Worst eyelash extension in my life, and I've been doing it 4 years. I regret I have bought the coupon with 2 appointments. I do feel like I know more about it than Alba.
1. It's okay she never heard about L or L+ curl, but never hear about C+ curl when you have 8 years experience (that's what she told me)?
2. Only 0.20 and 0.25 thick eyelashes. All good artists use 0.15 max, exceptions when a client wants more mascara-like look or has thick eyelashes herself. I am neither.
3. She still uses tape for bottom lashes. Hydrogel patches are cheap, comfortable for a client, easy to apply and some of them moisturise your skin during procedure. Why?
4. SHE LIFTS EYELID TO APPLY EYELASH. Basically she taped my eyelid to be constantly open a little. Hurts af, I had red eyes couple of hours after.
5. What glue do you use? "It has no name". Hope it had all certificates, I didn't ask.
6. There was a woman who didn't shut up all the time. She sat next to my shoulder, and talked, talked, talked. It could be more entertaining if she spoke English, but it was just Spanish blabla for me (I don't speak Spanish). I didn't get why put relaxing music on when you have such a noisy woman sitting next to client's shoulder.
7. When we discussed what I want, I told her - 12 mm length max (assuming classic technic, when you put 9, 10, 11, 12 so it looks natural). She made a poor job making a dolly look putting only 12, and 10 a little in the corners. Didn't even put 11 to make it look smooth.
7. When I got home I realized I can't close my eyes tight because she put eyelashes not making a 1-2 mm gap between eyelid and an eyelash. So, 4 days, until my eyelashes grew a little and make this gap naturally, I struggled to normally close my eyes, wash my face, or open a window in my car while driving - strong blow just made eyelashes vibrate and poke my eyelid.
Probably 8 years of experience in this case means learn how to do it 8 years ago, but not bother yourself to keep up with new technics and products.