Meet the Staff
(Owner/Creative Director/Senior Glow Color Specialist)
Eclectic & quirky are two ways to describe Jeani, which is one of the reasons she always dreamed of living in NYC… she knew she would fit in.
Starting out as a make up artist in 1988 she freelanced for several cosmetic companies, also doing work in print media and runway shows. She decided to branch into the fashion industry in 1994, primarily working in the corporate retail division for the Express stores as a Regional Asst. Manager – overseeing the Northeast market.
Over 20 years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry has given Jeani the tools necessary to explore her passion for starting her own companies.
Jeani has been allergic to the sun for the past 20+ years, so she stays out of the sun and lathers her skin with SPF 30 daily. So once she found out about her sun allergy, she knew being sun safe would enhance her lifestyle. Always searching for the perfect sunless tanner she would purchase product after product… finally after 15 years it happened… she discovered the best sunless tan ever.
Faux Glow , Inc. was established by Jeani in 2003. Faux Glow is for those of us who love to have a healthy glow that the sun provides – but doesn't want to suffer any skin damage.
Jeani & Faux Glow have caught the attention of the media. In Style, Daily News, Allure, Self, Life & Style Weekly, Fitness, Health, In Style Makeover & New York Magazine. Not only has the media published numerous tips, quotes, and professional advice from Jeani, but many celebrities enjoy Jeani's talent's as well. Ivana, Lindsay, Paris, Nicole, Britney and others whose anonymity will be honored have frequented Faux Glow.
Citysearch has voted Faux Glow as the "Best of Citysearch Sunless Tanning Audience Winner 2008" in New York City.
She has also done numerous shows, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Mike and Juliet Show, Inside Edition, Ambush Makeover, MTV, VH1 & NY360 - these shows have shown Jeani's true hidden talents on camera!
(Senior Glow Color Specialist)
At Faux Glow, Shahla recognizes each client’s special needs and delivers with her savvy eye for perfection. She has mastered the art of exquisite make-up application and flawless eyebrow shaping. From the photo shoot to the altar, this gifted make-up artist transforms her clients to look “close-up ready” for that special moment. She believes that beauty comes from the inside, and as such endeavors to embellish her clients with a look that is ravishing, starting from within. Beauty begins with healthy skin and a clear complexion. To neutralize the effects of everyday stressors, like smoke, sun and pollution, Shahla believes in taking a gentle, yet effective approach to skincare.
Shahla’s journey began at Michigan State University, where she graduated with a degree in Apparel and Textile Design. While there, she worked as a costume and make-up artist assistant in the theater department. Shahla learned stage and character make-up, prosthetics, and began to develop her skills to achieve looks that ranged from “wedding-day flawless” to “on-stage dramatic.”
After graduating, Shahla moved to New York City to experience fashion in a new way. First she interned as a design assistant for Paul Carroll, working on hand-made, high-end women’s wear. This helped to launch her career as a freelance stylist. Subsequently she began styling for photo shoots, promotional events and trade shows. Through her experiences on set, Shahla continued to further her knowledge of make-up artistry and hone her creative skills.
Make-up proved to be just the beginning. Shahla went on to attend Atelier Esthetique, and receive her Esthetician’s License to become a skincare specialist. This allowed her to work as a Make-Up Artist for Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Salon. While there she mastered the various aspects of make-up artistry, including private lessons, eyebrow shaping, special events, weddings and television appearances.
Here at Faux Glow, Shahla recognizes each client’s special needs and consistently delivers quality results for all occasions. Whether you wish to show off a subtle tan, or impress with an island bronze, Shahla is certain to make your natural beauty shine through.
Senior Glow Color Specialist
Coming from Ukraine when I was three was not an easy move for me nor my parents. My parents tried to do everything for me and they signed me up for modeling school, there I learned many makeup techniques as a part of my training. This made me want to become a freelance makeup artist. About 6 years ago I was introduced to airbrush tanning and I fell in love with it. To me, airbrush tanning isn't a job, it is more like a hobby. I love to see my clients come out looking gorgeous and feeling incredible.
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