|“Persians are the best when it comes to beauty,” says 25-year-old Azadei Eslamy, who owns
a beauty salon in Hamra, Beirut. Although she was born and raised in Los Angeles, she has
regularly visited Iran since her childhood and speaks fluent Farsi. “My mom made a point to
keep me in touch with my roots. My blood is 100% Persian and I’m proud of it,” she tells.