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.
Nicole Kline Ensor, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Nicole is a specially trained Eminence, Dermalogica and AVEDA skin care expert with more than 17 years of experience and notable list of clients, including Kirstie Alley. She offers a full suite of services to Spa on The Avenue clients, including customized facials, waxing, spa body treatments, makeup application and makeup lessons. Nicole is a graduate of the nationally renowned Von Lee International School of Aesthetics and the Baltimore School of Massage’s Professional Massage Therapy program.
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.
Rachel Jenkins, Esthetician, Makeup Artist & Licesnsed Massage Therapist
Rachel studied at Von Lee School of Esthetics and the CCBC Massage Therapy Program before joining Spa on The Avenue in 2001. Today, she performs facials, waxings, body treatments, massages, and makeup services. She has also had advanced training in pregnancy massage, which makes her very popular with moms-to-be!
Noelle Kearney, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
A graduate of the Steiner Institute of Esthetics, Noelle performs makeup, facials, and waxing services for Spa on The Avenue clients. Noelle’s work has brought her to believe that a great attitude is an important part of delivering a positive client experience. She loves helping her clients bring out an even better image of themselves.
Monica Krieger, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Monica trained at Steiner Institute of Esthetics and has been a practicing esthetician since 2011, offering waxing, facial, and makeup services. Monica believes that good health is the key to better beauty. “A healthy mind and body will help promote beautiful skin and a good appearance, which will improve self confidence,” she explains.
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.
Eden Schweitzer, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Eden trained at Fila Academy and has been with Spa on The Avenue since February 2013. She performs facials, face and body waxes, make-up applications/lessons, and select body treatments. Eden’s beauty philosophy is to always embrace your natural beauty and remember that you are your own worst critic. She believes it is important to be attentive to her clients in order to fully understand each client’s concerns and needs.