Elena is a Graduate of the elite Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts, in California, undergoing an intense master makeup artist training program and receiving her Diploma in Master Makeup for Motion Pictures and Television. She is certified in airbrush makeup, and specializes in all aspects of makeup artistry. From beauty, special effects, light prosthetics, bald caps, old age, scars, specialty face painting, and specialized camouflage techniques. She is also very passionate about creating beautiful faces for weddings and custom blending cosmetics. Elena has a huge passion for finding solutions by using a variety of cosmetics for camouflaging facial differences and has created The Make-Up Boutique a full service studio that specializes in all aspects of makeup artistry and unique fashion trends to keep you looking beautiful. She also provides mobile makeup artistry services. Elena had the opportunity of being personally trained by the best makeup artists in the industry, as well as receiving personalized training from Marvin Westmore. The Westmore's not only created, but they defined the role of makeup artistry in Motion Pictures and Television, and received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Elena utilizes the Westmore method techniques. She also received camouflaging makeup training from the renowned Maurice Stein of Cinema Secrets. She has contributed numerous articles on cosmetics, clinical skincare, and fashion trends for "The Beauty Buzz", section in the National SPSSCS Newsletter that is distributed quarterly to board certified plastic surgeons and plastic surgical skin care specialists.
Elena Nelson is a WA State Licensed Master Esthetician/Licensed Master Educator and holds two Science Degrees in Allied Health Care. She has been in the esthetics/medical/surgical field for over 15 years working in direct patient care. She attended the Euro Institute of Skin Care were she received her certification in Medical Esthetics. She also holds the highest international credential available in skin care from the Comite International D'Esthetique Et Cosmetologie. Founded in 1946 (it's head office in Zurich, Switzerland), CIDESCO is represented in over 33 countries. The CIDESCO Diploma is the world's most prestigious qualification in the field of aesthetics and beauty therapy. CIDESCO qualification has set the standards that have been initiated over the five continents of the globe, and is considered the gold standard in beauty therapy. Elena was privileged to learn and work with Dr. Hauge, board certified plastic surgeon for 12 years until his retirement. She also worked side by side Dr. Hoyt as they built the only Sciton Laser Skin Care practice in Yakima. She enjoyed working as his assistant in surgery, and providing all patients with esthetic Sciton Laser treatments for anti-aging. Working in direct patient care surgically, esthetically, and clinically has been Elena's passion for the last 15 years. She is a Certified Sciton Laser Specialist and Certified Laser Safety Officer. She offers state of the art Sciton Laser skin rejuvenation, makeup artistry, medical skin care services, and will educate you on the latest medical skin care products to maintain results. Elena holds two Associates of Applied Science Degrees in Surgical Technology and Medical Assisting (C-RMA). She is also a BAS-ITAM student at Central Washington University. "Go Wild Cats"! She will graduate next year with an Information Technology and Administrative Management Degree with minors in Retail and Project Management. Her passion for the medical esthetics field has lead her to serve in every position on the prestigious Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialist Executive Board of Directors, with her recent position as Immediate Past President for 2016. She has chaired and co-chaired committees, conducted roundtables, and contributed many articles for the SPSSCS newsletter. She presented "Airbrush Makeup Techniques", at the national SPSSCS meeting in Washington D.C., and "Eyebrows Frame The Face", in Vancouver, Canada. She chaired and planned "The Clinical and Business Side of Skin Care", in conjunction with the ASAPS Facial Symposium in Las Vegas. She continues to volunteer for The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, a non-profit organization as part of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialist Creative Cosmetics Image Enhancement Team at the World Burn Congress, providing her expertise on make-up application techniques for burn survivors.
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