MEET PAOLA yepez
She is our August 2018, Lash Artist of the Month. We got to chat with her to learn more about her lash journey and what she loves the most about being a lash artist. We hope you will be able to learn from her and possibly integrate some of her tips into your own career or business!
Tell us about yourself
I work for My Addiction skincare located in Rancho Cucamonga and have been lashing for one year! And let me tell you how fast time flies by! I was born in Harbor city and lived in Los Angeles until I was seven years old. Then, I started a new life here in Rancho.
describe your journey to becoming a lash artist.
Growing up I wanted to be a Veterinarian, but I see why so many young women join the beauty industry. It’s a lifestyle in itself and an amazing feeling seeing the transformation you accomplish on a client. I knew it would be a challenge, but it would be something I could see myself truly enjoying and making a living from. So, I looked up Esthetician schools and happened to have one of the best schools near me. I went to Citrus College in Glendora, Ca to get more information. Shortly after, I started a new course! I enrolled in the morning program, which was 5 days a week and a long 8 hours everyday. It became exhausting but worth every hour. It was a short 6 month course, but on top of working full time and homework/studying, I was close to losing my mind! But nothing was going to stop me from graduating and receiving my Esthetician license ! I’m truly thankful for the experience, the journey, and the amazing women I met in school!
What are some of your favorite products?
Now that I have played with different lashes and tools I can honestly say Lash Affair is by far my favorite ! The One by Lash Affair is my favorite adhesive by far, it has great retention!
What is your favorite aspect of being a lash artist?
My favorite aspect of being a lash artist is knowing I did my part and making my clients feel beautiful by creating my own work.
What aDVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING LASH ARTISTS?
Some advice I would give to new lash artist is to be patient!! I can’t stress it enough. Practice everyday and focus on one task at a time, the rest will come! My favorite aspect of being a lash artist is knowing I did my part and making my clients feel beautiful by creating my own work.