ABOUT YOUR EDUCATOR

Hi, I'm Kymberley Hooper

I am the owner of The Rabbit Room in Augustine Heights, and the co-owner of The Beauty Bae Australia.

I began my career in the lash and brow industry in January 2017. Originally the plan was to start a small home business as an additional income to my current full time employment with an engineering firm. In my early 20's I was a makeup artist based in Sydney, so I have always had a passion for the beauty industry. 

It didn't take long for me to fall in love with my new venture and the people in it. The people who formed the lash and brow community, some of which I am lucky enough to call my friends.

When I originally begun doing lashes and brows I was naive, that is, I was lacking experience and wisdom. I had so many questions that weren't answered during my initial trainings and I certainly didn't know my worth! At the time I was charging $30 for a full set of classic extensions. WHAT? I hear you say! 

In July 2017 I decided to back myself and enrolled with the LashJoy Academy, and was trained under international award winning lash artist, Joy Crossingham. 

I went on to complete training with PhiBrows Master Michelle Pana and Paulina Bitolas from Illusionluxe, both in the art of cosmetic tattooing.

Within 12 months, I had left my full time employment and begun working solely for myself. Scary is an understatement! 

I very quickly noticed there was something lacking in our industry, that is, it is not regulated effectively, and therefore the level at which lash and brow artists are being trained is heavily insufficient. I decided that I wanted to make a positive contribution, and offer thorough and well thought out training. I wanted to help repair the integrity of our industry, one that was becoming damaged by poor education, and artists, like the previous me, that didn't know any better! After all, we only know what we are taught! 

If I was going to train people, I wanted to do it properly! I completed by TAE (Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment) and have gone on to complete the NALA Trainers Training. 

My hope is that each and every student of mine leaves their training feeling confident in their skills and with a wealth of new knowledge. 

There is nothing quite like knowing that you have contributed to some else's financial autonomy and helped to give them the tools to succeed within their craft. 

TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate 4 Training and Assessment (TAE)
NALA Trainers Training

AWARDS
Top 10 Australia and New Zealand - Pro Series Lash Comp 2018
1st Place - Classic Expert - Pro Series Lash Comp 2019
1st Place - Volume Expert - Pro Series Lash Comp 2019
1st Place - Classic Masters - International Lash Masters 2019
6th Place - Lash World Cup - Australian Team 2020 Sponsored by LashJoy and Elleebana
2nd Place - Volume Expert - Lash Open Australia 2020
3rd Place - Brisbane's Best Brow Bar 2020.

AWARD NOMINATIONS
Lash Artist of the Year 2020 - NALA
Lash Artist Integrity Award 2020 - NALA

COMPETITION JUDGING

EL International Association - Melbourne 2020

INDUSTRY
Beauty Industry Sector Panel 2020 - Tafe Queensland
Registered Lash Artists - Board of Leaders 2020-2021
Norris - Future Creatives 2020-2021