My name is Frankie Widdows, I’m a Master Lash Artist, International Trainer, Lash Judge, Guest speaker, shop owner and working Lash Technician. I am the creator of LTT, an idea that was presented to me by one of my original followers on YouTube – to set up a platform where people learn my techniques, and all things lashes.
I wasn’t always in the beauty industry; in fact my previous career couldn’t be any more different to what I do. I served for 10 years in the Police, working as a response officer and dog handler, before making the decision to leave and follow my true passion for creativity and beauty.
I entered into this industry providing a range of treatments to women and, over time, realized that I have a passion for eyelash extensions. However, I wasn’t very good, in fact I was terrible and, as a result, my clients never came back! My initial eyelash extension training was of poor quality and there was no on-going support, and nobody out there who was willing to help me. My confidence was knocked time and time again by clients who left unhappily, because I did not know what I was doing, and I was unknowingly causing damage to their lashes.
I was spending so much money on advertising, and none of it worked. I had only a few clients, and those that did come for lashes never returned. I soon realised that the little money I was earning was not enough to live on, and my decision to leave the Police to pursue my dream seemed to have been a major mistake.