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    Our Story

    Smith & Brit is a beauty and wellness destination in New York’s vibrant neighborhood of Chelsea. With over 25 years of experience in the beauty and wellness industry, founder Claire Beevers uses her collective knowledge and passion to provide a carefully edited selection of products for lifestyle and beauty. By blending both eastern and western philosophies in our in-house treatments, we provide an array of tailored services for each of our client’s individual needs.

    Here at Smith and Brit, we place an emphasis on brands that are ethical, innovative, and effective that contain the highest quality of ingredients and are unique in their vision and function. We love helping clients discover what’s most appropriate for their own skin care needs, but also to introduce them to some of our exciting and fresh health and wellness discoveries.

    With iconic neighbors such as Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, the High Line, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, our cozy 19th Street location has both neighborhood quaintness and an urban buzz to truly feel like the quintessential New York experience. Pop in for a cup of tea, enjoy a browse, beauty advice, or simply a smile as we hope you will feel just as much at home as we do.

     

    The Team

    Claire Beevers

    President

    Makeup Artist - Skin Care Specialist 

    With over 27 years of experience in the luxury beauty industry in both London and New York, Claire Beevers has forged a very unique perspective from her experience on both continents. In the early stage of her career, Claire traveled the world working as a massage therapist and facialist on some of the finest spas on luxury cruise liners.  It was here that she was introduced in how to offer personalized treatment to people from all corners of the globe with a variety of beauty requirements.

    As Claire advanced in her career, she managed beauty counters and spas at some of the most prestigious stores in the world including Harrods, Selfridges, SpaceNK and Saks 5th Avenue in New York. A highly qualified beautician, Claire is also an accomplished makeup artist who has worked with numerous high profile clients in fields varying from high fashion to bridal and everyday make up application. It is this vast knowledge of the beauty industry and fundamental understanding of the client’s individual needs that Claire is excited to bring to her new venture at Smith & Brit.

     

    BIRGIT NAGELE

    Reflexologist 

    After years of practicing yoga and signing up for an intro to Reflexology for self care, she recognized the calling to become a healing artist.  She has been continuing her training in reflexology ever since and has not looked back.  In the meantime she has had opportunities to share her art internationally and with many populations including four legged friends. 

    Birgit supports clients to withdraw into and experience the rebalancing within their body’s systems which is always ready for rediscovery and that is needed to keep tension from entrenching.  

    Our minds crave breaks from our busy interconnected lives and our bodies deserves this non-invasive and healing art.  Claire’s and Kristyn‘s curation of high quality products complement the experience. 

    While she often suggests combo sessions (multiple angle approach), ultimately its up to the client’s need, challenges, and preference. 

    She is happy to join the wonderful Smith & Brit team and invite fellow New Yorkers to unplug and harmonize with Reflexology. 

     

    Dwayne Lankford

    Esthetician 

    Dwayne Lankford, Licensed Esthetician, has always had a profound interest in skincare. A Long Island native, his exposure into the beauty and cosmetics world is the result of his mother's work as a cosmetic chemist. Dwayne graduated from the Aveda Institute of New York in 2015, which focused on the Ayurvedic healing methods in India. Working in some of New York’s top spas, Dwayne has seen and treated a variety of skin conditions with enzymes and acid peels, microdermabrasion and LED light therapy.

    Dwayne is at Smith and Brit Thursdays and Sundays.

    Zahra Hashemain

    Esthetician and Brow Specialist

    Zahra Hashemian's experience as a medical esthetician, eyebrow specialist, and makeup artist stem over the past 18years. Her background in theater arts and designing makeup for productions, paved her way to the chic world of esthetics.

    She has worked 14 years with top dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel, ranked by New York Magazine as the best cosmetic dermatologist several years in a row as well an eyebrow specialist and makeup artist for some of the most high profile and venerable salons in New York City such as John Barrett, Ted Gibson, Paul Labrecque and Sharon Dorram at Sally Hershberger.

    Her work has been seen everywhere from the runways at New York's Fashion week, the pages of Allure Magazine, Good Morning America to TLC's A Makeover Story, The Drama Desk Awards, as well as top models from Ford and IMG