ABOUT OUR ACADEMY
Our focus is simple. To provide the most comprehensive eyelash training to lash artists around the world. LashPRO Academy aims to empower women to provide the best lash services in their city, build a brand they are proud of, and become savvy business owners.
LashPRO Academy offers both hands-on and online training for Classic and Volume lashing, and online training for CurlPerfect Lash Lift and Advanced Styling.
our pillars of education
LashPRO Academy is founded on 5 pillars that we believe are essential to quality education in the lash industry.
01 Lash education should be taught by skilled lash artists and successful business owners.
Creating great lash artists means utilizing the talent and experience of highly-skilled industry professionals. Our LashPRO Educators are hand-selected for not only their expertise in lash artistry, but for their success as business owners, so students at LashPRO Academy can look up to their educators for all aspects of their lashing career.
02 There is power in your surroundings.
That’s why LashPRO Academy offers its hands-on courses in chic spaces across North America. We believe that by offering our hands-on training in beautiful spaces, students have the freedom to relax, focus, and soak up every possible drop of industry knowledge without distraction.
03 Your time is valuable.
We respect that students taking hands-on training courses want to maximize the time spent on practical application. That’s why every hands-on student at LashPRO Academy is sent their training manual before their course begins. Many lashing courses spend much of the first training day on lash theory that students could read on their own. By providing students with clear and in-depth material beforehand, we allow for nearly two full days of hands-on training. With online courses, we want to ensure students have access to materials for as long as they need them, which is why our courses are self-paced, and our students can watch their online modules whenever they choose.
04 Certification is earned.
Many lashing courses offer certification to students regardless of their skill level, but we want our students’ clients to know that their lash artist has earned LashPRO certification not just by attending a training course, but by demonstrating safe, high-quality lashing. Every LashPRO Certified Artist has had their work thoroughly assessed by one of our educators, and has met the criteria we believe should be standard in the lash industry.
05 In sisterhood.
Lashing can be a lonely profession, but we don’t believe it should be! LashPRO Academy believes that when we support one another we become more successful lash artists, happier people, and we elevate the lash industry standard (because with all that shared knowledge and support, how could we not? All LashPRO students have access to a private student forum where they can ask questions, support each other’s accomplishments, and share ideas, creating a well-informed and deeply connected lash community.
MEET CEO + FOUNDER COURTNEY BUHLER
“When I tell someone “I’m in the lash industry”, sometimes I have to laugh. I think back on my journey in the world of lashes for the last decade and there aren’t many aspects of the industry I haven’t tackled!
I’ve been a single mom, and solo lash artist. I’ve moved from a home-based business to a 10-person commercial lash lounge. I’ve been the wife, mom, and friend who never felt like I had enough time in the day. I’ve been a product developer working with over 40 vendors around the globe to create the highest quality product on the market. I’ve been a contestant, winner, and judge in lash competitions around the world. I’ve grown Sugarlash PRO to a multi-million dollar company with 28,000 artists in 70+ countries using our products. I’ve been flown to New York and LA to speak to (and lash) editors from Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and celebs! I’ve traveled the world speaking and teaching at lash events. I’ve been an editor for Lash Magazines, writing articles and answering FAQs in my column. I’ve won multiple entrepreneurial awards. And I’ve founded 4 lash companies and subbrands in my career (so far!).
What a whirlwind! When I look back on where my career has taken me thus far in this crazy little niche in the beauty industry we call lash extensions – I feel one thing: gratitude. I feel grateful for the many lessons I have learned and the experiences I have had along the way. The lessons haven’t always come easily – there has been struggling and pain along the way but I am so glad to say that with perseverance and the right attitude, the road bumps have played an integral part in my success—because I’ve let them!
I am so excited to move into this new season of academy training. Taking my years of knowledge and the lessons I have been taught along the way and passing that wisdom to you. It is my hope and desire that your business flourishes so that you can make an amazing income, but more importantly, so you can have the financial freedom to make deep and meaningful connections with the ones you love and have a healthy personal life outside of work! We’re all in this together, and I want to thank you for trusting me and LashPRO Academy to play a part in your journey to business and personal success!”