Now you can buy eyelashes from a vending machine! Beautician who gives Love Islanders their falsies creates machine selling 18 different styles
- Ashleigh Stevenson, 27, from Newcastle, came up with new concept
- Vending machines filled with lashes can be found at two shopping centres
- Offer mascara and 18 different sizes to fit all requirements and cost £10.99 a pair
- A machine is coming to Manchester, and Ashleigh hopes to expand nationwide
A lash entrepreneur has come up with a novel new business idea – vending machines that sell false eyelashes.
Beautician Ashleigh Stevenson, 27, from Newcastle, was experiencing such high demand at her salon that she decided to offer top quality lashes at two machines not far from her shop.
Now glamorous clubbers can complete their look while out on the town, by using machines at two shopping precincts in Newcastle’s city centre, with another planned for Manchester.
Ashleigh Stevenson, 27, from Newcastle, came up with the idea of vending machines selling false eyelashes, after her own salon got so busy she was unable to take on any new bookings
The lashes are available for £10,99 a pair and come in 18 different sizes to fit all requirements (pictured)
Ashleigh, pictured on holiday, said she hopes to expand the idea to big party cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, and even London
The pastel pink machines offer a quick lash fix, with eighteen different sizes and shapes of lash to suit every glamourous girl’s requirement.
Ashleigh’s clients include Love Island winner and Geordie lass Amber Gill, 21, who nipped in for a set of falsies before heading into the villa.
Other famous clients include Geordie Shore stars Charlotte Crosby, 29, and Chloe Ferry, 23.
Ashleigh, pictured on holiday, is just getting started with her vending machines venture, but the ambitious entrepreneur hopes to see them pop up all over the country
Two of the vending machines already exists in the city centre of Newcastle in shopping centres, with another arriving in Manchester soon
The vending machine from Ashleigh’s Lashloft being unveiled in a shopping centre in Newcastle. Ashleigh said she had been overwhelmed with the machines’ popularity
Ashleigh first had the idea for the machines offering a quick lash fix at Christmas.
Her eyelash bar, The Lash Loft, is so popular that she couldn’t take on any new clients, so she was inspired to stock vending machines full of lashes around the city centre to reach more people.
She says that the popularity of the machines has been overwhelming.
She said: ‘It’s been amazing, everyone’s loving them.
‘In America they have vending machines filled with cupcakes and all sorts – I was inspired and wanted to do something different.’
Shoppers have been impressed by the vending machines, with one describing them as the ‘most Geordie thing ever’
A new machine is now set to be installed in a shopping centre in Manchester.
After that, Ashleigh says that she would like to take her pink lash dispensers all over the country.
She said: ‘They would do so well in Liverpool and Manchester as big party cities like Newcastle, and I think they would be popular in London too.’
The lashes cost £10.99 per set and the machine accepts contactless cards and Apple Pay as well as coins.
Locals in Newcastle are delighted and amused by the new addition to their shopping centre.
Josh wrote on Twitter: ‘Is there anything more Geordie than an Eyelash vending machine?’
Abbie tweeted: ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever seen: an eyelash vending machine.’