Lash Affair Trainer Retreat 2017

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The Lash Affair Trainer Retreat 2017

With the launch of the updated Lash Affair curriculum, it only made sense to bring #teamlashaffair together for an unforgettable retreat in Scottsdale, AZ! We came together for the weekend, ready to learn. In addition to the knowledge the girls left with, strong friendships were formed. We hope to share some of the good vibes with you through these pictures captured over the three day trip and hope you will be inspired to join one of our new trainings coming up this year!

Friday Night|Ladies arrival

Phoenix trainer, Kendra, of Wildflower Beauty Bar, San Diego Trainer, Brittany, of Brow & Arrow, and New York trainer, Vanessa of OutLash unpack goodies galore from the Lash Affair swag bags

Trainers, Shelby, of Pink Lady Lash in Austin and Allie, from iLash Charlotte in North Carolina, along with our very own Abby @abbyolashes, get in on the swag action!

Along with their goodies was a custom leather business card holder and personalized business cards for all of the trainers.

Each girl received a full agenda of the packed retreat to prepare for the weekend! 

Our Director of First Impressions, Zoe, felt a little left out that she didn't get a bag. She was spoiled the whole time to make up for this obvious mistake ;)

Saturday | Day 1

After a filling breakfast at a nearby cafe, the girls enjoyed a full day of training from our Director of Education, Krystal Ruiz, our COO Paul Paris, and special guest, Co-owner of Bad Kitty USA, Jack Gaffney

COO of Lash Affair, Paul Paris, digs deeper into lovemarks, made famous by the book Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands. We don't just want to sell products or education, Lash Affair seeks to have honest, genuine relationships with our clients and students. That same vision was shown and imparted to each of the trainers during the weekend to take that attitude back home to their students and businesses. 

Director of Education, Krystal Ruiz, goes deeper into the new Lash Diary, Lash Affair's exclusive manual. It's visually stunning and packed full of all you need to know to be a great lash artist!

Mock introduction tables were set up and came complete with our retail cosmetics line and all the styles of lash tweezers. 

Krystal goes further into the detailed process of introductions, class agenda, room setup, and grading with all of the trainers.

Even the lil' Love Shack and newest LA Adhesive, Love Potion, showed up to rock the party.

The girls were given mini lash kits complete with tiles and practice sheets to practice fan-making and share tips and tricks with one another.

Even COO, Paul Paris, had to get in on this lashing action. He soon realized it's a lot harder than it looks!

Sunday | Day 2

#sundayfunday looked like getting pretty and catching all the lights! We did a company photoshoot to get headshots for our new website and promotional material. 

MUA, @sordazz , adds some highlight to CEO, Jenelle Paris.

Shelby gets some soft curls added to complete her Bond girl vibe. Hair thanks to @jayyveebaybee

Trainer, Chanel, of SASS studio in San Francisco, gets glowing with the help of MUA @mua_christine 

Director of Business Development, Abby O'Sullivan, gets her headshots taken.

Jenelle and Krystal get close to take a couple photos together. @apertureshutter was amazing at getting all the right shots!

A The Crepe Club was set up outside to feed everyone in between shoots. There was savory and sweet to satisfy every craving!

COO, Paul, and Content Manager, Sydney, interviewed the new trainers on IG live and documented the day through IG stories.

After a long day of photos the girls got some much needed chill time by the pool. Of course Lash Affair provided the girls with some sweet loungewear they had printed at Alpha Graphics!

Monday | Day 3

Monday started out with some work and ended with a lot of play. The girls all got a chance to demonstrate their teaching style and get some feedback. 

After presenting, the girls had more free time to do fan practice or hang out by the pool. Check out the cute nails on Chicago trainer, Kristen, of Indulge Studio

Later, everyone was surprised to see a limo waiting to take them on an adventure. Champagne and candy was enjoyed along the ride. 


The girls were taken to Escape Zone, which has multiple immersive escape rooms that you have to figure out before the clocks runs out. It was OGs vs. Newbies in an escape the room challenge! 

The OGs took a hard defeat, not able to escape their room in time.

The newbies triumphed, despite only just having met each other 48 hours prior!

All in all, Lash Affair put on a fantastic retreat full of laughs, education and lots of love. All of the trainers went back ready to deliver this exciting new curriculum to their upcoming students. For more info on Lash Affair Academy email training@lashaffair.com or if you are ready to invest in your career, check out our current class listings to find a training near you. 


Sydney Farrell
Content manager | Extrovert | Amateur Chef | Weapon of choice: Glitter         

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