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This is Sue Marsh, the London Lash Queen. I had the pleasure of meeting this amazing woman last week and Oh My Goodness! I love her! She is one seriously charismatic and fascinating woman.
Sue Marsh – The London Lash Queen
This is what Sue looks like when she is ready for action, transforming ordinary, boring lashes into some amazing show stopping lashes!! This was taken just before my Root Lift and Colour Boost. You can see a photo of my results at the end of this post.
Now having loved (for about 3 months) and lost lash extensions (along with most of my natural lashes) over a year ago, I felt in super safe hands when Sue explained her philosophy on all things lashes.
Although much of Sue’s business is comprised of lash extension application, she positively discourages long term use of lash extensions and really only advises them for special occasion use. Often she talks people into the Root Lift – the treatment I received.
Sue is developing her own range of extensions but even has a warning on the box emphasising the point that they are not intended for long term use, which can lead to serious deterioration of natural lashes. This is an industry first a pretty refreshing approach within an industry that it pretty much in denial.
I say call it an industry in denial because I know very few people who have come out of the other end of a lash extension experience with a smile on their face. I know I was nearer to tears than smiles – you can read about that here. I thought it was just me but have heard many similar stories since.
It’s denial because I find that different companies tend to say that their lash extensions won’t make your lashes fall out, and they blame bad practice from other technicians, but I truly believe that all false lashes glued to your own, natural ones will weaken and damage them significantly.
Sue Marsh believes that people actually become addicted to lash extensions and then get to the point that they can’t accept themselves with just their natural (probably deteriorated) lashes and actually need some kind of lash rehab!
In fact she hilariously, if somewhat controversially, refers to lash extensions as eye crack! Sue likens coming off of lashes to coming off of drugs, and that addicts need an equivalent of methadone to help them adjust to pre-addiction life.
With Sue, this comes in the form of a web which is applied to the lashes where you can still apply mascara and it breaks down as your natural lashes grow back.
Sue gave me some guidelines for people thinking about using lash extensions for a special occasion:
Lash extensions are not a permanent replacement for makeup
Consider that the heavier the lashes, the more damaging they will be
Never dictate to the technician what you, let them suggest what is best for you
You must use a lash strengthener if you have extensions
A set of lashes should be top and bottom
I was going to talk more about the treatment that I had with Sue Marsh, which was a Root Lift and Colour Boost. But it is so amazing that is really does deserve a post of its own, with all the before and after photos, so pleased stay tuned for that.
I am also starting a lash growth programme exclusive to Sue Marsh called MyLash but I shall tell you all about that next time too.
For now, check out my amazing NATURAL lashes that are easily as impressive as a full set of extensions. This is with no mascara at all!
Lash Lift and Colour Boost from Sue Marsh
You have no idea how much I love them! They look this pretty first thing in the morning too – as long as I concentrate on just my eyes! The Root Lift and Colour Boost costs £140 and lasts 6-8 weeks.
To find out more about Sue Marsh and what she can do call 07880811647.
I’ll be back with more lash news very soon!!
Have you ever had extensions? What’s your story? Please do share because I think it’s a truly fascinating subject.
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