Michelle Rowland is an award-winning International Master Lash Stylist, Educator, Freelance Make Up Artist and Nail Technician. She has been in the business of beautifying clients for 19 years. She was one of Sydney's most sought after Bridal Make Up Artists prior to moving to Los Angeles with her family in 2011 and is now back in her beloved Sydney. She has been the on-air Bridal and Beauty Expert at 2GB, Australia's highest rated talk back radio station, even broadcasting live from Hollywood during her five years in L.A.
With the bright lights of Hollywood in the backdrop, Michelle was mentored by industry experts, Ms. Kelcey Fry (Diane Keaton's Emmy Award winning personal Make Up Artist) and Ms. Judy Staats (Make Up Artist on the Academy Award winning movie Argo and the hugely popular show Prisonbreak). Armed with her unique make up techniques and her highly honed expertise in the art of eyelash extensions, Michelle soon found herself working on movie sets and television productions. Her eye for detail set her up perfectly for the precision required for the High Definition cameras now used in the entertainment industry. Word of Michelle's talent spread quickly and her eyelash extension/make up clientele roster soared beyond actresses to directors, producers, writers, studio executives, rock star wives and Playboy Playmates. In true Hollywood style, she had to sign numerous confidentiality agreements. She loved every single minute of her time in La La Land!
Extensive work in the art of eyelash extensions while in L.A. put the 'La' in Michelle's lashes... and La Lash Sydney was born! Her private Leichhardt studio, in the inner west, is taking Sydney by storm. She is quickly becoming Sydney's most sought after eyelash stylist.
Michelle began training up-and-coming eyelash stylists while in L.A. Training students is Michelle's greatest passion and goes hand in hand with her motto, 'We rise by lifting others.' She is a nuturer by nature and her goal is to empower and encourage her students to not only be the best lashes artists, but to turn their careers into very successful businesses. Michelle loves people and their stories. While in L.A. she trained a stay-at-home mum, of 2 toddlers, the precise art of eyelash extensions.. That mum is now the personal eyelash stylist to Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon! Michelle is thrilled to be bringing her revolutionary eyelash extension training to Australia with her boutique La Lash Academy Sydney.
La Lash Network is an association Michelle founded to support and mentor fellow eyelash technicians as they start their own businesses. She believes a supportive network of lash technicians will only improve the lash industry in Australia.
Michelle is thrilled to have launched La Lash Couture,her own product line of high quality lash supplies. She is currently working on writing her first book.