A small lash studio in regional NSW has just been named one of the world’s Top 5.
The Allure Lash and Beauty Bar in Albury is now in the running to win the top prize in the annual competition held by NALA (the National Association of Lash Artists), the world’s leading lash industry body).
Lauren Lappin, a beauty therapist and lash expert who opened Allure in 2014, says she is very excited to be named in the Top 5.
“I have worked so hard to offer the highest quality lash treatments to our clients over the years and to be recognised internationally for this is nothing short of amazing.”
She believes that the key to her salon’s success at the NALA awards, which attract entries from all around the world, is “the fact that the salon specialises specifically in lash treatments”.
“My team completes an incredible 150+ sets of lashes each week, therefore all the lash artists have the knowledge and expertise required to offer a quality service,” she says.
“We [Lauren and her team] also regularly attend lash specific training and conferences to keep our skills up-to-date, and all artists hold memberships with Australian and international lash associations that uphold the highest standards for natural lash health, safety and cleanliness.”
Lauren’s success in the international competitions follows accolades in local competitions.
In October last year Allure was named as a top three finalists in Lash Vision’s ‘Lash Salon of the Year with 2+ Staff’ category while three years earlier, Lauren placed second in the Australian & New Zealand Lash Master Competition Creative category, and third in the Master Volume category.
She is also one of only seven lash artists in Australia to achieve the ADFEE Damage-Free certificate which she believes is “the reason why Allure’s clients still have healthy, natural lashes without damage to their natural lashes”.
Lauren says she and her family will be waiting for the NALA Awards ceremony on May 6, to see the worldwide winner announced, with bated breath.
“When I put my mind to something, especially a personal passion, I give it my all and to be recognised for my hard work would be a dream come true.”
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