Meet our Award Winning Team

Elan Makeup Studio's Award Team is dedicated to provide you with stunning, timeless hair and makeup services.

Be prepared to be pampered for any event, large or small.

Anita Brown Dallas TX Elan Makeup Studio

Anita Brown (Haar)

Lead Stylist

Ms. Brown is the owner and sole proprietor for Elan Makeup Studio. Anita studied Master of Business Communications Management at University of North Texas and has a background in production talent booking, commercial, television/film, prosthetics, and hair design.

Anita offers over 22 years of award-winning experience to the industry. She has received training and mentoring from the best artists around the world and continues her journey through the artistic field learning new techniques and sharing her talents with our clients in Texas and abroad.

Mayra Lopez Elan Makeup Studio

Mayra Lopez-Rivas

Lead Stylist

Mrs. Lopez-Rivas’ passion for makeup artistry lead her to attend Elan Makeup Academy in 2008. She is now the bi-lingual Director of Education for Elan Makeup Academy and one of the Lead Stylists at Elan Makeup Studio. Mayra has been with Elan Makeup Studio for over 18 years and her continued growth in the industry shows her commitment and drive in her talent. She specializes in airbrush makeup, bridal makeup and hair design, special event makeup and teaching students eager to learn makeup.

Nicole Estill Elan Makeup Studio

Nicole Estill

Lead Stylist

Ms. Estill joined Elan Makeup Studio early 2007. She adds over 19 years of experience to the Elan Makeup Team. Nicole has worked and trained with Toni & Guy and currently is one of the Sr. Instructors with Elan Makeup Academy and Lead Sr. Artists with Elan Makeup Studio. Ms. Estill is our top Production & Commercial artists assigned to our biggest clients. She specializes in TV, Film, Commercial, Music, Video and Special Effects Makeup Artistry. She has many artistic talents and shares them with clients in Texas and abroad.  

Cassandra Marques Elan Makeup Studio

Cassandra Marques-Giesecke

Lead Stylist

Ms. Marques-Giesecke earned her bachelor’s degree in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology while freelancing as a make-up artist in NYC. Cassandra joined Elan Makeup Studio in 2011 and adds several years of experience to our team. She has trained and worked with a long list of high-profile makeup companies and fashion houses around the country. She is a bi-lingual instructor with Elan Makeup Academy. 

Erika Zuniga Elan Makeup Studio

Erika Zuniga 

Lead Stylist

Mrs. Zuniga attended Elan Makeup Academy in early 2008 and has brought smiles to every face she meets. Clients love her work and request her services often. Erika stays on top of the fashion trends with her family friendly social media account and enjoys training in new styles. She is a bi-lingual instructor with Elan Makeup Academy and currently is a full time mother of 3 beautiful children.

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Paty Cadena

Lead Stylist

Ms. Cadena attended Elan Makeup Academy in 2011 and continued her education in the cosmetology and esthetician field from Paul Mitchell in 2017. She currently works as a freelance artist with Elan Makeup Studio and has her aestheticians license to work in spas and salons in the DFW area. Clients love her talented work, she specializes in bridal makeup and hair design, airbrush makeup, television, film and special events.