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National Association of Lash Artists TM

Serving Our Community Since 2016

Welcome to the National Association of Lash Artists (NALA) AKA The Lash Association, your trusted partner in the lash industry. As an internationally recognized, non-governmental accreditation agency, we are dedicated to advocating for lash professionals like you across the globe.

At The Lash Association, we take pride in supporting the global lash industry by establishing essential regulatory guidelines and offering comprehensive certification and accreditation programs for lash educators, academies, and artists. Our mission is to elevate industry standards while fostering innovation and excellence.

One of our key priorities is providing vital information on health, hygiene, and best practices through our annual Board of Advisors meetings. These sessions allow us to collaborate, share expertise, and update guidelines and requirements to ensure your success. Additionally, we offer workshops and resources tailored to our community's evolving needs.

As a member of our community, you gain access to a wealth of resources designed to enhance your skills and grow your business:

  • Free Industry Resources: Stay informed with the latest industry trends, health guidelines, and scientific research. As an Accredited Member or Academy owner, it will be sent directly to your inbox.

  • NALA Membership: AKA Lash Artist Accreditation. Gain worldwide recognition as a high-quality lash artist and access exclusive member benefits.

  • Educator Certification Course: Empower yourself to become a certified lash educator and inspire the next generation of artists.

  • Academy AccreditationSubmit your own manuals for approval, OR license NALA's manuals and become a NALA Accredited Academy. 

  • Educational Materials: Invest in our comprehensive textbooks and guides curated by industry experts.

  • Engaging Events: Join our educator meetings, conferences, and awards gala to network and stay updated on industry advancements.

  • Business Optimization: Enroll in our “Optimize Your Lash Business” course and gain insights into successful business strategies.

  • Community Support: Connect with fellow professionals through our Lash Business Success Strategies Facebook Group and local meet-ups.

The Lash Association isn’t just an association; it’s a dynamic community fostering innovation, knowledge sharing, and camaraderie among lash professionals worldwide. Join us today and unlock a world of opportunities!

Accreditation Seal for Lash Academies

How NALA Serves The Lash Industry

We proudly serve a diverse community of over 800 members across 27 countries and in 3 languages. As a pioneering force in the lash industry, we provide essential support, crucial information, and invaluable regulatory recommendations to navigate the complexities of an otherwise unregulated field.

At NALA, we understand that excellence is not just a goal; it's a standard we set together. That's why we offer accreditation opportunities for lash professionals in two vital categories:

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Lash Artist Accreditation - NALA Membership

Elevate your professional profile and gain industry recognition as a high-caliber lash artist committed to unparalleled quality and safety standards.

Receiving NALA accreditation is a testament to a lash artist's commitment to meeting or surpassing the industry standards set by The Lash Association within their studio.

In an industry where lash certifications often lack standardized regulations, achieving NALA accreditation showcases not only professional integrity but also exceptional skills.

A lash artist seeking recognition as NALA Accredited Member must undergo a comprehensive evaluation of their expertise, daily operations, studio protocols, workspace standards, hygiene practices, and technique. Individuals who obtained their lash certification from a NALA Accredited Academy can contact their academy director to bypass the application process and enjoy exclusive membership benefits. That's right - we trust their education THAT much!

Upon successful approval, our Accredited Members adhere to NALA's Professional Guidelines, Code of Ethics, and Decontamination Guide, gaining visibility through inclusion in the prestigious NALA Global Directory.

NALA Official Seal of Accreditation

NALA Academy Accreditation

Empower the next generation of lash artists by showcasing your academy's commitment to excellence in education, curriculum development, and industry best practices.

Earning the NALA Seal of Accreditation isn't just an achievement—it's your academy's statement of dedication to changing the level of lash industry education. It represents your unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standards of education and professional credibility in the lash industry.

But let's be clear—it's no walk in the park. No academy breezes through the accreditation process on the first try. At The Lash Association, we partner with every applicant, guiding them through the necessary enhancements and adjustments needed to achieve accreditation status.

NALA Accreditation is an honor that must be earned through hard work and dedication. It's a testament to the countless hours of refining practices, fine-tuning curriculums, and aligning with NALA's requirements. Each Accredited Academy is a shining example of resilience, innovation, and commitment to excellence.

Once accredited, your academy shines brightly on the prestigious NALA Global Directory, a testament to your academy's dedication to providing top-tier lash education. Join the league of distinguished academies making a real difference in shaping the future of the lash industry.

Head Office Team

This is YOUR Lash Association, and we are here to serve YOU!

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Raine Dumais-Kemp

Member Support Leader

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Levi Shephard

NALA President

Our Story

In 2016, faced with the chaos of an unregulated lash industry, Levi Shephard, the owner of a Lash & Brow Academy and Studio, felt the frustration that many artists still experience today. With no clear guidelines or reliable sources, questions lingered: What’s the right way to lash? Where’s the trusted information? Levi knew she wanted to see change. The industry needed change.

And so, the National Association of Lash Artists (NALA) was born.

Our story is one of empowerment and industry transformation. We didn’t just sit back; we took action. Collaborating closely with industry experts, we crafted robust standards and set regulatory benchmarks, bringing order and professionalism to the lash community. Built by lash professionals - for lash professionals.

The Lash Association is more than just a regulatory body; we’re a community built on values of excellence, integrity, and shared success. Join us on this journey to elevate lash artistry, empower professionals, and ensure clients receive the best service possible.


Together, we’re shaping the future of the lash industry—one correctly placed lash extension at a time.


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