Mahnaz Bahaelou

CEO / Founder Grand Master

Despite her challenging past as a single mother of two boys and post her divorce, Mahnaz, with zero financial support, managed to graduate from a PMU school in the 90’s in Iran and rose up to create her own business – a testament to her resilience and fighting spirit. From humble beginnings in Iran, fostering the growth and expansion of her first PMU business, to her present position as an esteemed Grand Master PMU Artist Instructor, CEO, and Founder, Mahnaz’s journey in the PMU industry has been a lesson in perseverance, determination, and an unstoppable pursuit of her passions.

Mahnaz and her family left Iran and she granted ownership of her initial venture to her younger sister. The year was 2006 when boundless ambition took her to Los Angeles where she polished her English, and began her foray into the world of PMU at the grassroots level, providing services from her home. This endeavor flourished into a thriving clientele that encouraged her to enroll in a PMU Academy in Los Angeles to obtain her state credentials. Her enigmatic talent caught the eye of Master Instructors who guided her towards instructing, acknowledging her innate skills and potential.

Today, she proudly wears multiple hats as a successful Grand Master PMU Artist Instructor, CEO, and Founder of Elite Permanent Makeup and Training Center, LA’s most renowned PMU studio and first ever training center licensed by California BPPE. Specializing in Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), Mahnaz not only transforms appearances but also mentors budding PMU artists imparting her vast knowledge from beginner to advanced levels.

Mahnaz’s reputation extends globally, with students and clients worldwide, witnessing their success and their happiness is her greatest reward. Above all, she is known for her impeccable customer service and deeply personal client relationships, built on trust, respect, and a shared love for aesthetics.Experience, expertise, and empathy define Mahnaz at Elite – where stunning looks are created and future artists are nurtured.

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