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Eeenie Meenie Miney, NO! (How to stop choosing a random lash artist)

More and more people are getting lash extensions, from your next door neighbor the soccer mom to your favorite reality tv star. In fact while I'm watching my favorite trashy reality show (i.e. Basketball Wives), I like to guess if they're wearing extensions or strip lashes. It's a fun game! Have you been drooling over your favorite celebrity's lashes? Before you pick someone at random (please don't do that), I want to share my

5 tips for picking a lash artist.

1.) Make sure they're a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist. This varies by state but in California, lash artist and lash technicians aren't required to be certified by the California Board of Cosmetology. Someone that is licensed takes extra precaution in cleanliness and sanitation which is important for the client's health and safety.

2.) Find a lash artist that has at least one certification and continues to take more classes. The lash industry changes so much each year. You'll want to work with a lash artist that stays in the know with application trends and styles, new products, and every other aspect that is evolving!

3.) Look at pictures of their work. It's 2018, there is no excuse for a lash artist to not take advantage of social media! If they happen to be vehemently opposed to Instagram or Facebook because they don't trust Mark Zuckerberg, see if they can e-mail pictures to you. You'll want to make sure that their style matches your style or if you want to completely change it up, see if they have an example of what you have in mind.

4.) Ask what type of lashes they carry. This is important not just for styling & design but also to protect the natural lash health. Lash extensions come in a variety of colors, weights, and lengths. Healthy, strong lashes can support the standard weight but fine, frail lashes may need a lighter weight or even volume fans.

5.) They're able to answer your questions. Did I already mention that it's 2018? I don't know about you but I'm a Googling fiend! If I don't know how something works, I'll look it up. I've seen many posts and articles on lash extensions but it doesn't hurt to ask the lash artist themselves. On You Tube, you can even watch how the service is done. Talk to your potential lash artist about what you just watched, ask questions! If the lash artist is unwilling to answer or takes too long, just shoot me a text or drop me an e-mail and I'll be there for youuuuu! (Friends theme anyone?)