Sharon has probably been one of our most difficult clients to date, not because of her poor natural lashes, but because of her original unrealistic expectations. Sharon dreamt of big, thick, full and long eyelash extensions (something she had never had) and visited many therapists in the search of just that. Sadly most of the therapists they she went to were not experienced enough to deal with Sharon’s naturally poor lashes, and in their desire to please her and give her what she wanted, they caused severe damage to her already poor lashes. They were using extensions that were too thick and long, and in an attempt to meet her expectations and to try to make her set look fuller, they then attached extensions to her skin. This caused severe discomfort to Sharon and over time her non-existent natural lashes started to thin out even more due to the overloading of them.
Sharon went from therapist to therapist with the same request for thick and full extensions, but without the discomfort and damage. Sadly Sharon was caught in a vicious circle until she came to me, and then the re-education started. Sadly Sharon wanted thick and full, but couldn’t understand that her lashes could never support this and instead she would have to settle for a lightweight Volume set (not classics), as this is all she could safely support. Sharon has a severe hooded eyelid, therefore we have to use longer lengths to extend out from the hood, however we counteract the extra length by using a lighter lash, so that we never cause damage.
It took many months to educate Sharon and to change her mind-set, but she is now one of our best clients. Best of all, she has happy and healthy natural lashes and a look that is realistic for her and cannot be achieved with mascara.