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The National Association of Lash Artists


Discover how you can become an Accredited NALA Member and begin enjoying the benefits today.


NALA was created in 2016 to advocate for lash artists and educators around the world.

The National Association of Lash Artists offers support to the lash industry by establishing much-needed regulatory guidelines, as well as offering Accreditation, Educator Certification, NALA Memberships and Industry Awards.

NALA is dedicated to nurturing the growth and sustainability of our professional trade. This association, in a very short time, has been instrumental in improving professional standards for lash technicians, lash educators and most recently, product manufacturers and suppliers.

NALA President, Levi Shephard, spent five years researching and collaborating with beauty industry experts in several countries, consulting with lash artists and educators around the globe and studying existing industry guidelines already in place. This vital research has provided insight to the common concerns of the lash world and their best solutions.

The NALA Standards for the lash trade are discussed and finalized by the NALA Board of Advisors.



NALA Industry Awards


The 2019 NALA Industry Award winners were revealed at the NALA Awards Gala in Edmonton, Canada on May 6th. The awards ceremony was aired live on the NALA YouTube Channel.

Visit the NALA Gala website for a list of our winners.

The 2019 NALA Award Winners

Optimize Your Lash Business


A question that we often hear in the lash industry is "When is the right time to grow my business?" or "How do I know when I'm ready to take on staff members?". Before you do anything to grow your business it is vital that you optimize and maximize what you already have.

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We have created fun and informative posts, for lash artists and educators around the world, about events, NALA Standards, running a successful lash business, and more. We will also share industry-related posts from others that we think will be helpful.

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The NALA Global Directory is a great tool to connect you with a qualified, professional lash artist in your area. The Directory ONLY lists lash artists that have successfully completed the NALA Membership Application process. This means that everyone in our directory has proven their ability to safely and accurately apply eyelash extensions. These quality professionals meet or exceed the association’s standards for professional practice. 

Find a NALA Accredited Lash Artist in Your Area


In our directory you will find Lash Training Courses that have been thoroughly reviewed by The National Association of Lash Artists and have earned the NALA Seal of Accreditation. A NALA Accredited course meets the association’s requirements and offers substantially more value than a typical lash training course. Whether you are just starting out or upgrading your education, NALA Accredited courses are by far the MOST comprehensive curriculums available in the world and will properly prepare you for a career in the lash industry.

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Lashlandia TV Interview

Levi Shephard, NALA President, is interviewed by Elanas Liachovičius on May 5, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Watch the interview

Media Coverage: NALA Awards Gala and Conference. 

Emily Lee of Beauty Pro Media created 2 videos filled with details about the first annual NALA Awards Gala and Conference. Watch the event coverage and hear from the attendees about their experience. 

Learn more about our upcoming event at www.nalagala.com 

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The Lash Executive Interview

Levi Shephard, NALA President, is interviewed by Danielle Rae on March 18, 2018 in Gilbert, Arizona.

Watch the interview

NALA President, Levi Shephard has been featured in several magazines and on television discussing a variety of important industry topics. Levi has written articles for Lash Inc., Lash Inc. Canada/USA Edition, LashStylist Magazine and Cils Mag. If you would like to interview Levi or commission an article please get in touch via email. levi@nala-lashassocication.com 


NALA was created to celebrate and support the lash industry. We do this through Membership, Certification for Educators, Accreditation for Lash Courses and The NALA Industry Awards.

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NALA Membership is a symbol of industry excellence. Membership is awarded ONLY to lash artists that are able to demonstrate safe practice and professional competence. All NALA Members have passed a thorough review and our bound to the NALA Professional Guidelines and Code of Ethics. 

Membership is evidence of professional knowledge and ability as a lash artist.

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For Aspiring Educators

The NALA Educator's Certification Course is a prep course (not a qualification) designed for anyone looking to create, or update, their own Lash Training Curriculum.

The course was developed over six months and incorporates three years of global research.

The NALA ECC boasts a 100% satisfaction rate! Attendees leave informed and motivated.

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Course Accreditation

Accreditation is the tool used to monitor, assess and evaluate the quality of education a student receives at a lash training facility.

Because of the process of accreditation, students can trust that the education they are paying for is valuable and worthwhile.

The NALA Seal of Accreditation is validation for your training course.

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"I just took the educators course in Edmonton with Levi and I can say that I am 100% satisfied. We covered a lot of information and I came back extremely motivated to continue to grow my career. She is such a value to lash artists and NALA is much needed if we want to raise this industry up and hold ourselves to higher standards. I feel 100% confident in my ability to develop my curriculum and cannot wait for all of the exciting things to come. Thanks Levi!"

Sandy Landsborough
NALA Educator's Certification Course

"​​Levi is so thorough with her accreditation process. She is helpful and quick when you need her and a pioneer for the lash industry! I trust the information that she passes onto our industry because I know she is collaborating with top international lash artists. Thank you NALA for helping educate our industry and push us forward!"

Jenna Haviland
NALA Course Accreditation

"I am very proud to have my Lash Artistry courses accredited by NALA. Having spent time "chatting lashes" often with Levi - NALA's Founder - I know you are committing to a level of excellence and professional standard that will help raise the bar for the whole industry and create a great business culture for your lash studio or courses! Thanks Levi for your commitment to the Lash Industry!"

Jill Heijligers-Peloquin
NALA Course Accreditation

"I am thankful that Levi Shephard has helped make this industry safer by regulating things. Without that, it would be a very risky and dangerous industry."

Ashley Padmore
NALA Standards

"I'm so happy that there is finally an association that is helping to regulate the industry. We definitely need standards! I love how the president of NALA, Levi, is experienced in the industry - this ensures that we are implementing realistic standards and focus on the important aspects of the industry. She has a wealth of knowledge and is always there to provide guidance and encouragement for both business and lashes. NALA is beneficial for clients, students and educators. Clients are able to use the site to look for quality and accredited Lash Artists. Students are able to find training facilities that are accredited to ensure that they receive the quality training. Educators are able to get certified to ensure they have a strong foundation to provide to their students. We can all benefit from the workshops and blogs on the site as well! I highly recommend joining NALA!"

Fendi Oung
NALA Membership


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