Vicky Rugg

 

 

Firstly, I would like to express how honoured I am to be one of the lash technicians that Rachel has chosen to be featured on her website. Thank you, Rachel!

 

I first entered the lash world in June 2010 when I passed my classic lash course. I wanted to be a part of the beauty industry. I started off doing the whole lot: spray tans, nail extensions, brows and lashes. Lashes fascinated me like none of the other treatments did, so after a while I stopped the other treatments and focused solely on lashing.

 

In January 2014, I was headhunted by Sugarlash through social media and lash forums. I was asked to be the UK educator for the company and I was ecstatic. To be a Sugarlash representative for the entire country was massive accomplishment for me as a lash artist – I was in shock! Back in 2010, I would have never imagined that I’d be in that kind of position.

 

Sugarlash helped to shape me into the lash artist I am today and I am forever thankful for the opportunities that being a part of the company gave me, but the need and want for independence eventually drove me to go it alone again. I am now a fully qualified lash trainer: sharing my knowledge and love for lashing makes me so incredibly happy.

 

My lash heroes are Courtney Buhler, Loreta Jasilionyte, Nadia Afanaseva, Hilaree Brand and Nataliya Morosova. These ladies and so many more that I’ve discovered whilst being involved in the lash industry inspire me to work harder and get better at what I do. Being a part of such a loving, exciting and ever changing community is one of the best things about being a lash artist. Not only do I love being a part of the community, but seeing how my work influences the way women feel about themselves is what truly makes lashing worth the while. Sure, I may have to work exhausting hours some days but just knowing that I’m making my clients feel their best makes me feel my best, too. Lashing is my passion and I’m so happy that it’s in my life every single day - I couldn’t ask for a better job.