So how did the designer lashes shop come to be?
I've loved lashes as long as I can remember.
I used to sit in front of the mirror as a teenager and coat my lashes in multiple different tubes of mascara, with different brushes (as I was entirely convinced the different brushes would give me different results) and then painstaking glue clusters onto my lash line, stacking them in places I felt was required (likely because all the mascara I was using was causing gaps) and even going to far as to part my hair to cover the eye I felt wasn't having the better lash day.
When I heard lash extensions were a thing - I was obsessed. I bought a kit off ebay and I practised on friends and family before deciding this was something I would love to do as a career and investing in proper training.
My love for lashes grew over the years - but the prices I was paying for product was not.
While I love high quality products and offering the best to my clients - stocking trays of lashes at $30 a pop in every curl, thickness and diameter is not a cheap exercise.
If you stocked only B, C and D curls, in only the three major classic thicknesses, 0.10, 0.12 and 0.15, stocking a single tray in lengths 8 - 14, this would cost you $1890.
This is out of reach for many lash techs - and when I was starting out it definitely was for me.
I starting importing lash products and found that whilst the prices were low - the quality did not meet my requirements.
As my clientele grew, I looked into importing products in bulk - suppliers tend to be uninterested in selling only a few items to single lash techs, but if you are buying a few hundred they are happy to assist.
I started selling excess product I had imported on lash forums on facebook, and found other lash techs were very keen on going in on orders with me.
By ordering in bulk, I can offer low prices to other lash techs, and by putting everything I have on hand on my online store everyone can see exactly what I have and order what they want - and not have to wait for my to respond to facebook messages and emails.
By importing the best and selling the excess products I import I am able to offer my clients the best possible lashes, the freshest, highest quality adhesives, primers and removers that I buy straight from the manufacturer, and beautifully crafted tweezers precision made to my specifications.
With your support I can continue to grow the products I offer, both to my clients and you, so you can offer them to your clients also. If you would like to request I stock a product, you are welcome to do so here.
I lash full time, from 9 - 7 Tuesday to Saturday, so orders placed are fulfilled each evening when I come home, and are made available for collection by the courier the day after your order has been placed and paid for. Orders placed on Friday won't be picked up until the following Tuesday.
Parcels are typically collected Tuesday - Friday, but occasionally the couriers are unable to collect every day so please keep in mind that if your order is urgent it would be wise to shop somewhere with a dedicated shipping team which dispatches orders within hours of receiving them. I ship items with pass the parcel couriers who aim to have parcels shipped overnight within the north island and within two days in the south, with rural addresses taking a potential day extra.
As I am dedicated to my lash clientele during work hours I am unable to make trips to the post office to send parcels off via overnight courier.
I am always happy to answer questions (Click me to send a question!) but I will likely be unable to get back to you until each evening.
Thank you so much for your support, and happy lashing!