Okay, so I was curious to see what the deal with eyelash extensions was So I contacted the lovely ladies from Noir Lash Lounge and they set me up. From the minute I looked at their website, I was in love, the website is beautiful! I e-mailed the owner of the company and was surprised by such a fast response, not only did she respond to all of my questions, but she booked my appointment at the Calgary location for me.
So on Tuesday off I went to get some lashes. A few friends of mine had already had them done, so I asked them about the process so I had a little bit of an idea of what to expect. The whole thing took a little over an hour, I had an experienced lash technician who was just the nicest person! She was here fro the Vancouver locations to help get Calgary up and running, and I am sure if the staff here were under her care they are going to be just as wonderful!
The process is simple, you get there and look through a book of some of the different lash looks you can get, you pick one or tell the technician what you want (dramatic, more subtle, etc) and then you lie down on the chair. The technician then chooses a lash that she feels works best with your original lashes and places one in so you can see a little bit of what its going to look like (its not glued so you have to gently open your eyes). If you like it, the process starts.
It starts with refreshing eyepads placed under your eyes, then your bottom lashes are taped down. Tape is placed on your eyelid as well (I am assuming to keep the glue off). And one by one the lashes are glued. It’s actually relaxing. I chatted with Shazmin (my technician) and asked her all kinds of questions too. Because I was a lash-virgin mine are expected to stay 2-3 weeks before I’ll need a fill. After the first time I guess they last longer before needing to be filled.
Once it was all done you get to open your eyes and see it. It’s amazing the change, and they are not heavy at all! I forget I have them until I look in the mirror.
You are not allowed to cry, shower, or basically get them wet for 24 hours… but after that it’s fair game! The care-paper said laugh, cry, swim, etc. I wouldn’t have thought you could swim with them, but it’s good to know I can I am planning on hot-tubbing on Christmas Eve!
With these lashes you have to be sure to use an oil-free makeup remover and be a little more gentle around your eyes. But otherwise that is it. You don’t need mascara, you just wake up and look fabulous!
I can’t wait to go back for a fill, and maybe try their lash-dip for my bottom lashes, as I am also curious about what that is! I am so excited to see what these will look like on stage! It’s going to save so much time!
Thanks so much Noir Lash Lounge, special thanks to Joyce Poon for all of your help! I’ll definitely be back as you’ve made this girl a Lash-addict!