Otto Mitter – Biography

Otto Mitter – Managing Director


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.

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 60 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.

Career Highlights:

Guest speaker / Educator at the world’s leading beauty exhibitions and conferences

Judge for world renowned lash competitions

Co-ordinator for leading eyelash extensions masterclasses in Australia

Producer and head educator of the Elleebana Lash Lift, Eyelash Extensions, Brow Henna

Co- Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System

Writer and contributor to worldwide industry publications

Founder of Elleebana Educators Elleevation Symposium – USA, UK, Canada

Managing Director – Ex-Import Niche Products

Winner of ABIA “2017 Educator of the Year” – Australian Beauty Industry Awards

Winner of NALA “2018 Educator of the Year” – National Association of Lash Artists Global Awards

Follow Otto on instagram here @ottomitter




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