Students were forced to rip out their fake eyelashes at a Catholic girls school in Melbourne earlier this month.
The incident took place at Mater Christi College in Belgrave in Victoria on February 4, when year 11 and 12 students were told to remove their fake lashes before school photos.
This is due to the school’s uniform policy which says only minimal foundation and mascara are allowed.
However some of the girls had lash extensions in preparation for the school formal, it’s believed.
One girl told The Age the girls were “forced to rip their eyelash extensions out while teachers looked on”
She said the girls were in tears.
Eyelash extensions are glued to the original lash and cannot be removed unless the original eyelash is ripped out or falls out – or if a beauty therapist removes the lashes.
The school principal, Mary Fitz-Gerald did not deny the allegations were true and said parents and students had been warned on several occasions since the middle of last year that false lashes were unacceptable.
Parents however argue there are less-harsh and safer ways to deal with the issue.