The creation of Elite Lashes is a journey that started a long time ago. It began way back in Moscow, where our founder, Elmira Dragusanu, graduated from Europe Beauty School in 2005. After completing her education, she worked for a few eyelash salons in Moscow, where she got to practice her skills and learn more about the eyelash extension industry.
Elmira decided to change her location, and so she moved to New York City in 2010, looking for further improvement and opportunities. There, she got the chance to advance and deepen her skills in the eyelash extension industry. In 2011, she started working as an eyelash extension artist in one of the most famous eyelash salons in the city, rated by New York Magazine. Pretty soon, she gained enough experience to pass her expert knowledge and skills to others. She had worked as an instructor in one of the best academies in New York and had hundreds of successful graduate students, teaching the art and spreading the valuable knowledge that she had gained through her own experience.
As she grew more interested in this beautiful art, she realized she wanted to develop even further in this industry. She made a decision to open her own business and share her passion and skills with people who love this art. In 2014, she moved to Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles, she opened her first business-- Spa Lashes-- a company that does professional eyelash extensions and spa services. It has been rated as the best salon in Burbank for two years in a row. Now, Elmira and her team have decided to expand and open Elite Lash & Brow Academy, to continue the goal of training beauty professionals in this evolving craft.