What should we know about you?
I am originally from Bulgaria and moved to Cyprus 8 years ago with my mother. I am 26 years old and love nature, beauty and exploring.
Started in 2019, Maria-Luiza Aesthetic Centre for Health and Beauty is a beauty, aesthetics and hair salon where I have a big variety of treatments available from manicures to mesotherapy, fillers to facials, wash and blow dry to waxing.
Where are you now?
I have my own beauty and aesthetics centre in Polis (behind the Marion Hotel). Treatments I offer include, manicure, pedicure, waxing, mesotherapy, facials, lash lift, brow lift, gel nails, body scrubs and hair cuts and colouring. I work with a two different cosmetologists and together we offer treatments such as fillers, derma peels and permanent make up. I am constantly learning, doing new diplomas, bringing new treatments to my centre. I like to explore new products and work with the best in the business including Decléor, Montibello, Laloo by Royal Cosmetics and Elleebana. I also sell some of these products along with bio teas and oils from Polis Herb Garden restaurant, and, handmade cosmetics also made from herbs and flowers from Polis Herb Garden. For more information about all the wonderful treatments (and I can definitely account to the ones I’ve had being wonderful), click here.
What is your favourite procedure/treatment that you offer?
I don’t have one. My favourite part is seeing the client smiling after their treatment!
If you were a treatment what would you be?
Definitely a hair treatment. I love someone playing with my hair but I also love the possibilities with hair. You can do anything, any style any colour. I see that as my business – the possibilities are endless.
What is Love Akamas’ favourite treatment?
Lash Lift for sure! Honestly I rave about this treatment by Maria-Luiza to everyone! It is INCREDIBLE! My lashes have gone from baby barely noticeable lashes to longer and thicker and curlier beautiful womanly lashes. That’s right folks I am a woman with womanly lashes. Lasting 6-8 weeks, it is a three step process finishing with a tint and the botox serum to make them long and thick and curly and shiny and long and curly 🙂 I also go for the purple black tint to make my green eyes pop (you work with what ya got right?!)
Why should we come to Maria Luiza Aesthetic Centre for Health and Beauty?
Because I put the client before the income. I want to see the client happy, I don’t just do it for money. It is my passion, my life. I’m the only beauty and aesthetic centre in this area that offers all of these treatments together in one place.
Come into my world…
I had a dream from the age of 12 and was obsessed with hair and watching videos on youtube. My mother had a friend who was studying hairdressing and had all the books so I asked if I could read them – thankfully she agreed and it started my journey. This continued as a hobby for me doing friends and family’s hair (honestly they loved it ha) and at 17 I met a popular hairdresser in Bulgaria. I asked if I could watch him and help him out – you don’t ask you don’t get right – and I started by washing hair and sweeping the floors (beauty is glamour ha)! This was a great experience for me learning men’s haircuts and different hair treatments. After nearly 2 years, I came to Cyprus and began helping in a hair salon in Polis. By 22, I was studying hair dressing in Bulgaria and started developing an interest in nails so studied for another Diploma in manicure, pedicure and medical pedicure. Owning my own business had always been one of my top goals so I also opted to do a diploma in Business Management for nail salons – a girl can never have too many diplomas. I also started working from home at this time to earn some extra cash to put towards my studies. At 24, I decided to do some more diplomas in eyelash lift, eyebrow lift, eyebrow shape, perm and dye, oxygen facial therapy and waxing (this girl works hard and is determined, I love it!). March 2020, I managed to open my first beauty boutique offering hair and beauty treatments. I was and still am really proud of this as it was lockdown and in the middle of a pandemic. 1 year later, in 2021, I expanded and moved to where I am now. I started working with a medical cosmetologist from Pafos offering fillers, mesotherapy (which I am now trained and continually training in) and chemical peels. I have also started working with a permanent makeup artist and this is proving popular. I want to continue being the best I can be and I want to provide what my customers want.
The Crystal Ball Part…
I have so many plans for the future! I want to buy my own salon and continue to provide the best high quality service with the best products. I want to continue with many different diplomas, not just in hair and beauty (I have my eye on one in Italy about hair), but also business so I can make my business the best it can be. I love to learn, my mind is a sponge. I would love to delve more into making cosmetics and maybe producing my own range using the nature that surrounds me!
Tip #1. Wash your face twice a day. Wash it twice a day! The purpose is not to simply rinse your face with water, but use a light morning and evening cleanser. Your skin is repaired at night, and in the morning all the dead cells have come to the surface. A facial cleanser is the best way to remove such dead cells!
Tip #2. Sweating is actually good for you! If you are a reader of our beauty blog, then you have already learnt the benefits of exercise for your health. What you may not know is the very important benefits exercise has on the skin. With exercise, nutrients are added to your skin cells so that they work even better.
Tip #3. Massage your face. Your face is made up of 57 muscles. Is it time for you to deal with them? Simple massage exercises stimulate the facial muscles and offer you the most painless facelift. All you need to do is spend a few minutes a day massaging away!
The Social Bit
Facebook: Mery – Lu Style
Telephone: 00357 96 086480
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So there we go…a home grown beauty empire growing right on your doorstep! I’m on a mission to try all the beauty treatments (it’s a hard life) so keep an eye out on here! If you have any questions or want to book an appointment, get in touch with Maria Luiza, she is wonderful and knows her stuff! Take a look at her current offers too! Stay tuned for next week’s business where we take a look at wine and let me tell you, I won’t be whining about it (get it ha)!