Kasey is co-owner of New Trendz Tanning and Body Wellness, a salon in Virginia, MN. She has a full eyelash extension client base at her salon, and when she is not doing lashes, she works for another family owned business traveling all over Minnesota doing medical evaluations and fit testing—mostly at volunteer fire departments. She is also a certified occupational hearing conservationist and performs audiograms at the fire departments as well. She also has experience teaching as an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor and as an It Works! Consultant, which allows her to help others through her presentations. Given all her skills, Kasey considers herself a “jack of all trades”!

Q: Why did you decide to become an eyelash extension professional?
A: I didn’t know becoming a trainer was even a possibility until I took the Lavish Lashes Advanced Comprehension class and the trainer highly recommended I consider it. Immediately, I knew that combining my love for teaching, with my passion for doing lashes, would be the ultimate career.

Q: Why did you choose Lavish Lashes for your training and certification?
A: I chose Lavish Lashes because I had a stylist at my salon who was a certified Lavish Lashes stylist and she did my lashes and I loved them. So, I wanted to stick with the same company that taught her. Unfortunately for me, she moved after offering the service for only one month!

Q: What advice would you give someone who is questioning whether a certification with Lavish Lashes is worth the investment?
A: First, I would emphasize that the certification is well worth the investment and more. Lavish Lashes is truly able to cover all the information needed to become successful, and quick! The hands-on teaching techniques are such a great way to become confident and comfortable. Also, Lavish Lashes is always on top of the industry—producing better products and new services.

Q: Did it take long to recoup your investment?
A: No, I immediately immersed myself in practicing and was able to begin charging full price after only a month and a half. Without much advertising, I had clients knocking on the door right away wanting their lashes done by me.

Q: What are your favorite lash products to work with and why?
A: My favorite Lavish Lashes products include the elite bond adhesive, the swipe point tweezer, and glamour curl bold minks.

Q: Why did you want to become a trainer for Lavish Lashes?
A: I love teaching, doing lashes, and helping people succeed. Immediately, I was really excited to start my training. After my first observe and assist and meeting Kate, an experienced trainer, and seeing her passion for what we do as trainers, really made everything come together for me. Becoming a part of the Lavish Lashes family was something I wanted more than anything. I really feel like I have my dream career with the best company out there in the industry.

Q: Do you always recommend taking both the Basic and Advanced Courses?
A: I feel like taking the courses back to back is really important. I took my advanced course months later and really missed out on all the tips and tricks. I feel that it gives more confidence to the students. I also think it is important to do the refresher course 4-6 months later. This allows the students to come back and get feedback on their work—it builds even more confidence and troubleshoots difficulties they may have down the road.

Q: What is the most important thing you can teach your students?
A: Everything is important! Patience, practice, and positivity will make you the best lash stylist out there.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you can give your students as they begin their Lavish Lashes career?
A: To get to the top, there will be bumps along the way. To keep your confidence and utilize Lavish Lashes to your best ability. Talk with your trainer or anyone at the company and they will help you find an easy fix for most everything. Don’t wait to change bad habits. Get advice right away!

Q: What’s the best thing about being a Lavish Lashes trainer?
A: Being able to share my passion for doing lashes!

Q: How would you describe your experience with the company?
A: Everyone at Lavish Lashes has been so great to me and supportive. The professionalism is top notch. There is always someone to answer any questions I have, and the opportunity I have been given is truly amazing.

Q: What do you think sets Lavish Lashes apart from other eyelash extension companies?
A: The fact that Lavish Lashes places safety as the highest priority and is committed to upholding that priority definitely sets them apart. Teaching the one step basic technique also makes them unique.

Q: What other passions do you have when you are not working or teaching?
A: I enjoy spending time with the people I love, concentrating on my health and fitness, and taking care of my puppy.