Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Cathleen.
Courtney, please share your story with us.
When I was in high school, I was obsessed with fashion and make-up. I use to cut out photos of supermodels and tape them to my wall with my favorite makeup looks… started off in the beauty business back in 2001 going to the Make-Up Designory in Burbank. From there, I began to do professional makeup in the entertainment business. I decided to expand my services and Get my esthetician license from the Granada Hills school of Beauty.
In 2004, I left Los Angeles can move to San Diego. I began to work in a salon in Del Mar. Eyelash extensions were just starting to hit the west coast, so I went to training and added that service to my menu.
Back then, the product was not as good as it was today so I stopped doing it for a few years. When I saw how far lash extensions products and application had come, I had to get involved again…
From there, it becomes an obsession… I absolutely love my clients and transforming their eyes every time they come in
Has it been a smooth road?
Lash extension is a specialty skill and it takes time to pick it up… my advice is to go to the top lash companies for training and invest in good products. When you love what you do and use good products is shows.
We’d love to hear more about Divine Lash Studio Del Mar.
I am known around San Diego for dramatic lashes. Mega volume and length… I use a few different brands of lashes, but my favorite is a private label I developed because most companies don’t sell the length I need for my clients. The lashes I do can look very natural all the way to extremely dramatic… the lashes are completely weightless and comfortable. My clients are very happy with how they look and how lightweight they are.
Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
Yes, I was obsessed with makeup and beauty starting at 12.. I was very awkward at 12/13. I was not a pretty girl at that age at all! Lol! But, I would see gorgeous women and wanted to create beauty. I have never been jealous of beautiful women… I love it and love to celebrate it.
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