Meet our Pro Educators
Katie is the founder of the Lash Artist Box, a subscription box for professional lash artists. She recently celebrated the grand opening of her new lash focused salon, Suburban Lash & Beauty. Katie has been featured in Lash Inc magazine, Eye Lash magazine, and the book titled, Secrets to Success: Lash Industry Influencers. Armed with a business degree, she also has over 16 years of experience in the beauty industry and loves to promote exceptional customer service. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of two!
Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! THANK YOU, for taking a few minutes to get to know a little bit about me. My name is Nativa DesGranges, I was born and raised in the 417. East of Springfield in Rogersville, Missouri.
It seems like a life time ago but when I was a little girl, I remember seeing my Mom work hair color – I loved it! So I guess you can say, I’m a second generation hairstylist. LOL I remember wanting to help with making people feel beautiful, confident and happy with their appearance. SO MUCH FUN and so rewarding.
In my personal time, I love spending time with my family and friends. I’m always down for a movie or a day in the park. I have 3 fur babies that I love endlessly- Lulu, June and Winston.
When you book time with me, we will take as much time needed to best understand how we can achieve the look you want or perhaps, introduce you to a NEW look that was here waiting for you. Your confidence in me is most important and you walking out of my salon feeling like a million dollar boss, is my top priority.
Alexa originally grew up in Michigan but moved to Raleigh in 2012. With 4 years of lashing experience, she opened Unfiltered Beauty in Raleigh, NC in 2017. After doing Nikki’s lashes for the past 3 years, the two decided to collaborate and create the Endure Beauty Pro/Unfiltered Beauty collection lash trays. Alexa’s preferred lash art method is hybrid lashes because they’re the best of both worlds and so customizable. When she’s not working, you can find her with her friends and family, her dog, or at the beach!
Nikki Jacobson is the owner and founder of The Lash Platform Eyelash extension studio and Training Center. She is also a licensed Cosmetologist and Esthetician with over 13 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Nikki has been the Director of Education for large eyelash companies to help create and develop eyelash extension training programs and products. She also has a continued partnership with one of the world‘s most renown salon franchise, The Aveda Salons. With the experience Nikki’s retained through the years, she is extremely passionate about education. Having trained thousands of lash artist and educators, she continues to offer topnotch education with passion and perfection.
My passion for empowering women to feel confident, elegant, strong, and beautiful is what inspired me to follow my heart and immerse myself in the beauty industry. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University Galveston and my Masters Degree in Counseling from Texas Christian University. However, my lifelong appreciation for beauty and aesthetics motivated me to utilize my naturally creative skills in pursuit of a new path. I truly found my calling as a state certified eyelash extensionist. Quickly, I excelled in the detail oriented work, creativity, and the style customization of eyelash extensions. Through diligence and dedication, I have earned a strong foundation of professional training and accredited certifications since 2013 in classic, volume, and mega volume eyelash extensions along with styling courses. My commitment to regularly complete continuing education courses allows me to stay on the cutting edge of the eyelash extension industry while constantly improving my craft. As an eyelash extension enthusiast of 15 years and a lash artist of 7 years, I am a true believer in the positive and practical benefits of having eyelash extensions myself. My role as the owner of Eyeconic Lash Studio in Fort Worth, Texas has been a humbling and exciting journey. Meeting Nikki and working with Endure Lash has been such a blessing and I can’t wait to watch her first time literally change the lash extension industry.
Marley Westbrook is the Creator and Founder of Haven Beauties, formerly LUSHLASHCo. A Lash Studio and Education Center dedicated to giving back to single moms and abused women in her community and beyond. She is known for her quality work - specifically with natural - like textured volume and mega volume styling, sharing her passion to her students while helping them see their true value. Her professional yet spunky personality is sure to have you loving Marley as much as we do.
At a very young age Madi knew she wanted to use her talents to bring out the inner beauty in everyone, which led her to receive her Cosmetology license in 2017. She also earned her Associates Degree in Salon Small Business Management in 2019. Madi then expanded her talents in the industry by getting certified in eyelash extensions, followed by her employment at Suburban Lash & Beauty in September of 2019. Suburban Lash has turned into a home away from home for Madi, and there is no place like it! Her social skills and professionalism allows Madi to turn any stranger into a friend; while her care and compassion drives her success. Madi is very passionate about her work, always embarking on “what’s next”. With her joyous personality and infectious attitude, Madi is eager to educate and share her passion with others. When Madi is not in the lash room perfecting her favorite “open eye” hybrid set, you can find her spending time at home with her husband, and welcoming her family and friends over for a night of laughs, along with a nice home cooked meal.
Jodie Bragg grew up in a small town in Ohio and currently resides in Canton, Ohio where she lives happily with her daughter, husband and dogs. She has 10 years experience doing what she is passionate about as a Cosmetology instructor and is currently an instructor at National Beauty College where she has been teaching Classic Eyelash Extensions for the last 3 years. In addition to teaching students at the college, she teac hes Eyelash Extension classes at a continuing education center in Canton along with many other areas of study in the beauty industry. Jodie is enthusiastic about education and is consistently working to absorb as much training in all areas of beauty so tha t she may transfer her knowledge to her students.