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 Axxium and permanent cosmetics, Merci has studied at the Robert’s 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 services to clients, as well as makeup application.
Teil Barton, Nail Technician
Teil brings more than a decade of expertise in pedicures, manicures, gel nails, acrylic sculptures, and nail art to Spa on The Avenue. She apprenticed in Baltimore and trained in nail art and gel nail services, and has been featured in Style 101 Magazine. She takes her time to make all her clients feel comfortable and look beautiful. What is Teil’s favorite part of her job? Giving pedicures! Teil says, “The worse the feet, the more fun I have!”
Faithea Butler, Nail Technician
Faithea is a manicurist and cosmetologist at Spa on The Avenue. She offers comprehensive nail services, including pedicures and manicures. Faithea also offers waxing services at the Spa. Faithea loves her work because of the relationships she forms with clients. “I love to share nail care tips or just simply listen,” says Faithea, “It’s very important to go that extra mile for the client.”
Mahasti Kigassari, Nail Technician
Mahasti studied at the Maryland Beauty Academy and nearly 30 years of experience. She is dedicated to providing her clients with beautiful manicures, pedicures, and acrylic services. Mahasti’s beauty philosophy, after all, is, “Look good, dress well, and make sure your nails are done!” Being positive and professional, she believes, are the keys to giving a client the experience they deserve.
Tracy Kyger, Nail Technician
A graduate of the Maryland Beauty Academy with more than 25 years of experience, Tracy offers manicures and pedicures to a long roster of loyal Spa on The Avenue clients. “My goal is to make every client feel special for my time with her—and of course do a lovely job on her nails and toes,” she explains. Clients love her attentive yet fun approach: “You’re never to old to wear pink sparkle nail polish,” Tracy says.
Rebecca Tognocchi, Nail Technician & Esthetician
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.
Ashlyn White, Nail Technician
Having grown up in the nail business, Ashlyn always knew her calling. “I love everything about this job,” she says. Ashlyn’s services include natural nail manicures, pedicures and Shellac nail care. Clients enjoy her attention to detail and her eye for the latest trends. “The rules have changed,” Ashlyn explains of current nail trends. “You no longer need matching manis and pedis.”