Our Story

The Faces of Eyeconic Lash Studio

Monika Ford

Owner/Founder/CEO

My passion for empowering women to feel confident, elegant, strong, and beautiful is what inspired me to follow my heart and immerse myself in the beauty industry.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University Galveston and my Masters Degree in Counseling from Texas Christian University. However, my lifelong appreciation for beauty and aesthetics motivated me to utilize my naturally creative skills in pursuit of a new path.

I truly found my calling as a state certified eyelash extensionist. Quickly, I excelled in the detail oriented work, creativity, and the style customization of eyelash extensions.

Through diligence and dedication, I have earned a strong foundation of professional training and accredited certifications since 2013 in both classic eyelash extensions and Borboleta Beauty volume eyelash extensions. My commitment to regularly complete continuing education courses allows me to stay on the cutting edge of the eyelash extension industry while constantly improving my craft.

As an eyelash extension enthusiast of 15 years, I am a true believer in the positive and practical benefits of having eyelash extensions myself. Eyelash extensions are the best beauty invention since lipstick!

The reason I decided to become a business owner is because I wanted to provide a healthy space and opportunity for other women to grow  professionally, financially, and be the best versions of themselves. The climb in my career as a lash artist was a humbling struggle, but I’m glad it happened because I learned invaluable lessons and it gave me the fire to make a change.

I decided I was going to make my own rules and make the lashing work place better with higher standards on all fronts.

I love to help and watch people grow and that means I like to invest in Eyeconic’s individual team members as much as I can. I try to create opportunities for them to reach their fullest potential. I’m not one to oppress other women or feel threatened by their successes or growth. I get my joy out of helping and watching others transform, evolve, and ascend into their unique greatness.  I always have. (Hence my counseling background and degree) I want to always be a source of care and mentorship as well as a safe person to talk to. If I can better a woman’s life and be a catalyst for her to thrive, then this makes it all worth it to me.

My role as a successful eyelash extension business owner with two prior Uptown Dallas locations has encouraged me to bring my skill set to the wonderful Fort Worth community. It is my sincere privilege to serve as your Elite Master Lash Stylist!

Mika Frazier

Director of Operations

Mika obtained a Bachelors degree from Texas A&M University, then decided to get her teaching certifications and taught elementary math and kindergarten. She later obtained a Masters degree in Education Counseling from Texas Christian University.

Since she excels in working with numbers and has a love for interacting with people, Monika asked her to join the team at Eyeconic Lash Studio as Director of Operations in 2018. Mika enjoys assisting clients with booking appointments and exceeds in customer service to ensure each individual client’s specific requests and needs are met. She brings so much life and fun to the studio with her bubbly personality. Clients and fellow team members feed off her upbeat energy.

Darol Allison

Elite Lash Stylist

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Darol has always had a passion for creativity and finding the beauty in everything around her. She decided to take her passion to the next level by enrolling in the Paul Mitchell School and graduating in 2016. She began in the hair industry before making her home in the budding lash industry and impressed all that could see her natural  talents. She has training in classic, hybrid, volume, mega volume, and lash lifts as well brow waxing, tinting, and lamination. Darol is continuing her trainings and certifications as she has a hunger to keep learning and always growing to become the best lash artist she can be.

Haley Garcia

Elite Lash Stylist / Social Media Coordinator

Haley has many creative  talents including photography, videography, graphic design and most especially lash extensions! She loves to travel, go shopping, create fun makeup looks, and spend time with her 2 huskies. Born and raised in Austin, she loves music and has her playlist of Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, and Dominic Fike ready for your appointments! Graduating from high school in 2019, she began her lash journey shortly after. She continued her education by attending an eyelash specialty school to receive her license along with multiple lash certifications to perfect her craft. To add more drama, Haley loves to apply color in her lash sets. With customer service being a priority, she takes the time to thoroughly consult with her clients to get the most bespoke look possible while giving each person the luxury, calm spa experience they deserve.

Leigh Duke

Esthetician/ Wax Specialist

Leigh has a diverse background, with a passion for making others look and feel their best. After teaching high school for 10 years, Leigh decided to go down a different path, and chose to go into esthetics. She ran a successful solo practice for almost 10 years before shutting down amidst the pandemic. In her practice, she performed a range of services from all types of facials and skin treatments, to waxing, sugaring, and eyelash and brow services.

After being away from esthetics for three years, she missed the interaction with clients, and wanted to be back in the treatment room. She is looking forward to seeing the smiles on clients faces when they see their skin looking better than it has in years.

Caroline Blackman

Receptionist

Currently attending TCC in preparation for a chemistry degree at UNT, Caroline was looking for a job. Having several certifications in the medical field she was looking for a more flexible job than hospital work while taking classes. Eyeconic was in need of someone to run the front desk and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. The timing was perfect as Caroline was ready to start working after settling in to her second semester of college. Caroline excels and thrives at being an office manager by insuring the studio runs smoothly and executing administrative duties. She aims to please with everything she does and loves the sense of purpose working Eyeconic gives her.