Alichia Ryan, while having spent much of her early childhood in British Columbia, is a native of Orange County, California.  As a talented artist , drawing and painting,  Alichia found her perfect medium with cosmetics.  Modeling as a teen she was a natural at applying makeup and had dreamed of owning a Merle Norman Studio. It was only a matter of time before she made that dream come true.  While attending college,  Alichia was offered a position  at  Merle Norman in  Redlands, CA. Within two years she became the owner of the very studio where her love for makeup began. It was just a few months later her studio was awarded  the title Gold Medallion Studio, given only to Merle Norman Studio providing excellant customer  for 14 years and has been a Licensed Aesthetitician since 1997. Alichia has trained with the best in Los Angeles, Hollywood, New York and Denver. She continues to strive for excellence and is constantly advancing her education and training by using the latest in State of the Art Technology and the most effective and up-to-date techniques available. Alichia has worked as professional Makeup Artist with Chanel, her work is showcased in theatres, commercials, runways, photshoots, and local television sets all along the West Coast. Having worked with high profile clients, traveling to locations all over the world, she is very comfortable accomodating clients requiring perfect results. Alichia is a Fellow of The American Academy of Micro Pigmentation  and a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals since 2006. The two most prestigious governing agencies of Permanent Makeup around the globe. She has been an Xtreme Lashes Advanced Certified Lash Stylist since 2006,  .Xtreme Lashes by Jo Mousselli is THE Premiere Permanent Lash Extension Company in the World! 

 

Some of my specialties, procedures, and accomplishments include:

  • Hydrafacial MD/ Microdermabrasion Certified
  • Nouveau Contour Academy Masters Hybrid Brows or Microblading
  • Nouveau Contour Academy Masters Fashion Powdered Brow
  • Nouveau Contour Academy Masters Hair Strokes
  • Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics Advanced Techniques in Permanent Makeup
  • Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics Advanced Eyebrows
  • Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics in Color Theory in “Full Lip Color”
  • Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics in Pigment Removal, Color Theory/Correction
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Tattooing and Body Piercing/ Standard/California & Florida
  • Board Exam Certified and Fellow with The American Academy of Micropigmentation, FAAM
  • Exam Certified and Member with The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, CPCP
  • Xtreme Lashes by Jo Mousselli Advanced Certified Lash Stylist
  • Professional Makeup Artist
  • Sudotonic Body Slimming Technician
  • DaVinci Laser Teeth Whitening Technician
  • Infinity Sun Spray Tanning Artist
  • Inverness Ear Piercing Technician
  • Dermalogica & The Dermal Institute Educated

June 2010 Lash Stylist of the Month – Alichia Ryan

In today’s fast-paced world, time is of the essence; people are always on the go. The daily routine features drive-thru coffee, grabbing lunch on the run and TV on DVR to skip through commercials. Life itself seems to be running on fast-forward. Alichia Ryan is ready to slow it down. While she, too, feels time is of the essence, it means something entirely different to her. Investing time is of the essence to Alichia. She values spending quality time with clients, not speeding through one to get to the next, and she intends to build her business around providing a personal experience reminiscent of days gone by.

A Licensed Esthetician since July 1997, Alichia has actually been part of the beauty business for almost 20 years. From 1994 until 2008, this California native owned an operated an award-winning Merle Norman Gold Medallion Studio just South of Los Angeles. During her time at Merle Norman, Alichia invested in her education, garnering experience with not only Esthetics but Permanent Makeup and Airbrush Artistry as well. In 2006, she invested in a relatively new service on the beauty frontier when she signed up to train in eyelash extension application with Xtreme Lashes. “There was this buzz about lashes,” she says. “Everyone was talking about it, so I brought someone in who had trained with Xtreme Lashes. She left shortly after and I decided I would learn it myself because I had a customer base already.”

After completing her first training with Xtreme Lashes in February of 2006, Alichia fell in love with the transformation she could give clients. “It changes people, enhances them,” she says, “and it’s so rewarding to be able to do that for someone.” Wanting to give her clients the best possible experience and results, Alichia continued to invest in her lash training over the next few years, returning to Xtreme Lashes to attend three Advanced Training sessions. Alichia received her Lash Stylist Certification in April 2007, two months before her first Advanced class, and earned her Advanced Certificate just two months after her class. Being one of less than a hundred Advanced Certified Xtreme Lashes Stylists in the U.S. is a major achievement for Alichia. “I’m so very proud of that Certificate. In my 20 years in the industry, it’s one of my proudest accomplishments because I had to work so hard to earn it! I had to earn the right to say I’m Advanced; I feel really good about that.”

Alichia also invested her time towards earning two additional honors. In addition to being an Advanced Certified Xtreme Lashes Stylist, she is a Fellow of The American Academy of Micro Pigmentation and a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional with the SPCP, the two most prestigious governing agencies of Permanent Makeup in the world.

On top of her educational and professional achievements, Alichia is also wife and a mother and currently running not just one, but two successful lash and makeup studios. In 2008, Alichia sold her Merle Norman Studio and opened two Alichia Ryan Studios, one in Redlands, CA and another in Centennial, CO. With her family now residing in Colorado, she commutes between the two to take care of her loyal clientele.

With all of these demands on her time, it would be reasonable to think that Alichia would be running her business on the same fast-forward speed that the world seems to be demanding. But, that would be wrong. As someone who values the client-professional relationship immensely, Alichia slows down for her work. She insists on personalization and providing a quality service. She believes investing quality time into building on her relationships with fewer clients is a bigger payoff than trying to build her roster by squeezing as many appointments into the day as there are hours.

“I like to make my clients feel like the number one priority, giving them everything they need to look and feel phenomenal. I’d rather do higher quality work and less of it,” says Alichia. This personal investment approach has paid off for her. It has attracted other busy professionals and VIP’s to her services, the kind of people that enjoy finding some quality time to invest in themselves out their madly rushed days. As an official sponsor for the Mrs. Colorado pageant, Alichia counts numerous busy beauties amongst her client base in addition to several of Hollywood’s elite. Later this month, she’s heading to L.A. to provide her personal services to family members of one of Twilight’s hottest stars in preparation for the Eclipse movie premiere.

While word of mouth certainly travels in the elite circles of Alichia’s clientele, she still says she gets most of her clients from being listed on the Xtreme Lashes Directory. Her advice to new stylists: “Work on as many people as you can and get listed on the Directory. Find people who are in the public eye to practice on, like a Chanel counter manager, and they’ll become a walking billboard for you while giving you experience at the same time.” (Editor’s note: Alichia practices what she preaches – this is exactly how she got involved with the Twilight family!)

At the end of the day, Alichia’s time investment in herself, her education and in her clients has paid off for everyone. “I love this company; it’s really amazing to look back on Jo’s original goal and what it’s become. It’s so satisfying to look at the results on people. Even their husband’s notice. I’ve done makeup for years but the lashes are the only thing the husband’s notice,” she says. Well, when you invest quality time and quality work into what you do, how could anyone not notice? Here’s just a bit of what Alichia’s clients have noticed over the years:

 

 

 

“I’ve been in the beauty industry for 14 years as a makeup artist. I have done makeup for fashion shows, editorials, singers, actor, actresses, music videos and am a proud owner of an international cosmetic line. For the last four years I have been a faithful lash wearer. I would wake up every day and apply two pair of lashes just to achieve the look I want. After having Alichia Ryan apply Xtreme Lashes® for me, I have more time in the morning and I look amazing with or without a full face of makeup. I feel flirty and confident just running to the store, picking up kids or checking my mailbox. Alichia Ryan has changed me to the beautiful wide eyed diva I knew I could be!”
– Muchion Hughes

“I just wanted to thank you for providing a wonderful referral, via your website, for a technician in my area. I called Alichia Ryan in Redlands, California who was on your list and she was fantastic! She made me feel comfortable and put my mind at ease, since I have never done anything like this before, giving me a full set of lashes. I can’t believe how natural and beautiful they are! I love them! You have a truly wonderful product and I was extremely pleased with Alichia’s professionalism and expertise. I went into it thinking that I was doing a one-time thing for a cruise I’m taking, but I love them so much, I plan to keep them up by continuing to visit Alichia regularly!”
– Cheryl Kremer

Alichia is awesome and really love what she does ; I appreciated the fact that she texted me to confirm my appointment and was able to answer the phone right away to provide me with additional directions when I needed it. She was fast, courteous and the results are fabulous! I am so happy to have finally found an aesthetician of her caliber in Colorado which has not been easy so far.
Iman N.

Alichia is Amazing! I have never had so many people comment on my eyelashes before. They look full, long and standout without looking fake. Alichia is a sweetheart that comes in on her days off and always willing to work early or late to meet the needs of her clients. She is so amazing that she called to LA to do move premieres for A List celebrities including some certain vampires. She is truly gifted and will leave you looking and feeling amazing. I’m so glad I found her!
Kristi D. Robinson

Awesome, professional experience. I had Alichia tattoo my eyebrows after years of trying to hide them with bangs. I’ve never had any tattoos but hate having to mess with them every morning and checking that the eye brow pencil marks haven’t smudged. My appt. began on time and we discussed my eyebrows and what I liked and didn’t like. She then began waxing and shaping my brows, drawing in the shape using her expertise as a makeup artist and facial tattoo specialist. She had me stand up and look at them several times and discuss what I saw or felt. After that, she started tattooing them in. Fine little lines that look real! She had me check them several times as she finished up. If you have ever had any dermatology laser treatments, it kind of feels like that. I would totally recommend Alichia. She is the best out there and this is such an important thing that everyone sees and you don’t want an unprofessional slob job. She is an artist and uses that to create the best look for you and listens to you to help guide her so that you will be happy with the end results. We are lucky to have her level of expertise in our area!
Patti R.

Alichia Ryan is an amazing esthetician that has a lot of experience and great customer service. Amazing experience and I recommend her to everybody.
Jen N.

I loved my eyelash extensions! Alichia did a great job. She was very nice courteous. She even offered to give me a free appointment a day before the wedding so my lashes can look perfect for that day. She guarantees her work and offered to fix anything I didn’t like. I had a great experience!
Mirian

I adore Alichia, and I love my lashes. I get compliments on my lashes all the time, “Are those real?” Nope but they’re awesome!!!! Thank you Alichia!!!
Nancy Fitzgerald
i was very pleased with my teeth whitening experience! It was easy, comfortable and love the results! i will be returning for other services Alichia provides.

Kathy G
Just got my eyelash extensions done and they look wonderful! So natural you not believe they are extensions8/4/12
DianeT

Very personal approach. Alichia is friendly, and helpful. She puts you at ease right away. I’m so glad I found such a beauty artist in my backyard. I plan on many future appointments inthe future!
Ann P.

Alichia is AMAZING! She does my lashes and makes them look beautiful, I’ve gotten so many compliments. She’s very quick and meticulous with her work. I also get my waxing, facials and permanent makeup done with her. Definitely the BEST lash stylist and esthetician in Denver.
Jeanette B

OMG, best place for everything! I am very particular and want everything natural looking. I have had permanent make-up done and no one can tell. The new lashes are fantastically natural, nothing like you’ve ever seen. The aestheticians are so professional and always accommodating. The best thing…. the prices are very reasonable and the quality is superior. I highly recommend trying LA lashes and aesthetics, you won’t be disappointed, but be warned… you will be hooked, they are THAT good!
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Jessica Armstrong

I’ve been going to Alichia for almost 7 years. Prior to that I’ve seen many lash stylists and she is by far the best! My lashes always look absolutely beautiful and I receive countless compliments on them. She is quite meticulous because I …More
J. Kraft

Incredible woman, incredible services. I’ve known Alichia for many years, my family has welcomed her on family trips to do our makeup and lashes for upscale events in Hollywood. I would recommend her permanent makeup and Extreme lashes to anyone looking for a professional esthetician!
Ashley Hall

Alichia Ryan is talented, professional, and delightful to deal with. I see her for multiple services including Brazilian waxes, eyelash extensions, brow waxing and permanent makeup. I have family members that go to her for facials and …More

Michelle H.

I have been going to LA Lashes and Aesthetics for about a year now. I wouldn’t choose anywhere else to go in Denver for lashes. I have been a 4 year advocate of Xtreme lashes, based off of the extensive training and continuing education …More
Lauren Dudek

My favorite beautifying one-stop-shop! Alichia did permanent makeup on my eyebrows and it has been a life changer. I also go to her for my spray tans and facials- both which are amazing! She uses top notch products and is very knowledgeable about all of the services she provides. Amazing work, couldn’t be happier.

Danielle Whitelaw

Saw Alichia recently for a “little work”, and again, I have to say, she is simply the best. Not only is she an experienced professional, who is one of the most highly trained estheticians I have ever know, but she is one of the kindest people I have ever met. Highly recommend!
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Dani Golden
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Alichia you are the best! After 10 years of putting off getting permanent eyeliner you have made it one of the best beauty decisions I have ever made. Wish I had found you sooner. It’s only been three …More

Had permanent makeup done on eyebrows with a Groupon deal. Alichia was very accommodating and willing to work with my crazy schedule and was patient with me when I had to reschedule a couple times. She asked how I wanted the end product …More
Alison Traylor

Alicia was efficient, skilled and friendly. This was my first experience with anything cosmetic. When an artist gets excited about their work, you can be fairly certain, they …More
Rabbi Birdie Becker

I have been going to Alichia for 3 years now, she’s amazingly talented. I love my lashes and I can’t live without them!

Nancy Fitzgerald

I had a permanent make-up procedure with the Alichia Ryan Salon in Centennial, Colorado. I am extremely satisfied with the entire experience!!!
Linda VanOrsdol
4 years ago
I purchased a Groupon for Alichia’s services. I had to wait awhile for an appointment because of the overwhelming response she received from the promotion, but it was well worth the wait. She did the permenant eyeliner for me and I am so …More

Alichia did permanent eyeliner for me &did a beautiful job! I will be going back for sure!
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Deb Brown

Alichia is Amazing

Megan

“Alichia is amazing at what she does! She pays such attention to detail and works tirelessly to make sure that you are beyond ecstatic with the results. Alichia really listens to what you have in mind for the look you want and uses her expertise to achieve that look. Her salon is beautiful, warm and relaxing. Alichia makes sure you are comfortable every step of the way. If you want the best results you have to go to the best, and that’s Alichia Ryan.”
– Jessica S.

“Alichia takes tremendous pride in her work. She pays great attention to detail. Alichia spends time getting to know her clients so she can provide personalized service. I greatly appreciate all Alichia offers as an artist, as that is what she truly is; her work is truly art. She is also very sweet and warm. She makes you feel very comfortable. I’m so pleased with my permanent eye liner and I look forward to going to Alichia for future services!”

Jen T

I have been going to LA Lashes and Aesthetics for about a year now. I wouldn’t choose anywhere else to go in Denver for lashes. I have been a 4 year advocate of Xtreme lashes, based off of the extensive training and continuing education that they provide. I feel safer because of that, but also know that I’m getting great results w a custom look that suites me. When I moved to Denver, I chose Alichia initially based off of her training and certifications which were beyond impressive, and then when I met her, I also discovered her huge heart and passion for beauty, on top of all the expertise. I would highly recommend Alichia to any friend or family member.

Lauren D.

I have worked and have been her customer at different times… She is professional, knowledgable, and really cares about her customers!!! I love her!!

Sandra Vaughan

Alichia goes above and beyond for her clients, and is so nice and personableShe is an artist and master of her craft.I wouldn’t go anywhere else, ever.

Lisa Braind ·

Alichia is a brilliant makeup artist and stylist. I would highly recommend her!

Jeanette Johnson

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    Alichia is amazing. My lashes always look the best and I wouldn’t let any one else touch them. If you want beautiful lashes come see Alicia

     

    Suzie Hanavan

     

    Alichia is always so personable and does such a great job!

    Susie Reese

     

    Alichia applied permanent eyeliner to my upper lids last weekend- I LOVE THEM! She is very caring and extremely talented.

  • Sydney Mueller Beck “Alichia takes tremendous pride in her work. She pays great attention to detail. Alichia spends time getting to know her clients so she can provide personalized service. I greatly appreciate all Alichia offers as an artist, as that is what she truly is; her work is truly art. She is also very sweet and warm. She makes you feel very comfortable. I’m so pleased with my permanent eye liner and I look forward to going to her again

     

     

    I have been going to LA Lashes and Aesthetics for about a year now. I wouldn’t choose anywhere else to go in Denver for lashes. I have been a 4 year advocate of Xtreme lashes, based off of the extensive training and continuing education that they provide. I feel safer because of that, but also know that I’m getting great results w a custom look that suites me. When I moved to Denver, I chose Alichia initially based off of her training and certifications which were beyond impressive, and then when I met her, I also discovered her huge heart and passion for beauty, on top of all the expertise. I would highly recommend Alichia to any friend or family member.

    I have worked and have been her customer at different times… She is professional, knowledgable, and really cares about her customers!!! I love her!!!
    Sandra Vaughan

    Alichia goes above and beyond for her clients, and is so nice and personable!

     Anissa Solarbaby
    Ginny Erickson Davie

    Alicia is wonderful!!!!

    Kathy Macias

     I think Alisha is very sweet and cares about all of her clients, she is a true and genuine person:) And her salon is very warm and welcoming . It is truly a personal experience.

    Shelley Sanchez Gruber