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Valeria Lora has had a passion and love for everything beauty since she was a little girl. At the age of 13 she started experimenting hair dying, brow shaping and makeup not only on herself but all the girls around her.

She studied cosmetology for two years at Stone Wall Jackson. Since then, she has pursued education in eyelash extension and quickly became consumed by it. She has also received education at the Esthetic Institute for permanent makeup.

Her dream was to have a place she could call her own and help people feel beautiful once they left her hands. Her dreams came true in 2017 when she launched her own business, Wink and Ink Studio which was renamed in 2018 to Vallora

Brenda is one of our very talented lash artist. She is a mommy of two beautiful girls. She has always had an interest in the beauty industry from a young age, she went to cosmetology school in Ohio and continued her passion here in Virginia once her girls were a little older. Brenda is killing the lash game and plans to expand her education in volume lashes. 

Sofia Ferreira didn’t know she found her passion for beauty back in middle school. Her parents allowed her to start wearing makeup at the age of fourteen, where she began to be really interested in all things beauty. Sofia was only allowed to wear minimal makeup and she desired to know more when she received her first eyeshadow palette. She would constantly watch Youtube videos to gain knowledge in beauty, leading her to pursue cosmetology courses through high school. She went to Freedom High School and studied Cosmetology for two years in Woodbridge High. Ever since obtaining her Cosmetology license in 2014 she has been trying to expand her horizons in the beauty industry. Tying into makeup, she found drive to learn eyelash extensions in 2017. Sofia is hoping to further develop her knowledge in different fields of the beauty industry.