I just came across this article in Allure online and it makes me so sad!
This woman has an instagram page and confessed that she uses semi permanent glue to attach cluster lashes to her own lashes herself! EEP!
Her poor natural lashes are being ruined under all that glue and even worse. I am forced to believe that there are others doing this after seeing this post.
If you want long, thick lashes, PLEASE come see us at Salt City Lashes or if you're not around Salt Lake City, Utah, find some other professional to help you achieve the look you want.
DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME!
others, The first time I got lash extensions I was volunteering to be a model for my then sister-in-law who had just completed a training course.
It only took me a few minutes of talking with her before I decided that the lash industry was where I needed to be. The income potential and possibilities were obvious to me. That was over 7 years ago and I now have a successful lash business in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When I sought out to train and grow my business, my focus was always to help other women succeed. When I train others, I want to teach women how to take hold of their future and be successful in a well-paying career.
I read this article on Minnesota Public Radio News and it hit close to home for me.
Just like the minority business owner in this story, I too learned how to do lashes before realizing I needed an esthetics license to provide the service. I felt very discouraged (and lied to by the company that trained me) after spending over $1200 to learn a skill I could not use to earn money. I was fortunate enough to get a job working at a lash studio that offered esthetics apprenticeships. I earned my license while I worked and I am not sure I would have been able to get to where I am any other way.
I really hope the state of Minnesota can help this and other small business owners out by offering a lesser license for those interested in just offering lash extensions. It is a lucrative industry that is going to keep growing and provides a good living to women. I am single-mom of 4 and I run my business part-time and employ 3 other women. There are few other industries that create this type of opportunity for women and I hate to see the barriers to entry increase beyond a reasonable measure.