The first time I decided to go and compete was actually in London. The first English competition for eyelash extensions. I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into... at that time the industry wasn’t as developed and there were no common “standards” so I literally practiced what I knew best. Taking all my information from multiple courses and years of experience but I didn’t prepare for one thing.....stage fright. If you can call it that. Imagine doing something extremely detail while you have judge (who decide if you are the best or not) walking behind you and checking what you are doing. I was so nervous the first 15min I was just sweating and my hands were shaking. And the girl next to me was constantly talking. It was so distracting....
But then I just decided- screw it. I’m here, I’ve practiced for months, whatever happens- happens and I’m just going to give 300% of myself. And I did. I was still sweating but this time from putting in the work. After 4.5h of doing my models my neck was stiff, my hands were cramping but I was so happy! I didn’t win first place that day. I lost to a 3rd place out of 50 people by 0.3 points...... needless to say I was disappointed BUT I was also extremely grateful. I had just gone against worlds most experienced lash technicians and I got 4th place... that was the beginning of my journey to competitions. I wanted to be the best in England. Good wasn’t enough anymore. So I went for more and I won. And now I’ve taught all my girls the techniques and developed my own which are best in the quality, safest and also fast because I know - TIME is all that matters in London.