It all started when...
Melanie Thomas Kopeikin (The founder of the Lash & Brow Academy) visited her girlfriend on the east coast during the spring of 2007. Her girlfriend's eyelashes were beautiful yet she had no makeup on. This was the first time Melanie had seen an individual wearing NovaLash Eyelash Extensions and it was love at first sight. As soon as she returned to California she had her own lashes done and fell in love with them. It wasn't long before a series of serendipitous events took place that brought Sophy Merszei (owner and founder of NovaLash) and Melanie together. Shortly after, the Lash & Brow Academy was born.
As a veteran of the beauty industry Melanie saw the potential of this groundbreaking new service. The Lash & Brow Academy has been the exclusive distributor for NovaLash in California since 2008. The academy also serves as the only training organization authorized to train and certify beauty pros for NovaLash in the state. LABA has trained over 1000 new NovaLash Lash Artists since it was founded.
Andrea Caban joined Melanie in 2009 and is Vice President and Lead Trainer for the Lash & Brow Academy. Andrea oversees the academy's team of professional trainers and leads the day to day operation of the Lash Atelier & Salon located within the academy.
Because lashes, brows and makeup all contribute to the overall look of an individual, LABA expanded its offerings to include brow artistry, makeup artistry and cosmetics as part of its portfolio.
The academy continues to seek out products, services and learning opportunities that bring about transformation, confidence and an inner sense of well being.