The Lash & Brow Academy

The Team


LABA's number one goal is to build a tribe of expert lash artists and team members that have a passion for their chosen profession.  All of the trainers and lash artists honing their craft and performing lash and brow services at the Lash Atelier are licensed and insured estheticians.  Most importantly, they are all certified in NovaLash methodologies.  Those who have had the desire to climb the "lash" ladder of  success  and become trainers  have gone through extensive  training and testing to be able to educate and certify other beauty professionals. Meet the team!

Andrea Dopico-Caban
Vice President/Lead Trainer

Andrea's Favorite Quote:

Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life
— Ray bradbury

Andrea Dopico has been a part of The Lash & Brow Academy since it was founded..  She has been in the professional beauty industry for more than 12 years.  Her first role was with a large beauty products distributor in Southern California where she had several progressive roles culminating in a leadership role in new accounts and customer service.  Knowing that she had been bitten by the "beauty bug", Andrea decided to go to school to become a licensed esthetician.  After a brief time working in a spa, Andrea joined boutique distributor People in Beauty as a beauty advisor  and product expert. People in Beauty founded  The Lash & Brow Academy as a separate division of the company in 2009 and it became its own corporation in 2012.   Lash extension services were relatively new at the time, but growing rapidly. Andrea's diverse background both on the business side and the artistic side of this exciting industry has contributed greatly to the growth and success of the academy.

Andrea has trained with the best and most innovative "lash guru" in the world Sophia Navarro at the NovaLash headquarters in Houston, Texas.  Additionally, she has received advanced training from master trainer, Ali Alaniz and NovaLash CEO, Sophy Merezi.  She was eventually promoted to Vice President and Lead Trainer for The Lash & Brow Academy and is in charge of  the day to day operations of the academy, atelier and distribution division.   Andrea was recently recognized by NovaLash as a NovaLash Brand Ambassador along with an elite group of the top NovaLash artists  across the country.  As one of the top lash artists in North America, Andrea continues to perform services for clients in the Lash Atelier at the academy on a regular basis.  She is focused on building a highly skilled tribe of lash and brow artists and team of trainers to meet the demands of this growing service phenomenon. 

Kelli Modica
Admissions/Guest Services



Kelli's Favorite Quote:

The world is filled with nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.
— Unknown

Kelli is a born and raised southern California girl.  Her early passion for makeup led her to the beauty world and she has been enjoying various roles in the industry for ten years.  Kelli started as a sales associate for large beauty supply companies and worked her way up to managerial roles.  In 2011 she joined the People in Beauty team as a Beauty Advisor and became a NovaLash specialist.  She now is leading admissions and guest services for the Lash & Brow Academy.

Few people know that Kelli also has a passion for cooking.  She gets a sense of tranquility in the kitchen and enjoys the controlled chaos that it brings.  The creativity involved in an artistic presentation in the kitchen is also demonstrated in her contributions to LABA.  Kelli is a "people" person and always goes that extra mile.