About The Educators
Stefani Altieri, CEO of the Lash Shop
Founder of StellaLash
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
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
Gerard's 2009 PCA Skincare 2010
Image Skincare 2009
Chemicial Peeling 2005
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
LashCoat - Master Trainer & Distributor in US
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 International 2014
Lash & Brow Academy 2013
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
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:
Special Effects Cosmetics
Class Lash Application
Volume Lash Application
Russian Volume Lash
Lash Perm Certification 2003
Elleebana Lash LIft
Yumi Keratin Lash
Smokey Lash Line
Pointillism Brow Certification
Brow Color Theory
Advanced Peels Certification
Light Therapy Certification
Franklin Covey 7 Habits
4mat Learning Education Modules
Retailing & Merchandising Course
Train the Trainer Certification