Meet Our Trainers
Nicole Flevaris – Master Trainer
President and co-Founder of The Lashe, Inc.
Nicole graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors in Marketing and International Business and a Masters in Business Administration with specialty in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Her education also included a background in biology, chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy.
In 2007, after being exposed to the growing problems of the fledgling industry of eyelash extensions, Nicole set course and led the effort to develop a high quality product line. After 2 years of perfecting the product line, the company was launched in 2009. Nicole’s hard work paid off as the company gained a loyal following of stylists from all around the Globe and its much coveted adhesive is considered to be the best on the market.
In 2011 the company’s flagship Salon Lashe was established in Chicago’s Gold Coast for the purpose of offering high quality eyelash extensions to clients as well as providing a suitable training venue for stylists who want to learn The Lashe Technique.
With a full line of eyelash adhesives and extensions as well as a functioning salon in place, Nicole turned her attention to the launching of eyelash extension courses. It is her goal to properly educate and train as many stylists as she can and to instill in them the same kind of passion and drive that she has.
By 2013, the product line and services expanded to include Nicole's interest in an adhesive formulation for eyebrow extensions. She has put together a team of educators who have taken courses from world renowned brow stylists and have begun teaching brow restoration, shaping and eyebrow extension courses. This new service comes with the reward of helping cancer and alopecia patients and survivors.
Shelly Swift – Master Artist and Lead Trainer
Owner and Founder of Lush Lash LLC (2006), CPE, LPE, CEE Cosmetologist, Master Hair Stylist, Master Hair Replacements Specialist, Surgical Hair Transplant/Cosmetic Surgery Nurse, Esthetician, Make Up Artist, Advanced Certified Xtreme Lash Stylist, Certified Lashologist Educator, BAALA Educator, Certified Cry Baby SPM Stylist, Certified LASHE Stylist, Eyelash Extension Educator, NEESA Board Member, Russian Volume Training with Irina Luvcheck and Nadia Afanseva.
Shelly Swift, a second generation hair designer, started her career at Phillip Pelusi Salon in Pittsburgh, PA. Being a senior stylist, and given her love of the industry and desire to expand her knowledge, she decided to learn the intricacy of hair replacement.
After meeting Dr. Matt Leavitt, D.O., Shelly relocated to Orlando, FL where she studied hair loss, hair replacement, and hair transplant surgery with some of the best medical professionals in the industry. Shelly and Dr. Leavitt founded Medical Hair Restoration in 1990, which became one of the largest medical hair transplant companies in the country with both domestic and international patients.
With over 30 years of experience in the beauty and hair industry, Shelly has been involved with some of the country’s finest and most elegant salons, as well as working alongside some of the greatest medical surgeons in the industry. In 2006 Shelly went on to launch Imagine Hair, LLC and Lush Lash, LLC a unique salon dedicated to exceptional hair replacements, hair extensions and eyelash extensions.
Having teamed up with Salon Lashe, Shelly continues to research new product lines and educational offerings to expand her knowledge and skill and to improve the quality and service she offers to her clients. Shelly is equally comfortable in a salon, surgical or educational setting, conducting seminars and classes. She greatly enjoys conveying her knowledge to other people.