Introducing 2018 Judge Otto Mitter


Otto will be judging in the Lash Lift category in this year’s Lash Festival!

Otto Mitter’s path into the beauty world was inevitable, since a young age Otto was introduced to the world of beauty by his mother who started one of Australia’s pioneering beauty, slimming & health clinics in Australia.

Otto’s mother wrote and contributed to the first competency based beauty therapy training in Australia (wrote the Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Diploma of Health Science and Aesthetics, and founded the Gold Coast Training Academy who graduated thousands of beauty therapists in Australia) having been brought up by such an influential person in the industry it was only a natural progression that Otto found himself studying make up artistry, beauty therapy and all things lash & brow at the Gold Coast Training Academy straight out of high school.

Fast forward to now and after two decades of studying the art of lashes, brows, beauty and cosmetic formulation, Otto and his team at Ex-Import currently produce and supply lash & brow enhancement ranges for professionals and develop educational programs to over 40 countries across the globe and have a combined team of over 300 trainers worldwide.

Otto’s dedication to education has seen him as a guest speaker and educator at the world’s most prestigious beauty and lash events, learn from the world’s best lash masters and judge at leading global lash competitions.

In 2017 Otto won the prestigious “Educator of the Year Award” at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards and a was a top 3 finalist in 2018.

In 2018 Otto won “Educator of the Year” at the Global NALA Awards (National Association of Lash Artists) and was nominated as a top 3 finalist in Professional Innovator category respectively.

Otto has a passion for continuing education, working with leaders in the industry and helping up and coming beauty therapists, lash artists and educators develop their profiles and careers, which is appreciated by his team and colleagues around the world.


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