LASH EXTENSIONS: THE WHY’S, HOW’S, AND F*#@ YEAH’S ABOUT THE TREND THAT’S IN IT TO WIN IT. BY JAMES TURNER


LASH EXTENSIONS: THE WHY’S, HOW’S, AND F*#@ YEAH’S ABOUT THE TREND THAT’S IN IT TO WIN IT. BY JAMES TURNER

Lash Extensions - Boulder Hair Salon - Voodoo Hair LoungeThe low down is this. None of us (and I mean no one) enjoys the mandatory mascara session that has become part of the day-to-day. It’s tedious to apply correctly and taking it off later is even worse. Don’t think for one second that leaving it on isn’t an option either (it can seriously damage your fragile little lashes by drying them out to the point of breakage.) So what’s a gal to do?

wait for it….

Ta-Da! Eyelash Extensions!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Won’t these damage my natural lashes?” “What if I don’t want a super-dramatic look?” “How long do they last?” “Why are they a better option than the strip lashes sold at cosmetic counters?” Be patient young grasshopper, I will fill you in on every lash detail you might possibly have.

The HOW’s:

Before the application has begun, I take a few moments to determine your lash desires. Every girl needs options and your eyelashes are no exception! Are you into the natural look or to do want these bad boys to take you all the way Disney princess status? Totally up to your style preferences and the time you want commit on your set. Typically a full set consists of 60-80 lashes per eye and if you so choose the princess path the length and thickness would of course be properly applied. If you are less interested in breeze-induced- blinking than you might consider a half set (30-40 per eye.) Everyone has their look but both have a solid place in the beauty universe.

Each individual hair is applied at the base of your individual lash with a semi-permanent glue. This lash quickly sets, dries, and another is applied to a lash on the opposite eye (this helps keep each eye looking as even and fantastic as the lashes on the other.) Throughout this process the lashes are combed through and sorted between to ensure that no rogue lash has established residency amongst the other lovelies.

Your new fantastic compliment factory should last you up to 4 weeks if cared for properly. That means NO mascara (the dye thins the glue and will cause you to lose extensions faster.)

The F*#@ YEAH’s:

Ok extensions make va-va-voom actually possible but are they safe? The answer?….drum roll……Yes! If done by a properly trained lash extension specialist (like myself, ahem) then your eyelashes will be all the better for it. Truth be told your natural lashes tend to strengthen and grow longer with the extensions due to the lack of tugging, drying, and breaking that the mascara gig causes. So there ya go. Any other questions? Feel free to call the salon (303)449-4453 for more info and/or to book an appointment!