Meet Our Staff

NIKKI SANCHEZ, Owner & Lead Lash Artist

Nikki Sanchez, began her professional career started at a young age of 19 as a Licensed Massage Therapist for Physical Therapy Clinics, Day Spas & Chiropractor’s Assistant.  In addition to her full time job as a Massage Therapist,  she hosted weekly “beauty bars” at local venues and attended beauty school where she successfully obtained dual licensure in Esthetics.

In providing various services in many trades in Massage Therapy, Skin Care Treatments and Waxing,  Nikki discovered her true passion: Lash Extensions.  These services were what her clients could not get enough of…a true beauty addiction! In those years, Nikki perfected her skills by working on many clients and loving the outcome on each and every customer.

When Nikki’s clients walk out her salon’s door feeling better about themselves than when they walked in, it only fuels her passion and reminds her what she loves most about her job. “I find it very rewarding that I can help make someone feel that much better about themselves,” Nikki says as she reminisces on how her business came to be.  She believes anyone and everyone deserves to look and feel beautiful and they deserve the same service that most people would pay at a luxury price.  With that in mind she’s introduced what is  now one of Hawaii’s Premier Modern Lash Bar in the heart of Urban Honolulu Kaka’ako – Lash Love Beauty Lounge.

CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Nikki Sanchez is a Certified Lash Trainer of LA based Glad Lash USA both in Classic and Volume Technique.  She has attended New York School of Eye Design in New York City and obtained her formal Russian Volume Lash Training by the Renowned Celebrity Lash Master Nadia Afanaseva.  She is also Volume Certified by Borboleta Beauty USA, and Advanced Volume Certified by Hillary Brand of My Brand Lashes.  Nikki competed in the 2016 International Lash Wars Competition held in Las Vegas where she placed TOP 4 from All around the World.  Nikki is also President of Design, Marketing and International Distribution of her own Lash Product Line – Kimono Lash USA.

LYN GABRIEL, Lash Artist

Lyn is a talented lash and makeup artist, wife, and a mother of 3.  Before Lyn’s decision to pursue a career in makeup artistry, she worked at the Department of Education for 5 years as a Para Professional Trainer working with special needs children. Juggling her job as a trainer and being a mother of 3,  Lyn found her time limited in pursuing her passion as a makeup artist. Still, she stayed determined and enrolled in Susan Page Modeling Agency where earned her certification in Makeup Artistry.  Thereafter, she began a career as a freelance makeup artist for 4 years. Professional photographers recognized her skills and began hiring her to work along side them at professional fashion photo shoots, weddings, and special events.

Her interest in eyelash extensions first sparked when her cousin, Lash Love owner, Nikki, hired her to professionally apply make-up for a lash extensions model. It was there that Nikki realized Lyn’s potential as a Lash Artist. In light of Lyn’s natural eye for beauty, precision and detail, Lyn’s extensively trained in the application of eyelash extensions and now proudly applies her eyelash skills to her clients at Lash Love, Lash & Wax Boutique!