WHO WE ARE
"For Lash & Brow Artists By Lash & Brow Artists"
The Lash & Brow Academy, Inc. (LABA) has been a premier provider of specialty lash and brow enhancement products and training since 2008. The academy has certified thousands of licensed cosmetologists and estheticians in lash & brow artistry over the last 14 years.
2021 was a a year of change, growth, and blessings for LABA. It's premier line of LABA Eyelash Extensions was launched early in the year with great success. Professional premiere products include Classic, Volume and Volume + eyelash extensions in dozens of lengths, diameters, curvatures, and colors.
Professional Master Lash Artists selected and approved 5 different formulas of eyelash extension adhesives to serve each artists unique needs.
In October 2021 the academy became an authorized distributor of Elleebana. This beautiful company brought us the opportunity to be a full service supplier and resource for licensed lash & brow artists throughout the USA. The Elleebana portfolio includes Belmacil Lash & Brow Tint, Elleebana Profusion Lash & Brow Lamination, Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift, and
Elleebana Brow Henna.
Located on Ventura Blvd. in Encino, California the academy and showroom is conveniently located close to the Ventura Fwy and San Diego Fwy interchange. Hollywood Burbank Airport is a short 12 mile drive, while Los Angeles International Airport is only 20 miles from the academy.
Melanie Thomas Kopeikin
Beauty industry strategist and business development specialist, Melanie Thomas Kopeikin, is the founder of The Lash & Brow Academy. She started her beauty career as a makeup artist behind the counter and in the salon while working on her Master's Degree in Special Education. She found her passion in salon development and beauty industry strategy.
You may know her best by her role at Wella and Proctor and Gamble as the Senior Director of Business Development, or maybe as President of Pivot Point International. She has also worked as a consultant and strategist for many companies including Goldwell, KMS, and Schwarzkopf. Melanie is a beauty podcaster and producer of Pro Beauty Talks and
Love, Lash, Brow. Listen on your favorite podcast app!
Director of Education and Head Trainer
LABA's educational program is led by the talented Justine Ivaldi. Justine is the Director of Education and Head Trainer. She is a licensed cosmetologist and runs her own very successful lash business in Fresno, California. She is a certified master lash artist, trainer, and coach. Justine works closely with the LABA team of trainers, affiliates, and influencers.
Head Brow Trainer
The brow division of The Lash & Brow Academy is led by Head Brow Trainer, Stacy Moore. Stacy is a very experienced lash & brow artist and owns her own salon in Auburn, California. She is also a certified master lash artist, trainer, and coach.
The Lash & Brow Academy is led by Kelli Modica who has been with the organization for over 11 years. Kelli assists the lash and brow tribe in many important ways, including providing product knowledge and general education.
LABA has worked with the best in the industry to deliver an educational program that is flexible by design so that it most closely matches the student's lifestyle and learning style. Our mantra is "by lash & brow artists, for lash & brow artists" Our mission is to give you everything you need, and nothing you don't!