure, pedicure, acrylic, Shellac and OPI Gel Color nail services to clients, as well as makeup application.
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 esthetician 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.
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.
Katelyn Rousch, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Katelyn offers facials as well as waxing services and makeup services to her clients at Spa on The Avenue. She believes that spa treatments have the power to highlight everyone’s natural beauty and increase their self-confidence. Katelyn trained a the Baltimore School of Massage and the Steiner Institute of Esthetics.