A born artist, Hania Issa initially trained as a fashion designer and discovered her passion for makeup and skin care while preparing models for the runways of Beirut. After studying makeup artistry, Hania perfected her skills while working for a Lebanese television network and with pop music stars May Hariri and Rida Boutros. Returning to her native Syria in 2005, Hania trained as an esthetician with a French-educated dermatologist specializing in acne treatment. Over the next four years, she mastered the art of the facial while developing a loyal following at the most prestigious dermatology institute in Damascus. Since relocating to Washington, DC, in 2009, Hania's artistry and old-world customer service have been featured at the Erwin Gomez Spa and Salon in Georgetown and the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Willard Hotel.
Hania believes beauty begins with the eyes. Considered one of the top eyebrow experts in the Middle East, she uses a combination of tweezing, threading and waxing techniques to give your eyes the perfect frame. Hania’s makeup artistry maximizes your beauty potential. From a natural look to a more dramatic vision, Hania will work with you to achieve the look you've always wanted. Whether you have a particular skin concern or just want to indulge in a relaxing experience, Hania will tailor a skin-care regime to address your individual needs and restore your skin's health and radiance. With over a decade of experience, she looks forward to bringing out your best self at Karma Beauty Lounge.