Beautician slams reality TV star for getting free service then charging $1,000 for review

Beautician slams reality TV star for asking for free service then charging her $1,000 to get rave review: ‘I was angry’

  • Deanna Campese from Melbourne is the owner of Lash’d Eyelashes salon
  • She decided to work with a reality TV star when they approached her
  • But things took a turn when the star decided to charge her $1,000 for the release
  • Ms Campese turned down the offer, saying she was “angry” at the condition

A beautician who offered a reality TV star free eyelash extensions to write a review on her social media is “angry” after learning the “D-list celebrity” has charged her a $1,000 fee wanted to charge dollars for the privilege.

Melbourne-based Deanna Campese is the owner of beauty salon Lash’d Eyelashes – which has since become an online eyelash accessories store – when she was approached by the 100,000-followed celebrity reality TV contestant.

The couple decided to collaborate on a social media post in exchange for a free lash service, which Ms. Campese was happy to use in this instance.

Melbourne-based Deanna Campese was the owner of beauty salon Lash'd Eyelashes - which has since become an online eyelash accessories store - when she was approached by the 100,000-follower celebrity reality TV contestant

Melbourne-based Deanna Campese was the owner of beauty salon Lash’d Eyelashes – which has since become an online eyelash accessories store – when she was approached by the 100,000-follower celebrity reality TV contestant

The couple decided to collaborate on a social media post in exchange for a free lash service, which Ms. Campese was happy to use in this instance

But things got pear-shaped after the service, when the microstar told Ms. Campese she'd have to shell out an extra $1,000 for the post and

The couple decided to collaborate on a social media post in exchange for a free lash service, which Ms. Campese was happy to use in this instance

But things got pear-shaped after the service, when the microstar told Ms. Campese she’d have to shell out an extra $1,000 for the post and “additional costs” if there were to be an Instagram story too.

“I was angry,” Ms Campese told 7News.

“I was very excited when she contacted me because she was on a popular reality TV show, so she’s well known. It was unexpected, but it was nice to know that I was recommended to her by other customers.

“But after I offered the free service, she told me about the $1,000 shipping fee. She might have gotten my attention, but I want people to come to my store because I’m doing a good job, not because I’m paying them to say that.”

While Ms. Campese has used influencers to promote her business in the past, she found that the time it took to get organized and get a result wasn’t the same as when a client just recommended her through word of mouth .

While Ms. Campese has used influencers to promote her business in the past, she found that the time it took to get organized and get a result wasn't the same as when a client just recommended her through word of mouth

While Ms. Campese has used influencers to promote her business in the past, she found that the time it took to get organized and get a result wasn’t the same as when a client just recommended her through word of mouth

So she wrote back a

So she wrote back a “passive-aggressive” email to the reality TV star, explaining that if she “paid” for a review it would be unfair to her real customers (reality TV star not illustrated).

So she wrote a “passive-aggressive” email to the reality TV star, explaining that if she “paid” for a review it would be unfair to her real customers.

The experience left Ms. Campese in bad taste and she now trusts her business skills and superior service to speak for themselves.

While influencers have their place in product promotion, Ms Campese said she often had them cancel at the last minute or not show up, costing her company time and money that could have been attributed to a regular customer.

After closing her retail salon, the esthetician now runs online training courses and an lash shop to help pay the bills, hoping to return to retail later.

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Bradford Betz

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