Unfortunately because the industry is unregulated and insurance companies are not lash specific there are no real laws or rules or even guidelines given to us to follow. Therefore we must use the facts given to us by the medical professionals and come to the best conclusion possible to ensure the safety of our clients and their unborn babies.
Also every pregnant woman will be experiencing major changes to her body during the pregnancy and for several months after and this can cause a real imbalance of hormones in her body and, as such, she may struggle with retention of her eyelash extensions.
Lastly (by no means least) if anything were to happen to that unborn child, then I would not want to be held responsible for that or have any doubt that I may have caused something to happen. Maybe I have become far too cynical towards the ‘compensation culture’ that we now live in, but I will always protect, not only the client, but also my business and reputation – and this is one of the biggest reasons why I enforce this policy in my salon.
Of course, there will be pregnant women that want to feel beautiful and feminine during her pregnancy and there are many techs that lash pregnant ladies day in day out, and I have no problem with that, but ultimately the decision must be down to you – it’s your business and your rules.