Yesterday I did a set of lashes for Amanda Coolong of TechZulu.com, and twitter enthusiast @Acoolong, voted one of the 10 Hottest Geeks of 2009. She is a petite, pale, fair blonde with sparkling blue eyes. She’s very friendly, adventurous, and was super excited for her lashes. When I arrived I met her business partner (he was listening the whole time, I know it, haha), they had just come from The Grove, and I launched in to a crash course of what to expect with lash extensions, and what the process of application would be like.
As I got her in a reclined position and applied the barriers to separate her upper and lower lashes, she found it easy to relax. I used some essential oils on her temples and commenced with application. We talked about what lash extensions are made of (a flexible, synthetic material, silk and mink lashes are used as well), how to care for them (don’t play with them, don’t use oily products around your eyes, etc) if she could wear make up with them (absolutley…when applied and removed with care, and no waterproof products)…as we unveiled I could see that she is capable of wearing even more, so I will be going back over and applying more lashes for a bit more “drama” (she always plays up her eyes) and to drop off some eye brightening products since she’s on camera often.
When the barriers came off she had a bit of tearing in her left eye, and so I tried to make sure that the moisture didn’t affect the lashes, but later she let me know some of the lashes were a bit loose and needed to be taken off and re-applied, so I’ll finish that up today so she looks flawless. Sensitive eyes are not uncommon, I’d say about 30% of my clients have very sensitive eyes. It’s something I am familiar with and deal with all the time. Not a problem!
It was a fun day, and the drive back home to Thousand Oaks was surprisingly not rainy! Yay! I’m going to see Amanda again at 1 pm to give her the finishing touches. She’s a good sport!