Michelle Nguyen, CEO of PLA


PLA (formerly Paris Lash Academy) is a beauty supply company that is dedicated to providing lash professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in the ever-evolving beauty industry. It is our company’s mission to provide premium lash, nail, and aesthetic products to beauty professionals at an affordable price. Our academy offers a range of courses designed to enhance your skills and expand your career opportunities. Visit plapro.com to shop our supplies, and discover how PLA can help you take your career to the next level.


Coming to the scene as a self-taught lash artist in 2008, Michelle Nguyen knew how difficult it could be to truly break into the beauty industry. After running her salon for 6 years in Reno, Michelle ultimately decided to sell it to focus on Paris Lash Academy, or PLA — a way to share her vast lashing experience with lash artists all around the world. Today PLA employee over 50 employees at the PLA headquarters in Reno. She is proud to own multiple lash manufacturers in Vietnam, where she was born and raised on a coffee farm. These manufacturers allow Michelle to give back to her community, providing jobs for over 700 women who would otherwise be working in harsh farming environments.

For the last fourteen years Michelle has practiced and studied eyelash science. Calling it a science may seem simplistic, but by studying the discipline and knowledge associated with eyelash care, Michelle has been able to elevate her expertise, bringing lashing to a new and higher level.

Unhappy with products sold by main stream retailers, Michelle has created, branded, and sourced her own high quality products to meet her exemplary standard.

PLA products are now available on four continents, bringing high quality lash tools and supplies to lash artists around the world.