Meet the team
Ali got trained in the art of Eyelash Extensions right out of high school in 2012 and strived to become the absolute best. After studying Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, she went on to get an esthetician license at Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Although she loves ALL things beauty, she adores doing Eyelash Extensions and Makeup the most. Her genuine love and passion for this industry has landed her a beautifully built business that is located on 50th and France, not far from her house located in Edina. She enjoys spending time with her husband and is very excited to welcome a baby boy to their family in May of 2018! Check out her mission statement below!
"When I first started The Lash Refinery, my mission was to always pick quality over quantity. I wanted to provide the best possible service of eyelash extensions yet still remain affordable. I believe that a woman's eyes are their most powerful feature and that is why I am so passionate about this industry. Performing eyelash extensions is an art that needs to be meticulously executed and I strive to train my employees with the same respect for this industry so they approach their clients with top quality performance. We recognize that when you look good, you feel good. Our mission is to understand our clients on a personal level and to learn what makes each client look and feel her best. Each client is unique and valued; therefore, each set of lashes must reflect the client's wants, style, and lash manageability." - Alexandra Nanne
Greta knew she wanted to be in the beauty industry ever since she was 4 years old. Her creative mind and passion led her to graduate one of the top of her class with a cosmetology license from the Aveda institute in Minneapolis. Shortly after, she discovered her love for eyelash extensions and managed to maintain a small clientele in her home in addition to working as a stylist and trainer at a hair salon in Edina. Greta's home business quickly grew as more and more people discovered how great eyelash extensions were. She then decided to take a step back from the salon and persue the eyelash extension business with Alexandra and the Lash Refinery. She is excited to offer hair services at the Lash Refinery in addition to lash extensions. Her love for the industry, and genuine and honest heart makes having Greta as your stylist a wonderful experience. Along with her passion for hair and lashes, Greta enjoys being a 21 year old who cherishes time with family and friends, is active in her church, and loves to experience new life adventures with friends. With Greta, you will find that she not only cares about your hair and lashes, but you as a person and will always give you the service you deserve.
Kaitlin's journey in the beauty industry began in 2011 when she chose to go post secondary at Minnesota West to obtain her Esthetician License. Following her education at Minnesota West, she went on to continue her education in PR/communications at MSU Mankato. From there she moved to Minneapolis and that is when she got trained by Alexandra Nanne in eyelash extensions. Connecting with people and making others feel better in their own skin is a driving factor in why she loves and is so passionate about this industry!