Mademoiselle Salon, Quepos

#11 of 35 in Spas in Province of Puntarenas
Spa · Spa / Wellness
Mademoiselle Salon for Hair, Makeup and nails is located in the new Beautiful Marina Pez Vela. Where you will find 5 Star dining, chartered Yachts and fine shopping. Our staff at Mademoiselle Salon looks forward to providing you world class international salon service, while you are in Costa Rica. Getting Married in Costa Rica? Let Mademoiselle Salon be Part of you wedding day!


Melania is an innovative make-up artist from San Diego, California with over 15 years’ experience, working on projects all over the world. Currently working and living in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Melania provides exceptional make-up artistry for those clients who desire a professional artist to make their project look its best. Melania is currently booking bridal makeup and hair appointments in Costa Rica. Melania’s expertise include: Airbrush make-up, body art application, traditional make-up, wardrobe styling for Beauty, Bridal, Editorial, Runway, Photography and Video. Melania has a natural talent and passion for make-up artistry and fashion. She has trained and worked with some of the world’s top make-up/hair stylists and photographers. She is a certified MAC cosmetics instructor and has taught HD television makeup courses for students wanting to learn on-screen make-up. She is able to bring a new edge make-up style for glamorous effects, illusions and disguising imperfections. Melania has worked on various on screen projects, commercial, MTV music videos, she collaborates and works with designers on makeup looks for NY Mercedes Benz Fashion week and has had her work featured in various magazines including VOGUE. The most significant facet of Melania’s artistic quality is to use her techniques to enhance natural features and bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality.


Our Salon Trainer Carolina Lera has a passion for hair and Art; and combines the two in her work to create Masterpieces. She started her hair career in Malta at Toni and Guy working and training with some of the industries finest; Gordon Mayo and Mathew Mallia at Salon Gzira. Art is Poetic to Carolina and she studied Cluj-Napoca Art at The University of Fine Arts in Romania.

After leaving Malta she returned to Romania where she worked with her mentor Geta Voinea and L’oreal Fudge. She became a trainer and Lead representative for the Fudge Line and worked side by side with the International Art director. She Lead the Getts Artistic Team and was awarded the Title Best Creative and Best implication in 2006. Carolina has collaborated with Europe’s finest photographers, make-up artists and Models. Her work has been featured in Television shows, Fashion shows, Stage Events and Covers of “Estetica Romania Magazine”.

In 2012 she moved to London and worked with Sanrizz and continued collaborating and working with various Editorial Magazines. Carolina has a passion for training young inspiring hair dressers. She has designed and develop skills, knowledge and understanding of working with a wide range of hair textures, creative trends and the most up-to-date styling methods and up-do’s. Carolina currently lives and in Manuel Antonio and is Mademoiselle's trainer and creative stylist.


Our lead Stylist Nicole Bastian is from San Diego, California and has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. She now resides is Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and is the Head stylist/trainer for Mademoiselle Salon. Nicole holds a Bachelor degree in Business, but was always confident that her passion was for hair. She is known for her trendsetting vision and amazing skill. Nicole was part of the Aveda team and her expertise are on savvy color and edgy modern cuts. She has been fascinated by colors and the effect of coloring hair. Nicole’s favourite part of hair is creating wedding and special occasion styles; she always brings fresh ideas and beautiful looks to her clients. A consultation with Nicole is a laidback affair which includes plenty of chat about face shape, hair length and ‘beauty enhancing’ styles. Fabulous hair creates confidence!
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  • Really bad quality services (didn't bring cream/nude/white nail polish for the bride) & the owner tried to overcharge at the end and "kept the change" from other guests.  more »
  • Priscilla did my hair and makeup prior to my intimate wedding ceremony on the beach. She was able to do exactly, better, than what I wanted. Absolutely recommend this salon!  more »
  • I had the best experience at Mademoiselle Salon. All the girls (Catalina, Karina, Priscilla, Melania) we’re so nice to me at all times. Since the moment I got there, they offer me something to drink and tried to make me comfortable, and since my treatment was a little bit long they even bring me food to the Salon. But the highlight of my dealing with them was Carolina! She was so professional, she paid attention to what I wanted, was honest about the results I could get, and she did a great job, she did exactly what I wanted. She IS THE BEST, I totally recommend her. I’ve had bad experiences before at other places but from now on, I’m all Mademoiselle’s!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Great job girls, keep it up!
  • My husband and I had a 3 day Traditional Hindu-Muslim wedding in Costa Rica which involved lots of ceremonies, outfit changes, and hair and makeup changes. Over the 3 days Melania and her team did my hair and makeup 4 times. Every day my look was more beautiful than I could have dreamed. As someone who does not know a lot about hair and make up they all really helped guide my decisions and worked with me to establish a vision for each day, each outfit and each look. They were all professional in every aspect. Melania and her team made it easy to communicate ideas before the wedding and were always on time during the wedding. I was so happy to have them as part of my wedding. Though it was scary to pick a hair and make up artist from afar I am so glad I picked Melania and the team at Mademoiselle Salon because my wedding would not have been the same without them!

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