DFW Beauty Chat: Kasia Baran

After moving to the United States from Poland in 2003, Kasia began her career by becoming a licensed nail technician in Illinois in 2004. She continued her passion for the beauty industry by obtaining her AVEDA Cosmetology License and completed her Master AVEDA Stylist certification in Florida. She earned her Illinois and Florida Cosmetology License in 2010 and in Texas in 2015. In 2011 she was also certified at Schwarzkopf as a Master Colorist. She received her Lavish Lashes certificate in 2012 and has been a Lavish Lashes National Trainer since 2015. After many years in the hospitality service, as well, she relishes in the fact that she can pass along her knowledge and passion to others and can help teach the skills needed to become a Lavish Lashes stylist. Kasia is currently the proud owner of DALLASH in Dallas and a private salon in Chicago.

We got the chance to chat with the lash guru this week, see below.

How did you get started in the beauty industry?

During my teenage years when I pursued modeling, my parents could not afford to send me to the salon to get my nails and hair done. That is when I started doing everything beauty related myself. I developed a passion for the beauty industry at a young age and fell in love with the instant gratification that beauty services gave me.

Image Credit - LavishLashes®

Image Credit - LavishLashes®

When it comes to great lashes, what is your best tip?

You must educate yourself on what type of lashes you are getting done, and the preparation and aftercare involved. You must also ensure that the stylist doing your lashes has the proper credentials and is performing proper application. Also, cleanse your eyes with LavishLashes® Gentle Eyelid Cleanser, or Guinot Eye Cleansing Gel. Both products are specially formulated for gently removing debris and oils around the eyes to prolong the life of your lashes and encourage their growth. Avoid using cotton swabs when cleaning your lash line, and always use a sponge applicator or a micro-swab, which can gently sweep across the base of your lashes without leaving behind trace fibers. After using cleansers, or when your lashes are wet from the shower, always pat them dry and avoid rubbing them with your towel.

What types of lashes do you offer?

We offer LavishLashes® for classic lash extentions and BORBOLETA BEAUTY volume lash extensions. I am a national educator for LavishLashes, educating estheticians and cosmetologists on how to safely and properly apply eyelash extensions.

What's on your TOP shelf?

Lash aftercare products, including AcuWash, an eyewash to help minimize sensitivity and flush out irritation often appearing in clients that are hypersensitive. I also have Eminence organic skin care and Sun Defense mineral bronzing powder.

Describe your brand in three words. 

Upscale, Relaxing, Knowledgeable

Any current specials going on currently? 

Yes! 10% off all services during September if you mention this offer! Also, if you attend the grand opening event for DALLASH: Lash Studio & Spa on September 13th from 6-9pm, and book an appointment at the event, you will receive a complimentary Eminence Exfoliating Peel during your scheduled visit.

What's on the horizon for your brand in the near future?

I plan to open DALLASH: A Kasia Baran Salon and DALLASH: A Kasia Baran MedSpa!

Image Credit: Amshi Stephenson

Image Credit: Amshi Stephenson

Any last words for our DFW Beauties? 

I cannot stress enough how important it is to educate yourself on what type of treatments you are getting done! Always ask questions before and during each and every beauty appointment, and know what is being done to your skin, hair and body.

Knowledge and proper care is the key to a beautiful you!