Bat Those Lashes
Eyelash extensions are becoming all the rage—not only for customers who want something that not even the best mascara can give, but for estheticians seeking to diversify the services they offer. If you're interested in the eyelash extension game, check out Lash Bomb.
Open since spring of 2016, the company is not only a distributor for lash extension products, but also offers training for people who would like to become lash artists. "One of the things I love about Lash Bomb is that our mission is to empower women to start their own businesses and help them achieve success by providing the skills and product they need for their career," sales and customer relations employee Nikolette Moore says. "I love to hear the success stories that come from the lash artists that have started with Lash Bomb."
The training is open to licensed estheticians and lasts all day, but at the end, students have enough product to do 70 full sets of extensions and the know-how necessary to do them right. A class is $750 and includes hands-on practice and assistance.
The team's passion for female-driven enterprise is understandable, considering the company's founding. Jill Kindall, owner and founder, was at the end of a divorce in 2010. According to Moore, Kindall was feeling low when she decided to go back to esthetics school. After learning about and excelling at the art of eyelash extensions, she realized that she could improve the industry by providing tools and training that would better meet the needs of estheticians and cosmetologists aspiring to be eyelash extension artists. "She had the vision to help others in situations similar to hers by giving them the skills they need to be successful," Moore says.
Luisa Chil, the director of business operations, loves working with a growing and expanding business. "It has been an exciting journey working with Jill and the rest of the Lash Bomb team as we see our products and trainings change the eyelash extension industry," she says. "Jill is inspiring to all who meet her and is passionate about what she does and that passion extends to the rest of us as we learn more about the products we sell and the techniques we teach."
Moore loves the fast-paced and exciting environment of the business. The company supplies salons all over the country with their supplies, as well as local entrepreneurs. And twice a week, the shop offers "happy hour" specials—at the store and one online.