From eyelash extensions to breastfeeding consultants, Minnesota looks at new licenses
Kae Kozlowski moves a long, sharp tweezer over the woman’s closed eyes. The faux eyelash in its grip is made from genuine mink fur; the next is a blend of nylon and silk. She employs a sculptor’s exactness to attach one fake lash to a real one hundreds of times over the next hour, hair by hair.
These eyelash technicians must possess an artistic flair and obsessive attention to detail. Yet despite the perils of sharp objects dancing millimeters from the delicate skin of an eyelid, the profession does not require a license that establishes standards of training and experience for lengthening eyelashes.