Trainer Bios

Lisa Best – Lashworx Owner & NZ wide trainer

Lisa Best started in the Beauty Industry as a hairdresser at age 19, with the last 15 years in the Lash & Brow Industry sourcing quality products and training newcomers to the industry in Classic Lash, Russian Volume, Lash Lift & Henna Brow treatments.

Based in Napier, owner of Lashworx Training Academy Lisa travels New Zealand wide to train. Lisa combines her skills in training with a passion for teaching others how to professionally, safely and competently perform Lash & Brow services.

Lisa believes that learning is an ongoing process and that Lash Artists need to be able to create the design and look their clients want. Training is focused around inspiring different styles and textures using a selection of products to create a desired look. Lisa always makes herself available to students allowing them to do a refresher on a previously completed course if required – at no charge.

Bianca Cave – Beautifully You Hamilton

I was introduced to eyelash extensions around 8 years ago when a lovely friend offered to lash me (I was 4 months into 3 children in 3 years and didn’t even know what day it was, life was crazy!) She had to convince me as I hadn’t heard of them before but I am SO glad she did – I felt pretty for the first time in years! Which is why, about a year later and after much researching I chose to train with LashWorx – I wanted to help other woman feel great and also it was the perfect way to have an income while working around small kids. Lisa was amazing (she still is!) and really revved up my passion for the art of lashes. I have grown my business over the years and had the pleasure of lashing many wonderful women (and men!) and am now lucky enough to be a LashWorx trainer – I am so passionate about this industry and so grateful for everyone that has helped, educated and supported me along the way – I couldn’t imagine my life without lashes now!

Tania Fisher-Harwood – Nirvana Clinic Dunedin

I’ve been involved in the lash industry for the last 7 years after discovering eyelash extensions when retraining as a beauty therapist. I’ve loved making people look beautiful ever since. I’ve owned my own business (Nirvana clinic) in Central Dunedin ever since and have completed several trainings in different types of extensions. I’m absolutely passionate about the industry and keep current with everything happening within it and love teaching others the skills they need to start working within it. I’m incredibly proud to be able to offer training for Lashworx in the Otago region as I believe the Lashworx process and products give anyone interested in a career as a lash technician the best start possible.

Chantelle Kelly – Tokoroa

Chantelle Kelly – Rotorua

Hi, Chantelle here. I am excited to be sharing my experience and knowledge with you. I am the Owner/Operator of Extreme Beauty – created in 2014 – as a stay at home Mum, I was wanting to do more. In one year it took off and I needed to up-size and employ staff. My business revolves around my two rat bag children and working hours in which I can still attend to their demands.
I have a passion for beauty services.
Eyelash extensions are my favourite specialty and I can’t get enough of enhancing ones natural beauty through their eyes! This pushed me to take it further and train to become a now successful Lashworx educator.
All of my students are important to me, and I thrive for nothing but success and the best lash artists for our future!

Katie Reid – Lash Fever Whangarei

Hi, I’m Katie Reid and I’m very excited to join the Lashworx training team. I have loved eyelash extensions ever since the first (very terrible in today’s standards) set of lashes I got almost twelve years ago. I’ve been obsessed ever since. After teaching primary school children for several years I decided to give it all up and join the magical world of eyelash extensions six long years ago.
I’m an artist at heart and in my everyday life, and love every avenue of creative expression. Creating beautiful sets of lashes and beautifying my clients has been the most rewarding part of this profession. I own a small but very busy home business in Whangarei, with a large, reliable clientele.
In my limited spare time I paint, knit, crochet, do nail art, architectural design and have lots of cuddles with my doggo, Sage. I’m currently studying astrology and astrotheosophy.
From my teaching background I carried on with me a philosophy of lifetime learning, and I continue to upskill and take courses and workshops whenever possible. My most memorable Lash experience has been flying to Paris to compete in one of the largest European Lash Competitions and having my work judged by some of the greatest names in the lash industry worldwide. Just getting that hands on feedback has helped my work tremendously.
I’m looking forward to working with you all.

Rebecca Gloistein – Butterfly Kisses Christchurch

Hi Lash Lovers
I’m Rebecca, a former Chef/Cake decorating manager of 17 years, over the past 6 years my passion and inspiration for the lash & beauty industry has taken over to a full time obsession!!! I started getting lash extensions over 8 years ago and unhappy with the quality/skills I was receiving from shopping around, I soon fell in love with the idea of making women like myself feel beautiful with lashes. The beautiful big smiles I get from my clients when they look in the mirror is what makes my day worth it! When I’m not in my wee studio Butterfly Kisses you’ll find me doing all sorts of crafts and hanging with my 2 cats – they love to help! I’m constantly up-skilling and learning new tips and tricks for this ever growing fast paced industry. I’ve won 6x international awards pushing myself to to constantly improve. I gained my lash education diploma just over 2 years ago. I love the idea of sharing my passion with people and I’m so proud and excited to join Lisa and her wonderful team at LashWorx.