Behind the scenes of the Hush Lash Lounge experience

Rachel Byrne

Expert Eyelash Stylist
Beauty Specialist

I started my career in beauty in 2006, training with Creative Nail Academy (CND) earning certificates in L&P (Acrylic) Gel Nails, Manicure, Pedicure and Nail Art.

In 2007 I received an internationally recognised ITEC qualification in Make Up with a private beauty school owned and taught by Nicola Graham.

Then I went on to complete the ITEC level 2 Beauty Specialist diploma, which included more study in make up, manicures, pedicures but also facials, advanced waxing, and brow tinting and shaping.

I have worked extensively in both salon and retail settings, and built up a loyal clientele for my services which also includes spray tanning, Bio Sculpture’s ‘Everlasting Manicures’ CND Shellac and Gelish Manicures and Minx flexible film veneers. In 2008 I was one of only 11 people in the country to receive the CND’s Master Certificates in Natural Nail Care, Gel, Liquid and Powder enhancements.

In 2009 I became a specialist in the application of Semi Permanent Eyelash Extensions certified by Up To My Eyes. For five years I have specialised exclusively in eyelash extensions, truly mastering the art. I keep up with the latest techniques, most recently travelling to London to train in the innovative new xD “Russian Effect” Volume Lashes which are taking the market by storm. I was the first person in Ireland to qualify with The Eyelash Emporium – one of the first training centres in the UK to be accredited to teach this special technique.

I have also been invited to train budding beauticians in various areas of beauty by a number of different companies.

I have a flair for lashes and I really enjoy doing them.

It’s the instant transformation, and the reaction I get from my clients when they open their eyes and see their new lashes.

It’s a real pleasure to be able to give people such a boost! 🙂

About the products

I source all my products, not from one single company, but from several of the most reputable and innovative suppliers in the industry, I am always on the lookout for the best of each product on the market.

I have tried and tested many different adhesives over the years and finally I found a wonder product! The lash adhesive I use on a daily basis is so reliable, it’s strong and durable so it lasts as long as your natural lash naturally sheds, it’s flexible so you cant feel it on your lashes, it doesn’t get brittle or flake off over time. Best of all it’s – medical grade for safe use – fume free – low odour and quick drying.

I have also found a glue ideal for sensitive eyes, I have tried so many in the past with no real satisfaction. They are either still too strong for sensitive eyes or they don’t last, the extensions don’t last, takes forever to dry and cause lashes to stick together… But finally, I have an amazing adhesive, I have tried it on several of my very sensitive clients and it’s fantastic. It has all the same characteristics as my strong adhesive, long lasting, quick drying, flexible, but no odour, no fumes!

My precision made, advanced Synthetic Lashes are flexible, light and strong. They have been extensively tested by the manufacturer to bond perfectly with lash adhesives. Available in different degrees of curls, lengths and thicknesses, no matter what look you want to achieve; natural, bold, stylish or glamorous, The lashes will be customised to suit your needs.

Mink Lashes are the hottest trend right now. The lashes I have sourced are the best available quality, they are made from an advanced synthetic material, designed to be soft, glossy and durable. They are the closest you can get to a real mink feel, without the cruelty of real mink fur. Also available in a variety of lengths and curls, they are as versatile as their Polymer counterparts.

NB: Some companies will claim that they use ”cruelty free” real mink fur. They cannot make this statement as there is no way to know, but it IS commonly known that the fur that is used for mink lashes is the same fur that is used for coats and other items and this is acquired by skinning the animal. This takes place mostly in China and Denmark where there are no regulations in place to ensure humane slaughter of the animals.