Mastering Lash Lift: Key Lessons from a Lash Lift Disaster and Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes

by Team Novoqueen on February 15, 2024

Hello my Queen!

In the world of beauty, success stories often dominate the spotlight, but what about the moments of struggle and growth behind the scenes? Today, I'm sharing a raw and important experience from my journey in the lash industry—a story of over-processing an influencer's lash lift.

The Influencer Connection

As my brand gained traction, I encountered the opportunity to work with influencers. One such collaboration proved to be both exhilarating and challenging.

When the influencer first approached me, it was a big deal. But our collaboration had a rocky start. I accidentally over-processed her lashes just before her vacation. The guilt was crushing, especially since I didn't know how to fix it.

However, from that mistake came inspiration. I vowed to find a solution, not just for myself, but for other lash artists too. And so, the Unlift Masterclass was born—a way to help artists save damaged lashes and learn from my experience.

What began as a disaster turned into an opportunity for growth. It showed me the importance of resilience and innovation in the beauty industry. Now, through the Unlift Masterclass, I hope to empower others to overcome setbacks and thrive in their lash careers.

The Setback

However, amidst the success, a setback occurred. Despite my expertise, I over-processed the influencer's lash lift, leading to undesirable outcomes. The guilt and shame I felt were overwhelming. As a mentor and trainer in the industry, I faced immense pressure to uphold a flawless reputation.

"Transparency is key: acknowledge setbacks openly and use them as opportunities for growth."

Learning and Growth

Yet, from this setback emerged valuable lessons. I delved into research, understanding the intricacies of lash lift chemistry and technique. Through trial and error, I developed the Unlift technique, emphasizing lash health and safety. My journey became a testament to the importance of transparency and continuous learning in the beauty industry.

"Keep showing up, keep being present, and learn from those moments."

The Blessing in Disguise: The Unlift Technique

Amidst the turmoil of over-processing, a silver lining emerged—the birth of the Unlift technique. This revolutionary approach empowers lash technicians with the knowledge and expertise to confidently address over-processing and chemical burns. Through the Unlift masterclass, I share these transformative techniques, offering a beacon of hope and empowerment to lash artists worldwide. Read more about the Unlift Masterclass here

Takeaways and Reflections

  1. Transparency is Key: Acknowledge setbacks openly and use them as opportunities for growth. Transparency builds trust and authenticity within your community.
  2. Continuous Learning: Embrace a growth mindset and stay updated with industry trends and techniques. Education is paramount in delivering high-quality services.
  3. Client Relationships: Beyond transactions, prioritize building genuine connections with clients. Care and empathy foster loyalty and long-term partnerships.

"Beyond transactions, prioritize building genuine connections with clients. Care and empathy foster loyalty and long-term partnerships."

Looking Ahead

As I continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the lash industry, I remain committed to elevating standards and fostering a supportive community. Through initiatives like the NVQ Club, I aim to empower professionals and elevate the industry as a whole.

Building a Community: Elevating Together

Crafting a thriving community of lash technicians is pivotal for our collective success. Enter the NVQ Club—a hub where like-minded experts connect, share insights, and elevate their craft.

Unlock NVQ Club membership by signing up on our waitlist **HERE**. Starting March 1st, receive a promo code for a month of complimentary access, including access to my free masterclass valued at $333 on capturing stunning before and after photos to boost your lash business.

Curious for more details? Explore in my latest blog post HERE.

Let's journey together and watch our lash businesses soar!

Connect with me on Instagram for insights and updates on lash lift trends and techniques HERE.


In my heartfelt narrative, I emphasize that setbacks are not the conclusion but rather chances for growth and learning. Through transparency, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, I aim to make a lasting impact on the lash industry.

Join the conversation and share your experiences and insights in the comments below. Let's elevate each other in the lash lift community, my Queen!

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May you keep rising, my Queen!


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