Mindy has been immersed in the lash industry for over six years. She worked for nearly four years out of her basement studio, and then opened our Wheaton lash studio in 2017 after realizing there weren't enough hours in the day to help as many guests as she wanted. She hired her first team member, Samantha, and a year later brought on Stefanie. Both of whom she taught lashes since they were in esthetics school. In 2018 our Chicago location was opened.
Mindy has been teaching a 2-day lash education program to students at esthetic schools since early 2016 to give them real-life experience and dive into the vast theory of lash extensions. Now in 2019 she is teaching lash extensions at schools in multiple states and is currently working towards accreditation for her comprehensive lash manual with the National Association of Lash Artists in 2020. Mindy is the only Accredited Lash Artist with NALA in the state of Illinois and was nominated for the NALA Health & Safety Award in 2019. In 2020 she has also been nominated for the NALA Health & Safety Award and the Lash Artist Integrity Award. In 2019 Mindy has been selected through an intense application process as one of four lash extension trainers in the USA to represent the award winning and globally loved Elleebana brand from Australia.
Mindy's intention as an educator is to help as many new lash artists as possible learn to apply lashes while keeping the client’s and their own health and safety at the forefront. Her commitment to you as our guest at BKLS is that we will always protect your lash health by using techniques that are non-damaging to your natural lashes. Our sanitation goes above and beyond industry standards. We stay on the cutting edge of the lash industry by continuing our education on the latest products and techniques available globally.
Our team is dedicated to providing you with safe and healthy lash extensions and an experience you will love. From our cozy recliners to collagen lip masks and leg compression boots it's time to relax, take a lash nap (free with every service!) and leave the rest to us.
Samantha’s passion for lashes can be traced back to her high school years where she first started experimenting with mascara. I think we can all recall the pure astonishment of seeing ourselves with mascara for the first time. So, naturally, she became probably a little too obsessed with the beautiful difference of enhanced lashes and the level of confidence it gave.
“Being able to transfer my infatuation into a highly demanded service has been the most rewarding and satisfying profession that I could have hoped for.“
Since meeting Mindy Lam (owner), Samantha has been a lash artist at the studio since their opening day and is now the Studio Manager of Butterfly Kiss Lash Studio.
With multi certifications and exemplar safety standards you can count on Samantha to be as dedicated to your lash goals as you are.
Stefanie has always had a passion for artistry and began her career straight out of high school by attending Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry.
She worked in every part of the beauty industry, including bridal, editorial, runway, retail, and eventually made her way into the film industry. After several years of working as a makeup artist Stefanie then decided she wanted to advance her skills by learning everything there is to know about the skin. She attended Universal Spa Training Academy and became a Licensed Esthetician.
Stefanie cherished the eyelash extensions course she attended and took initiative to become a lash artist by practicing every single day until she made it happen. Now, Stefanie works here, at Butterfly Kiss Lash Studio. She is certified in lash lift and tint, brow henna, and classic & volume lash extensions. Stefanie has many interests outside of lashing including a passion for traveling, music, painting/drawing, and enjoys being in the presence of people that uplift her.