Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a precise and highly effective superficial exfoliation. It relies on the simplest of tools but the most artful of skill to deeply scrape and exfoliate away the top layers of inert skin. This low-tech treatment yields the highest dividends in skin toning, clarifying and re-texturizing and is ideally suited for all ages and skin types. Dermaplaning also removes hair from the treated areas leaving behind a smooth, beautiful face free from embarrassing and unwanted hair. Dermaplaning does not remove the root of facial hair, but instead removes the hair that sits above the epidermis. Dermaplaning is designed to work effectively with the vellus hairs found on your face and hair does not appear thicker or darker as it grows back in.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Break Beauty

Prom and your wedding may be right around the corner, but before this date is spring break, and spring break can cause some gnarly tan lines that show in your dress! Before you venture out to blue skies and endless sun this spring break, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

Packing up some toiletries and sunscreen will help you while you are having fun, but taking a few extra steps to prep your skin beforehand can help prevent nasty skin conditions that haunt you through the summer.

To prep like a pro, I would like to share some need-to-know tips to help jumpstart your vacation beauty routine in no time. And with some extra getaway-approved beauty essentials to throw in your beach bag, your skin will thank you for all the extra work.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

In Depth Look at Volume Lashes

When getting, a classic lash set a 0.15 or 0.20 lash is applied to 1 natural lash. The Volume technique is a pristine method in which you are SAFELY applying anywhere from 2-6 super fine (0.05 to 0.10), lightweight extensions per natural lash. The lashes are applied in a fan shape to 1 natural lash. 

The Volume technique is a pristine method in which you are SAFELY applying anywhere from 2-6 super fine, lightweight extensions per natural lash. Many who have heard about the new volume technique have various questions like is it safe for the natural lashes? Is it too heavy? Will it damage the natural lashes? With the Volume technique, you can apply more lashes, using less weight. This allows you to create fuller more lush lashes. Especially for those who do not have many natural lashes. Volume lashing is indeed a technique. It is not a type of lash. You are using certain diameters for the volume technique. But it's all about how you apply them. With volume, you are still isolating perfectly one natural lash, but instead of applying one single classic lash, you apply a handmade “fan” or “bouquet” of thinner diameter lashes that are hand-crafted to customize the perfect weight for every single natural lash.

As well as using less weight, and being able to customize the lengths, and how much weight goes on to each lash, this technique also allows you to use less glue. Sounds odd, right? More lashes, less glue? But with the technique, you are taught to wrap the adhesive around the natural lash. All the extensions support each other and using less adhesive means less allergies, less irritations. This service takes longer than classic lashing. You can go longer in between fills, the extensions are lighter on the natural lashes making long-term wear even more plausible. You will be happier because you have SOFT, full lashes that look and feel more natural.

Volume lashes on the other hand, are lighter than classic lashes. 1 (3D, 0.05) Volume fan weighs less than 1 classic lash. Also, a lot less glue is used during the volume technique so you don't feel any weight on your eyes at all. You just see beautiful fluffy lashes. (Ah, please note, “volume does NOT mean caterpillar thick, I-can’t-blink look). Volume Eyelash Extensions look “Fluffier”.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Difference Between a Classic Set of Lashes and a Volume Set of Lashes (Part 2)

VOLUME
There’s a new technique taking over the lashing world right now, it is known as Volume Lash Extensions. What is it? Well, it is when multiple lash extensions are applied to one single natural eyelash individually isolating one natural eyelash at a time. Using very thin lashes. If two eyelash extensions are applied to one natural lash it’s described as 2D, if three eyelash extensions are applied to one natural eyelash then it’s described as 3D etc.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Difference Between a Classic Set of Lashes and a Volume Set of Lashes (Part 1)

CLASSIC
A classic set of lashes, aka Individual Eyelash Extensions, have been around for many years now. But what exactly is a Classic Set of Lashes? Classic lashing is the art of skillfully applying one single synthetic eyelash extension, to one isolated natural lash. This method is also known as 1 to 1 or 1:1. We do this again and again until we have placed an extension on every single natural lash we see!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Best Makeup for Lash Extensions

The good news: Your eyelash extensions look fabulous. A common question for people considering eyelash extensions ask, “Can I wear makeup with them?”. The answer is thankfully “Yes!”. The bad news is half your eye-makeup collection needs to go. Eyelash extensions can last for up to six weeks, but wearing the wrong makeup can lead to lash fallout and extension damage, dramatically decreasing the length of time your lash extensions look full and fabulous. For a lot of women, eyelash extension alone make them look feminine, awake, and put together. Many women feel comfortable wearing only eyelash extensions! However, this is not always the case for everyone. Eyelash extensions aren’t going to fix acne, scarring, discoloration, dark circles, or other skin concerns. And even with the pretty and sometimes dramatic statement of lashes you will still want some pretty shading and definition on your eyes. That’s great! Here are some tips and ideas for showcasing and preserving your beautiful eyelash extensions when wearing makeup.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Longer Wear for Your Lash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are a commitment, even if you plan to only get them once for a special event or occasion. You pay a good amount of money, lay in a chair for more than an hour and walk out looking like the prettiest version of yourself. Whether you plan to come back in a 2-3-weeks for a fill or not, you want to keep those lashes looking beautiful, natural and healthy. Even the best eyelash extensions can be short lived and even destructive to your natural lashes if you aren’t taking care of them. The good news is that taking good care of your eyelash extensions is very easy – and rewarding. By taking care of your extensions you can make them last longer, look prettier, and protect the growth of your natural eyelashes.