The NALA Board of Advisors

The board members consist of both industry and non-industry personnel. This elite group of advisors play a key role in helping to determine the standards set forth by NALA. Learn about our annual activities and accreditation development process HERE.

Levi Shephard

Levi is the President of The National Association of Lash Artists. 

Over the years Levi has gained experience in many aspects of business; lash artist, lash extensions educator, lash and brow studio owner, professional product developer, magazine columnist, founder of an accredited training academy, international stage presenter, author of business-building ebooks, creator of a global industry awards program, and founder of this international association.

“I love the lash industry and I feel truly blessed to be part of it. I see thousands of lash artists generously sharing their tips, helping guide new artists and encouraging one another through the online forums. This warms my heart and is an amazing thing to witness. At NALA we strongly believe that we are all collaborators, not competitors and together we will create something beautiful.”

www.levishephard.com 

Emily Lee

Lord Emily Lee, AKA The Queen Bee, is an Award-winning Esthetician and Lash Professional in Vancouver, Canada. She is the Founder of Vancouver-based studio, Queen Bee Spa; an International Judge, Educator and Lash Mentor; an Advisory Board Member of NALA; a freelance Competition Consultant and a passionate Content Creator. Emily was the Competition Director of the Royal Canadian Lash Championships for two years, the Supreme Overlord of Lash Wars (North America’s first live lash competition) and Executive Director of NEESA for four years. 

These days, Emily can be found providing impartial product and training reviews, event coverage, and tips and tricks videos on BeautyPro Media’s YouTube channel; and continually researching and updating her Infection Prevention & Control Course curriculum. This course is a culmination of over 7 years of research and is available to be licensed for use by academies and trainers globally. 

Emily believes in being honest, real, integrous, uplifting, ethical, fun, authentic, inspired, passionate, and most of all, she believes in being the change.

www.beautypromedia.com

Lilliana Lamtenzan

Liliana is the President & Founder of Max Lashes, the most prestigious Peruvian eyelash brand. Liliana pioneered the eyelash extension technique in Latin America and continues to revolutionize the industry. Her advanced education in business, marketing, and eyelash artistry sets Liliana apart as a visionary and industry leader.     

Liliana’s passion and care for others led her to this industry; allowing her to transform, inspire, and encourage self confidence in her clients. Her willingness to teach and her personal skills will ensure the continued growth and advancement of the eyelash extension industry.   

www.maxlashes.com

Fendi Oung

Fendi is a certified lash artist, a certified lash educator the founder of The Lash Shop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Lash Shop offers professional products as well as accredited lash training.

Fendi has a background in biology, chemistry and regulatory affairs. she works as a “Regulatory Affairs Specialist” in the pharmaceutical field, working with Health Canada as well as in the private sector. She started her career in lashes due to her love for the beauty industry.

“As a regulatory specialist and a lash educator, I have always wanted to see more government enforced regulations and professional guidelines for our industry. I joined the NALA Board of Advisors to help make that happen.”

www.thelashshop.ca

Julia Mann

Julia is the CEO of Lash Tribe and lives in beautiful Australia. She is a lash trainer, judge, business growth coach, best selling author and multi-award winner, training thousands of artists world-wide. Julia has made it her mission to bring the best of the best training and trainers to the world, unite stylists and create successful pro lash artists. Julia is the official NALA School for Lash Trainers director in Brisbane where she helps elite lash artists become well-known trainers themselves.

Julia is most well known for her online lash courses, social media presence & business knowledge within the lash industry. Her newest program is the Lash Tribe Elite Academy where she works with artists and salon owners 1:1 on all things business and branding to get them to 10K, 20K, 30K per month and beyond.

 

www.lashtribe.com.au

 

Sandy Landsborough

Sandy began her career in the lash industry in 2014. She is the Managing Director of NCS Pro Academy with a sole focus on education, mentoring, advocating & business development coaching. 

Sandy personally mentors all of her students, using her background in business to help them with everything from gaining and growing their clientele to marketing and brand recognition. Her students find a great mentor in Sandy and leave with the tools and confidence to succeed.

Sandy is pleased to be a part of an organization that is pioneering positive change. Having always been an advocate for proper training and regulations herself, NALA is a natural fit.

www.ncsproacademy.com

Veronique Baker

​Veronique has been a professional lash artist and educator since 2009. She also specializes in dermo-pigmentation. She began her career working for a renowned lash company and has had the chance to train lash professionals all over Quebec and Eastern Canada.

​Veronique founded O’Cils in 2014 and recently opened a lash lounge near Montreal Quebec. Her passion, along with her profound desire to help fellow lash artists pursue a successful career, are the driving forces behind her dedication to the lash industry. 

Veronique is the French representative for NALA and a key advisor to the NALA Board.


www.ocils.ca

Ellie Malmin

​Ellie Malmin, a true entrepreneur celebrating her 40th year in the beauty industry. Ellie is a licensed Cosmetologist, Electrologist, Makeup, lash and brow artist. She is a co-founder of Anushka Spa Salon & Cosmedical Center in West Palm Beach Fl. Malmin is on several Advisory Boards throughout the industry. She is the author of many training manuals and has developed training programs for numerous beauty manufactures and lash companies. Ellie is an ongoing contributing editor for Dermascope Magazine as well as a National Public Speaker. She offers education on her YouTube channel "EEDUCATES" and is the Founder of Lash Brow Makeup Academy.

Ellie's newest co venture is with a leading Board Certified Optometrist with which they have created the 1st online CE course on Eye and Lash Health. Malmin has released her Lashologist Choice™ Barrier Cream. Which is the most innovative product to hit the lash industry.

www.eyeandlashhealthinstitute.com

Ethel Reddy

​Ethel has served in the beauty industry offering hair and make up services for 35 years and is the owner of "E The Look" in San Fransisco, California. Since 2000 Ethel has embraced the Lash Industry and strengthened her lash knowledge & skills. 

Ethel keeps up with the lash industry by continuously educating herself through beauty school courses and industry trade shows & conferences. 

Ethel's upbeat personality & giving nature has her volunteering with 'Look Good Feel Better' to enrich patients self confidence through beauty. Most recently, studying the effects on lashes and the course of action that will best address this change.​

"Committed To Making You Look and Feel Beautiful is the motto I have lived by".

www.ethelook.com

Sheila Bellwood

​Sheila has built a great career in the beauty industry. She has been a professional hair stylist for 24 years and opened her own salon in 2007. Sheila’s passion for the beauty industry has taken her to exotic places for training, hair shows and competitions. She is an award winning hair stylist with experience as a make up artist and an esthetician. Sheila also has experience as an educator and thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring students to be their best.

Sheila was certified as an eyelash extension technician in 2012, however she does not offer lash extensions because she never felt confident enough to do so. Sheila was disappointed with the training she received, but is now pleased to see that so many training facilities are offering more detailed training with great support after graduation.

Sheila joined the NALA Board of Advisors to share her experience in the beauty industry and offer advice about regulations, infection control, client service, etc.

Lia Juhas

​Lia Juhas is a Master Eyelash Technician and an Educator having developed accredited courses in Classic and Volume Eyelash Extensions. She has attended numerous courses worldwide, gaining an extensive knowledge of the industry.

She is recognized as one of the leading artists in North America whose greatest passion is to educate and inspire others. Her high attention to detail and aim for perfection enables her to effectively impart her knowledge to others, thus creating new lash professionals. Lia is titled 1st place Volume Champion in Canada and is a proud owner of Lia Lash Pro Inc.  

www.lialashpro.com​

Derek Cockroft


In 2015 Derek purchased Lash Affair Lounge and began a turnaround by examining the people, processes and service delivery of the business. The process worked and over the last 2 years the business has grown. Through the process it was discovered that there were quite a few gaps within the industry, which led him to seek out Levi and join the board.


“Working together to raise the profile of the industry is a passion of mine. It is important we bring together people from inside and outside the industry to create a framework for ethical and sustainable success from manufacturer to artist level”

www.lashaffairlounge.com

Claudia Hernandez

​Claudia has been instrumental in creating government requirements and standards for the lash industry in Mexico. She is a technique instructor in micropigmentation and an external eye evaluator by STPS, SEP/CONOCER.

Claudia earned her Degree in Law at Universidad Anáhuac Cancún. She now works closely with local government agencies to ensure and enforce safe practice for the lash and brow industry. 

Mimmi Ebberstein

Mimmi is the CEO at Lashia Australia and Owner at Lashia Eyelash Design.

Lashia started in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006 and their training program was the first of its kind. Perfection, safety, artistry and giving their students unlimited support laid the foundation to why Sweden today is one of the leading countries in Eyelash Extensions. We have seen Lashia girls place top 1-2-3 in competitions like Swedish Championships, World Cup, Lash Wars and Lash Games..
 
Today Lashia has expanded world wide, focusing on implementing safety standards, quality training and a supportive Lash community. 
 

Jenna Haviland

​Jenna, owner of Ontario Eyelash, has a colourful working background, including experiences in Fashion Design and Intra-Oral Dental Assisting. The fashion design program taught her the entrepreneurial skills needed to start her own business in Lash Artistry. Her dental assisting experiences give Jenna extensive knowledge in infection control and she applies those same standards to her lash business. Her dental receptionist experiences aid in the ability to successfully organize and manage her business. 

Jenna is a member in multiple continuing education groups including: World Association of Lash Artistry and Development, Lessons In Lash Artistry, Be An Amazing Lash Artist, and Lash Mastery Group. 

"I look forward to sharing knowledge, creativity and inspiration to fellow lash artists, students and clients around the world!" 

Sarah Powe

​Sarah Powe is an award winning solo lash artist in Sherwood Park, Alberta. She holds several professional certifications and has excelled in many

in-depth levels of safe practices and emergency preparedness with special interests in the anatomy and physiology of the eye, common eye diseases, adhesive components and reactions. She is focused on providing exceptional lash enhancement services, while educating clients and fellow lash artists alike in this fast booming industry. Sarah’s passion and enthusiasm to help create awareness while empowering others is a great addition in the lash industry.

Kara Bubley

With over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry paired with a background in building businesses, Kara has been able to become a master of her craft. Kara became one of the first Expert Brow Micro-pigmentation Artists & Eyelash Extension Instructors in British Columbia, Canada. This has allowed Kara to excel her skills and build a reputation of being the best within the industry.

It has always been Kara’s passion to help women feel as beautiful as they truly are and create a lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of. Kara had recognized early on in her lash career that she is able to positively influence ladies self-esteem. And with her transition to Education & Business

Start-up, Kara is able to further impact women’s lives by helping them realize their dreams.

“I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to help inspire women to become the best version of themselves.” 


Do you feel you can bring value to The NALA Board of Advisors? If you are interested in joining the board and assisting us as we advocate for the lash industry, please contact [email protected] to request an application.

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