World Lash University
Sunday 16th May 2021
Day Conference with Evening Awards, Dinner and Gala!
The Belfry Hotel And Resort, Near Birmingham, U.K.
Introducing our speakers for our class of 2021
2019 marks an amazing, 13-year journey of mentorship, advocacy, product and personal support to lash artists. Travelling the world as a judge, keynote speaker and educator, I am thrilled to meet so many who also wish to raise the standards of safety, embrace innovation and share the expertise that will elevate us all. We are part of a beauty renaissance, paving the way for a new generation of professional lash artists and educators who will learn mastership and surpass expectations. As soon as I learned lash extensions in 2006, I was enchanted by the work. By 2007, I launched Lash FX® and began teaching others. My lash career has gone by quickly; each year bringing industry growth, new educational opportunities and advancement in concepts and techniques. I am thrilled to be on this amazing ride with you, and to see what discoveries we’ll make on the road ahead.
“It is a sincere pleasure to be invited to be a presenter for the World Lash University in Birmingham and be part of the international gathering of speakers and attendees. Thank you, Katie Godfrey, Zoe Mizon and Julie Pearson Knight! I will be waiting with great anticipation to meet and chat lashes with all the lovely participants of this amazing event. A special note to ALL Lash Artists: Register and make your May 2020 plans to meet us in Birmingham, UK now – step out of your comfort zone and be courageous! Set your mindset to prioritize continuing education and professional networking! Do not doubt yourself. I am cheering you onward! Conferencing puts you “in the room where it happens” – where top experts and like-minded lash artists like you improve your skills, expand your expertise and entertain the newest ideas and innovations that will propel your success. This event will change your (lash)life!”
• Owner and founder of Lash FX® Global Eyelash Extension Supplies (established 2007)
• Creator, President of Lash-ATTRACTION™ Magnetic Lashes & Magic Liner
• Voted “Most Inspirational Lash Industry Influencer 2017” and “2018
Courtney Buhler is a wife, mother of 3, and CEO/Founder of SugarLash Pro®, a luxury eyelash extension company. After beginning as a solo lash artist at age 19, Courtney quickly expanded her home-based business into a 10-person commercial lash lounge called Lash Affair in South Edmonton. When most would settle for a successful business, Courtney recognized an opportunity to introduce higher quality products into the industry, and created her own product distribution company and training academy for aspiring lash artists: Sugarlash PRO®. Courtney is an award-winning lash artist and industry personality — she speaks at lash and business conferences, judges international lash competitions, and attends lash events around the world. Her innovative products and powerhouse personality have scored her features in top publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Refinery 29, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed, and her products are currently used by 48,000 lash artists in nearly 50 countries worldwide.
Before Kim Jaynes founded Borboleta Beauty, she was an up-and-coming lash artist who wanted to give her clients the best extensions possible. Fed up with the lack of decent lash options, Kim dreamed of creating her own. She envisioned a lash brand that would embrace the beauty of diversity while empowering other artists to achieve their goals. In 2013, her dream became a reality when Borboleta Beauty was born. After starting the brand with nothing, Kim hustled to get her products into the hands of other artists. In the early days, she actually sold lashes out of the trunk of her car!
Since then, the company has come a long way. Now one of the leading lash extension brands in the world, Borboleta is known and loved by artists all over the globe. For Kim, it’s always been about so much more than that—it’s about women supporting other women. That’s why the company is dedicated to giving lash artists the tools they need to be successful. In addition to developing cutting-edge products, Borboleta runs the lash industry’s largest education program, training thousands of artists around the world every year. For Kim, that’s the most rewarding part of all, helping other women build their careers and find their passion.
Frankie Widdows is the CEO of Eyelash Excellence ™ and is a Master Lash Artist, International trainer, Mentor, Celebrity lash stylist, Lash Judge, Guest speaker and developer of Lash products.
Prior to Frankie’s lash career she served as a Police officer within the K9 department for 10 years until venturing on to her new path into the beauty industry. Frankie soon realised that Lashes was her ultimate passion.
Frankie’s business has flourished and continues to develop and expand, due to Eyelash Excellence growing so vastly Frankie has hand selected a small team to assist her with the running of the business. Including ex students of hers that she has seen grow and develop into amazing lash technician’s whom share her same ethos and passion.
Frankie’s training academy is based in the South East of England, also due to demand she travels worldwide to deliver her unique in person training. Inventively Frankie also developed her courses to be online meaning her training is accessible to anyone!
Frankie’s success is due to her passion and dedication to the lash industry including providing support, mentoring and high standards of training to new and existing fellow lash tech’s. Frankie pushes her students to be the best they can be, to maintain her high standards and to strive for perfection.
Frankie prides herself and her team on being approachable and supportive. This means she is active on a variety of social media platforms, where she offers guidance to those within the industry.
Her classes are some of the most technically complex available, but her comprehensive teaching methods are an undisputed success and have led to widespread acclaim.
Frankie not only has her UK online shop (which delivers worldwide) but she has distributors in the USA and Canada. Frankie’s products have all been hand selected by her and tested by herself and her very close team to ensure they not only work but meet Eyelash Excellence’s high standards!
On Frankie’s website www.eyelashexcellence.com you will find her online lash shop, online courses and traditional in person courses, as well as International Training.
Finally, Frankie and her team offers an online mentorship programme called Lash Tech Tutorials, which comes with access to all Frankie’s advanced lashing tutorials, including those not otherwise available.
• World famous Lash Expert & Innovator
• Global Lash educator
• CEO & Founder The UK Lash Institute
• Founder of the only Lash Research Centre in the WORLD
• Author of Lash Educational Books & Publications
• Creator of the VOLUMETRIC CALCULATOR™app
• Creator of Mirror Link™ technique
• Creator of The Lash Ruler™
• Multi Award Winner, 1st place titles, both lashes & Business
• Global conference speaker
• Organiser of Lash Events UK
• International Competition Judge & Criteria writer
• Product Developer & Innovator
Adam has been working with high end hotels, spas, salons and clinics for 20 years. Having personally worked with over 450 spas in 27 countries, around a third of those being brand new operations, it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two!
Working with some of the biggest names in hospitality such as Virgin Active, Sheraton, Hilton, Orient Express, Jumeirah and Four Seasons to name just a few as well as product houses such as ESPA, Elemis, Temple Spa and many more, Adam has helped spas to start up successfully, run efficiently and increase profitability . . . fast!
Based in the UK, Adam created SalonBusinessSecrets.com, a free online resource and “The Beauty Business Podcast” to bring his experience and expertise to the independent operators, the ones what can’t necessarily afford $1000 per day consultants to help them with their business challenges.
“I love to see aestheticians, therapists and salon owners succeed.” Adam says. “I get a real kick out of helping to create that solid business foundation to build on. Working with independent operators is where my heart lies, I just love being able to listen to an issue, support them to create a strategy, implement it and see amazing results fast . . . you can only do that with independent operators and small groups!”
“Usually the most time poor of businesses, often just one person, independent operators never feel they have the time to work ON their business. They are either unaware of alternatives, worried or simply don’t have the time to try something new or different. So they end up doing the same things and getting the same results – just working harder and longer hours! This crazy in an industry promoting wellbeing and relaxation!”
Adam has a passion for all things business within the health, beauty and wellness industry. His particular strengths lie in helping aestheticians to attract more of the right clients, using correct pricing principles to generate maximum profits. Adam is also an expert in using business information, software and analysis to strategically focus on what will make the biggest difference in your business most quickly and with minimal effort! He calls it being a #BeautyBusinessHacker !
Main Website: www.SalonBusinessSecrets.com
Podcast: The Beauty Business Podcast
Facebook Group: BeautyBusinessHackers
Marketing is the single most important business skill you can develop. A small businesses who is excellent at what they do, but unable to communicate their message and story in a way which resonates with their dream client – and makes them take action – will seldom find the success they desire.
Ryan Power is a beauty business owner just like you. He and his wife Hollie own a thriving day spa in sunny Bournemouth as well as coaching and mentorship brand Salonology – although you might be familiar with it as Beauty Business Superstars.
Ryan’s passion for marketing is as infectious as his energy and if he can’t get you pumped to take the action needed to push your business forward then nobody can.
Dionne Thomas is the founder of Love and Lashes, beauty bar and training academy in Croydon, South London. Dionne’s vast experience inspired her to create the Love and Lashes training programme, where the focus is not just about teaching the art of lashes but is also about providing women with the right tools and support to start and flourish in their beauty careers.
Dionne has won several awards for her lash artistry and is now focusing on building up her team within her salon and her training programmes.
Dionne is ecstatic to be sharing the stage as a speaker at WLU and will be sharing mindset tools about self-love and self-belief to help others in the early stages of growing their business. This talk will be an inspiring one and one that will leave delegates fired up and ready to change the way they look at themselves and their business to be able to take their beauty careers to the next level.
Educator for Borboleta Beauty and Owner of Tandy Lash Lounge in California
Megan has been in the Beauty industry for over 15 years and started as a makeup artist and hair stylist. She had no idea that taking a lash course would change the “course” of her life. She started renting a room in the back of a salon one day a week, and because of the high demand of volume lashes, she was full time by the following month. Megan had a full clientele and began looking for space to build a salon and find like minded lash artists to send her overflow of clients. She opened Tandy Lash Lounge by her one year anniversary of that course.Megan started working in sales for Borboleta shortly after the opening of her salon. She quickly realized that improving education and inspiring others was her true passion, and stepped into a corporate education position. In this role, she helped with curriculum creation, marketing, product testing, and also does speaking engagements nationwide.
Megan has educated over 2000 students personally in her role and knows that she has been able to not only show people how to do lashes, but she has helped inspire change and passion in their lives as well.
Her passion for customer service, quality, and lash artistry has proven to be a recipe for success. Megan has always taken pride in her work ethic and owes her success to having an amazing team at both her salon and the education team at Borboleta Beauty.