5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW OR DO BEFORE BOOKING SEMI PERMANENT EYELASH EXTENSION TREATMENT

We live in the era where as women we are being judged constantly. At the same time we live in the world where we want to look and feel good. We care about our loved ones and our career and we care about how we look and what message we sent to the world. Hairdresser, manicure, facial, eyelash extension and good clothing can definitely help us feel more confident in today’s world. Some might say that the knowledge, diplomas, and what you have to say are the most important things, but hey, it’s 2019 where pictures and videos are dominating, and showing the best side of yourself is important.

Let’s get to the point. As the lash industry is growing rapidly, here are 5 things you should know before booking your next appointment with any eyelash technician.

 

IMG_15701. Do your own research – unless you have a recommendation from your best friend you trust infinitely, you must google the place you are going to go for your eyelash extension treatment. Check their website, Instagram and Facebook. Running social media nowadays is a must and not having an account on those platforms, makes us doubt if the place actually exist. Have a look at the pictures of their work and make your own judgment, if this is something you would be willing to have applied onto your natural lashes? If yes, then see point 2, if not, keep searching. If you are not sure, then remember that pictures should show nice, clean and symmetrical, lashes that compliment face features.

 

2. Check the price list – and make sure that you are happy to pay certain price for the services. There will be lash artists charging £30 for a full set and there will be others who will ask for £200. What is the difference? Someone who is just starting their career, might be happy with a lower rate, because they need to gain experience and they might be slow at the beginning. However, someone who will charge a lot, not necessarily have to be a master in the craft. Make sure you know the cost of the service and that you won’t feel overcharged. Higher price will also be an indicator of lash artist investing in her skills – by taking different courses and becoming better in her field. The more educated your lash artist, the safest your lashes in her hands.

3. Check the reviews – if someone has been on the market for a while they should get written reviews either on Google, their

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website or booking system. Customers’ testimonies work as a social proof. The more good things people say about the place or services, the more trust that place will gain. Of course that each review is subjective, but knowing someone’s opinion about the place can help a lot.

4. Ask questions – if you don’t know the difference between Classic and Russian Volume, if you don’t know what to choose from the lashes menu, if you have any doubts, questions or are willing to get more knowledge about the eyelash extension – your lash artist should be able to answer them for you. If she’s doesn’t know the answer, she should at least try to find out and meet your expectations. The knowledge comes with the practice, so the more experience the better. Remember that you need to trust your lash artist and you need to feel safe that she knows what she is doing. And if you don’t, you will only get disappointed.

5. Last but not least is the time of the treatment. If someone is offering semi permanent eyelash extension either classic or Russian Volume that takes 30min to 1hr for a full set, that is probably a treatment that can damage your natural lashes and get them stuck together due to wrong application. Semi permanent eyelash extension is a time consuming treatment, and of course for an experienced technician will take much shorter for a full set, but you can’t expect magic in less than 1hr30 or 2hrs (unless you only have a few sparse natural lashes). I totally understand that time is money, for both lash artist and client, but for the health of your own lashes choose wisely someone who can decent job in the right time schedule.

 

Aleksandra Borkowska

Lash Artist
London Lash Assistant Manager

CLASSIC OR RUSSIAN VOLUME?

A few words to explain the difference between Classic eyelash extension and Russian Volume, and who will benefit from wearing each of them.

1547131903124.JPEGStarting with the Classic – one to one eyelash extension which is a very simple method of adding the length and curl to natural lashes. During this treatment only certain thickness of lashes is used starting with 0.10 – the thinest lashes for Classic, next will be 0.12 – slightly thicker, 0.15 and 0.18 which is considered as pretty thick – suitable only for very healthy and thick natural lashes. There are also thicker lashes like 0.20 or 0.25 which are being phased out from the lash industry because they are too heavy for most natural lashes to support.

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Classic extension provides very natural, mascara effect. It looks the best when applied on thick and healthy eyelashes. Because those lashes don’t add any volume the amount of extension will only be equal the amount of natural lashes suitable for application. I came across situation that a client (with loads of natural, dark and thick lashes) after doing a full set of classic extension asked for half of them to be removed because it seemed too full for her. What is more, the thickness of those lashes should be chosen based on the thickness of natural lash and also the effect we want to achieve.

1547131946235.JPEGWhen choosing Russian Volume extension the desired effect in most cases is fullness.

It can start with a very natural effect by doing 2-3D lashes (the number next to “D” is an indicator of how many lashes are applied per one natural lash) and finish with a mega volume lashes from 9-16D!!! Yes, 16 super thin lashes applied to one natural lash. Seems crazy, doesn’t it? The lashes used during application are much thinner comparing to the Classic. Thickness of 0.10 can be used to do only 2D lashes, 0.07 to create fans between 2-5D, 0.05 for 4-8D and there are also 0.04 or 0.03 for mega volume. Choosing the right thickness and volume for each individual client is crucial for the health of their lashes when doing Russian Volume sets. Because those lashes are very light they will be suitable not only for clients with very healthy and thick lashes but also for clients with thinner or sparse lashes. Their main role, on top of adding curl and length, is simply adding volume which helps to create even sets, as there are many ways to play around with fans. 1547131320987.JPEG

Quite often clients start with Classic lashes and after they get used to having longer and curlier extension, they change for the volume which offer much more visible effect. When choosing between Classic and Volume the most important factors to consider will be how healthy, strong and thick natural lashes are, if they are full or maybe thin and sparse and the final effect that client would like to achieve. The best lashes are the ones that meet clients expectations.

Aleksandra Borkowska
Lash Artist
Assistant Manager at London Lash Studio

Everything you need to know about a great lash cleansing routine!

When your lash artist is offering you a lash cleanser, you may think ‘Do I really need this in my life?’, “Can I not use something else?’ – Believe me, YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED IT! It’s the best product you can get for your lashes!

 

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While buying a new cosmetic product, we always check out the list of ingredients. Why? To be sure that what we use will actually work and will not do more harm than good. It is the same with a lash cleanser – it goes straight on our eyes, so come on – let’s make sure we use the right thing! London Lash Pro Foam Cleanser contains ingredients that will help you keeping your lashes healthy and clean.

Firstly, it contains tea tree oil which is widely known for its antiseptic qualities and its gentle, natural cleansing properties. This key active ingredient will help you avoid eye infections such as Blepharitis, whilst also giving out a beautiful fresh smell!

Another amazing ingredient is Lauryl Betaine – known for its hair and skin conditioning characteristics, which make it the perfect addition to a lash cleanser! If that wasn’t great enough, it also creates a rich lather and helps the product to eliminate oil and dirt leaving the skin clean and soft. Remember, the shorter list of ingredients – the better for our skin 🙂

 

Now you know what’s inside, but why do you need it?

You should be aware that without proper eye hygiene, you will be more prone to an infection – dirty lashes equals eye infection. Using a lash cleanser will also prolong the retention of your lashes, making you and your lash artist happy – you will enjoy your lashes for a longer time and your lash artist’s work will be easier: WIN – WIN 💪🏻

 

So how do you use London Lash Pro Foam Cleanser?

 

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It couldn’t be simpler! Dispense a single pump of a foam onto the fingertips and massage gently into the lash line. Rinse with cool – lukewarm water and voila! Lashes are clean, soft and healthy 🙂 Don’t forget to dry them with a tissue or paper towel to absorb water and brush them – it will keep them fluffy!

 

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I hope that this short explanation will convince you how important it is to clean your lashes, and next time you will leave our salon not only with beautiful lashes, but also with a new lash cleansing routine! ❤️

 

 

Karolina Swiderska,

Salon Manager
London Lash Pro Master Artist and Trainer

 

London Lash

Whether it is your first visit or tenth visit, London Lash offers superior beauty therapy services and semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Founded seven years ago, and originally called Lady Lash, our studio as grown to be one of the top locations in London for high quality eyelash extensions. With branches in London and Manchester, the lash technicians at London Lash Studios offer exceptional service catered to each individual. With a rapidly growing client base, it is no surprise that a majority of London Lash Studio clients are returning time and time again. The staff at London Lash Studio are all fully qualified and highly experienced beauty therapists, many of which have won prizes at international competitions and offer training courses. They provide a professional and friendly environment as well as sound consultative advice.

With over seven years experience, London Lash Studios are one of the best lash salons in London and Manchester. Having performed over 10,000 sets of eyelashes ranging from 2D to 9D in volume, London Lash Studio therapists are well experienced and at the forefront of all the latest techniques in eyelash industry and one of the first salons in the world who’s launched revolutionary Russian Volume Technique. Our warm personality and attention to detail always means the best possible experience.

London Lash Studio is a certified member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) and Beauty Guild.