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This is not your usual academy






Meet The Educator

Melissa Jones

Founder & Lash Artist

The lead educator at Mindful.. I’m so excited to have you here! I have over 6 years hands on industry experience with 13 specialised beauty qualifications.

Mel Jay Melibu Beauty Bar educator

Why our academy?

My range of certified lash extension & beauty training courses, both in-person and online, have been intentionally created by me – a experienced lash artist who's dedicated to your success.

My training programs are designed with your convenience in mind, featuring self-paced learning and a mobile-friendly online platform, so you can acquire skills anywhere, anytime.

My teaching approach is unique – I not only provide you with technical theory and skills but also break it down in a way that ensures your understanding.

I'm a no-nonsense mentor, and I only teach what I personally endorse. As industry standards and trends evolve, my training programs in The Academy are continually updated, ensuring you receive the latest knowledge.

With over 6 years of hands-on beauty industry experience and a wide array of qualifications, including marketing and business, I offer a wealth of knowledge. Prior to venturing into self-employment, I excelled in multiple business sales positions, giving me unique insights to share.

Here's a glimpse of my qualifications:


Certified Classic Lash Extensions

Certified Russian Volume Lash Extensions

5x Nail Technology Certifications

Diploma in Advanced Makeup Artistry

Certified B.gorgeous Spartan Technician

Certified Brow Sculpting

Certified Hybrid Brow Artist

Certified Teeth Whitening Technician

Lvl 3 & 4 New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Anthropology


I've successfully built a thriving business from the ground up, booking clients weeks in advance, surpassing my 9-5 job income, all while enjoying a flexible schedule.
And now, I'm excited to guide you on the path to your own success!
My courses are designed to accommodate your pace, whether you complete them in a few weeks or months. You'll have 12 months of access, ensuring you have ample time to succeed and flexibility with your other commitments.
As a student of The Academy, you'll enjoy a spacious 12 months of access to our mobile-friendly library, brimming with valuable content that's always up-to-date with the latest techniques and trends.
But the support doesn't stop there – you'll receive personalized guidance throughout your  certification journey. Plus, I'll continue to support your business growth by featuring your beautiful sets on my social media platforms. Additionally, students and graduates benefit from exclusive student discounts for other courses, masterclasses, and lash products through my supply shop The Lash Stash.
The Academy isn't your typical lash academy; my online and in-person students experience incredible success due to the unique resources, online content, and integrated support system. I am unlike any other training provider in New Zealand, offering a truly one-of-a-kind learning experience. Train with me – I'm confident you won't find better!
With 12 months of access to my online component on all courses, you'll have a competitive edge in the industry, whether you start with in-person training or opt for online learning. My online platform is loaded with valuable content, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Many Melibu Beauty Bar students find that they excel in application, technique, and speed faster and more accurately because our resources are readily available.
The fact that you're here shows you're ready to take the leap.
Join me at The Academy and start your journey!


Certificate in Lash Foundations

This is my online self led lash extension training course for go getters ready for a new career. Learn the art of Classics, Hybrids and Premade Volumes styling online. 12 months access.

Beauty Mogul Blueprint

The Beauty Mogul Blueprint is my self led online business course tailored for ambitious beautypreneurs. It's a step-by-step roadmap that empowers you to transform your passion into a thriving beauty brand.

Handmade Volume Bootcamp

This is my online self led advanced volume course for the artists that are ready to take their art to the next level and learn how to make their own volume fans. 12 months access.


Teeth Whitening Masterclass

Become a certified teeth whitening technician with my online certified self led course.


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