56 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
NovaLash Lash Off Finalists Share Their Stories
Competitions are an important way to grow as a lash or brow artist. Melanie had a chance to chat with the 4 finalists in the NovaLash Lashoff competition. This podcast has two chapters and interviews with Chanbo Plenkovich, Raylene Cravens, Claire Dottin, and Michelle Williams. The first chapter was recorded before the LashOff and the second was after the winners and awards were presented. These beautiful, talented, smart women are an inspiration to the lash industry.
19 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Lash Artist Highlight: Kate Baxter-NovaLash Lash Off Trainer of the Year 2019
The world of lash artistry is an international phenomenon. In this episode, we hear from Kate Baxter, the Scottish Hair and Beauty Award winner in 2017 for Best Lash Artist. Additionally, Kate was Trainer of the Year for NovaLash in 2019 and has been teaching both NovaLash Classic and American Volume techniques in the UK since 2017. During this podcast, Kate shares her story along with her advice about how to be a successful lash artist.
26 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Lash Artist Highlight: Lauren Wade: NovaLash Award Winning Lash Artist
Lauren's professional career in the beauty industry began in 1994. She became a NovaLash Certified Lash Artist in 2005, moved on to earn her NovaLash Advanced Training Certification in 2006 and American Volume Certification in 2015. In between, she became a NovaLash Trainer and has a passion for lashes and her students. Lauren has many accomplishments including serving as a Brand Ambassador in 2015 and 2016, and Distributor of the Year in 2017. You have seen Lauren's work in many publications including Lucky Magazine, Modern Salon, Beauty Launchpad and more. She has also traveled internationally representing NovaLash. In this podcast, Lauren shares her sage advice and experience with eyelash extensions. For more information about Lauren Wade, please visit www.thelashstudio.us For more information about NovaLash, please visit www.novalash.com For more information about Love, Lash, Brow, please visit www.labapro.com/podcast
22 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Lash Artist Highlight: Claire Dottin-NovaLash LashOff Finalist
Claire Dottin is the owner of Aesthetics Etcetera, authorized distributor and trainer for both the NovaLash and SofTap brands. She is also the owner and lead aesthetician of Fabulash Barbados Aesthetics Boutique Inc, a trendy boutique spa located on the south coast of Barbados, specializing in NovaLash eyelash extensions and SofTap permanent makeup. Claire is internationally trained in graphic arts, aesthetics, permanent cosmetics, and eyelash extensions. She has been able to blend her passions and establish her career in the beauty industry which has lead to her work being featured in Modern Salon and Eyelash Magazines as well as being named as a Novalash Brand Ambassador for 2019. Currently, she is a finalist in the NovaLash Lashoff competition coming up. Years of experience gained from operating her own successful business, as well as working with some of the best NovaLash artists at tradeshows in New York, Florida and Nevada prepared her to educate, inspire and mentor new lash students. In this podcast, Claire shares her journey with Zachary Falb and Melanie Kopeikin, along with her sage advice for new artists. For more information about Claire, please visit her website www.aestheticsetcetera.com. For more information about NovaLash, please visit www.novalash.com For more information about LOVE, LASH, BROW, please visit www.labapro/podcast
26 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Lash Artist Highlight: Raylene Cravens-NovaLash Lash Artist of the Year 2019
"An Everyday lash for an everyday woman!", is Raylene Cravens' motto. She believes in enhancing women's beauty with Lash extensions, not the lashes to be center stage. Raylene has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2008 and is certified in many different services. In June 2010, she became certified by Novalash and found her true passion, Lashes! Since 2011 she has focused only on lash extensions, and now she holds 4 certifications with Novalash. Awards & Honors: NOVALASH 2019 LASH ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOVALASH Trainer for Oklahoma NOVALASH 2018, 2019 & 2020 Brand Ambassador NOVALASH 2020 LASHoff Finalist NOVALASH 2019 LASHoff Finalist NOVALASH 2018 LASHoff Semi Finalist Featured in numerous publications; work appeared on the cover of Modern Salon Magazine - June 2019 Raylene joins Zach and Melanie as she reflects on her NovaLash lash journey over the past decade. She provides inspiration and motivation for all lash artists, no matter where they are in their careers. For more information about Raylene and Lash By Lash please visit: www.lashbylashstudio.com For more information about NovaLash and Zachary Falb, please visit: www.novalash.com For more information about Melanie, The Lash & Brow Academy, and Love, Lash, Brow, please visit: www.labapro.com
26 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Lash Artist Highlight: Mona Kent-NovaLash Brand Ambassador 2020 & NovaLash Certified
Mona Kent is the proprietor of The Face Boutique in Rocklin, California, and plays a key role with the Lash & Brow Academy in California as a NovaLash trainer, LABA Platinum Advocate, LABA Affiliate Salon, and Lash Coach. She is a licensed esthetician and accomplished lash & brow artist. Mona was also selected as a NovaLash Brand Ambassador for 2020 and is NovaLash "triple-certified" in NovaLash Classic, American Volume, and London Volume. Mona shares her lash journey and life path with co-hosts Zachary Falb (The EyeLash King and NovaLash Global Master Trainer) and Melanie Kopeikin (Founder of the Lash & Brow Academy, NovaLash Distributor for California, and producer for LOVE, LASH, BROW) For more information about Mona and The Face Boutique please visit: https://www.thefaceboutique.com For more information about NovaLash, please visit: https://www.novalash.com For more information about The Lash & Brow Academy and LOVE, LASH, BROW, please visit: https://www.labapro.com
21 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Lash Artist Highlight: Michelle Mirizio, Six Time NovaLash Brand Ambassador
Our special guest today is Michelle Mirizio. Michelle is an extremely talented lash artist based in Florida. She is a six-time NovaLash Brand Ambassador, Trainer of the Year 2011, and Distributor of the Year in 2016. She has been at the forefront of the latest trends, products, and technology. She continues to provide a multitude of services to clients as well as training students in her areas of expertise. Michelle shares her successes and provides advice for new and existing lash artists. Listen as she explains the importance of "PRACTICE, PATIENCE, and PASSION" when it comes to becoming a highly skilled lash artist. For more information about Michelle please visit www.letstalkmakeup.com For more information about NovaLash, please visit www.novalash.com If you would like more information about LOVE, LASH, BROW, or The Lash & Brow Academy, please visit www.labapro.com
68 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
The Lash Extension Business During COVID-19: Global Discussion
The beauty industry continues to face difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our panel guests represent a cross-section of lash extension professionals from the UK and the US, all experiencing similar business upheaval and the need for new ways of thinking about the way they lead their companies. Listen as they share their views of what the pandemic has meant to their businesses. Zach joins Melanie as co-host of this episode. Our panel includes Christina Barham, Zoe Kinnear, and Justine Ivaldi. International Panel Christina Barham, director of Sarah-Anne's Beauty Distribution, Distributor for NovaLash in the UK and Ireland firstname.lastname@example.org Zoe Kinnear, owner, and sole trader of The Powder Room by Zoe est. 2015. NovaLash Brand Ambassador for 2018/19/20. Scotland’s Best Lash Artist, SHABA 2019. Regional Winner ‘Best Beauty Treatments’, Scotland’s’ Business Awards 2019 contact email@example.com Justine Ivaldi, Head Trainer for NovaLash in California, Director of Education at the Lash & Brow Academy. Owner of Lashed in Fresno, California USA. NovaLash Brand Ambassador 2019. Lash-Off Semi-Finalist 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org Host Melanie Thomas Kopeikin, producer and host of LOVE, LASH, BROW. Founder of The Lash & Brow Academy, and Distributor for NovaLash in California for the last 12 years. Beauty industry leader and consultant, specializing in beauty brand development and strategies Meko@labapro.com Co-Host Zachary Falb, NovaLash Global Master Trainer, and Global Distribution and Education Manager. Also known as “The Eyelash King” Zach@novalash.com
27 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
The Most Common Questions About Eyelash Extensions
Zach and Melanie chat about the most common questions new or experienced lash artists have about eyelash extensions and the art of lashing. Zach also shares his thoughts about what questions he feels are important to be answered by someone considering doing eyelash extensions for a living.
28 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
"Get Involved to Evolve" with Zach Falb from NovaLash
To be the best you can be and to grow as a lash artist or beauty professional, you must evolve. This is done in many ways that are proven to be critical in your pathway to success. Zach and Melanie discuss some of those key ways to grow and evolve including continuing education, trade shows, competitions, becoming a trainer or educator, finding or being a mentor, and getting involved in companies like NovaLash as a Brand Ambassador. You definitely must get involved in your own career to evolve and be the very best you can be!
32 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Zach Falb & Melanie: E-Learning & Beauty
Technology has become critical to effective learning in the beauty world, including lash & brow training. Zach & Melanie discuss how technology has evolved and how important it is to effective learning and an important part of a blended learning experience when combined with classroom and hands-on curriculum. Zach also talks about the NovaLash London Volume online course and the case study program that helps provide one on one feedback, expediting the path toward mastery and certification.
43 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
It's All About the Consultation
This is the audio version of our "first" vidcast with Zach and Melanie as they discuss the importance of the client consultation that takes place before the client's lash service. In light of COVID-19, even more, details are required to be communicated to every client, no matter what service they are receiving.
34 minutes | May 26, 2020
The Eyelash Extension Portfolio: All eyelash extensions are not the same
Eyelash Extensions come in many lengths and diameters. They also have different texture and weight. Zachary Falb, Global Master Trainer from NovaLash joins Melanie to discuss the variety of lashes available and what that means to the service. Zach discusses the importance of tailoring the eyelash artistry to the clients needs including their eye shape and their lifestyle.
38 minutes | May 12, 2020
The In's and Out's of Eyelash Extension Adhesives with Zachary Falb from NovaLash
All eyelash extension adhesives are not the same! Proper application with the correct adhesive, humidity, and choice of lash length and diameter all play a role in beautiful, long-lasting eyelash extensions. Zachary Falb joins Melanie to discuss this important part of the art of lashing. Zach is the Global Master Trainer for NovaLash Eyelash Extensions. Eyelash Extension adhesives are the "holy grail" of eyelash extension artistry. Zach walks us through the science of adhesives, how they work, and what you must know about the wearability of extensions. For more information, you can contact Zach at email@example.com
42 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Eyelash Extension Facts & Fiction with Zachary Falb, Global Master Trainer for NovaLash
Zachary Falb, NovaLash Global Master Trainer joins Melanie and Love Lash Brow for this episode designed to separate the facts from fiction regarding eyelash extensions. Zach helps dispel the misnomers about how to care for your lash investment. Learn the dos and don'ts of lashing, why a professional adhesive is different than "glue" used for strip lashes, and why it is ok to get your lashes wet! For more information please visit www.novalash.com and follow NovaLash at www.instagram.com/novalashofficial
44 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Zachary Falb from NovaLash and Melanie Discuss COVID-19: Recovery
As the world continues its effort to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the salon and spa industry has been hit hard. Unable to maintain social distancing and closure of thousands of these usually small businesses, has created an atmosphere of fear and confusion about the future. Zach, Global Master Trainer for NovaLash and Melanie discuss the current situation and provide some tips for the beauty professional that will help them keep their head up and prepare for the return to their businesses and profession. Specifically targeting lash & brow artists, Zach and Melanie talk about the power of "re" . For more about NovaLash, please visit www.novalash.com and follow NovaLash at www.instagram.com/novalashofficial
37 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Malynda Vigliotti-Boom Boom Brow Bar Revisit
To give all of our new listeners some background on Malynda Vigliotti we are revisiting this episode of Malynda's episode with Melanie on Pro Beauty Talks. She is the founder of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York City. Boom Boom will be joining us as a featured guest throughout the year. Boom Boom Brow Bar is 11 years strong!! As one of the first walk-in brow bars in NYC, Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) empowers others to celebrate their own personal gorgeousness without breaking the bank or making appointments. She makes brows fast, convenient, affordable and FUN-27K+ served last year…377K+ since 2008! Brow Power to the People! A self-proclaimed eyebrow queen, Boom Boom went to the Fashion Institute of Technology, trained as an esthetician, and is now a top brow educator-IBS New York is a constant. She knows there’s no such thing as natural beauty, but she does believe a perfectly done brow is an instant eye-lift. The K-BOOM Brow being the most popular style- a long, full, straight brow with less of an arch. Boom Boom believes that shaping brows while sitting up is the best. It allows for symmetrical arches and better judgment of where brows should begin and end in relation to the other features on the face, which helps to make them proportionate. Features get distorted when lying down, making it harder to create a shape that will ultimately look good when standing up. She also uses Flash Wax, a low-temperature, creamy, soothing lavender was that’s super gentle- even on sensitive skin! In this podcast, Malynda shares how she started her brow queen journey and grew her business to serve over 75 clients a day. She also talks about all things brows and her philosophy on creating the perfect brow service for each client's individual needs. As a successful businesswoman, Malynda shares her thoughts about the importance of work-life balance and why bigger isn’t always better. Refinery29 named Boom Boom Brow Bar one of the top 10 spots to get the best brows ever! Shop for products, services and gift cards on www.boomboombrowbar.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/boomboombrowbar For further information, please contact: Glow Communications firstname.lastname@example.org 207-781-2598
34 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Zachary Falb from NovaLash-Eyelash Extensions 101
Time to dig into the ins and outs of eyelash extensions. Enjoy this introductory to eyelash extensions from Zachary Falb AKA "The Eyelash King" from NovaLash. Zach talks about the basics of eyelash extensions including the differences between strip lashes and professional eyelash extensions. Zach also provides an overview of adhesives, who does eyelash extensions, and the importance of certification and training. the "King" shares information about the types of extension service and looks you may want to explore. Watch for the next episode about the myths about lash extensions and separating fact from fiction.
32 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Zachary Falb, NovaLash Global Master Trainer, His Story
Zachary Falb is a renowned eyelash extension artist that travels the world educating, training, and inspiring lash artists everywhere he goes. His official title is NovaLash Global Master Trainer and he also represents NovaLash Eyelash Extensions as the Global Distribution and Education Manager. In this podcast, Zach shares his lash journey, including how he was "discovered" by accident by Heather Hughes in the UK. The rest is "lash" history. Zach candidly talks about the challenges of learning how to be a master lash artist and what it takes to get to the top. He also discusses the global differences in style, while still being mindful of face shape, lifestyle, and the importance of communication between artist and client. Zach will be back with a series of podcasts designed to provide more insight into the intricacies of lashing. Follow Zach on Instagram and also visit https//www.instagram.com/novalashofficial for more information about NovaLash Eyelash Extensions
2 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Episode 00: LOVE, LASH, BROW Introduction
Welcome to LOVE, LASH, BROW! This podcast is for beauty addicts around the world who are obsessed with lashes and brows! We get to talk and hang out with the movers and shakers in the lash and brow world. Whether you do lash and brow services or "wear" them, you will have fun getting edutained by this lash and brow tribe of hotshots. We cover it all from the do's and don'ts of eyebrow artistry to what's trending in eyelash extensions. Top lash and brow gurus will join us and share their stories, the latest techniques and lash and brow tips and tricks. If you are curious about lashes, brows, microblading, lash lifts, tinting, cosmetics and more, this is definitely the podcast for you. If you have suggestions for guests or topics please reach out to Melanie Kopeikin, the podcast producer and host by email: email@example.com You can also find us on Instagram!