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Behnaz inherited a passion for beauty and fashion from her mother, who practiced as a beautician in her own salon for approximately 25 years. 


Behnaz obtained a Bachelor of Medical Imaging, with a major in radiology, from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.


After completing her undergraduate studies, Behnaz completed her apprenticeship and worked as a radiographer in different hospitals in Tehran. 


While working for the Iranian Society of Radiology, Behnaz studied Japanese and travelled to Japan for a radiology training course. Behnaz completed her training in radiology, ultra sound, radioisotope, radiotherapy, MRI and CT scanning in Japan.


After moving to New Zealand, Behnaz obtained the following qualifications.

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy from CIBTAC

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy from CIDESCO

  • Diploma in Electrolysis, Make Up, Body Therapy and Aesthetics from Elite International School of Beauty

  • Certificate of Design and Perform Permanent Make Up Micro Pigmentation (from Australia)  

  • Certificate of Design and Perform Paramedical / Camouflage  Micro Pigmentation (from Australia)

  • Certificate in Dermal Needling

  • Certificate in Skin Peels

  • Certificate in Sleek Brows 3D Eyebrow Extension

  • Private one to one eyebrow 3D embroidery (from USA)

  • Certificate of completion Clinical Skin Clear for the removal of minor skin irregularities (from Australia)

  • Certificate of Silhouette Craft Master Class

  • Certificate of Craft Master Filler PhInjection from Phi Academy

  • Certificate of Blood-born Pathogen, Tattoo, Body Piercing, Tattoo Removal & PMU

  • Qualified in  Non-Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

  • Former member on SPCP, USA (for 3 years)

  • Medik8 Ambassador in NZ

  • NZ Cosmetic Tattooist of the year 2019 - Finalist, nominated by NZ Beauty Therapy Association

  • Director of Mermaid Health & Beauty Clinic Ltd

  • Director of Behnaz Teklich Microblading and PMU Academy

Behnaz founded Mermaid Health & Beauty Clinic in September 2010. The clinic provides a wide range of treatments to clients with a specialisation in skin treatments and makeup.


We look forward to meeting you in the near future!

Behnaz Teklich


Mermaid Health & Beauty Clinic



Nadia Sharifi

Nadia loves the idea of making people feel good and look their best. One could describe her as a perfectionist and she has a true passion for the art of beauty therapy.


A formally trained beauty therapist with 7 years active experience in this industry, Nadia’s qualifications include the following.

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy from CIDESCO

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy from CIBTAC in Aesthetic Treatments

  • Diploma from CIBTAC in Blend Epilation

  • Diploma in CIBTAC in Body Therapy

  • Diploma from Elite International School of Beauty and Spa Therapies


Nadia has considerable training, knowledge and experience in:

  • manual skin treatments;

  • electrical skin treatments;

  • waxing;

  • eyelash and eyebrow tinting;

  • eyebrow shaping;

  • manicures;

  • pedicures; and

  • blend epilation and electrolysis.


Nadia is also an excellent massage therapist specialising in body therapy, Swedish massage and hot stone massage.

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