So, after entering our first ABIA’s we were lucky enough to get the email saying that @lashjoy_ had been selected as a finalist in a total of 3 categories! Yayyy!
But if I’m completely honest, I didn’t really think we had much of a chance of winning after seeing who we were up against! Some seriously successful and inspiring businesses to say the least!
It was only the week before the event that we finally booked our flights and tickets to the Awards Gala, still thinking we probably won’t win anything but it would be a “good experience” to go anyway.
Well, to my complete surprise... LashJoy was announced the WINNER in not one, but TWO of the 3 categories we were nominated in! O M G !!!
“Best Business Performance of the Year” - LashJoy
“Educator of the Year - Organisation” - LashJoy Academy
The ABIA's are regarded as the "logies of the beauty industry" so for us to be crowned winners in 2 of the biggest categories was a very humbling and memorable experience.
For me personally, winning these two big awards is the ultimate recognition for how hard my team and I work, and our ability to stay focused on what matters most in business.. our amazing customers and students!
The scary thing is, we know we’re just getting started! We still have so much room for growth and so many new ideas for how we can take things to the next level for our industry.
I also want to acknowledge and congratulate ALL of the category winners and finalists! There were SO many hard working, talented beauty professionals in attendance, so many uplifting stories shared, and I honestly left feeling inspired and empowered by all of you!
Thank you to #mochapublishing for the opportunity and for putting on the best run awards gala I’ve ever been to!
Lastly, a massive thank you to all of our customers, students, followers, fans, YouTube subscribers, and everyone who supports LashJoy! This is truly a super proud moment for us and it’s all been made possible by YOU! Thank you!
Or, take a sneak peek at all the excitement from the Awards Gala and our reactions to the announcements via our Instagram Story Highlights.