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IN HER OWN WORDS: STYLIST CHELBI LYNN SHARES WHY…

PASSION: They’re the words we live by:

  • Professional
  • Appreciation
  • Service-Oriented
  • Servant Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Ownership
  • Never-Give-Up Attitude

“PASSION” represents The Lash Lounge’s core values. Every single person we work with—from our home office staff to our franchisees to the stylists they bring on board—embody just that.

Today, we’re excited to share an inside look into the lash life of Chelbi Lynn, a stylist from The Lash Lounge Overland Park – Corbin Park in Kansas. See why she’s passionate, and why she considers The Lash Lounge her home away from home.

MEET CHELBI, LASH LOUNGE STYLIST

Hi! My name is Chelbi and I’m a stylist at The Lash Lounge in Overland Park. First of all, I must start by saying how I truly love each and every second working at The Lash Lounge. I’m so incredibly thankful to come to work every day to a welcoming, fun and relaxed atmosphere. Whether it’s the stylists working their lash magic or our amazing guests, the vibes are stellar all the way around!

TRICKS OF THE LASH TRADE: LASH LOUNGE TRAINING

Let me back up a bit. When I learned The Lash Lounge was hiring, I was so excited for the opportunity to apply! I had the required cosmetology license*, but no previous experience working with lashes. Once I received the incredible news that I got the lash stylist job and was officially hired, I then received training from the corporate training tribe. Learning the innovative and unique techniques from the experts made me even more excited to be a part of this trailblazing company.

*Cosmetology, esthetics and eyelash extension specialty license requirements vary by state. Before you submit an application, please check with your local Lash Lounge to see which apply to you!

STEPPING IN TO SUCCEED: LASH LOUNGE STYLIST SUPPORT

It’s normal to feel a bit nervous when diving into a new career path, but as soon as I joined The Lash Lounge team, the owners and fellow staff members were so supportive and, till this day, that has meant a lot to me!

Environment is everything when it comes to where you work. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say not everywhere has a team-oriented atmosphere that feels welcoming. That’s why I love working at The Lash Lounge. Everyone is wonderful from the staff and owners to each and every guest that walks through the doors. From the moment I began my career, the salon became a second family and second home to me.

THE LASH LOUNGE DIFFERENCE

Another thing I really love is that The Lash Lounge is not a “one size fits all” lash salon. It’s a joy coming to work each day and having the ability to customize a look for my guests based on their eye shapes, lifestyle and desired look.

What’s my favorite look to lash? If I have to pick just one, it would be a volume application using silk lashes and a dramatic D curl! Yep, that’s the combo I love most! The before-and-afters are so striking!

 

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

When I’m not busy lashing, I love to be outdoors enjoying adventurous activities like kayaking. If I’m not out in nature, then you might find me checking out a new local brewery with my friends.

A LOOK AHEAD: A LIFE LASHING WITH THE LASH LOUN

When it comes down to it, I can 100% say I have fallen in love with what I do and The Lash Lounge as a whole. Wherever life may take me, it is my hope that I can stay and grow with this company that has supported me from day one and helped me develop and grow these mad lash skills I’m so proud of. I honestly can’t say enough about my experience working for this amazing company!

 

 


If you’re feeling inspired by Chelbi’s lash life and you’re interested in starting a passionate career at The Lash Lounge, please apply today!

When you work with The Lash Lounge, know our corporate stylist trainers are dedicated to you. You’ll get started with virtual training, head into hands-on training and then will have regular access to our corporate stylist trainers as you learn The Lash Lounge exclusive design technique. Get the latest in lashes from our intranet and talk to other stylists across the country on our discussion board. We’re a true lash family focused on shared growth and success.

You will love going to work, being a part of the booming beauty industry, earning a competitive wage and making people look and feel as beautiful as they truly are!

 

Lifestyle

The Beauty of Customization

Customization is the name of our game here at The Lash Lounge. The way we see it, no guest is alike, so there’s no reason their lashes should be either!

From application method to curl to lash level, today, we’re talking the customization classics, plus three guests share their one-of-a-kind lash looks!

FORMULATED TO FIT

Every time you visit The Lash Lounge, the experience will be 100% about you. This is your time, after all—to relax, to transform, to reclaim and reintroduce yourself to the world.

But before you lay back for some lash zzz’s, our trained stylist will guide you through a customization . First, we’ll learn a little about you, your lifestyle and the look you’re going for. Next, we’ll walk you through our different lash types, application methods, curls and fullness levels. We even have a lookbook we can flip through to help illustrate all your options! Working together, we’ll pull together the inspiration for your unique lash creation.

With all the customizable elements in place, next comes our exclusive lash design technique. Here, we’ll use your natural features as our lash canvas to create a personalized look that amps up your natural beauty. Unlike other salons, we do not offer cookie-cutter, “one size fits all” looks. Celebrating your unique individuality is our passion!

3 REAL CUSTOM RESULTS

It’s this customization, attention to detail and care that sets our work apart from the rest. But don’t take our word for it! See for yourself how this lash magic comes to life. We’re spotlighting three real guests’ electrifying lash looks, unique works of art built specifically for them by their stylists.

MORGAN FROM THE LASH LOUNGE

Morgan, our guest from The Lash Lounge Corporate Training Center, is all about va-va-volume. So, we knew right way our volume extreme lash extensions were the perfect fit for her!

To complete this look, Corporate Stylist Trainer Shelley used our bright D curl extensions across her lash line. Now Morgan, who is a rock star realtor, can take on each day with killer volume lashes as she passes those keys on to her clients.

SARAH FROM THE LASH LOUNGE FLOWER MOUND – ROBERTSON’S CREEK

This before and after on Sarah, guest from The Lash Lounge Flower Mound – Robertson’s Creek, almost speaks for itself. During her consultation, Sarah shared with her stylist that she wanted long lashes, but with a more natural appearance.

To achieve this look, her stylist went with our classic application method and C curl lashes. This means that she attached one extension to each natural eyelash in our softest curl. The result? Nothing short of the timeless look Sarah had her heart set on when she stepped inside the salon.

GILLIAN FROM THE LASH LOUNGE CHARLOTTE – BLAKENEY

When we have a guest who is torn between our classic and volume lash applications, we have the perfect solution: hybrid lashes! That’s just what Gillian from The Lash Lounge Charlotte – Blakeney chose.

To master this look, her expert stylist beautifully blended both methods (classic and volume) and created a custom design to give Gillian our dramatic lash level. A picture-perfect lash line was the end result and now Gillian is hooked on hybrid!


Love getting an inside look into the customizable options and looks of our guests? So do we! See our recent post with teacher and business owner, Cate Gale, and what she’s sharing about The Lash Lounge and her love for her new, simplified beauty routine!

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What Guests Can Expect When They Visit The Lash…

If you have ever been thinking about visiting a place of business whether it’s a salon, spa, restaurant … anywhere, there’s always that question of “what can I expect?” Today on the TLL blog we’re sharing what you can expect at The Lash Lounge, from the atmosphere itself to after your first lash extension application.

Atmosphere

  • From the moment you walk through the doors to the moment you leave, you will enjoy a beautiful and inviting spa-like atmosphere.
  • The signature Lash Lounge colors blend beautifully throughout the salon from the front desk and guest area to the service areas themselves.
  • The plush blankets found on each bed adds a welcoming touch and creates an atmosphere where guests instantly know they can relax and feel pampered.

Consultation

  • At your first appointment for lash extensions, you will receive a personalized consultation with a trained stylist who will talk to you about the different lash looks, and show you different style and curl options.
  • Your stylist will also determine the length and density your natural lashes will be able to sustain.
  • Be prepared to answer some questions about your current beauty routine, allergies, etc.

Pre-Application Process

  • Once you and your stylist have determined your desired lash style, you are ready to lie down and relax.
  • Keep in mind that the first session for lash extensions can take approximately 90 minutes (or more) and you will have your eyes closed during that time.
  • Your stylist will apply tape and an eye pad under each eye. Why are they applying tape and eye pads? This helps keep the top lash line and bottom lash line separated during the service, which makes your top lashes more visible to your stylist.

Application

  • The application process itself begins by your stylist adhering one synthetic lash extension to one of your natural lashes with medical grade adhesive.
  • During the application, you will feel a very light touch to your lashes, which can feel like your lashes are occasionally being brushed … this is very relaxing!
  • While your stylist is working her lash magic, this is the time for you to just relax and take one of those dreamy lash naps you’ve been hearing all about!

End of Application + Results

  • When the application is complete, your stylist will observe your lashes and check to ensure they are symmetrical and full.
  • To speed up the drying process of the adhesive and curing your lashes immediately, your stylist may use a small blower. This will feel like a cool breeze on your eyes for just a few seconds.
  • When the application is complete, the tape and eye pads under your eyes will gently be removed. And now, drum roll please … it’s time to look at your luxurious, new lashes!

After Care

  • After your application, your stylist will share a few of the best ways to take care of your lashes and products to use to keep your lashes looking beautiful.
  • To keep your lashes looking full and fabulous, schedule a refill appointment within 2-3 weeks. A typical refill takes about an hour, so it’s a shorter process than your first application but still the perfect time for you to relax!

Our passion for lashes drives who we are and what we do. We are dedicated to providing the best Lash Lounge experience and want our guests to feel confident and cared for.

 

(photos courtesy of The Lash Lounge Memorial Green.)

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The Truth About the Most Common Lash Extension Myths

From whether your natural lashes will be damaged to lash extensions are one size fits all, we’re sharing the truth about the most common lash extension myths on our blog today!

MYTH 1: Having lash extensions applied could hurt or feel uncomfortable.

TRUTH: The process of having lash extension applied does not hurt and should never cause discomfort if they are being applied by a trained lash stylist. Actually, the lash extension application process is a very relaxing experience and many clients enjoy a nap, or ‘lash naps’ as we like to call them. So if you have ever heard that having lash extensions applied can hurt or be uncomfortable, this is not true. No pain should ever be involved during lash extension applications. What is involved is a luxury, spa like experience to make you relax!


MYTH 2: Eyelash extensions could damage my natural lashes. 

TRUTH: When you combine premium products and trained lash stylists with proper application techniques, then your natural lashes should never be damaged. During the lash application process, it’s imperative to the health of your lashes to have each natural hair isolated when an extension is adhered to it and ensure proper separation so that the hairs can continue to grow and shed as they would naturally. At The Lash Lounge, we only use formaldehyde-free, medical-grade adhesives which are made exclusively for lash extensions. The combination of our top quality adhesive plus the individual lash attachment will sustain the health and integrity of your natural lash hairs indefinitely.


MYTH 3: My natural lashes will be shorter if/when I decide to have my extensions removed. 

TRUTH: When eyelash extensions are applied by a trained lash stylist, your natural lashes are allowed to grow as usual. Women without lash extensions usually apply and remove mascara every day. The application and slight pulling of lashes when applying mascara followed by the cleaning and rubbing of your eyes to remove the mascara can greatly damage your lashes. With a proper lash extension application, there will be no damage and your lashes should grow better than they would if you were applying, wearing and cleaning off mascara day to day. So the myth that your natural lashes could be shorter if you were to remove your extensions is not true.


MYTH 4: Eyelash extensions are one size fits all and my lashes will look just like my friend’s lashes after she got her lash extensions. 

TRUTH: All of us have different eye shapes as well as a different number of natural lashes. What does this mean? It means that lash extensions can be (and should be) customized just for YOU. It also means that your lash extensions may not look just like your friend’s lash extensions since you both have different eye shapes and different amounts of natural lashes. Here at The Lash Lounge, we specialize in safe and customized eyelash extensions. Using our custom-built mapping system, our stylists are trained to implement our exclusive techniques which tailors a perfect design for each individual’s unique eye shape, lifestyle and desired lash look.

Ready to make an appointment and begin your path to enjoying effortless beauty with lash extensions? Click here to find a Lash Lounge salon near you and if you have any more questions about lash extensions, the process or aftercare – ask those questions when you give us a call!

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Stylist, Senior Stylist and Master Lash Stylist: What’s The…

The training program at The Lash Lounge is innovative and unique to the industry and all of our stylists are trained and certified on the The Lash Lounge exclusive lash design technique.

The different stylist levels are determined by a variety of factors. All of these are considered before advancement—from stylist to senior stylist to master stylist—including:

    • Overall skillset and knowledge-base
    • Stylist speed
    • Quality of work
    • Tenure

As stylists excel in the above areas, they could be considered for senior and/or master promotions. As they move from one stylist level to another, they get the opportunity to be trained on additional Lash Lounge services to offer to guests.

Master Stylists: The Leaders of Lashing

Master stylists are our top stylists and are the lead experts in the salon. A master stylist demonstrates a mastery level in lash application. From technical proficiency to guest interactions, a master stylist demonstrates exceptional Lash Lounge aptitude. A stylist who reaches this level also provides the team with training and guidance, serving as an ambassador for salon excellence.


Want more? Click here to learn 5 things that lash stylists want their clients to know!