After a painful lashing experience, DC resident Alexandra Lukacs wanted to learn more.
Lukacs started nursing as a LPN in 2007. Working in the lower mainland for about 10 years when she decided to take a lash course.
“I had gotten lashes myself at a local nail salon (out of town) and unfortunately had a painful experience.” Lukacs says, “this is what inspired me to take a lash course.”
“I thought I had done something wrong that maybe that’s how lashes are supposed to feel, I didn’t know any better. I gave it another chance and went back. Again I had the same painful experience my lashes poked, pinched, and my lash line was inflamed. I was never getting lashes again.”
This has been an experience that many women face receiving lash extensions not properly attached and not having the personal education to know any different.
In late 2017 Lukacs moved to Dawson Creek with her family and chose to focus on her business doing lashes instead of going back to work nursing.
“I believe that eyelash extensions have surpassed want and are in the territory of need.”
There also can be many medical benefits to wearing lash extensions one example: a dry sensitive eye will receive extra protection providing relief where a natural short lash cannot provide.
A recent popular fad is overpriced one day lash courses promising the student the outcome of making money after being certified.
“My opinion about one day lashes courses is to be aware. Don’t be lured by the promise and advertisement of making lots of money fast. Working as a lash artist takes time to build your skill and clientele,” she says.
Generally lash theory alone is one full day of information. Ideally a student would have practiced on a mannequin for several hours before working on a person.
Lukacs offers a three day intensive lash course so that the student has time to practice on multiple people before going off on their own to earn income.
“I’m grateful that I have been blessed to be kept busy by not only Dawson Creek clients, but also clients throughout the peace region as far as Grande Prairie & Chetwynd,” Lukacs says.