You Little Beauty Academy


Kickstart your career or perfect your technique

online and in-person intensive training for Classic and Volume Eyelash extensions

When you invest in a You Little Beauty course you will not only learn the art of eyelash extensions, but you’ll also be equipped with the tools and knowledge to immediately set up and run a successful lash extensions business as soon as you receive your certificate.

Regardless of whether you decide to train with us in-person or online, rest assured you will receive the same level of training with ongoing support.

Online versus in-person training

Both our online and
in-person training courses provide you with exactly the same content and knowledge

Our in-person courses with small class sizes allows your trainer to work closely with you to get the very best out of your training.  Whilst in-person training may be preferable, we understand that for various reason, not everyone is able to attend an in-person training course. Our online training course give you the ability to learn from anywhere at your on pace.

Regardless of if you work full time, have little ones at home, or simply live too far away for our in- person courses, you can rest assured that with our online training you will gain access to all of the same amazing content as the in-person training as well as have the same continued support during and after your training.  Our online courses are easy to follow, and have extensive demonstration and instructional videos throughout the entire course. We ensure with both of our training options, that you are equiped with the best tools to start your new lash career on completion of your training.

Visit our online training portal for more information on our online courses.

The History of You Little Beauty

Marika has been in the beauty industry since 2009 and has successfully completed multiple Beauty and Eyelash Extension courses as well as Nationally recognised NALA Teacher Training Course

By training with Marika, you will not only receive her continued support and wealth of knowledge, but the knowledge she received through many years and thousands of dollars’ worth of training.

Marika has a passion for the beauty industry and opened her own salon in 2012.  After training multiple staff members and growing her business, she realised she had a particular love and passion for training and wanted to pass on her extensive knowledge.

Marika recognises that there are many training courses around that are just not giving students value for money or the tools that they need to succeed as a fantastic lash technician.

why should you train with
YLB academy?

Online Support

After you have completed your in-person or online training, you will be placed in an online Facebook community where you can share your work and ask questions and receive support not only from Marika and the staff at the Academy but from past and current students as well.

Lash Kit

Regardless of whether you study online or in-person, you will receive a You Little Beauty lash kit valued at $300. This will allow you to immediately start practicing as you learn, with enough product to work on your practice models as well as your first few clients after you have received your certificate.


As a student, you will receive an ongoing discount on any You Little Beauty branded products through our online store. 

Business Modules

Not only will you learn the art of eyelash extensions you will gain extensive knowledge of the business skills required to set up and run a successful lash extensions business.



With every You Little Beauty course you will receive a downloadable comprehensive
E- book training manual.

Qualified & Passionate Trainer

Marika has a passion for the beauty industry and opened her own salon in 2012. After training multiple staff members and growing her business, she realised she had a particular love and passion for training and wanted to pass on her extensive knowledge. 


No Time Frame

If you choose to study online, you can complete the easy to follow course modules at your own pace with unlimited access.

Learn From Anywhere

You do not have to be located close to You Little Beauty to benefit from our amazing courses.  Learn from the comfort of your own home.

Video Demonstrations

When you choose to study online you will receive access to the many video demonstrations for each module. Ongoing access to the modules means you can re-watch the trainings at any time for a refresher.




If you're an aspiring eyelash technician or beauty therapist and dream of receiving the very best training in order to excel in your career then the You Little Beauty Academy is the place for you.

I originally obtained my Eyelash Extension qualification through another institute but found that I wasn’t enjoying lashing and couldn’t get the hang of any of the techniques.

I was deflated about spending time and money on a course that I didn’t feel was right for me because I felt like I wasn’t trained in a way that suited me individually – until You Little Beauty popped up on my radar.

I thank my lucky stars every day for meeting Marika. From the very first moment I met Marika I felt at ease and comfortable. I never once felt like I was a burden for not being able to get the hang of particular lashing techniques. Instead of continuing to pursue lost causes Marika found different ways to teach me. Ways that worked for me. She never once got frustrated or impatient.

Only ever supportive and creative. I have been lashing for over a year now and I truly believe that if it weren’t for Marika, I would have given up.


I feel so supported by Marika and the YLB Academy both professionally and personally and love that I have ongoing support.

Marika is incredibly thorough with her training as well as extremely skilled not only within the beauty industry but also in how to train different people in ways that are suitable for that individual.

Nothing is too much trouble for Marika and she will do everything she can to ensure that upon the completion of your course, you are 110% confident in your work and your ability to build a special relationship with your clients. I have learnt so much from Marika; not only about being an outstanding lash tech, but also about who I am, the kind of people I want to surround myself with and the kind of workplaces that I want to be a special part of. Marika made my dream of working happily and in a beautiful salon come true and I could not be more grateful for the things that I have learnt.

Kyah Waters


When I joined the beauty industry almost 5 years ago as a nail technician i never thought I’d be capable of doing eyelash extensions.

I couldn’t have found a better trainer than Marika. I couldn’t have found a better trainer than Marika.

I found learning classic and volume lashes quite daunting and Marika was very patient and encouraging during my training and she helped build my confidence. I have now been doing lashes for 4 years and have built up a regular clientele in a beautiful salon. I highly recommend Marika for your lash training as she will give you all the tools you need to create beautiful lashes and to cater to individual specific needs.

Tania McGeary


I had done prior training that left me feeling unsure and unconfident in the art of lash extensions. I absolutely loved my training with Marika and at the completion of my training felt so much more confident in my abilities and understanding of lash extensions.

I was trained by Marika from You Little Beauty in classic eyelash extensions 8 years ago. 

After my training, I worked for Marika at You Little Beauty and through the skills she taught me not just in lashes but in client management and business building I was able to build a large and loyal clientele. When I shifted interstate I then opened my own home business which rapidly grew due to the skills I was taught by Marika. I cannot recommend Marika and You Little Beauty Academy highly enough for training of Eyelash extensions. I loved that when you train with Marika she is able to adapt her training techniques to suit your different way of learning and she is so kind and patient in her training. She has a way of making you feel instantly confident and at ease. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to be trained at You Little Beauty Academy.

Gemma Breen


Having no experience in the industry I was very nervous about my training but soon realised that with Marika’s welcoming nature and thorough training as well as her passion for lash extensions, that previous experience was not necessary.

I completed my training at You Little Beauty with Marika over 6 years ago. I had no prior beauty training, but decided it was time for a career change. 

At the completion of my course I felt so confident in my new skills and felt ready to begin working in the industry right away. I had ongoing support from Marika whenever I needed it after my training and even worked for her at You Little Beauty for a short time before shifting to Melbourne and working from home. The training I received at You Little Beauty Academy taught me how to successfully run my own business and make an extra income even with kids at home. Marika is such a passionate trainer and the course has been laid out to be so detailed and informative making sure you feel confident in the skills you have learnt once training has finished. I can’t recommend You Little Beauty Academy highly enough.



Marika is a fantastic teacher and talented beauty therapist, she was patient, kind, understanding and encouraging.

I had the pleasure of being trained by Marika at You Little Beauty Academy. Marika taught me how apply a full set of eyelash extensions as well as preforming refills for clients.

She made available all the tools and training equipment I needed to build the skills and confidence needed to apply eyelash extensions.

Elysa Van Haeran


Where can I find information about your pricing?
You can see our price list by clicking here.
Do you offer payment plans?
We are pleased to be able to offer payment plans through PayRight and Afterpay for our in person and online courses. Payment plans are subject to approval from PayRight and Afterpay’s lending criteria and additional fees as well as terms and conditions apply. Please note that application does not guarantee approval. Click here to apply for a payment plan through PayRight.
I am not trained in Beauty. Do I need to have any prior learning?

The best thing about our Classic Lash Extensions Course is that you do not need any prior learning. You will be taught everything you need to know to become a successful eyelash extension technician. However, in order to complete the Volume Course, you will need to have done a Classic Extensions Course.

If you do not have prior learning please sign up for our Classic Course first, or you can purchase the Classic and Volume Course together and save money. If you have previously completed a Classic Extensions Course elsewhere, please send confirmation of your certificate to gain access to our Volume Course.

How soon can I start training once I have purchased the online course?
Once you have purchased the course you will be sent your login details via e-mail which will give you access to your own membership on our site. Your kit will be express posted out within 2 days of purchasing the course so that you can get started right away.
How long do I have to complete the course?
The beauty of our online training is that you can learn at home at your own pace. This makes it easy to work around children, other schooling or work commitments. You will have ongoing access to your course even after you have received your certificate.
Do your lash courses come with a kit?
Yes, all of our courses come with a kit so that you can immediately start practicing and learning as soon as you receive it in the post. Our kits include everything you need to start practicing as well as enough products to work on your first few models and clients. You will then have ongoing discounts on You Little Beauty products through our online store.
Is my certificate nationally recognised and will I receive a certificate that is valid in my country?
On completion of sending in your four case studies to be assessed you will be provided with a You Little Beauty Academy certificate of completion. Marika is a certified Lash trainer in Australia, however the You Little Beauty Course is not nationally recognised. Please check with your countries rules and regulations to confirm what is required.
Will I gain more from the in-person training compared to the online course?

Marika has spent hours upon hours to ensure that when you purchase your online course you will receive everything you need to become a successful and sought after eyelash technician. The comprehensive modules and clear instructional videos ensure that you will not miss out on a thing by choosing to study online compared to in person. If you choose to study online and feel after completing your course you still are not confident with your skills, please contact You Little Beauty Academy to organise a heavily discounted workshop with Marika in Person.

Does You Little Beauty offer one on one training?
Yes, we are confident you will get everything you need to learn from our online and in-person class trainings, however we understand that some people prefer and learn best from one on one training. Please get in contact with the Academy for a quote for individual training.
I am already trained in Classics or Volumes but I do not feel confident? Can I train with you without having to start from the beginning?

We are extremely proud to be able to offer one on one refresher training for already certified technicians. This is usually a one day training which we personalise to suit your needs and training requirements. We will focus on what you are mostly struggling with and can teach you any new tips and tricks you may not have learned in your previous training. Because this training is personalised for the individual, we only offer refresher training as one on one in person training.

You Little Beauty Ballarat


23 Carpenter Street
Wendouree VIC 3355

t. 03 5339 4889