Poor Woman's Dodgy Eyelash Extension Story Goes Viral
An Australian beautician has issued a horrifying warning about the dangers of eyelash extensions, posting a series of stomach-churning photos that have since gone viral.
Emma, owner of Emmaculate Beauty in WA, took to social media to implore her followers to make sure they did the necessary research before undergoing the increasingly popular treatment after a customer's eyelashes "disintegrated" at the first touch.
The new client had previously had extensions done at a different salon and, as Emma soon discovered, the dodgy applications had actually caused serious damage.
"This poor girl... she wanted lashes for her birthday this weekend and I could not lash her because she has been left with no lashes..." the appalled technician wrote.
"Her natural lashes are soooo damaged from the place she has been having her lashes done, they were falling out when I touched them with the tweezers.
"As well as inflamed eyelids and needing to see her doctor for infection, her lashes may never be the same again."
Emma's post was soon flooded with comments from people who had their own eyelash horror stories to share, highlighting just how unregulated the industry is.
"This should NEVER happen to your lashes," Emma insisted. "If you do your research and go to the right place your lash extensions can be applied for years and years without having a break!
"[These are the] worst lashes I have personally seen in seven years of lashing... This makes me sick it is still happening out there."
You have been warned, ladies.