About The Educators

Stefani Altieri, CEO of the Lash Shop

Founder of StellaLash 

StellaLash Academy

Mission Viejo, California

Licensed Medical Esthetician

Master Lash Educator

Stefani Altieri has been in the Beauty Industry for over 30 years and is extremely passionate about everything she does.

At 16 (1989) from working in a Hair Salon as a shampoo girl and always doing everyone's nails on the side to owning Sunquest Tanning Salon back in Jan 2000 and transforming it into Sunquest Tanning & Day Spa over the years to then opening a second location, Skyn the Day Spa in 2006.  In the midst of this time period (2004) for a year ran a Tanning Distribution 7k sq ft. warehouse, Sunflo Distributing.

When her father passed away in the Summer of 2011 she decided to simplify her life & close that chapter and went to work at Avanti Day Resort in August 2011.  After working for someone else for 2 years made her realize that being her own boss is the only way to go to achieve her goals & passions in life. 

Back on her own out of her house to renting space in a chiropractic office in 2012 to a new store front location in Howell, with the first Lash Academy in NJ.


Cut to 2017 moving across the USA to Southern California with her son & 4 dogs. 

Now in 2020 adding a Head Trainer, Reid Ryan to help grow StellaLash Academy with quality control and build a team of Educators who have the same passions and visions for Lash & Beauty Education.


         "Being able to help other people & to help achieve their personal goals gives me great pleasure!  I love making woman feel beautiful. "  


Eduction & Knowledge is the key to a successful business in any Industry.  Education & Training, training & more training is something Stefani prides herself in and will always continue to keep up with the latest trends & the next "best" thing!

She is always trying out different & new ideas to keep up with the latest trends without compromising quality!


In 2012 she joined Be An Amazing Lash Artist, Lashologist and Lash Mastery which now allows Stefani to be a Master Lash Educator to train and certify other Beauty Professionals to learn how to apply Eyelash Extensions.  This has taught her how to properly educate others as well as perfected her craft.

" I believe you can always benefit and learn more from others and the more training and classes I take the more knowledge I gather and makes me a better technician & educator."


This year 2013 Stefani attended LASHBOOM, in Chicago. LashBoom is a unique educational conference and  practical workship bringing world class education from leading award winning pioneers in the Eyelash Extension Industry for training & product inovation.



Stefani was Trained & Certified (HANDS ON) in the latest trend Volume Lashes by

Olga Volkova the ORIGINAL creator of the "Hollywood Technique" head of Lash Art University & LashMaker Magazine from Russia, Kiev, Ukraine. Nadia Afanaseva  from X VIP Lashes in Russia, Teresa Smith, Master Lash Artist in London & author of the Lash Bible from the UK.  


During LashBoom 2 day Conference she fell in Love with  LashCoat (Semi Permanent Mascara).  She also met Adele Sutton, Founder & Creator of LashCoat, LashBrow & Adele Sutton Eyelash Enhancement Products.  During the LashCoat training Adele had asked Stefani to become the US Master Trainer, Educator & Distributor for her products, LashCoat & LashBrow.


Stefani has also been certified in the Advanced Technique of Volume Lash Extensions as well as the Brow Architecture Design from the Lash & Brow Design Academy (of Moscow, Russia) from Irina Levchuk, President. Stefani hosted Irina's courses at her Studio and was able to be with her for 5 full days which really helped her get a great insight to this challenging technique and helped her really grasp the concept & skills needed to achieve the perfect volume.



There is a BIG difference between properly and improperly applied eyelash extensions.  To increase consumer confidence and to help other Lash Artist in the industry, Stefani became certified with ADFEE (Association for Damage-Free Eyelash Extensions) as an Exam Proctor and Master Lash Artist.   Stefani  is honored to be the first Master Esthetician/Master Lash Artist in the State of New Jersey to hold this respected certification.

ADFEE is “an independent association of advanced lash technicians who are passionate about proper application and delivering the highest ethical standards in the industry of Eyelash Extensions”  ADFEE Exam Proctors personally evaluate each lash extension is applied to a single, natural lash and that applicants are delivering the highest quality and safety standards in eyelash extension applications.


Stefani was so thrilled when she was asked to Co-Author in the first Lash Masters Book that is due out in June. Each Master Lash Artist has their very own chapter on their own personal views, successes, & life story.  You can pre-order right on our website.

She will continue to take classes & get further education to further advance in her field. Stefani highly recommends for all her students and anyone really in this field to get as much Continuing Education from Different Educators & Trainers to really help you become the Best you can Be!  Besides who wants to be behind the times in this fast paced Industry? If you say you can't afford continuing education then you really CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO!!!!

Sponsor & Judge at Lash Wars Las Vegas  2014



Board of Directors American Eyelash Association

Editorial Advisory Board for the Magazine Publication in the USA - "EYELASH"

Co-Author Lash Masters Book Volume 2

Guest Speaker as Master Lash Educator at the Lash Summit Canada October 2015

Judge Lash Competition Skynlash Vibrant & Volumious

Judge Lash Wars Las Vegas June 2015



Guest Speaker at Lash Conference in Estonia Jan - 2016

Judge at Lash Sculptor Competition in Ukraine April 2016

Sponser at Lash Summit London June 2016

Guest Speaker at Lash Boom Moscow Russia September 2016



Guest Speaker London Yacht May 2017

2017 August moved to Orange County California

2018 Hollywood Lash Conference

2019 Hollywood Lash Conference

2020 Hollywood Lash Conference



West Virgina University 1993
Concord Beauty School of Esthetics 2005
Aesthetic Laser Academy 2013

Certifications & Trainings - Hands On


HonKon Lasers 2013 Hong Kong Cosmoprof

Ultracavitation,Radio frequency and Laser/IPL Training   TheraMedic Miami, Fl    2012 

Academy of Ultimate Laser Education  2012

Alma IPL Fotofacial
Alma IPL Hair Removal
Alma IPL Skin Rejuvation 2009

Ultherapy (Ultrasound Skin Rejuvenation)  2009


2020 Jan Procell Training for Anti-Age & Hair Regrowth of the Scalp

Clear FX Medical Microderm  20013  Philly    

Dermaplaning - Aesthetics Career Development, Arizona  2007
Microdermabradion  2005
Hydrafacial  2010
Ethnic Skin - Treating & History  2006
VI Peel  2007

Obagi 2010 - 2014

                                     Obagi Blue Peel  2011                                LeLexo 2013

Being TRUE Skincare & Cosmetics  2005
Cosmedix Skincare  2006
Eminence  2005
Skinceuticals  2009
                                    Skinmedica   2009                             

                                       Gerard's 2009                                      PCA Skincare  2010

Image Skincare  2009
Chemicial Peeling  2005
Dermalogica  2005

Lash Education

Petr Lhotsky Lashcoach Volume Lash training 2016

ADFEE  Certified Proctor  2014

LashBoom - Hollywood /3-6D Volume Training by Olga, Nadia & Teresa          2013

Lash & Brow Academy in Volume Lash Technique
and Brow Archeticture Design         2013

Be An Amazing Lash Artist             2012

Lash Mastery - Lash Educator Training   2012

Lashologist    2012

LashCoat - Master Trainer & Distributor in US
LashBrow                  2013

Lash Be Long- Eyelash Extensions    2007


(Not Certified BUT Educated at TradeShows or thru Company Direct

Lavish Lash, Extreme Lash, Nova Lash, The Lashe, Longmi Lashes, Minky's )

Brow Artistry/Training


Brow Artistry International 2014

Lash & Brow Academy  2013


AirBrush Tanning

Fantasy Tan  2005
Infinity Sun  2005

California Tan  2004

White Science Teeth Whitening  2004
OmniLux Lumiere LED Light Therapy   2005

Smart Tan Certification 2003 - 2007



Trade Shows/Seminars/Demonstrations Attended


2014 - 2017 Exhibited Tradeshows  IECSC NYC & Vegas

The International Congress of Esthetics & Spa, Philadelphia & Dallas.

Attendee Cosmoprof Asia in HongKong 2013 & 2015

LashBoom Chicago 2013

IBS/IECSC (International Esthetics Cosmetic & Spa Conference - NYC 2014 -First Tiime Exhibiting :)            

Attendee every year from 2005 - 2013   

The International Congress of Esthetics & Spa in Philadelphia  2006 - 2013 will be Exhibiting 1st time October 2014

ISPA(International Spa Conference)           2005 Nashville - Member &hands on classes        2007 Las Vegas 

National Tanning Training Institute 2000

Smart Tan Certification 2003 - 2007

Nashville Tanning Expos 2000 - 2004



Reid Ryan of Bow & Beam Basics Studio in Santa Barbara, California

Licensed Esthetician

Lash Educator

PMU Artist

Reid & Stefani met at the Hollywood Lash Conference in 2018 and have been working together ever since.  Reid has been mentoring under Stefani since and is now offering Training Classes for StellaLash Academy. 

Having the same passions, goals, and visions they have decided to team up together to really grow and take things to the next level for themselves and StellaLash Academy.

From traveling around the globe at Lash Conferences, Lash Contests to Industry Trade Shows, Stefani finally feels like she found her match, her mate, her partner in this Industry and is so happy to introduce Reid Ryan, Head Trainer with StellaLash Academy. 

Taking pride, continuous desire to seek more education, and being so passionate about everything you do is something both Reid & Stefani have hands down!


After 15 years of training and account management in cosmetics, Reid left corporate life and opened Bow and Beam with the intention of perfecting brows, lashes & skincare for anyone who entered it's doors.  She has trained extensively with and for brands such as Aveda, L'occitane, Loreal Professional, Benefit Cosmetics, Smashbox, and Dermalogoica.  Reid firmly believes that passion for our industry drives us all to become better artist and brings that to every session she trains.


Credentials of Reid Ryan

Licensed Esthetician in State of California & Nevada

Licensed Wax Technician in State of New York

Advanced Certifications in the Following:

Theater Makeup

Special Effects Cosmetics

Class Lash Application

Volume Lash Application

Russian Volume Lash

Mega Volume

Lash Perm Certification 2003

Elleebana Lash LIft

Yumi Keratin Lash


Powder Brows

Lip Blush


Smokey Lash Line

Pointillism Brow Certification

Speed Waxing

Body Waxing

Advanced Brows

Brow Color Theory

Advanced Peels Certification

Light Therapy Certification

Franklin Covey 7 Habits

4mat Learning Education Modules

Retailing & Merchandising Course

Train the Trainer Certification

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