Dana Answer adds some beautiful extensions to Shanita Smith’s eyelashes in preparation for her school formal.
Dana Answer adds some beautiful extensions to Shanita Smith’s eyelashes in preparation for her school formal. Chris Ison

Longer lashes are exquisite

WHEN Dana Answer couldn't find anybody in Rockhampton to give her eyelash extensions, she thought she might as well learn to do it herself.

After taking a course in Brisbane, in September Dana opened up Divine Eyelash Extensions on East St in Rockhampton and says she's been busy ever since.

"Business has been great," Dana said.

"Since there's been a lot of race days recently I've had a lot of people in and now I'm getting a lot of requests for school formals, and then Christmas is coming up and people are going on holidays."

Though the response had been good, Dana said she still had a few people ask her what eyelash extensions were.

"A lot of people haven't heard about it before," Dana said.

"For those people who don't know, it's having individual eyelash extensions attached to each eyelash."

She said the single strands of synthetic eyelashes were curved to replicate a natural eyelash and attached using a bonding glue that was resistant to water, meaning the lashes would last until the eyelash fell out.

She said the process usually took about an hour and a half and was completely painless and often quite relaxing for the client.

She said the extensions came in all different colours, length and thicknesses to give the wearer their desired look and there was even the option for having rhinestones attached.

Divine Eyelash Extensions is open seven days a week by appointment only.



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