A Chat with Makeup Artistry by Ms. Lydia
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
No more mascara. I give two looks: the classic or—if you have sparse, thin lashes—you can have 3-D–6-D volumizing lashes. The newest technique (founded in Russia) has changed the lash industry. Return in two weeks for a refill to keep your classic or volume look full and fresh.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I come from a long line of cosmetologists. Licensed for 40 years, and working on celebrities for the past 30 years for film work has been rewarding. I now choose to give the look of beauty to the everyday woman and man, and opened my third spa in Silicon Valley 25 years ago. I've recently moved to Vacaville.
What do you love most about your job?
Mink eyelashes make all women feel beautiful. Women of all aspects of the workforce from the military to the homemakers deserve to be beautiful for a fair price. Now I am working on location as well as in the Vacaville studio, which gives me the opportunity to pay it forward.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I get really big hugs and huge smiles. When a review is written on Yelp or they text me to express their joy of low-maintenance beauty, it makes me realize that I've done my job.