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The white flaky build-up is dandruff and dead skin cells (...look on the bright side, its not mites, so that's good news!) Those black clumps and chunks is poor use of glue and the strongest lash in the bunch is tugging on all the baby lashes which will eventually be pulled out or broken off with the next week of growth. (MYTH: lash extensions causes lashes to fall out. FALSE. Poor work does)!
The bald gaps between your fine lashes is a place where you will have to wait a long while before new lashes grow in its place and if you compare how thick & heavy those extension clumps are just a short millimeter away from the lash line, suggests that when you got them done last week, it was probably on your skin. Notice your baby fine lashes like thin stilts just barely supporting the extensions. You can imagine how much more stress you will be putting on the lash & the follicle its growing out of, with just a few more weeks of growth. Don't get me wrong, your lashes looked good when you came out of the salon, but they never had a chance to begin with... And I didn't say a thing. So out of guilt, I wrote you a letter to say as nicely as I possibly can...
I love bulldogs. But the thought of your eyes in 6 months resembling one won't qualify you for having giving puppy dog eyes next time you need a favor.
PS Could Hallmark had said it any better? At least I know you will have a sense of humor about this post.
LASH LAB: Hi this is Judy with Lash Lab
CALLER: Hi, I was wondering about your lash extensions and I'm Asian. I have really straight lashes that don't naturally curl upwards and I don't have a lot of lashes at all... I'm looking to get extensions and I want fullness and length. Can you do that for my eyes?
LASH LAB: Of course! Is this your first time doing lashes?
CALLER: Yes. I'm new to lashes and I was told Asian eyes are really hard to do, and because we don't have a lot of lashes, we can't achieve the fullness we are looking for. The strip lashes look so fake though!
LASH LAB: Haha, yes... for people that want strips, we do have a natural looking collection perfectly designed for someone that is trying to avoid that fake look but for people that really just want that convenience of having a naturally looking, full lashline... we can do that with a new technique called volume lashing. Its a totally different technique and allows us to apply many more lash tips, to create that fullness without any added weight. This way we won't weigh down the natura lash. It does take more time and it's a master artists' advanced technique. The products are different, the technique for pick-up and applicaiton requires much more skilled labor but the fullness you get (even asian lashes, haha) is beautiful. So, its totaly possible!
CALLER: My friends get lashes and they stopped because it was taking out their own lashes. Is it true lash extensions damages your lashes?
LASH LAB: Tell your friends to come to us for lashes next time. We will not require you take a break after a few fills. Had your lashes been applied by inexperienced artists or using a standard synthetic quality lash or glue product... I can understand why lower cost salons would require a removal. Truth is, lash extensions done properly with good products should not effect your new lash growth at all. Its when there is improper glue use or cheap lashes too long or heavy for your natural lashes that you should really take a break. But the next step is DON't GO BACK! Pay a little more up front, knowing you won't have this problem and you will protect your lashline so the baby hairs and new growth actually grow in. This new growth and baby lashes will grow to be long lashes that we can lash at the next visit! If your natural lashes are falling out in clumps, its safe to say... you are doing a disservice to your own natural lashes.
(Client booked and voila! Notice the natural lash line, no clumpy glue, no plastic shine, very fluffy and full lash tips that look completely real from the side too!)
VOLUME technique lashes, with a slight flare at the corners to create a natural yet subtle cat shape for accentuating her natural slender cat eyes. We used a curl that is curly enough to reach up and over her hooded lids so that she can appreciate seeing the lash tips reach up and over her eyelids as opposed to being just visible on the side. Needless to say, another very happy client with eyelash extensions from LASH LAB. If you want to chat about your unique request, we can offer advice over the phone too and help you decide whats best for you! Call the main line at 888-406-5274 and let us know you read our blog post!
Imperfection is Perfection!!!
Hi! It's Judy
I am the owner of LASH LAB & my goal is to be as transparent as possible, and to provide a real perspective on the lash biz and the different services to help you, as you shop for a trusted salon to do your lashes. I'm accessible all the time and its my way of keeping close with my customers since I can't be at everyone's next visit. Ask me anything, and visit often. Most of all, thank you for your business, all the referrals and your loyalty to our woman owned/operated business throughout the years. We've seen this lash biz really explode & it's all thanks to you!!!