Elite Permanent Makeup and Training Center


About Us

We are the first permanent makeup training center to be approved by the Los Angeles county department of Public Health. Elite Permanent Makeup lets you have perfectly done makeup all the time! Our professional staff will work with you to help you choose the best look for your face. Soon your every day routine becomes so much easier! No more waking up early to carefully apply your makeup, you can simply wake up and go, saving you time while always looking fresh and natural. Even as you go through the day, you can walk around with confidence knowing your makeup is picture perfect and you don’t need to take any time to stop and touch it up. Enhance your beauty and freeze time with Elite Permanent Makeup! You’ll save countless hours applying and re-applying makeup, all while keeping a fresh, beautiful look with no effort. “The best permanent makeup training center-internationally!” – We look forward to working with you!

Mahnaz Bahaelou

Mahnaz Bahaelou was a 32 year old single mother of two young boys when she came to American from Iran. With the future of her children on her mind and a dream, Mahnaz had a plan she would bring her knowledge and experience she had gained while pregnant with her first son in Iran to California. Mahnaz and her sister Farah created a small but extremely popular Permanent Makeup company in Iran although Permanent Makeup was so new to American culture her passion for this up and coming art form could not be over looked.

After years of practicing PMU from her home and eventually renting stations to work in various salons. She began receiving many inquiries on instruction from friends & colleagues. With clients overwhelmed with the same passion she had for this new exciting beauty trend, her dreams shifted. Mahnaz soon after opened Elite Permanent Makeup in 2013. She wanted to share her knowledge and passion with eager young students, like she once was. She knew the possibilities were endless, not only for her family but for everyone willing to work hard and learn what this industry on the rise had to offer.

She began her business from the kitchen of her small Los Angeles apartment in 2006, today Mahnaz is the CEO of Los Angeles’ highest ranked Permanent Makeup Training Centers with her own product line which continues to grow. Elite was the first Permanent Makeup Training Center to be approved by the Los Angeles health department as well as being the first Permanent Makeup focused Training Center to be licensed by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. Her work can be seen on media channels such as THE DOCTORS, REFINERY 29, BUZZFEED, and many more articles and blogs showcasing what talent radiates from this inspiringly strong woman.


Remember, if you can dream it- you can achieve it.

Shunashy Jimenez

With over seven years of experience in both the beauty and business industries, Shunashy brings a unique point of view to the Elite family. Having always had a passion for beauty & skin care, an Esthetics License seemed like the best path when setting foot into her career. Shunashy’s passion for skin care radiates! After mastering all that is skin & becoming an estetics instructor- Ms. Jimenez found a new love, THE BROW.
Microblading a still very new at the time, she decided to explore her options. Choosing Elite for her training seemed to be the best option for her- training with one of Los Angeles best instructors and technicians!? She jumped at the opportunity and enrolled in Elite’s brow training. Elite’s staff, blown away by her miraculous skill set, offered Shunashy a position as an instructor! Shunashy began instructor training, gaining a new insight on teaching this new trend with her exsisting knowledge and love for skincare brought Shunashy a new thrill.
Now, with over 12 certifications within the beauty industry ranging from skin therapy to permanent makeup & branding. She continues to broaden her education and abilities. Keeping up with up and coming trends, taking courses and workshops to learn new techniques, Shunashy is defiantly an asset. With her caring, up beat and positive demeanor- her students can’t stop raving about what an amazing instructor she is! Shunashy, now a veteran instructor at Elite, bringing an amazing insight and depth to the Elite family, we couldn’t think of a better fit!

“A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself- to light the way for others.”