A woman's eyelashes started falling out after a lash extension gone wrong left her with "inflamed eyelids."
According to the Daily Mail, a woman entered Emma Dhanjal's salon on her birthday weekend and asked for artificial eyelash extensions, but the salon owner was shocked by what she saw.
"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your research," Dhanjal posted on her salon's Facebook page. "This poor girl has been left with extremely damaged natural lashes."
Dhanjal shared photos showing the woman's damaged eyelashes, explaining that the woman asked for extensions after her lashes had been destroyed by another salon.
"She wanted lashes for her birthday this weekend I could not lash her because she has been left with no lashes," Dhanjal wrote. "Her natural lashes are sooooo damaged from the place she has been having her lashes done, they were falling out when I touched them with the tweezers."
The beauty specialist said that her client was left with "inflamed eyelids" and needed "to see her doctor for infection," after previous extensions went terribly wrong.
"Her lashes may never be the same again," she wrote in the post.
Dhanjal continued, "This should NEVER ever happen to your lashes, please do not be scared of having lash extensions applied, if you do your research and go to the right place your lash extensions can be applied for years and years without having a break."
The salon owner added that the client's were the "worst lashes I have personally seen in seven years of lashing."
"I take a lot of pride in my work and this makes me feel sick it is still happening out there," she said. "Make sure you are 100 per cent certain you know the background of your next eyelash artist."
Dhanjal spoke to the Daily Mail about the incident.
"As soon as I saw her lashes I knew something was wrong," she said. "I was a bit speechless, but I removed them straight away and advised she see her GP. My advice for people looking to get lashes is to look at reviews, and make sure the professional knows what they're doing. Prices are also important -- you get what you pay for if you go too cheap."
She concluded, "I do want to say, however, that people shouldn't be scared of having their eyelashes done. This shouldn't happen, and won't in most places."
Readers shared their thoughts on the story on the Daily Mail's Facebook page.
"I've been having mine done for months, no issues or anything like that," one reader commented. "It saves me time in the morning so I don't have to do my eye makeup and mascara makes my eyes sting so perfect solution for me. You just need to do your research, find someone reputable and look after them!"
"I wanted to give eyelash extension a try," another reader wrote. "But after looking at girls with ridiculous eyelashes and researching the risk. I have come conclusion not to, or that will be me"