Executive Director of Lashologist Council Featured at International Congress of Esthetics And Spa

February 9, 2012 1 comment

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Luscious Lashes for Your Clients by Ellie Malmin

As a makeup artist, it is essential for you to be able to recommend and practice the best eyelash procedures. Learn the difference between eyelash strips and clusters. Understand the different functions of extensions, semi-permanent mascara, tinting and curling eyelash growth serums, and under which circumstances each of them is the best choice. Discover upgrades you can offer for your eyelash and eyebrow treatments, and learn about the special care that must go into lash treatments for cancer patients.

Ellie Malmin is a cosmetologist and electrologist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. She is the co-founder of Anushka Spa in West Palm Beach, FL. Malmin has co-authored several training manuals and developed training programs for various cosmetics manufacturers, and created a styling program for eyelash implants with the prominent Dr. Alan Bauman. She is currently the executive director for the Lashologist Council of America.


Job Growth For Lashologists

January 20, 2012 2 comments

A veritable boom in demand has led to a shortage of qualified Certified Lashologists, as salon owners, professionals and clients see the profit and value in adding the Lashologist’s services, where everyone wins.

Salon owners are finding demand returning for cosmetic services growing, and that is fueling a big move for salons to hire qualified, trained, customer oriented personnel, This may be true especially for eyelash professionals, and Certified Lashologist particular. Salon owners increasingly look to the Certified Lashologist as consultants helping direct clients to a broad array of additional, desirable, and profitable services.

According to Lashologist Council of America, we may be in the very beginning of a jobs boom for eyelash technicians and Ceritified Lashologist , set to outpace comparable growth in the rest of beauty industry. I think we’ll see these individuals perfectly positioned, helping clients to realize a whole new set of available menu items across the entire spectrum of salons and spas. Contrary to the trend of other beauty segments we see the Lashologist industry growing faster than ever and in fact, demand for new and peripheral services has never been greater as salons expand their product offering.

Salons see an increased demand for services like eyelash extensions, eyelash perming, and eyelash tinting at a record pace as more and more clients become familiar with the services. Professionals across the entire spectrum are getting trained and developing these new skillsets to add to tehri portfolio. Salon owners are finding that competition for Lashologists is heating up, the demand for these individuals is exploding, even for relatively inexperienced Certified Lashologist , and the career opportunities have never been greater. Salon owners learn quickly, they can be far more profitable with a larger menu of services.

Good qualified Certified Lashologists are in such demand because they are in a prime position to recommend a broad array of salon and spa treatment, services that oftentimes are the most satisfying to the client and the most profitable to the salon. As salon owners expand their space, they’re looking to Lashologist to act as consultants for these whole new complimentary services, rather than making room for another hairdresser, there is more profit in hiring a Lashologist.

About Lashologist Council of America

The Lashologist Council of America is a non profit industry group, and has developed and approach to promoting the industry’s well being. The council provides a number of methods for participants to work toward a skill set and level of their choice in a safe, secure, and supported manner. This includes the Certified and its Certified Lashologist Program.

Lashologist Council of America has been recognized for a set of solutions including the training, fellowship, networking, and information sharing among its participants and is arguably among the fastest growing industry associations in the cosmetics industry. The group works to create approved or certified partners, and continues to work towards developing working relationships, alliances and integrations within the industry’s many components. In many respects, the Lashologist Council of America has worked to define the lashologist profession as a distinct individual pursuit within the larger group cosmetics.

As the national, standard-bearing organization and advocate for the Lashologist profession, the group works with members and affiliates, and helps individuals increase their success, improve their skills, and expand the opportunities for Lashologists across their businesses.

To learn more about Lashologist Council of America please visit http://www.lashologist.org

False Eyelashes

November 29, 2011 1 comment

Hi, I came across an article in the Phoenix Sun about false eyelashes. Very surprisingly, the author went into some detail about re-using lashes several times. First, we urge you to follow the manufacturs instructions and read them carefully before any applciation. We also don’t recommend you re-use alshes for the risk of infection. False eyelashes are inexpensive enough, that they are disposable and you should not try to clean or re-use them.

Here’s a little more info I found:

False eyelashes, also known as fake eyelashes, are small clusters of synthetic or human hair that is glued together to make an eyelash that can be placed on in small sections or as an entire piece that covers the natural lash line. Although false eyelashes can improve the look of your eyes and make your lashes seem longer and thicker, they can also cause eye infections and allergic reactions if they are not used properly.

False eyelashes can be used for individuals who have thin or short eyelashes along with mascara to thicken the look of eyelashes. Incorporating small, individual lash sections with tweezers to your eyelash line will create a more natural look than adding a full set of eyelashes over your own. By trimming your false eyelashes to a length that matches your natural eyelashes, then dotting a small amount of glue on the lash line, you can create a foundation for your lashes that will last all day. The false eyelashes can then be applied to the glue using tweezers. The finished product is a completely undetectable way to make eyelashes look thicker and longer.


False eyelashes are a temporary way to increase the length and thickness of eyelashes, but they are not a permanent or everyday solution to thin and short eyelashes. Wearing false eyelashes to bed or for more than one day can cause bacteria to collect under the eyelash glue and on the false eyelash, causing eye infections. If the eyelash is not removed carefully and the eyelid is not cleaned with eye-makeup remover after use, infection is possible, even if the eyelash is not worn overnight. False eyelashes should be worn as sparingly as possible to prevent infections and eye injuries. Additionally, false eyelashes and eyelash glue should not be shared, as many eye infections, like conjunctivitis and eye sties, are contagious and can be passed by sharing eye products.

A 2011 Recommended Product in Time for Holiday Shopping

November 11, 2011 5 comments

Measurable Difference

With the holidays rapidly approaching, shoppers everywhere are looking for that one stand out, innovative eyelash product that will blow the stockings right of off Santa’s feet!

We looked at Measurable Difference Lash Gel by LASH EM. Unique and innovative would be almost an understatement regarding this product. As women look for longer and longer lashes, it is wholly refreshing to see a natural product on the market with an interesting combination of features.

First, a reminder. Our effort at Lashologist Council is to impartially work towards the best interest of the entire eyelash and eye cosmetics industry. This includes not just manufacturers, but salons, spas, practitioners and the public. As a member funded, standard bearing organization, we do not endorse products or accept advertising. We may however, make recommendations on products we are asked to review. As always, we encourage you as a consumer to make a careful and intelligent decision regarding the products you put on your eyes.

We view a natural product with regular eyelash shampooing as a combination having significant merit.

Measurable Difference Lash Gel is a comprehensive lash booster designed to work on short, brittle or weak lashes. It’s been designed with a dual-patented formula that also conditions lashes too. Beyond those benefits, is that also protects lashes, and helps improve the overall condition and appearance of the eyelashes. It even protects your skin.

It is fortified with a variety of incredible ingredients including Vitamin B, Biotin, several plant based anti-oxidants, and fruit extracts. This is all to deliver essential proteins, vitamins and ‘rejuvenating’ ingredients that may nourish lash structure and add shine.

Just to give you an idea of some of the ingredients inside are green tea, goji berries, cucumber extract, cranberry extract, and grapeseed. (I think the only one thing they left out is mistletoe, but believe me, you will not have to worry about not getting kissed!).

Now, when you think about lash size, you may not realize scientist and psychologists put a lot of thought into the idea as well.  There are a few qualities that are used to measure the actual, and perceived apparent size of lashes. Less obvious than length and count (which isn’’t always the key factors), is volume, color saturation, light reflection, and perspective. So there are some tricks that can be applied with cosmetics to enhance that perception. In addition to working on these perceptive qualities.

Measurable Difference Lash Gel appears to also amplify volume by strengthening and rejuvenating lashes. Key also is that it promotes lash flexibility and durability by adding moisture and shine. And for example, it increases hydration for optimal performance, with a hydrolyzed Wheat Protein ingeniously used to reduce porosity to the hair shaft -increasing luster & shine. The product may also promote growth, increasing lash count in clogged follicles.

Measurable Difference Lash Gel is recommended to be applied twice daily to clean lashes, with contact lenses removed. Again, we encourage a regular deep eyelash shampooing to clear follicles and promote growth. We’’re not certain that this product will re-grow lashes, but short of a doctor’s prescription, we see this may be part of a conscientious lash care regiment. That attention can only lead to healthier lashes.

According to the manufacturer, Measurable Difference Lash Gel has been studied in clinical trials and has a 97% natural formula that is gentle and non-irritating. It is paraben and prostaglandin free. With prostaglandin-formulated products, users sometimes notice itching or eye redness. Importantly for us, we’re happy to report the product has not been tested on animals and is made in the U.S.A.

Everyone likes to get a healthy and natural beauty present during the holidays. Now, because this is a natural product, you’ll need a little patience, if eyelashes can be expected to return to their previous appearance, perhaps over several weeks to months. In the meantime, the added shine, flexibility, clean appearance and perception will add to your look. We see this as a naturally formulated alternative to any number of prescriptions.

Measurable Difference Lash Gel is a 2011 Recommended Product of Lashologist Council of America.

Butterfly kiss

October 28, 2011 2 comments

Yuki DelliPaoli at Lashkiss is “New York City’s Best-Kept Secrets for Eyelash Extensions” and was chosen the Chief Editor’s Pick of Audrey Magazine! She’s also done makeup for Michelle Ray and a number of celebrities and magazines near the heart of New York’s fashion, publishing and cosmetic industry.

Yuki was born in Japan and came to the U.S.A in 1985. She is also a Certified Personal Color Analyst, a member of Lashologist Council of America, a New York State Esthetic licensed stylist and has a certification in eyelash extensions from Xtreme Lashes. Completed the eyelash extensions training in Osaka, Japan at Candy More (currently called Ashiya Academy).

Yuki has experience assisting a chemist at a chemical corporation for several years, She understands how important it is to keep the standard of the product’s quality in good and safe condition.

As for eye lash extensions, “This incredible small change on your eyelashes definitely enhance your glamorousness, but still looks very natural and pretty. When you wake up in the morning, just look at the new sexy eyelashes of yours and say Wooooow….!”

Lashkiss is in the world famous Flatiron building in New York.Currently Yuki is the only one stylist available at butterfly kiss and has a very tight schedule. During eyelash extensions application, it’s hard to take calls, but you can book an appointment online in anytime from anywhere 24/7. You can see a gallery of her work on the website Lashkiss or visit the Lashologist Council

Lashologist Council in Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Oct 2011

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

p 113 Eyelash Hygeine Safety

The leading trade journal of the  salon/spa and Esthetician industry is featuring a story titled “Eyelash Hygiene Safety – What is Lurking in Your Clients Lashes”, authored by Ellie Malmin, Executive Director of the Lashologist Council of America.
With an international network that spans the globe, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa Magazine was established in Paris in 1952 and has grown into a trade publication with a worldwide reputation. The American edition of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa is a publication dedicated to up to date knowledge in the world of spas, well being, beauty and encompasses all aspects of the spa industry: skin care, body care, makeup, spa therapies and business management, with a high fashion feel to complement its contemporary nature.

You can read the article online with their online viewer at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9532e5ea#/9532e5ea/112
Or read more: http://www.tinydl.com/ebooks/1060014409-les-nouvelles-esthetiques-spa-american-ed-october-2011.html#ixzz1bQUR9AN3

Spa Industry: Trained Lashologists Needed – Shortage of Qualified and Experienced Lash Professionals

October 18, 2011 8 comments

www.Lashologist.org – Clinical Eyelash Workshop
West Palm Beach FL Oct 23rd, 2011

Orange County CA Nov 13th,

As the eyelash and eye cosmetics industry continues its dramatic growth, the need for Certified Lashologist Trainers increases daily. The Lashologist Council of America is reaching out, through its Clinical Eyelash Workshop, to new professionals eager to enter the field, and to those experienced professionals and leaders ready to proactively help grow the profession as a Certified Lashologist Trainer.

The non profit trade association of the eyelash and eye cosmetics industry, Lashologist Council of America is making limited accommodation for Certified Lashologists to earn their Trainer Certification during the Council’s upcoming Clinical Eyelash Workshop of October 23–West Palm Beach, FL and November 13–Orange County, CA.

Register now and earn a Certified Lashologist credential,  and during the same workshop work towards Certified Lashologist Trainer.

Lashologist Council of America’s mission is to support professional development & provide a number of ways for professionals to work towards a higher skill set & higher level of education & best practice techniques. This includes exams & study guides that lead you towards earning a Certified Lashologist credential. As the national, standard-bearing organization & advocate for the eyelash and eye cosmetics profession, the Lashologist Council works with members, manufacturers, to promote the goodwill of the public.
Clinical Eyelash Workshop is an intensive course  designed to help individuals increase their success, improve their skills and expand the opportunities as Certified Lashologists. This hands-on full day intensive training event will be held on October 23 at Anushka Salon and Spa in Palm Beach County, Florida. The West Coast Clinical Eyelash Workshop will be held November 13 in Orange County, CA. Those successfully completing the event will be awarded a Certified Lashologist credential that day and will be entitled to use that title in their work.

The event will start with classroom & theory, study guide review and will include hands on training. Also included in this package are specially discounted training tools & materials. Participants, most importantly, will learn hands-on to perform & understand a variety of procedures including:

Eye Conditions & Diseases
Safety & Hygiene
Eye Lash Shampooing
Application of Eyelash strips
Clusters and drop-in-lashes
Eye Lash Tinting
Eye Lash Perming

This event will give you an opportunity to interact with colleagues in the industry, learn new, better and safer techniques. Your presence will take your skill set to a higher level.

You can learn more, join or sign up for the Clinical Eyelash Workshop by visiting them at Lashologist Council of America

Lashologist Council of America