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Alexandra Briand​
Master Stylist/Owner

Xtreme Lashes Stylist of the Month on August 2010

Alexandra was born in Argentina and raised in Peru and Miami.​ ​ During and after High School her focus was in Visual Arts. After completing her 3rd year in New World School of Arts she decided that she wanted to do something that was helpful to society and turned her focus to an area that had captured her curiosity, Alternative Health Care.​​​​ Alexandra completed Massage and Acupuncture Degrees at Acupuncture and Massage College in 2000 and 2003 respectively.​ While studying Natural Health Care she got involved in Tai Chi and Yoga. She took 2 Yoga Teacher Trainings and taught for the next few years before opening her own wellness center, Qi Balance Wellness Center, neighboring her brother’s hair studio, Gustavo Briand Hair Studio. Alexandra had envisioned this, a place where Natural and organic beauty services would also be offered, aside from Acupuncture, massage, reiki and private yoga classes. This led her to study Aesthetics and during this time​ she came across Xtreme Lashes and decided to take a course. It was love at first sight! And the first time she felt that all of her skills and gifts blended to shine to the same importance. About a year and a half later, Qi Balance Wellness Center became Sultry Eyes Lash Studio, the first Lash Studio in Miami and Miami Beach. The first place to focus on eye beauty and to enhance each individual’s own beauty. Alexandra is also an National Certified Xtreme Lashes Trainer, one out of 20 elite ladies.

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    Rima Macionyte
    Top Stylist

    Rima was born and raised in Lithuania, the Baltic states, where she studied geography and tourism at the University of Lithuania. After her second year of university, in 2007, she took a Lash training course and started doing lashes right away. After graduatingfrom college, she started working at a travel agency as a supervisor and sales associate (still doing lashes on the side). Soon she realized that she enjoyed doing lashes more than the career she had spent four years studying for, so she quit her tourism job and started to do lashes full time. As she followed her heart, Rima decided to dive in head on and got her license as an aesthetician. As she says,"if you're really good at something, focus on it", so no nails or makeup, just skin care and lashes. A few years later she started her own lash company in Lithuania where she sold lash products and also taught new students the art of eyelash extensions. In 2016 after visiting her friend in Miami several times, Rima sold her lash company to her partner and moved to Miami also fulfilling her dream to travel, learn English, meet people and to grow as a person. Once in Miami Rima studied one year at Florida Medical College to get her Medical aesthetics license. Then, as best said by Rima herself: "I came to Alexandra, liked her, and her strict requirements on eyelash services. I feel we are on the same boat! I like the climate she creates at the studio (which is very important to provide good quality service) and I started successfully working at Sultry Eyes Lash Studio with a wonderful team! Hope to see many happy clients!"

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      Gabrielle Harrison
      Top Stylist

      Gaby grew up in Washington DC and later on moved to NYC to study marketing. After a few years of doing brand development within the beauty industry, Gaby decided to follow her love for all things in beauty and become an Aethetician. She moved to Miami and graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health's Medical Skincare program. Although she s tarted out in mainly facials and skincare, doing lashes became a fast favorite. "I love the processand seeing the difference lashes can make in looking and feeling more beautiful!" says Gaby. Gaby was initially a client at Sultry Eyes Lash Studio. She used to come and have her brows shaped by Alexandra, but when we learned she was interested in lashes and that she had graduated from Beauty School, we had to bring her in our team as soon as possible, as we were already familiar with her professionalism and charismatic personality.

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        Marielle Panizales
        Office Manager

        Marielle is Sultry Eyes’ Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. She was born in Cotabato City, Philippines and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. Currently attending school, she is working towards a career in medicine. However, she’s also very interested and delighted in being part of the Sultry team, helping women look and feel beautiful everyday with the services offered. As a hobby and side job, Marielle enjoys baking and designing cakes and her work can be found at www.nikkicakedesign.tumblr.com. In addition, Marielle is also very involved with arts and music, as she has been a cellist since she was 7. Some of her other hobbies include exercising, shopping, and teaching children how to play music. She is the eldest child in her family. Marielle is very friendly and upbeat and is always available to assist our clients in any way needed. Being part of the Sultry team has opened her eyes to the world of beauty and passion and she looks forward to continue being a part of the Sultry Eyes Lash Studio experience.

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          Jennifer Fando
          Administrative Assistant

          Jennifer was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is currently attending Florida International University (FIU), working towards a career in Communication & Broadcasting. She loves anything and everything involving the entertainment/music/beauty industry and enjoys assisting others in any way she can. Jennifer started as a receptionist with Sultry Eyes Lash Studio in early 2017 and loves being part of the team!