Ria has been certified in eyelash extensions since 2007 and has helped women feel more confident in their natural beauty with this subtle yet incredibly powerful service. Ria transitioned to a career in beauty after obtaining her BSN in Nursing from Molloy College and worked as a pediatric hematology oncology nurse at Memorial Sloan Ketering Cancer Center in NYC as well as working in a private practice specializing in Allergy and Immunology. Ria has carried over her knowledge as a registered nurse, fusing the art and science of nursing and integrating beauty and wellness.
Being intensely involved in the eyelash community and creating relationships with other lash professionals around the world, Ria’s loyal clientele has greatly benefited from her passion, creation, innovation and expertise in her art and style of lash enhancements. Her clientele ranges from students, fortune 500 executives and mostly high profile A-list celebrities all of which benefit from her unerring eye for style and precision in application with the utmost attention to health and safety.
Ria’s expertise was quickly acknowledged and was featured on CBS, VOGUE magazine, Long Island Pulse magazine, IN STYLE magazine, EYE LASH magazine and was named 2009 Beauty Breakout Star by Vital Juice in addition to other various online and print media. A recent milestone has been the invitation to be a contributing author for the first edition of a book titled LASH MASTERS by Chrysallis House Publishing released June of 2014. The book features successful and influential eyelash extension professionals from around the world. Ria was also honored to be on the judging panel for LASH WARS™ 2014 in Las Vegas, a North American eyelash extension competition hosted by NEESA™ as well as other lash competitions both nationally and internationally. An industry expert and influencer and educator, Ria has been a keynote speaker at lash industry conferences both in the US and abroad.
Ria’s passion, talent and expertise has gone beyond NYC and Long Island, clients have had her travel both domestically and internationally for special events.
While maintaing a successful practice, Ria extends her knowledge as a mentor to many established and emerging lash professionals with a personal and community commitment to propelling the industry and elevating the standards of health, safety, education and style.
Currently residing in New York, Ria's passions extend to photography, cooking and bulldogs.