I aspire to leave the beauty industry a more beautiful and empowering place by building a community of artists who encourage each other to succeed. Through my academy, I aim to share everything I’ve learned to help others elevate their business, goals, and life

Let’s leave a legacy of hope, inspiration, and light where we support and raise each other up every single day.

Hi love!
I'm Stefani Carol


I’m an entrepreneur, educator, and beauty trailblazer addicted to helping you elevate your passion for beauty into an amazing career. 

I’m an Ohio-born-and-raised girl who has spent 20 years building her beauty business from the ground up. As the oldest of 5 children, I spent my childhood dolling up my younger sisters. I guess it’s no shock that beauty and sisterhood are at the core of who I am!

After years of being a devoted student and getting licensed in everything I could, I opened the first-ever makeup academy in the state of Ohio. I also toured across the US to teach makeup artistry, but that still wasn’t enough. I wanted to connect with even more of you and create an empowering experience for all artists everywhere, so I took my knowledge and brought it online. 

I’m not just a teacher – I’m a mentor. I love collaborating with women and creating a safe and inspiring space in which we can learn and grow. Together, I know we can take your love and excitement for the beauty industry and elevate it into the successful business you’ve always dreamed of.

If I can do it, so can you! I’m here to share everything I’ve learned along my (at times rocky) road with you. Let’s level up together. ❤️


Brands I’ve worked with

From being a resident makeup artist for Chanel and NARS to teaching masterclasses for international e-learning platforms, I’ve been honored to collaborate with incredible brands.

A bit more about me


You already know beauty and education are my absolute passions, but there’s so much more to me that I’d love to share with you.

  • I’m a mom to an amazing little man named Ace (who is my entire heart)
  • I’m a wife to Will, an inspiring author, and entrepreneur, who also happens to be the love of my life
  • I’m a singer and songwriter and have been playing the piano since age 3.  I’ve done singing competitions and recorded a few hits back in the day.
  • Sunsets are my jam. If I see even a hint of a beautiful sunset, I will immediately jump in my car and find the best spot to watch it from.

I’m known for my pinpoint precise techniques, which I perfected while soldering circuit boards as an electrical technician when I was 18! It’s funny where life takes you sometimes, isn’t it?




My overnight success

(a.k.a. 20-year journey)

What did my journey look like? Take a peek at some of the highlights that brought me right to you.


Began freelancing as a bridal makeup artist.

(which I continued doing until 2022…20 years!)


Landed my first salon job and quickly advanced into a management role.




Jumped into on-camera makeup and fell in love with being on set for commercials, movies, magazines, and brand campaigns.


Enrolled in beauty school but realized the curriculum was lacking. I continued learning on my own and constantly brought new tools and techniques into the classroom to share with other students.


Finished beauty school and began working for them as a field admissions representative.




Started touring the US and teaching makeup classes. That’s when I had my lightbulb moment – I don’t just want to be an artist, I want to leave an impact on this industry by providing the education I wish had.


Began freelancing, teaching masterclasses, and being a residential artist for many well-known brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills and Chanel



Opened my own salon and Ohio’s first-ever makeup academy

Launched my first product! A lash line called Lovie Lashes.



Built a bridal team to travel around the world.




Took my bridal makeup class on tour to students throughout the US.

Launched my own line of lash serums and cleansers.


I expanded my academy with private beauty suites for independent professionals (in the middle of a pandemic!)


Opened a second salon location.

I rebranded – the Stefani Carol Makeup Academy became Elevate Academy of Beauty.


2022 & beyond

Started teaching online courses to reach even more inspiring artists and beauty enthusiasts.


Ready to take that next step together?

Whether virtually or in person, I’m here to help you achieve your goals. Let’s get started!

Classroom education

Elevate your beauty and business skills at my Ohio beauty academy (I also teach on location at other schools and salons). Join us to become certified in lash extensions, permanent makeup, and HD bridal makeup classes (just to name a few). 

Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you’ll find the perfect course for your skill level.


Online education

Your favorite beauty classes are now online! Take your beauty career to the next level in your own space and at your own pace.

Learn the newest techniques and the core business skills you need to expand your offering and leave your clients feeling absolutely beautiful.



Group coaching & community

You don’t have to do it alone. We can build your career together. I’ll be with you every step of the way to coach you, cheer you on, and support you as best I can. 

Join our inspiring and empowering community of beauty bosses ready to take the world by storm.