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Behind The Lashes with Joanna Lee

Behind The Lashes with Joanna Lee

By joanna lee
A survival guide for lash artists through Covid 19. A series of interviews with lash artists from around the globe
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Episode One Hundred and Forty Five. Arune Mooney # 1
Heading of to the land of lockdown in the West of the UK - Wales.  The country is locked down until the 9th November.  Arune Mooney is a multi award winning artist and trainer.  See how she is handling the 2nd lockdown and her theories on how to beat the virus as individuals.  
1:09:55
October 28, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Forty Four. Shannon Boyle # 1
A new voice on Behind The Lashes today.  I speak to Shannon Boyle in Northern Ireland to find out how things are going since their 2nd lockdown of the beauty industry.  This 23 year old is a force to be admired.  Tender in years but heaped in experience.  Check out her entrepreneurial spirit and positive mindset.  It's not all been plain sailing by any means.  Such a fascinating interview.
1:06:30
October 22, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Forty Three. Hanna Putjato # 7
Well I've tracked her down...I've found Hanna Putjato!  Such a lovely catch up with Hanna.  A truly positive vibe as you might expect but amongst all her optimism about the industry in general, there's some really solid business advice.  A good value listen for sure!
22:54
October 8, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Forty Two. Katie Godfrey # 8
I am back with Katie Godfrey in this episode to catch up with her since she's been able to open her salon fully.  How is business?  Is she finding it slow like so many of us?  If so, does she have any advice on how we can keep ourselves motivated and feeling any sense of financial security?
31:54
October 1, 2020
Episode One hundred and forty one. Nikki Atkins # 9
So good to be back to speak with Nikki Atkins aka Essex Lash to see how this English lash artist is finding life since the re-opening of her beloved salon, the kids going back to school and this weeks change to the law.
31:16
September 9, 2020
One Hundred and Forty. Compilation of messages from Behind The lashes...good luck!
A selection of voices gathered at very short notices tonight, in response to the late news that most lash artists in England can start tomorrow (15th August 2020).  What a rollercoaster!  We've got this though and we really are all in this together...
13:43
August 14, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Nine. Trina Dial Horne # 8
Back to Texas now to speak to our lash Maven - Trina Dial Horne.  Seeing as it's Friday I decided to have a little fun with her... (@maggslashes is the online photography course Trina speaks of)
47:18
August 10, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Eight. Genna Rose
It's special guest time in this episode.  Wiltshire based salon owner Genna Rose has an amazing story to share with us.  She may just have found a way to get her lash salon open, council backed and fully insured.  Tune in to find out how she's done it...
55:24
August 7, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Seven. Jade Jones # 8
So how has Jade Jones been since the announcement that we can't open?  As you might expect Jade is busy as ever and getting on with things but it's not all plain sailing as Jade explains...
36:48
August 7, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Six. Katie Godfrey # 7
It's always good to catch up with Katie Godfrey.  But even this savvy entrepreneur has been "on the floor" as a result of Boris's bombshell.   Find out how she is coping...
23:11
August 5, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Five. Nikki Atkins # 8
Back to Essex to speak to Essex Lash, Nikki Atkins in this episode to find out how she is coping since being told her beautiful salon couldn't reopen yet...
31:02
August 4, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Four. Cindy Nicholls # 7
Back to Cornwall this time to speak to Cindy Nicholls.   She may have a home now but she's worried for her business at this point.  Find out how she is feeling...
27:07
August 3, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Three. Tara Fisher # 8
I'm back with Tara Fisher aka Mystic Meg in this episode to find out what she thinks about our latest disappointment.  She's been bang on with her predictions all the way along.  Find out her thoughts and feelings are this time around...
29:44
August 3, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty Two. Amy Dommett # 2
As the ripples continue to roll through the lash world as our lockdown continues.  Amy Dommett suspects that this could be the start of some greater restrictions.  Find out her thoughts...
43:51
August 3, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty One. Emma Smith # 2
A lot of girls are being forced to lash on the black market through desperation.  Emma Smith has experience of being investigated and exonerated.  Find out what she thinks on the matter...
30:51
August 3, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirty. Genevieve Hickin # 6
So the 1st August came and went and huge swathes of the beauty industry are still not back to work.  How are we all doing?  Catch up with Genevieve Hickin to see how she is feeling...
41:12
August 3, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Nine. Emma Smith # 1
Introducing another new UK lash voice to the party in this episode.   Emma Smith talks tome from her home in Essex.  I take her back to her childhood and she gives me a whistle stop tour of life so far.   Such an inspiring chat - she makes me want to go and reorganise my life!  See if you agree...
47:02
July 23, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Eight. Trina Dial Horne aka Maven
Back to Texas to speak to the amazing Trina Dial Horne of Maven.  The US is taking a bit of a hammering coronavirus wise and just in time for Trina to embark on her training tour.  She's off to Miami where the numbers have been scary.  How is she feeling?  A couple of questions from you guys too and also what's her take on competitions?...
45:43
July 18, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Seven. BREAKING NEWS
BREAKING NEWS for the UK lash artists.  Join Dionne and I for our knee jerk reactions!
06:54
July 17, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Six. Dionne Thomas # 7
Back to Croydon to catch up with Love and Lashes Dionne Thomas.  She's been a bit quiet of late and I'm wondering why.  As usual we just have a great old chinwag and talk about everything and nothing all at the same time...
52:45
July 17, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Five. Tara Fisher aka Farnham Eyelashes # 7
So good to be back speaking to Tara Fisher in this episode.  Known as Mumma Fisher in the industry it's always good to hear her opinions on the situation and find out how she is handling the uncertainty of our working life and if she has made any alterations to her plans for getting back into it when we get the green light...
39:12
July 16, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Four. Amy Dommett # 1
 Whizzing to the West Country in this episode to speak to another industry light.  Salon owner with her own training academy she is a busy lady once out of lockdown but not one to sit idle she's launched two new businesses since coronavirus knocked us for 6!  Find out what she's been up to...
46:38
July 9, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Three. Louise Dempsey # 1
Louise Dempsey joins the 'Behind The Lashes' crew in this episode.  UK based lash artist.  Otherwise know as Lashes On Fleek By Lou.  She's brand owner of NYC Lashes and inventor of the Consistency Ruler.  Find out a little bit more about Lou in this her first episode and see how she has fared throughout Covid 19 so far...
42:52
July 8, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty Two. Jade Jones # 7
Jade Jones is back in the hot seat this time.  As usual she has plenty to keep her busy but it's been another tough couple of weeks and lockdown is starting to wear a bit thin!...
28:18
July 7, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty One. Rosie Knapper # 6
Up North to catch up with the wonderful Rosie Knapper who always makes me smile with her outlook on life.  She is a realist and speaks as she finds.  So refreshing!  Find out how she feels about us not having a date to go back to work...
22:21
July 6, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twenty. Sylvia Liu # 4
Lash Heaven's Sylvia Liu is back to talk about her take on things as our industry is shrouded in uncertainty still...
42:33
July 3, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Nineteen. Arianne Angove # 5
Off to Wales to speak to Arianne Angove in this episode.  I just love her honesty and straight talking.  Have a listen and find out what she has to say about the lockdown in Wales...
24:13
July 2, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Eighteen. Katie Godfrey # 6
Industry leader Katie Godfrey is still reeling from the news that she can't open her business but after a fairly down week, she's feeling much more philosophical this week; despite 2 Covid 19 cases at her daughter Lola's school...
30:57
July 1, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Seventeen. Carly Stanley # 6
Carly's partner goes back today for the first time in 13 weeks.  One daughter is at school but Carly is still feeling like a 1950's housewife with no sign of her beauty business getting back to normal yet.  How is she feeling about the delay?...
29:16
June 30, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Sixteen. Trina Dial Horne aka Maven # 6
There are a few sound issues in this episode but not enough to stop you enjoying this little smasher.  I love my Friday chats with Trina.  We always get stuck in to everything.  In this episode we cover a whole raft of subjects and as always the mighty Maven has many golden nuggets to share!  Trina would be happy to take questions and topic ideas that you would like to hear her cover.  Did you know you can leave a voice message on this podcast?  Send me one to get your question aired...
56:16
June 29, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Fifteen. Eri Rennie with Chieko Miyamoto # 6
My last visit to Japan to speak to Eri Rennie.  Life is crazy busy once again with Japan feeling not that different to before according to Eri.  It's been so wonderful to hear her experiences through Covid 19.  Let's hope things stay on an even keel for her...
23:39
June 28, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Fourteen. Nikki Atkins # 6
What a week for Essex Lash.  So full of promise and then POW.  Catch up with how Nikki Atkins is feeling...
25:36
June 27, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Thirteen. Hanna Putjato # 6
In this episode I find out Hanna Putjato's response to the announcement that lash artists are not allowed to go back until July 4th...
26:53
June 26, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Twelve. Linn Jeppson # 6
Catching up with early bird Linn Jeppson in Sweden in this episode.  Sweden has been criticised by some for not locking down but Linn is so happy to have been lashing throughout and the numbers do seem to be going the right way...
24:10
June 25, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Eleven. Kaitlyn Elford # 6
To Canada in this episode where Kaitlyn Elford's salon has been open for a while now.   Life is starting to settle down in terms of the virus but in terms of the business it just gets busier and busier.  She has some good mask intel so check it out...
14:07
June 24, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Ten. Cindy Nicholls # 6
Back to the beautiful southwest of England in this one to catch up with Fantasy lash artist Cindy Nicholls.  I find her exhausted but very very happy.  After a very challenging lockdown, she has some lovely news to share...
17:15
June 23, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Nine. Vilja Birkelund # 6
In this episode Vilja gives lots of reassurance for us UK lash artists hoping to start back on the 4th July.  If like me you are feeling more than a little apprehensive Vilja makes lots of good points to allay your fears...
22:35
June 22, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Eight. Arianne Angove # 4
Catching up in Cardiff now with Arianne Angove.  As a mother of mixed race children it's been a testing time.  Find out about why she decided to take her kids to a protest...
21:09
June 16, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Seven. Dionne Thomas # 6
(Apologies for slightly dodgy sound) Back to London's Croydon to speak to Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes.  It has been a difficult couple of weeks for Dionne but she decided to come and air her thoughts and to tell me why she thinks 2020 has actually been a fantastic year....
50:09
June 15, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Six. Sylvia Liu # 3
I'm back with Sylvia Liu in this episode to find out what she has been doing in lockdown.  I'm very excited about her new product...so much so that I bought one!...
38:35
June 14, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Five. Sandra Yip # 5
Off to Hong Kong for a quick catch up with Sandra Yip in between clients.  She's a busy bee but is worried as she's lost quite a lot of her old regulars who've decided they CAN live without lashes after all...
08:11
June 13, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Four. Tara Fisher # 6
I can't believe we are into round 6 of interviews and first out of the traps is Tara Fisher of Farnham eyelashes.  She has lots of good information on getting back to work and she shares info about the competition collaboration that we are doing together which closes tomorrow.  There's still time to enter and to win 2 hours mentoring with the both of us as a double header...
23:19
June 11, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Three. Katie Godfrey # 4
Back to speak to Katie Godfrey in this episode.  Katie has suffered with anxiety on and off through her life which she talks about in her first interview and it's come back with a vengeance this past couple of weeks...
22:14
June 11, 2020
Episode One Hundred and Two. Joanna Lee # 5
It's time for my interview once again.  Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes asks the questions.  We discuss many things including the impactful interview I did with Trina Dial Horne last week about the death of George Floyd...
30:41
June 10, 2020
Episode One Hundred and One. Carly Stanley # 5
Back to speak to Carly Stanley in this episode.  She's had a rough couple of weeks and is struggling with lack of sleep...
16:22
June 9, 2020
Episode One Hundred. Charlie West # 5
Episode 100 - wow and it's back to my mentor at Darling Beauty headquarters in this one to catch up with Charlie West.  If you've been following her progress on her grant application, she has some interesting news you might not want to miss...
19:42
June 8, 2020
Episode Ninety Eight. Nikki Atkins # 5
Back to Essex to speak with the lovely Nikki Atkins once again.  It's a big day for her as one of her boys goes back to school.  How's she feeling about it all?...
16:06
June 7, 2020
Episode Ninety Nine. Hanna Putjato # 5
I speak to Hanna Pujato in this episode.  She has really made big changes to London Lash Pro during lockdown and she shares some big news..
17:39
June 7, 2020
Episode Ninety Seven. Trina Dial Horne # 5
So across the water to Texas in this emotional episode to speak with Trina Dial Horne to find out how she's finding things in the US right now as Corona virus is eclipsed by the riots and protests as a result of the murder of George Floyd. (currently the IGTV mentioned @thelashexchange is not up there but they are working on getting it back up)...
1:18:35
June 6, 2020
Episode Ninety Six. Genevieve Hickin # 5
I catch up with Genevieve Hickin in this episode.  As usual she has tonnes of good info on getting ready to go back to lashing to entering competitions...
42:10
June 5, 2020
Episode Ninety Four. Kaitlyn Elford # 5
Back to Canada to speak to the gorgeous Kaitlyn Elford of Lost Artistry.  Guess what? She's open.  The salon is back to business and I find out how it's all going....
21:19
June 4, 2020
Episode Ninety Five. Eri Rennie and Chieko Miyamoto # 5
Back to Japan to speak to Eri Rennie with the help of London Lash's Chieko Miyamoto based in London.  Eri is working hard and she's even found time to take on a new project...
17:29
June 3, 2020
Episode Ninety Three. Cindy Nicholls # 5
Cindy Nicholls is still holding up in Cornwall.  It's not been an easy time for her; effectively homeless, staying with friends temporarily and she's had lots of personal upset to deal with too...
18:53
June 3, 2020
Episode Ninety Two. Linn Jeppson # 5
Sweden is my port of call for this episode.  I catch up with Linn Jeppson who has just launched her next international LookByLinn competition and she's feeling just as positive as always.  Find out what she's been up to...
10:33
June 2, 2020
Episode Ninety One. Vilja Birkelund # 5
Heading back to Norway once again to catch up with Vilja Birkelund.  She dares to say that life feels more normal than at any other point in this pandemic. So how does this 'new normal' look to her..
22:57
June 1, 2020
Episode Ninety. Rosie Knapper # 5
Rosie Knapper is in Crewe up in the North of England.  She has 3 small children and they are very much part of this episode.  Keeping it real here on Behind The Lashes!...
17:36
May 26, 2020
Episode Eighty Nine. Vicky Rugg # 5
Off to Essex to speak with lash queen, Vicky Rugg.  Has she recovered from Boris's announcement yet?...
21:22
May 25, 2020
Episode Eighty Eight. Dionne Thomas # 5
Back to Croydon, London to speak to Dionne Thomas.  It hasn't been all plain sailing for Dionne this past couple of weeks.  Find out why...
29:34
May 24, 2020
Episode Eighty Seven. Tara Fisher # 5
Tara Fisher is based in Farnham and is looking forward to opening her business again.  How has she been getting on this last couple of weeks?...
22:59
May 23, 2020
Episode Eighty Six. Jade Jones # 5
Can you believe that this is the 5th interview I've done with Jade Jones...this means I've been doing this podcast series for 8 weeks.  Time flies during Lockdown for some but how is it feeling for Jade this time?...
24:38
May 22, 2020
Episode Eighty Five. Arianne Angove # 3
Back to Cardiff in Wales to speak to Arianne Angove (and Narla) to see how she has found this past couple of weeks.  The rules are different in Wales so has anything changed?...
14:50
May 21, 2020
Episode Eighty Four. Katie Godfrey # 3
Another 2 weeks on and I'm back to catch up with Katie Godfrey.  With her daughter Lola at Reception age; how is she feeling about some years in primary schools going back in a couple of weeks?...
32:59
May 21, 2020
Episode Eighty Three. Sandra Yip # 4
Back to Hong Kong in this episode to speak to Sandra Yip who is back to lashing 10/11 hours a day!  How does that feel?  Is she missing lockdown?...
17:45
May 20, 2020
Episode Eighty Two. Joanna Lee # 4
Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes interviews me in this episode.  It's been an up and down kind of fortnight for several reasons...
23:52
May 19, 2020
Episode Eighty One. Carly Stanley # 4
I speak to Carly Stanley in this episode to see if the past 14 days has been any better for her after a slight lull in the previous fortnight...
15:49
May 18, 2020
Episode Eighty. Charlie West # 4
Heading back to Darling Beauty headquarters to chat with Charlie West once again.  It's an upbeat chat and Charlie is feeling positive which is no mean feat during these uncertain times...
27:46
May 17, 2020
Episode Seventy Eight. Genevieve Hickin # 4
In this episode I'm back to speak with Genevieve Hickin to find out how she is since putting The Lash Social Easter competition and also post Boris Johnson's announcement with regards to loosening the lockdown...
45:50
May 16, 2020
Episode Seventy Nine. Trina Dial Horne aka Maven # 4
T'his is a ram packed episode.  Super inspiring chat with Trina aka Maven (apologies for my sound issues).   I could have talked to her all day.  This one is one NOT to be missed....
1:12:37
May 16, 2020
Episode Seventy Seven. Hanna Putjato # 4
Hanna Putjato shares her thoughts on lifting lockdown too soon, her fears for PPE supply chains, a second wave of Covid 19 and how important it is for us to know what we are NOT going to do for our businesses when we open as well as what we ARE going to do...
29:34
May 15, 2020
Episode Seventy Six. Nikki Atkins # 4
Back with Nikki Atkins of Essex Lash this time to find out her reaction to Boris' "Plan to Rebuild".  Nikki also explains why a garden centre has never held so much joy for her as now!...
26:25
May 15, 2020
Episode Seven Five. Eri Rennie # 4
So Japan is on the verge of lifting all lockdown except for the city hotspots.  Eri is poised to open her bigger salon which has been closed for some time now.  I find out how she is feeling with the help of London based Japanese lash artist, Chieko Miyamoto...
23:09
May 14, 2020
Episode Seventy Four. Cindy Nicholls # 4
Back to the West Country to see how another 2 weeks of sofa-surfing is affecting Cindy Nicholls.  This lady never fails to put a smile on my face! But how is she feeling?...
19:47
May 14, 2020
Episode Seventy Three. Renuka Krishna # 4
Back to Delhi, India in this one to speak with Renuka Krishna and her daughter Ghandarva.  India is currently in lockdown but hoping to hear on Tuesday night about loosening the levels but they are not feeling very hopeful as India still hasn't reached it's peak...
27:04
May 13, 2020
Episode Seventy Two. Linn Jeppson # 4
Back to Sweden now to speak to Linn and Ida.  These two are always in high spirits and after a lot of editing we got there!  Such good fun always talking to these two...
23:37
May 13, 2020
Episode Seventy One. Kaitlyn Elford # 4
Back to Canada in this episode to speak with Kaitlyn Elford of Lost Artistry Lash to find out her news.  She has SERIOUS news to share with us, she's on a 7 day count down to reopening her lash salon...
24:16
May 12, 2020
Episode Seventy. Vilja Birkelund # 4
Back to Norway to find out how Vilja is settling back into the 'new normal'.  Her daughter is back at school and she is fully booked lashing again.  But how does this feel 2 weeks on?...
19:01
May 12, 2020
Episode Sixty Nine. Dionne Thomas # 4
I delayed Dionne's interview from last week so that I could speak to her about the Prime Minister's announcement Sunday night.  We also discuss her IGTV from the weekend in which she bares her soul and she says risks friendships and future business opportunities.  If you want to hear her broadcast you'll find it @dionne.loveandlashes on Instagram.
38:39
May 11, 2020
Episode Sixty Eight. Vicky Rugg # 4
Back to Essex to speak to Vicky Rugg.  I catch her on a really busy day.  After a few down days, Vicky is back on her game and if you've ever fancied doing a styling workshop with her but live too far away there maybe some light on the horizon for you..,
16:03
May 10, 2020
Episode Sixty Seven. Rosie Knapper # 4
Back to the North of England to see how Rosie Knapper is handling lockdown as the mother of 3 little people, another 2 weeks on...
29:49
May 10, 2020
Episode Sixty Six. Jade Jones # 4
Where on earth is the time going during this lockdown period?  Can you believe, 4th interview with Jade Jones.  How is she? What has she been doing?  And does she think we'll be going back to work any time soon with the announcements due on Sunday night?
27:47
May 9, 2020
Episode Sixty Five. Tara Fisher # 4
Back to sunny Farnham in the south of England to speak with Farnham Eyelashes' Tara Fisher.  She has lots of great advice for getting back to work and life seems to being going quite well this week, despite a blip last week...
22:10
May 9, 2020
Episode Sixty Four. Jamie Butler
A special guest for you on this Bank Holiday Friday!  It's Jamie Butler of Lashbase to talk about everything and anything!  I'm sure there are plenty of things in this episode to discover that you did not know about this man.  I know I certainly did...
1:05:05
May 8, 2020
Episode Sixty Two. Arianne Angove # 2
Back to Cardiff to talk to Arianne about all things from menstrual cycles to face masks!  
18:46
May 7, 2020
Episode Sixty Three. Sylvia Liu # 2
In this episode Sylvia Liu speaks with me about lash adhesive care, UV sanitation tools and her favourite investment which is keeping her happy during Lockdown...
21:16
May 7, 2020
Episode Sixty One. Katie Godfrey # 2
Back to speak to Katie Godfrey in this episode to find her preparing for going back to work.  It's costly and stressful but she's determined to be ready if the news is good this coming Sunday.
26:37
May 6, 2020
Episode Sixty. Sandra Yip # 3
Joined by Sandra Yip in Hong Kong for this one.  It's a fascinating episode so don't miss it!  Big week in Hong Kong.  
15:03
May 6, 2020
Episode Fifty Eight. Carly Stanley # 3
Back off to speak to Carly Stanley now on the 42nd day of this lockdown.  She says she thinks she's 'losing the plot'.  Find out why...
16:10
May 5, 2020
Episode Fifty Nine. Joanna Lee # 3
Turning the tables on podcast host Joanna Lee once again; Dionne Thomas is asking the questions to see what has been going on the past fortnight.  If you are in need of cheering up, this one is for you...lots of laughter, giggles and general mentalist conversation (you're welcome!)
22:30
May 5, 2020
Episode Fifty Seven. Trina Dial Horne # 3
Back off to Texas for this episode to catch up with Trina Dial Horne aka Maven.  I catch her in the car, doing a mad dash to the vets.  As some US states start to open and lash artists go back to work in some areas; how is Trina feeling about it all?
10:39
May 4, 2020
Episode Fifty Six. Charlie West # 3
Back to speak with Charlie West of Darling Beauty in this episode.  Has the lockdown lethargy got to her or is her mood one of positivity?...
14:36
May 3, 2020
Episode Fifty Four. Renuka and Gandharva Krishna # 3
I speak to this mother daughter collaboration once again in Delhi, India.  Gandharva has some pretty controversial theories on Covid 19 which makes it interesting listening...
34:47
May 2, 2020
Episode Fifty Five. Genevieve Hickin # 3
Back with Genevieve Hickin in this one.  She's busy getting The Lash Social competition entries all ready and off to the judges for the delayed Easter competition.  Find out how Lockdown is feeling for her...
21:25
May 2, 2020
Episode Fifty Three. Hanna Putjato # 3
Back to Manchester to catch up with Hanna Putjato of London Lash Pro.  Busy as ever, Hanna is loving lockdown.  Find out what she's been up to and what her letter from HRH The Queen said...
17:11
May 1, 2020
Episode Fifty Two. Nikki Atkins # 3
Off to Essex again to speak to Nikki Atkins about lockdown lethargy!  I love how she keeps it so real.  Find out why she's buzzing and why she is keeping a big secret...
17:30
May 1, 2020
Episode Fifty. Cindy Nicholls # 3
'Behind The Lashes' wends it's way to the West Country to catch up with Cindy Nicholls once more to see if she's alphabetised those spice racks yet!...
19:44
April 30, 2020
Episode Fifty One. Eri Rennie # 3
I speak to Eri who is based in Japan and we are joined again by Chieko Miyamoto of Manami Lash to help us out with translation.  I speak to both ladies about how a London dwelling Japanese lady is feeling about lockdown and how her experience compares to Japanese resident Eri
28:34
April 30, 2020
Episode Forty Nine. Vilja Birkelund # 3
It's a big week for beauticians in Norway.  Find out how Vilja gets on going back to work and sending her daughter back to kindergarden...
21:37
April 29, 2020
Episode Forty Eight. Linn Jeppson # 2
Off to Sweden in this episode, to catch up with Linn Jeppson and her right hand - Ida Gordemach.  We haven't caught up for 4 weeks due to Linn's client schedule so what has life been like?   It's so fascinating to hear about Sweden's approach to Covid 19  and it hasn't all been plain sailing...
23:39
April 29, 2020
Episode Forty Seven. Kaitlyn Elford # 3
Back off to British Columbia, Canada, to catch up with Kaitlyn Elford of Lost Artistry Lash to see how her lockdown is going.  As you might expect she's been busy and her latest venture is nearly ready for lift off!  
13:34
April 28, 2020
Episode Forty Six. Tara Fisher # 3
Back to check in with Tara Fisher to see how the past fortnight has been.  She's taken on a new project with daughter Nellie to stave off lockdown-itus.  Have a listen to see how she's doing...
26:46
April 27, 2020
Episode Forty Four. Vicky Rugg # 3
Just a quickie with Vicky today as I've caught her enjoying her lunch and looking forward to a snooze!  Vicky Rugg is enjoying lockdown in Essex and has changed her survival tactics to get her through Covid 19.  Just a quickie oFind out what they are...
08:58
April 26, 2020
Episode Forty Five. Rosie Knapper # 3
Back to the North of England in this one to catch up with Rosie Knapper.  In this episode she gives us something to think about with her conspiracy theories.  Find out what they are...
28:36
April 26, 2020
Episode Forty Two.. Jade Jones # 3
I can hardly believe I'm back with Jade Jones today for her 3rd catch up.  After a tearful episode last time, I'm keen to know how she is doing.  Find out why she is thankful to 'Behind The Lashes'
30:27
April 25, 2020
Episode Forty Three. Dionne Thomas # 3
Back to Croydon in this episode to chat to Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes.  She has some super inspiring advice for me and hopefully her listeners too.  But why the unicorn horn she is wearing?
22:26
April 25, 2020
Episode Forty One.. Sylvia Liu # 1
First interview with this lash superstar.  So many fascinating things about this lady that you never would have known before 'Behind The Lashes'.  It's Sylvia Liu of Lash Heaven.
48:10
April 24, 2020
Episode Forty. Arianne Angove # 1
Off to Wales for this one to speak to Arianne Angove of Always Bonita Beauty.  Arianne is keeping busy running online social media workshops and has loads of tips to boost your Instagram.  But how is she feeling about lockdown in these uncertain times?
41:14
April 24, 2020
Episode Thirty Nine. Katie Godfrey # 1
In this episode I have a right old chin wag with Katie Godfrey of KG lashes.  What a story she tells.  Tune in to find out how she has triumphed in the face of adversity in her former years to be the roaring success and inspiration she is today.
52:32
April 23, 2020
Episode Thirty Eight. Sandra Yip # 2
Back to catch up with Sandra Yip in Hong Kong 14 days on.  A disappointing government announcement leaves Sandra feeling a bit flat...
14:07
April 23, 2020
Episode Thirty Seven. Joanna Lee # 2
In this episode Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes touches base with 'Behind The Lashes' presenter Joanna Lee to see how she is coping with the Covid 19 situation.   As you might expect from these two there's lots of laughter and silliness amongst the serious matter in hand.
30:35
April 22, 2020
Episode Thirty Six. Carly Stanley # 2
As we enter week 5 of lockdown in the UK I catch up with Carly Stanley and find out how she feels about the prospect of another 3 weeks (at least) looking at the same walls and people!
15:42
April 22, 2020
Episode Thirty Five. Trina Dial Horne # 2
Back off to Texas to find out how Trina Dial Horne of 
27:08
April 21, 2020
Episode Thirty Four. Charlie West # 2
Another 14 days of lockdown done with a minimum of another 3 weeks to come!  How is this affecting Charlie West of Darling Beauty?
18:31
April 20, 2020
Episode Thirty Two. Hanna Putjato # 2
Manchester is the destination of Behind the Lashes in this episode to catch up with London Lash Pro's Hanna Putjato.   As usual Hanna has kept herself busy and she shares with me a sobering picture of life for her parents in Belarus through this coronavirus.
17:36
April 19, 2020
Episode Thirty Three. Genevieve Hickin # 2
Staying in the UK for this episode and it's time to check in with Genevieve Hickin to see how another 14 days in lockdown has treated her.
25:06
April 19, 2020
Episode Thirty. Eri Rennie # 2
Back to Japan this time to catch up with Eri Rennie and translator Manamilash Yuki Tsujino.  Japan has recently declared a state of emergency but how's it affecting Eri?  Stay with the Japanese folks, it's worth it!
17:53
April 18, 2020
Episode Thirty One. Nikki Atkins # 2
Back to Essex in this one to see Nikki Atkins of Essex Lash.  She had such an amazing response from her first episode thanks to her sharing of her deeply personal experience of losing her Mum to Kidney disease when she was just 18 years old.  In this interview she tells me how that made her feel to get all those messages.
19:51
April 18, 2020
Episode Twenty Nine. Cindy Nicholls # 2
It's back to the West Country of England for this episode to catch up with sofa surfer Cindy Nicholls to find out if living under someone else's roof is going.  Boredom is starting to take it's toll but she is still full of laughs!
13:50
April 17, 2020
Episode Twenty Eight. Renuka and Gandharva Krishna # 2
In this episode I catch up with dynamic duo and mother and daughter lash team Renuka and Gandharva Krishna. Things are hotting up in Delhi in more than one way.  There is an upside to the lockdown and these ladies seem happy to be locked in currently which is just as well as the Prime Minister has announced an extension to their lockdown.  Tune in to find out more.
37:34
April 17, 2020
Episode Twenty Seven. Kaitlyn Elford # 2
2 weeks further on in lockdown and it's off to see how Kaitlyn Elford is faring in Canada.  Still fairly unscathed by Covid 19 I find out how she's been making use of all the time on her hands. Find out more about Kaitlyn on IG @lostartistrylash
17:35
April 16, 2020
Episode Twenty Five. Dionne Thomas # 2
In this episode I speak to Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes again to see how she is doing after her emotional first interview.  Her laughter trills it's way through this chat which is so good to hear.  She explains why she thinks it's super healthy to take full on social media breaks here and there. IG @loveandlasheslashbar
20:05
April 15, 2020
Episode Twenty Six. Vilja Birkelund # 2
Zooming back to Norway now to speak with Vilja Birkelund for the second time to see how things have been for her in the past 2 weeks.  She tells me that she has some exciting news.  Is C19 under control in Norway or are these new measures going to be too soon?  A very interesting insight into the situation in Norway. Find Vilja on IG @ vilja.ninjalashacademy
22:26
April 15, 2020
Episode Twenty Four. Rosie Knapper # 2
Off to the North of England in this episode to catch up with Rosie Knapper.  I discuss her conspiracy theories on C19 and also her resourcefulness as she launches her online training during lockdown.  Find out how she's coping. (N.B. Boris is out of ICU by the time this transmits) IG @rosie_flutterbybeautytraining
17:14
April 14, 2020
Episode Twenty Three. Vicky Rugg # 2
I catch up with Vicky Rugg in sunny Essex in this episode as she is sun tanning her back in the garden, under her faux Wisteria, whilst being waited on by her husband Bennet with boozy breakfast orange juice!   Is she living her best life and loving lockdown?  Find out! If you want to catch up with Vicky's breakfast cocktails you'll find her on IG @vickyrugg_lashartist
10:31
April 14, 2020
Episode Twenty Two. Tara Fisher # 2
I'm back with Tara Fisher of Farnham eyelashes today to see how she is faring 2 weeks down the line.  It's not been an easy 14 days for Tara with her husband away and daughter Nellie on school holidays.  Find out why. You can find Tara on IG @farnhameyelashes
19:31
April 13, 2020
Episode Twenty One. Jade Jones # 2
In this episode I'm back with Jade Jones to touch base with how the last 2 weeks have been for her.  It's an emotional time for her.  Jade explains what she misses the most about her old life and tells us how she's been keeping busy.  You might need the tissues for this one. Find out more about Jade on IG @byjadejones
26:37
April 13, 2020
Episode Twenty. Sandra Yip # 1
I speak with Sandra Yip in Hong Kong in this episode to see what the situation is like there.  The path Covid 19 has taken there is rather surprising considering it's border with China and regular infux of Chinese people.  Find out how they are controlling the virus and what they think of the UK's tactics.  You can find her on Instagram @ojo_debella
36:40
April 12, 2020
Episode Nineteen. Joanna Lee # 1
In this episode Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes and fellow lash angel turns the tables on me and asks the questions.  Apologies if it all seems a little self-indulgent but I'm not at all used to being on the other side of the interview!  It's not easy so well done to all of my interviewees thus far.  I seem to be under the grip of verbal diarrhoea but if nothing else, play this late at night and you'll be off to sleep in no time!! You can find me on IG @flashlash_beauty
54:53
April 12, 2020
Episode Eighteen. Carly Stanley # 1
Lash artist Carly Stanley is my first interviewee who believes that she and her partner are Covid 19 survivors.  Listen to her fascinating account of how the virus affected them and how it feels to be out the other side.  
33:05
April 11, 2020
Episode Seventeen. Trina Dial Horne aka Maven # 1
I get to 'fly' off to Texas this time to chat to lash mogul Maven!  She was honest enough to say that she didn't commit to the interview for a while because there was no guarantee if she'd feel up to it; so great are the vicissitudes of this time in our lives as we try to struggle through all of the uncertainty.  Thankfully, I catch Trina on a good day and rinse her of her lash survival techniques!
48:00
April 10, 2020
Episode Sixteen. Charlie West # 1
In this episode I catch up with Charlie West owner of Darling Beauty who describes herself as beyond obsessed with lashes and find out how she plans to get through the current situation.  Charlie is a real believer in helping lash artists to be the best they can be.
39:16
April 9, 2020
Episode Fifteen. Genevieve Hickin # 1
In this episode Behind the Lashes speaks with lash artist, international judge and event organiser Genevieve Hickin or Harding as you might know her.  She talks about her frustrations as a lash competition and event organiser as The Lash Social UK is thrown into uncertainty thanks to Covid 19.
39:30
April 8, 2020
Episode Fourteen. Hanna Putjato # 1
In this episode I speak to Hanna Putjato.  Founder and Director of London Lash Professional - Hanna is a trailblazer for the lash industry.  We speak about how she got into lashes and how she turned her home based lash salon into a corporation on the global scale that it is today in just 4 years and all of this when she didn't speak a word of English at the start!
44:20
April 7, 2020
Episode Thirteen. Nikki Atkins # 1
I speak to Nikki Atkins of Essex Lash.  She is an Essex girl born and bred and has a very successful lash business of her own but recently collaborated with Lashbase as one of their trainers.  She shares with me her struggles with mental health largely due to the loss of her wonderful Mum at a young age.  Single mother of 2 little boys she is finding isolation very challenging.
41:50
April 6, 2020
Episode Twelve. Eri Rennie # 1
In this episode I take Behind the Lashes to the Far East.  I catch up with Japan dwelling lash artist and salon owner, Eri Rennie.  We are joined by Chieko Miyamoto, based in London, to help out with translation.  I find out that Japan is still business as usual with no lockdown in place currently and explore the possible reasons why Coronavirus has been slower to take hold there.  You can find out more about them both on IG @eri.londonlash.japan @chieko.miyamoto_londonlashpro
26:40
April 5, 2020
Episode Eleven. Cindy Nicholls # 1
In this interview I nip down to Cornwall in the southwest of England to speak with fantabulous Fantasy Lash Artist, Cindy Nicholls.  A few sound issues due to recording outside and her playful canine pals but aside from this you get to find out a little more about this very humble lady and she tells me things which she says she has never broadcast before so that's a true honour.  Thank you Cindy.
34:53
April 4, 2020
Episode Ten. Renuka Krishna # 1
In this episode I zoom off to Delhi, India to talk to Renuka Krishna and her daughter Gandharva.  Renuka was the first to bring eyelash extensions to India!  A fascinating discussion reflecting on cultural differences and how she was brave enough to strike out on her own in beauty and how she bucked cultural expectations to bring up her daughter as a single parent.
42:00
April 3, 2020
Episode Nine. Linn Jeppsson # 1
In this episode Behind the Lashes heads to Southwest Sweden to chat to lash artist, international judge and speaker Linn Jeppsson of LookbyLinn.  We are joined by her right and left hand woman Ida to help out with any language issues.  We discuss the very different approach that Swedish authorities are taking with regards to Covid 19.  Linn is very much still lashing.  I know there'll be a lot of envious listeners out there and what's more she is still wearing beautiful lashes herself!
23:13
April 2, 2020
Episode Eight. Kaitlyn Elford # 1
Today I take the series across The Atlantic to Canada to catch up with Kaitlyn Elford from Lost Artistry Lash.  We discuss pre-mades, a town called Dildo and how she's loving spending extra time with her kids.   You can find her on IG @lostartistrylash
37:58
April 1, 2020
Episode Seven. Vilja Birkelund # 1
In this episode I catch up with Vilja Birkelund or Pjokken of Ninja Lash Academy in Bergen, Norway.  She's a self-confessed Fantasy lash geek and just coming to terms with the new rules in Norway as they enter low level lockdown thanks to C19. You can find her on IG @vilja.ninjalashacademy
29:46
March 31, 2020
Episode Six. Dionne Thomas # 1
In this episode I talk to Dionne Thomas of Love and Lashes.   Dionne is all about girl power and has some inspiring thoughts about the inner strength of us ladies!  2020 has already been a very tough year and Dionne opens up about how she is already feeling the strong arm of Covid 19.  If you want to see more of Dionne; you'll find her on IG @loveandlasheslashbar
51:45
March 30, 2020
Episode Five. Rosie Knapper # 1
Lash artist and lash trainer in the North of England.  Rosie reflects on how her life has already been impacted by Covid 19 and how she plans to approach it.  You can find Rosie on IG @rosie_flutterbybeautytraining
39:16
March 29, 2020
Episode Four. Vicky Rugg # 1
In this episode I have 'bants' with the hilarious Vicky Rugg and delve a little deeper into her life behind the lashes.  It's been quite a journey! Tune in to find out where life has taken her thus far and her take on C19 (there are one or two swear words!) You can find her on IG @vickyrugg_lashartist
32:25
March 28, 2020
Episode Three. Tara Fisher # 1
In this episode I catch up with Tara Fisher of Farnham Eyelashes.   Tara has been in the lash biz for nearly 11 years and is much loved and well respected.  Hear how she plans to tackle C19. You can find her on IG @farnhameyelashes
22:38
March 27, 2020
Episode Two. Jade Jones # 1
In this episode I speak to Jade Jones - multiple award winning lash artist.  Most notably perhaps for the 'Disrupter Award' at the Lashbase LBX party for her creation and success with her own brand Prejades.   You can find her on IG @byjadejones
27:22
March 26, 2020
Episode One. Behind The Lashes with Joanna Lee
Joanna Lee is the business owner of Flashlash.  She has been a lash artist and educator for 10 years but prior to this had a professional career as a broadcaster before moving into lashes. She has decided to combine her expertise and produce this series of Podcasts. In this episode Joanna introduces the concept behind this series. You can follow Joanna on IG @flashlash_beauty
02:58
March 25, 2020