Patrice Sandoval founded the Lash Aficionado™ in January 2014. Patrice "S.H.A.P.E.D." the Lash Aficionado™ to serve clients with the highest quality lash products and keep their lashes healthy, at the same time, provide orphaned children and the elderly in Haiti and Mexico with vitamins.
Patrice has over seven years of lash extension experience. She spent almost one-year training under the supervision of industry pioneer Dina S. Good. Ms. Good's application techniques were developed solely focused on preserving the health of her clients' natural lashes. These techniques have been in use since 2002, proved so successful, her clients after ten years of wearing lash extensions, without a break, still had healthy natural lashes.
Patrice will launch Lash Intensive by the Lash Aficionado™ in the first quarter of 2020. To date, she has invested over 18 months into writing this curriculum, based on her experience, and not copying from others. Upon completion, the curriculum will be submitted to a third-party lash accreditation company to ensure her training program meets requirements to qualify for the seal of "accreditation."
Clients stay with Patrice in part for the quality of her work and relationship.
The lash industry has a bad reputation due to issues from work performed by stylists with inadequate training and non-licensed people performing semi-permanent lash application services illegally.
Consumers seeking a "good deal" often end up with pain and damage to lashes due to poor techniques. Inferior ingredients in cleansers, adhesives, primers, and lash fibers not chemically formulated for use together, often results in severe allergic reactions.
We all have stories like this:
Suzie's neighbor's sister's niece is a lash stylist who charges $70.00 for a full set and $40.00 for refills. She's not licensed and doing this out of home for extra income. The local nail salon is offering a full set of lashes for $50.00, and $30.00 fills (fills are 30 min).
We all are all told this by others:
All people in the beauty industry have the same training and proficient in all areas. Beauty school teaches the basics. Equivalent to learning the A, B, C's but does not instruct the student how to use the words to write a paragraph.
To become well-trained in the beauty industry, after beauty school, stylists must invest additional time and money to learn advanced techniques, work with teachers/mentors, and train with product companies to learn how to use products specially formulated for their area of specialty.
Companies offer a line of products chemically formulated to be used together to achieve a specific result. Access to their products is not free; stylists pay hundreds, if not thousands, to become certified to purchase the best products for their clientele.
WHY DO SOME LASH CONSUMERS GET BOTCHED?
ISSUES DUE TO LICENSING
ISSUES DUE TO IMPROPER LOWER LASH PROTECTION
ISSUES DUE TO CROSS-CONTAMINATION
ISSUES DUE TO SANITATION
ISSUES DUE TO PRODUCT QUALITY
WHAT IS A LASH PROFESSIONAL
Patrice is by no means the only well-trained lash stylist in Scottsdale. Clients are referred to Patrice for her aesthetic and stay because they feel relaxed in her presence. Clients frequently walk in saying "church time" let's listen to a pick me up sermon.