Australia needs you!
It is with great sadness that we have to write this. We begin 2020 with unprecedented tragedy in Australia. The blazes, which have been burning across Australia for months, have destroyed over 1995 homes and wiped out entire towns.
Across Australia, nearly 18 million acres of land have been burned — much of it being bushland, forests and national parks, home to the country’s beloved and unique wildlife.
- There are 134 blazes continuing to burn across NSW, with 53 uncontained.
- Since July 2019, more than 20 people have lost their lives, including 3 firefighters.
- Over one billion animals have perished, and this has thrown our Koala species on the brink of functional extinction in NSW as the fires ravage their territory.
Fires are nothing new in Australia, but as our country has experienced extreme drought for many months, the land was a fire hazard with leaf litter and tree debris having not seen rain for months.
How can you help?
The charities that we have collectively chosen as a company to support each are for differing reasons. Many of the larger charities are receiving such widespread support and aid from celebrities and international assistance we have selected these charities as they are perhaps more unknown but equally as in need.
Elleebana is a brand that is so strongly founded on family values and family ties that we couldn’t ignore the tragic loss of these dear firefighters. Each of these three men are younger than Otto and Zoe and they leave behind young families and wives. These brave men have been a part of the volunteer fire fighting services for many years and our hearts go out to the families left behind.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (just 10 minutes’ drive from our head office) has received in excess of 12,000 koalas into its emergency hospital from the New South Wales fires. These koala’s need medical attention, burn and smoke inhalation recovery, food, and care.
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is simply not able to house this amount of koalas after they have been cared for, so a local community of farm owners or property owners joined together to offer support assistance. This association is called Wildcare and will be fostering the koalas after their medical recuperation.
We personally want to thank some of our sub-distributors who have generously donated or pledged to these great causes:
- Elleebana Mexico – Donated proceeds of sales
- Elleebana Latin America – Donated proceeds of sales
- USA Elleebana Sub-distributors – Brilliance Lash USA – 10% of weeks profits
- USA Elleebana Sub-distributors – Lashish USA – 10% of weeks profits
- USA Elleebana Sub-distributors – The Lash Lift Store – 15% of the proceeds from all sales for the week
- Elleebana Spain – Donated AUD $5000
- Elleebana Russia
Elleebana HQ has also donated $10,000 towards these two charities and our goal is to help wherever we can, and this includes reaching out to our sub-distributors to lend a helping hand.
For those of you that have asked which charities would be most in need – firstly, thank you so much for asking, for caring, and for praying for our country! In truth, all of the charities need assistance but we will be supporting the above charities, and they would love your support in doing so also if you are wanting to help financially.read more
Otto Mitter wins ABIA 2017 Educator of the Year!!!
Otto was so humbled and very surprised to be announced Educator of the Year at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards held in August. This has caused quite a flurry of excitement at Elleebana/Belmacil Head Quarters. What a great honour to receive such an award in a category that Otto and his team members are so passionate about. We will continue to strive to meet the highest educational standards.
CONGRATULATIONS OTTO!read more
Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2017
Ex-Import is proud to announce, our very own Director, Otto Mitter, and worldwide master trainer for Belmacil and Elleebana, has received a finalist nomination for Educator of the year at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2017. Otto is a very passionate and dedicated educator who strives to meet the needs of students within Australia and around the Globe.
We wish him the best of luck!read more
Elleebana Global Lash Lift Award Winners 2017
The Elleebana Global Lash Lifting Competition has continued to explode in its 2nd year of running. The competition saw over a massive 800 entries and we were absolutely astounded by the overwhelming response the competition has had. Last year, the competition was heavily dominated with Australian entries, but now, the rest of the world is providing heavy competition.
The Elleebana Global Lash Lifting Competition is the only online competition of its kind worldwide. The competition started with an idea to create a platform for lash artists to become inspired by other artists and to showcase their own amazing work. We were blown away with the high level of work that can be seen throughout the competition.
The competition provided a platform for lash artists all over the world to establish connections with the ability to network with other industry professionals and develop their own skill and knowledge. The popularity in the art of lash lifting has certainly boomed and is continually on the rise. Our team is very proud that lash lifting is now receiving the recognition it deserves. We are excited to see the level of competition next year and anticipate even more entries!
2017 Winners (as pictured above):
1st Place – Skin and Body Studio – Brittney Belanger USA
2nd Place – House of Brows – April Lyann Sanchez USA
3rd Place – Marry Lash – Mayra Salvatierra USA
Trainers award 4th Place – Aniachrostowska – Anna Chrostowska Poland
Lash Masters Vol. 3
We are super excited and proud to announce Otto Mitter as a contributor in the prestige Lash Masters series vol. 3 for 2016. This publication features the worlds leading lash artists, their educational articles and tips on the latest techniques and trends to help you stay on top of your lash game. You can also follow Lash Inc Magazine on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all things in the word of Lash Masters.
You can purchase a copy of Lash Masters Vol. 3 from Amazon on the link here https://www.amazon.com/Lash-Masters-3-Inc/dp/1539553426read more
Belmacil lash & brow tinting ultimate brown mix – Videoread more
Belmacil at the 2016 ABIA’s
2016s Annual trade award for the beauty industry sees an amazing event which showcases the Beauty Industry and honours those who are at the top of their field. The Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIAs) is proudly sponsored by Belmacil Lash and Brow tints and is now in its 5th year with 14 amazing categories.
This year Belmacil presented the lovely Daniela Boerma of Bliss Day Spa with the highly desired award of Beauty Therapist of the Year. Congratulations Daniela.
This year was also the introduction of a new category to the awards. Australians wholesalers were recognised through an online voting program and saw many of Belmacil and Elleebana wholesalers Australia wide nominated in their state with the overall winner for Australia going to The Beauty Warehouse in NSW.
A full list of all the winners will appear in the Beauty Biz Magazine and also be available on the website: www.australianbeautyindustryawards.com.au
Congratulations to you all for your incredible contribution to the Australian beauty industry and thank you to Mocha Publishing for this amazing opportunity to sponsor this gala event.read more
Belmacil and Elleebana in Russia!
Otto Mitter is invited to speak at one of the world’s leading lash conference in Moscow this September.
His exciting stage presentation on the technical perfections of lash lifting will deliver insightful skill based knowledge to help you master the art of lash lifting.
Otto also has been invited to talk about the 11 exciting colours in the Belmacil range and how client colour customisation sets your salon apart from the rest.
Otto joins a stellar line up of leading lash and brow specialists from around the globe and for more information on securing a seat at this exciting event head to the Lash Boom World Facebook page.read more
Australia’s First Lash Conference – Lash Gala sponsored by Belmacil and Elleebana
An exciting 2-day event bringing you the top expert International and Australian trainers and judges from the lash industry, who will freely share their knowledge, skills and time to help you to advance your skills as a lash artist. Lash Gala offers the benefit of face-to-face contact with all these amazing Industry leaders in the first event of its kind in Australia.
Are you a lash artist who wants to:
- Update your skills?
- Find out what is new in the industry?
- Tweak and Perfect your technique?
- Learn new tips and tricks from Industry leaders?
- Meet and network with other artists from around Australia?
Then this is an event not to be missed!
View the website, purchase your tickets and to read more: www.lashgala.com.auread more