2 of my new clients are coming in this week. Both wanting to start with classic lashes to see how they go. I always get clients to come for a patch test and consultation. Then prior to their appointment I carefully look at their faces to decide on styling.
I'm looking at facial measurements to help me determine that but also where the eyes sit on and in the face, the lids, natural lash direction and other tweaks to help me choose the best for them.
It's definitely NOT one size fits all here at Flashlash. I'm an artist delivering a bespoke service. That's why I'm not cheap as chips. Buy cheap, buy twice!
Both of these ladies will be having different styling. What do you think I'm going to give them?
We need to get over the guilt. The opinion that giving ourselves some love and care is somehow selfish.
OMG this is not true! Most women hold up their households or workplace. It's what we do.
If you're a mother you are the last person to get your coat on in the winter (if you remember it at all! 🧥) You literally put your children first in everything unless it's dangerous in which case you'd go first ⚠️
Many of us work 2 or more jobs plus look after the family and keep our homes nice. Not being sexist - that's just my own personal experience of myself, family, friends and clients.
We have so much pressure to be everything to everyone at all times 💪🏼
So do we deserve time out for some self care. HELL YES.
Self care isn't selfish its a necessity so that you stand half a chance to be the 🦸♂️ that we are expected to be....either by ourselves or by others.
You are ZERO HERO if you burn out or collapse. Take it steady and take time for you and YES put your phone on silent during your lash appointment or beauty treatment. You CAN go AWOL for an hour or two. It just makes you more appreciated when you are missed and that space will make you better and stronger in the long run.
L👀k at this gorgeous tan I did on Sarah before coming away. It's the Sienna X Express tan. She washed it off after 4 hours and it continued to develop for 12 hours. Great coverage, lovely colour and streak free natural looking tan.
Spray tan is back at Flashlash and take advantage of booking and paying for your summer spray before the end of May and get £5 off. £25 for full body but front June will be £30 full price.
Feeling so thankful for this opportunity to slip away for just a few days with @forheavenscakesuk to our fav little spot in Ibiza. Its been a crazy time and this feels like a dream. Flashlash is back open again after the jubilee celebrations
Loving using Bronsun Hybrid tints at the moment, to create some really striking brows. The WOW brow includes mapping, bronsun and precision waxing and tweezing to create a sharp defined brow to a greater or lesser degree depending on what you're after.
I decided to go with Sienna X for my spray tan service. Winner of best tan 12 years in a row is impressive! I had one recently with the very talented @getbeautiful_shepperton and it was perfect 7 days later (I don't wash!)
I do have Bondai Sands too.
Come for an Express Tan if you'd rather not sleep in it.
Special offer of £25 until the end of May. Increasing to £30.
Not long to go now for this fabulous event which is on Saturday 23rd April in Manchester.
A full day of masterclasses. Grow your lash mastery, your business acumen and all round confidence as you soak up a whole heap of knowledge from an array of masterclasses. Rub shoulders with a whole host of like minded lash geeks. Make new friends. Put faces to insta handles and just have a ruddy good time....plus you get to boogy in top Manchester club at the end of the day.
Tickets are still available and you can snap one up witn a 10% discount code Joanna10. Purchase at
I've just run my presentation through and cannot wait to share it with you. Hope to see you there.
OMG I'm a fully signed up member of the YY lashes fan club as of today. I bought two mixed trays from Franke @eyelashexcellence ages ago and it's just never been the right time to use them. Until now and wow, just wow. Look at this lush set.
Clients why would you need them? If you like classics but would like a little more oomph these could be mixed. Also if you don't like to lie still too long but want 100% coverage these are quicker for me than handmade volume. I love them 💗
Lash artists why would you use them? Well the pics speak for themselves but seriously they are so fast. This is just about 100% coverage and took me 2 hours including a wee/tea break. Great news if you're only trained in classics, want more volume in your sets but don't want to use premade fans. These apply just like classics and look like volume...genius!
These are 0.05 mm and CC curl. The only thing is the shortest length is 8mm but it's easy enough to cut them at the base to make shorter lengths.
it's always hectic doing a tandem lash lift but it's great fun. This mother and daughter-in-law duo both wanted a lashlift but this saved them a little time as it's about 30 to 45 minutes quicker and they both get to lie down and relax together! 💜❤️🧡
I had a lovely parcel today and in it were lots of goodies but this beautiful trophy in picture 1. This was me pushing me to enter a brow comp #browslayer2022 @undergroundbeautyvault run by the ever so lovely @samantha_janee_ Blow me down I won 2nd place which is such a buzz! Thank you judges.
The point of this post is to encourage you to push yourself, even if you don't truly believe in yourself - you will never know what you can do until you force yourself to push a little. I never saw myself being awarded for brows but there you go...I took a chance and funny thing is I did it with 10 mins until the deadline! Imagine if I hadn't pushed 🤣 Take a leap! Go on! What's the worst that can happen.
I've pushed myself all the way through my beauty journey and it's the reason that it has been so - beautiful 🧡
The second pic is a vid from my studio wall. Those are some awards and courses I've taken in my 12 years in the industry and pic 3 is another 30 from my filing cabinet. My walls just aren't big enough!👄👄👄
I have spent ££££££'s on trainings and competition entries and events. Every penny has been worth it💸💲💰🪙
Students please don't think your first lash course with me is IT. I'm just the gateway. It's up to you how far you want to go and how far you are prepared to push but it's all there for the taking.
enter competitions? 💯 yes
attend events? 💯 yes
take more trainings 💯 yes
Is it ever too late to stop learning?
Events wise coming up:
If you are a brow artist there are still a few tickets left @undergroundbeautyvault for 7th May in London. Cannot wait for this!
If you are a lash artist there are some tickets left for @lashtopia in Manchester 23rd April. I'm presenting at this one.
@Lashfest is in London and you can still get a ticket. I'm MC for the day and presenting. That's 15th May. It's going to be insane 🤩🤩🤩
And also on 15th May @worldlashuniversity in Birmingham. This is always a great event. There are some tickets left. I wish I could go but I'm at Lashfest.
I do have a 50% off ticket for this one if you'd like it. DM me
I love this handmade volume set on my niece @willowindiaa
I can't remember what competition I did them for but I didn't place. But what did I get? Was it a waste of time and effort? Hell no!! I grew as a lash artist, I got some beautiful photographs and had the great pleasure of not being rushed and really being able to sit into my role as a lash ARTIST rather than that of a COMMERCIAL lasher - always rushing!
Nothing wrong with bread and butter commercial lashing but it's not until you do a comp that the true artist gets to shine.
If you haven't done one before. Push yourself this year and watch your artistry blossom and grow.