2. Sometimes imitation really IS flattery — so let it boost your ego!
"You can always watermark your image. But personally, I try and feel flattered they liked my image so much they wanted to share it further!"
- Crystal Harvey, LashPRO Educator
"Be the bigger person. Yes it sucks, but step back. And take a breath. It’s flattering that others are so in love with what you do that they want to copy you. Focus on yourself and continue to do what you’re obviously awesome at. But of course, if you're dealing with image stealing, definitely approach them professionally.
- Samantha Taylor, LashPRO Educator
"I haven't personally encounter this issue, but when other lash artists repost my work (usually credited), I feel honoured. I am making an impact and statement on social media and people can recognize my style of lashing."
- Debbie Vo, LashPRO Educator
3. Know when to confront people — and make good on threats when you do
"I would contact them.
Step One: Comment on their photo stating that it is your work.
Step Two: DM/email them with screenshots of their posts and proof of your original work. Give them a time frame to remove the image (24 hours, for example) or threaten to charge them usage fees of your content at $50-100 per day of use.
Step Three: If the image is STILL not removed, contact a lawyer and proceed with collecting damages.
It's YOUR work, so take ownership of it!"
- Courtney Buhler, CEO & founder of Sugarlash PRO™