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Why N95 Masks Are Not Enough For Lash Artists

In the past there has been confusion regarding masks and lashing.  What works? What doesn’t? What are we actually protecting ourselves from?  Viruses and bacteria yes, but there is more to it than that for Lash Artists.  

 

With the current world situation, not wearing a face covering is no longer an option. It’s totally a great thing in our opinion, because any sort of face covering as a Lash Artist is going to help your client feel more comfortable.  However, in this article we really want to break down for you why a fabric or surgical mask, or even an N95 mask may not be enough for a Lash Artist.

 

As more education and information came out about cyanoacrylate and the fumes it can cause, half face respirator masks, N95, or masks marked CV began showing up.  When we throw the virus in the mix, with the CDC telling us we can even make our own masks out of cotton...things can get confusing really fast.  Let’s break down...

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The 1 Critical Thing For Health and Weightloss For lash Artists

hydration lemon watter Jul 16, 2020

This article is not just another basic write up like the other 500 articles you have read about the importance of hydration.  Stick with me because I’ll share some  important info especially for Lash Artists...

 

 

By 8am in the morning you have probably gone almost 12 full hours without water.  Our blood is 90% water so we really need to quite literally flood it with H2O.   It’s critically important for you to wake back up the digestive system with fluid, and flush the liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system first thing in the morning. 

 

It’s easy to forget this important step and rush to get ready and get to work...or get kids off to school etc...and typically the first thing we drink in the morning includes caffeine.  If you stay hydrated with the steps I outline below you will feel less fatigued, and tired throughout the day.  You will have started the day positively, supporting your body and your mind, which will...

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Pain is a GOOD thing!

Uncategorized May 18, 2020

 

Yep, you heard me... If you are thinking to yourself right now that I’m crazy, just hang with me through this article before you make up your mind.

 


 

Most of us have been taught our entire lives to try and get rid of pain as soon as we feel it, so we assume that pain is bad and to avoid it at all costs.  I’m going to prove to you why we should shift our mindset and think the exact opposite.  And when you do, good things can happen!

 Back Hurts Awkward GIF - BackHurts Awkward GIFs

 

Let’s get back to the very basics of what pain is and where it comes from.  Our CNS (Central Nervous System) makes up our brain and spinal cord.  The spinal cord is the most important part of our bodies because it sends electrical impulses through nerves and connective tissue to the rest of our major organs, and limbs.  

 

Your CNS will do anything to get your attention when it perceives danger.  

 

It won’t stop until you can figure out what the...

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What you need to know about masks

Uncategorized May 07, 2020

In the past there has been confusion regarding masks and lashing.  What works, what doesn’t, and why do you need one?

Lash Artists wear surgical masks to help protect their spit or breath from getting on the client (nobody wants their lashes filled by a mouth breathing Lash Artist with bad breath).  When you are in such close proximity to someone else it helps everyone to feel more comfortable about the situation.

 

As more education and information came out about cyanoacrylate and the fumes it can cause, half face respirator masks, N95, or masks marked CV began showing up.  When we throw coronavirus in the mix, with the CDC telling us we can even make our own masks out of cotton...things can get confusing really fast.  Let’s break down the different types of masks, what they do and don’t do for Lash Artists and all the deets on how to protect yourself and your clients from viruses and bacteria, and also cyanoacrylate glue fumes.

 

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5 Questions to Discover your Life’s Purpose

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2020

Finding your place in this world can be tough.  It’s so easy to look at others and compare, or wonder how we will ever measure up...well here’s the thing....you won’t EVER measure up to anyone else and do you want to know why? 

 

 Because you will never be ANYONE else.  You have a set of DNA that not one other person in this entire world of almost 8 billion people shares with you.  You have your own perspective and eyes to view life from. You were given a unique combination of gifts, talents, and abilities that only YOU bring to this world.   

 

We all have rough days and sometimes really rough weeks, months, or years.  The ones where it feels like we just can’t get a foot hold long enough to climb out of the hole.  But those difficult times are what can fuel us to find our purpose, to find how we can reach our greatest potential and serve at our greatest capacity.  If we didn’t have those...

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Coronavirus COVID19 - What we CAN do amidst the chaos!

Uncategorized Mar 20, 2020

 

For the past month or so, you may be seeing only articles relating to the coronavirus.  It is affecting every corner of the world.

 

This is not something to take lightly, however it is great to remember that the media makes money off of clicks.  Their job is to scare, put fear into, and make you think that the world is ending.

 

If they do their job properly, they get paid….a whole lot! Especially if the whole world is involved.  Now I’m not trying to downplay the seriousness of the COVID19 situation, however I do think the amount of mass hysteria created by the media at the very least needs to be addressed so we can look at any news headline with our eyes wide open.

 

In the past few days as I’ve researched this virus, I came across a paper that explained in detail the receptor called ACE2.  The presence of this receptor in human tissues may suggest that the susceptibility, symptoms, and outcome of COVID19 is worse...

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The 3 Biggest Problems With Your Lashing Posture

Uncategorized Mar 03, 2020

Doing eyelash extensions is HARD.  We can all agree that taking more than 6 appointments in a day can leave you feeling exhausted and in pain right?!

 

When you are taking 6 clients in a day and looking like THIS while doing it (see image below), honey, you better just start looking for a new career because yours is going to be over before you can spell out the word
c-h-i-r-o-p-r-a-c-t-o-r.  

 

When I was younger, I would walk in from the smoldering 115 degree desert of our backyard , while checking to see how much whiter the skin under my oh so carefully placed heart sticker looked, and my mom would say, “You better be careful, you are gonna get wrinkles when you get old”.  Being my immortal teenage self, I was completely above wrinkles, and there was no way I would end up like every other person.. on the planet... who spends that much time in the sun.  

 



I have no cute tan line heart tattoo to show for all that time wasted...

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How Your Lash Chair Might Be Hurting You

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2020

We are often told that a poor SAD (standard American diet) is the cause of our heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Eating all the right plant-based foods, (while excellent for your figure) is not the only thing to pay attention to.

 

Well exercise too, that’s important right? One hour of exercise or yoga a day (also excellent for your figure) still won’t be enough to combat the effects of this massively overlooked issue.

There is an entirely equally important factor that gets overlooked regarding our health.

Sitting.

All.

Day.

Just last week my client came to get a fill and was explaining to me how much her husband’s back hurts from sitting all day at work, she was wondering if I ever get back pain too.

Oh deary, is there any Lash Professional that doesn’t get back pain?

 

 

*Note: There is now after launching the Lash Happy Academy; Lash Happy & Healthy Forever online course. See end of this article for more information...

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What’s the Problem with Sitting?

Uncategorized Jan 15, 2020

 

There are a lot of occupations that use the same set of muscles over and over.  Assembly-line workers, sculptors, musicians, hairdressers, and Lash Artists. As a Lash Artist we are tied to a specific position all day that can cause repetitive stress injuries. 

 

When you get up from a long day of lashing, it’s likely you may start to see rounding of the upper back, with a head that juts forward and concave chest.

 

What you can’t see are the contracted muscles at the front and side of the neck, the shortened biceps (both factors in carpal-tunnel syndrome), forearms chronically in spasm from holding tweezers, tight hip flexors, compressed nerves in the pelvis, and buttocks with impaired blood circulation. 

 

Did you know that when you sit on your butt all day, your gluteus muscles stop working? The glutes are not just something to sit on; they’re major muscles that you need to stand up, jump, and walk up stairs.  

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6 Tips For Preventing Carpel Tunnel as a Lash Artist - Part 3/3

Uncategorized Oct 20, 2019

Let’s face it; your hands are essential as a lash artist.

That’s why it’s crucial to learn how to keep your hands healthy for as long as
possible. Follow these 6 tips to protect your hands.


1. AVOID WRIST FLEXION
Bending your wrist in any direction increases pressure in the carpal tunnel. 
Working with your wrist bent out toward your little finger is called ulnar
deviation, which also increases this pressure.

  • Keep wrists straight.
    Move with your entire hand, wrist and forearm as a unit. This
    transfers the workload from smaller hand muscles to larger arm and
    shoulder muscles. 
  • Use the pinky finger to stabilize your pick up tweezer.
    This reduces the thumb pinch force and muscle workloads in the
    hand.
  • Rather than twisting the wrists to access hard to reach areas,
    try moving the client’s head.
    The ability to move your client’s head allows for proper positioning of your hands.
  • Maintain a neutral wrist posture using a soft wrist wrap. 
    “I...
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