The woman wanted to get her eyelashes done to make her feel more confident and glamorous for her birthday – but she ended up with no natural eyelashes, her eyes glued together and with an infection
When you’re preparing for a big event, you may want to get some beauty treatments done – whether it be hair, nails or lashes, you’ll likely feel more glam afterwards. But one woman was left horrified after her lash tech cut here natural eyelashes off and glued her eyelids shut, resulting in a painful eye infection. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Yorkshire Live she went to a nail and eye spa in Huddersfield a few days before her birthday so she could look polished before the big event, but revealed that the £25 appointment went terribly wrong.
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The distraught mum claimed that the technician cut off her natural lashes to glue the artificial ones on – and it got worse because when they were stuck on, they glued her eyes shut when she tried to blink.
She said: “She charged me £25. She cut my natural eyelashes off causing me to have hardly any eyelashes at all!”
Not only that, but she was told by a doctor that due to the procedure she has conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.
It can make the eye appear pink or red-ish and can usually cause pain, burning, scratchiness, or itchiness – not quite the birthday treat the mum had hoped for.
The most common causes of the disease are viral or bacterial. In some instances, it may be caused by allergies – but the woman is adamant it was caused by the lash treatment.
She said: “My eyes are itching and yellow gunk is coming out too it’s really itchy and I have to go to the doctors for medication.”
After the whole ordeal, the woman has said she no longer wants her money back, despite initially wanting a refund.
She said: “When I told the boss which is the one who did it, I got told I’d done it myself and I wouldn’t be able to have a refund. Then I posted on Facebook and they told me to take it down or I will not get my refund.
“At this point I don’t and will not want a refund as I have infections in my eyes. She was really rude blocked me then unblocked me.”
YorkshireLive contacted the salon for comment. The business declined to comment.
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