100 Women We Love

photo by Dan McKeon Photography
Hera Navassardian
Hera Navassardian was born for fashion. An only child, she was the sole beneficiary of her single mom’s impeccable sense of drama and beauty. “I grew up watching her with much admiration—she was always creating something beautiful with her hands, especially when it came to applying her makeup. I was fascinated by how she could change her looks on a daily basis.” Destined for the style scene, Navassardian began her beauty career in New York City as a model for Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene, Zandra Rhodes and many others. But she wasn’t just a pretty face; she created pretty faces as a makeup artist and stylist for leading brands like Chanel and Creed of London. Now, Navassardian owns the exclusive Klymaxx Unlimited boutique in Provincetown, a mecca for women’s accessories in addition to hair and makeup consultations for special occasions. “It gives me the greatest pleasure and fulfillment to make people look and feel beautiful,” she says. “I put my heart, soul, and experience into all my clients to help them achieve their dream look. It’s what I was made to do.”
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