An Interview with Locks and Lashes

Locks and Lashes

BY ERIN BROWN

What better time for fashion than NOW?

This issue is pretty cool because we focused on WLM ladies that Wilson Living readers see as local style icons. They completely dressed themselves for the shoot to let their personal taste shine through.

I hope you enjoy the info on them. Here’s how we found them: we posted on facebook and asked readers to send through their “great style” nominations, and our staff narrowed down choices from there. There were so many great nominations to choose from, that not all who were nominated could be featured at once! It was so much fun, I am planning on doing this again for another season. If you are our friend on Facebook, your input can be heard as well.

Also in this issue, we are featuring a Q & A with a new salon in Mt. Juliet that specializes in eyelash extensions, hence their cute name, Locks & Lashes. I interviewed co-owner, Sandy Herbert, to get the scoop on her salon. 

Read all about it and enjoy!

LOCKS AND LASHES, BARBER AND STUDIO

Locks and LashesStanding L-R: Jessica Dodds & Shannon Steele Sitting L-R: Co-owner – Haley Herbert Co-owner – Sandy Herbert & Brittany Johnson

Locks and Lashes, Barber and Studio is one of Mt. Juliet’s newest hair studios. What sets them apart, aside from their supercute name is the range of services they offer…Eyelash extensions, hair cuts & color, luxuriously long hair extensions, professional make-up application, nails, essential waxing and even personal spray tanning…. (whew-a lot!!) The list goes on and on…. I wanted to know more about the salon, so decided to do a little investigative reporting for my readers with salon co-owner, Sandy Herbert.

I hear you have an excellent staff on hand…can you tell us a little about each of them?

My daughter, Haley Herbert is the manager and an owner of the salon. Brittany Johnson retired from her nursing career and became our certified lash stylist. Jessica Dodds is our color specialist and Shannon Steele is our professional make up artist.

What inspires you in your work every day?

We love the opportunity to not only live locally, but beautify locally!

How do you keep up with current trends in the beauty industry?

Continuing education, attending yearly shows, subscriptions to the latest fashion and beauty magazines

What is the vibe of your new shop?

It’s a style like you have never seen before. Contemporary with a rustic twist. We derived our style by New York inspirations.

What services or products do you offer that no one else does in this area?

We offer Rodan and Fields facials, hair extensions, individual Xtreme eyelash extensions, Norvell sunless tans, and straight razor shaving all at one place.

What product lines do you offer at your salon?

Joico, AG Hair, Norvell Sunless Tanning, OPI, Xtreme Lash, and Performance Cosmetics. 

Lash extensions are still somewhat new to this area…what are your extensions made from and what can a client expect when coming into get her extension?

Brittany Johnson RN, BSN is our certified lash stylist. Longevity of the lash extensions vary from person to person, the extensions will fall out along with the natural lash during the shedding process, we are constantly growing and shedding lashes similar to the hair on our head. Anyone is welcome to come in for a free consultation. The average person comes in every 2-3 weeks to maintain a full look. 

We ask that you give 3 full hours for your first application. Upon your arrival, each client will fill out the registration forms (first time and annual only) so we can collaborate together as to the look you are looking for. Lashes are very customizable.

You then will relax for 2-2.5 hours with your eyes closed while we work our magic! The lash extension is very calming and painless. Our lash stylist will cleanse your eyes/lashes and lay eye patches or medical paper tape under your eyes to protect the thin skin areas. Once the lashes are dry, she will carefully isolate one natural lash and attach an Xtreme lash extension lightly coated in the medical grade adhesive. This is done 65 – 75 times (average lash application) per eye.

Once the lashes are dry, you are free to open your eyes and see what you have been waiting for! After care instructions are crucial to the longevity of your lashes.

Some after care instructions include: avoid showering, wearing makeup, exercising, washing your face, tanning, wearing contact lenses or anything that would result in your lashes getting wet for 48 hours. This gives your lashes time to cure. We carry the full Xtreme lash retail line which includes mascara (for those special occasions), glideliners, eye makeup remover, repairing eye serum, protective coating and many others that are specifically formulated to be compatible with extensions.

615-754-LASH (5274)

Locks and Lashes, Barber and Studio

4110 N. Mt.Juliet Rd

Mt.Juliet, TN 37122

• Stop in to get your doe eyes (done right) just in time for the holiday parties!!

• Book your appointment or purchase a gift card for a friend.

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