About Verlee Gumban
Verlee Gumban, The Lash Maven owner, specializes in a patented technique perfected by Beverly Hills elite lash pioneer, Daniel Dinh. Certified in this patented method, ultra-lightweight, sterilized faux mink and silk eyelash extensions are applied, one-by-one to your natural lashes. By blending the extensions seamlessly, they look and feel like your own lashes, only better.
When "Russian Volume" lashes hit the eyelash extension scene in the United States in 2013, women all over the world were looking for artists who could apply this groundbreaking technique. Perfected by Russian Lash Masters, this new technique takes lashes to a whole new level. In June 2013, Verlee attended the first North America “LashBoom” with hands on training in Volume Lashes with Lash Masters Teresa Smith, Olga Volkova, and Nadia Afanaseva and became certified in the Advanced Technique of Volume Eyelash Extension. Always wanting to master and provide the latest techniques and trends in lash artistry, Verlee became certified by one of the masters herself, Irina Levchuk, Competition Judge and Trainer from Lash and Brow Design Academy, in July 2013. Verlee became one of the first to offer Russian Volume lashes in San Diego, CA, and is one of just a handful of skilled artists in the region. To round out her repertoire, Teresa Smith, UK Lash Specialist and author of The Lash Bible, certified Verlee, in March 2014.
While maintaining a successful practice, Verlee is closely involved in the lash extension community and is committed to acquiring and sharing the industries highest standards in safety, education and style. She is a member of NEESA, National Eyelash Extension Safety Association, and is a certified Lash Mastery Educator for BAALA, Be An Amazing Lash Artist Project.
An incurable foodie, as well as lash artist, Verlee studied Food Science/Agbusiness at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After years in the food industry, she made the decision to leave the corporate world to follow her passion. What drew her to the beauty industry, and specifically lash extensions, was her genuine love of helping women look and feel great about themselves. In her spare time, Verlee enjoys baking, cooking, cake decorating, and photography.
I recently got my lashes done for my wedding by Verlee. Verlee is one of the few artists that trained in Russian volume lashes technique with the famous Irina Levchuk. Verlee constantly seeks to master her technique has also studied with 2 other Russian Master Lash Artists along with a UK Master Lash Artist.. With that impressive resume, you know Verlee is a legitimate lash artist. I've gotten lashes before by 3 other lash artists, and Verlee is by far the best. She is a perfectionist, when I met her, she assessed my lashes and decided to completely remove and re-do them. She wanted my wedding lashes to look beautiful and stopped at nothing to make me happy. She's detailed oriented and will take the time to make your lashes look gorgeous. All my friends raved about my lashes on my wedding day, they looked flawless, like "I woke up like this" Beyonce flawless. The lashes seamlessly transitioned from wispy inner corners to a dramatic outer corner, the way it should be done! My wedding makeup artist looked at them and she said they were so good I didn't need eyeliner! That's how amazing they looked! From all the compliments on my wedding day, it proved Verlee did an amazing job. I only wish I lived in Encinitas to go to Verlee for my fills. I am planning a trip to San Diego and will always stop by to get a fill by Verlee. If you are lucky enough to live close by, you should be getting your lashes done by Verlee, no question. She is the BEST!