Elana Gilbert – Owner
After receiving her Diploma of Fitness in 2001, she expanded her knowledge in 2002 by studying and working in Beauty Therapy (completed with distinction specializing in skin anatomy and physiology). Since then, she had furthered her education by studying and receiving qualifications in fitness and nutrition as she believed that the optimal health comes from all aspects of health and beauty.
Elana has owned and run an organic beauty salon in Tokyo since 2009 and has worked with her husband and brother at their health club, Club 360. Her greatest achievement though is being a Mum to her sons Max and Alex. If she thought she was busy before, now time management is definitely more of a puzzle!
Mika Omura – Beauty Therapist
Mika is one of our beauty therapist whom trained in beauty therapy in Australia. She loves exploring new places around the world and has already visited over 10 countries (her favourite being Margaret River in Western Australia).
Mika is from Shiga prefecture, which is just outside of Kyoto and loves to travel back there to see her family whenever she can.
Keina Suwa – Beauty Therapist
After working in a beauty salon in Japan, I then went to Australia to work and study beauty, then graduated with an International Diploma of Beauty Therapy (CIDESCO and CIBTAC). After graduating, I worked at a Beauty Spa on anUnited States cruise ship.
When I came back to Japan in 2009, started working at Elana Jade. A couple of years later, I fell pregnant and so I left to have a couple of babies before returning again in 2016. 🙂
I really love my job as beauty therapist and thankful for Elana let me to come back!
Ryoko Inada – Beauty Therapist
I have always had an interest in beauty therapy and have been lucky to train and work in both Australia and Japan.
I always try to expand my knowledge in beauty therapy and in learning English.
I hope to see you at our salon soon!
Moeko Nakamura – Nail Technician
I have worked as a nailist since 2010 and has acquired qualification as an instructor certified by the Japan Nailist Association.
I love keeping up-to-date on the nail fashion trends and performing the artwork myself. Doing nail design doesn’t feel like work to me, I love creating artistic nails.
Originally from Okinawa, I still can not speak English very well, but I am enjoying learning and am having fun talking with my clients!
Miyako Morita – Nail Technician
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture, I worked at a nail salon in Hawaii.
Working in beauty salons for four years in Tokyo, I have acquired not only nail skills but also waxing skills. I have also been making sculptures and jewelries all the while working at salons.
My other hobbies include Golf, Surfing and Travel!
I have worked at Elana Jade since June of 2018. My goal is for clients to leave happy and well taken care of. I absolutely love coming to work everyday!!
Kaoru – Eyelash Specialist
Taking advantage of cosmetology license that I had, I decided to pursue the path of an eyelist.
I was fascinate by Australia and was lucky to have the opportunity to live there from 2006-2009. I was happy to be able to find this Australian run company in Tokyo and joined Elana Jade in 2017.
I love the beautiful changes eyelash extensions create and would love to make your lashes look gorgeous!