It’s Friday so you know what that means… Spotlight Time! Today we will be spotlighting Patricia Nguyen from Garden Grove, California. She has been lashing since 2013!
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How long have you been lashing? Where did you receive your certification/training?
It’s a trip to think about how long I have been lashing. I started back in 2013 when extensions were still so new. The owner of the salon I was a receptionist for didn’t really teach me much so everything I have learned has been self taught or off of YouTube. Now I just go off of inspiration from other artists to create my own unique style.
What made you decide to be a lash artist?
I actually had no intentions of becoming a lash artist. I needed a job to pay for art supplies. Originally I had dreams of being a fashion designer. But after being a receptionist in a salon it got me really curious about the industry. Once you get that taste of being your own boss, you never wanna go back to working for somebody ever again. 6 years in the game and I’m still hustling hard to never go back to that life style.
What is your favorite thing about being a Lash Artist?
The human connection you get to have. Being a lash artist has brought me so much joy in life. It’s humbled me in a way that I don’t see my clients as just clients. I see them all as divine beings, looking for a little boost to enhance their life. And it is an honor to service them in that way.
How long have you been using Lash Tavern products?
I feel like I’ve been an O.G fan. I’ve been using your products for 5 years.
What is your favorite Lash Tavern product and why?
I really enjoy your .03’s. All my sets are done in that thickness.
What are your hobbies outside of lashing?
I’m a SoCal baby, so out door activities are a must. This job can be pretty emotionally draining and in order for me to stay mentally afloat I practice yoga and train in mai tai.
What is the hardest lesson you have had to learn while lashing?
Not everybody’s going to like your work, but how you are as a person is what really sets you aside from everybody in this industry. Listen to your clients and handle everything with compassion.
Do you have any advice for new lash artists?
Just be you and let them know you are new. Tell your clients “thank you for allowing me to do your lashes, I could only do my best to achieve the look you desire.” No body can be mad at you when you are being honest.
Thank you Patricia, for being our spotlight of the week. We are proud of the work and artistry you provide lash clients in California!