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6 Ways to Enhance Your Lash Lounge Experience

It’s your favorite day, also known as lash refill day! Before you start counting down the time till you get to sink into that relaxing spa bed, take note of some ways you can enhance your anticipated bi-weekly trip to The Lash Lounge.

1. TAKE IN THE TUNES

Love listening to music to unwind? You’re in luck! Most of our salons offer earbuds or headphones so you can listen to your favorite songs while we work our lash and brow magic.

Got your own ear gear? Bring it with you! Just make sure your headphones aren’t too large; wouldn’t want you to be uncomfortable or potentially block your stylist’s lashing path during your application. Other than that, pick that playlist!

2. DON’T BE RUSHED

You. are. busy. Finding the “perfect” time to set appointments is tough! But if you’re cutting it close leaving work, picking up the kids or have to head to a meeting after your service, that’s a recipe for stress. We definitely don’t want you feeling rushed during your appointment! This is your “me time”!

If possible, try to choose an appointment time that will keep the stress level low and allow you to place that to-do list (and all other worries) on the back-burner—even if it’s just for an hour or two!

3. COOL IT ON THE CAFFEINE

Most of us thrive off of that extra kick caffeine gives us throughout the day. But here’s the deal: Drinking caffeine all day or right before your appointment can make it difficult for you to unwind.

Stillness is the name of our lash game! If you can, we urge you to save your favorite caffeine-charged indulgence for after your appointment.

(photo credit: The Lash Lounge San Diego — Del Mar)

4. THE MAGIC OF MAINTENANCE

Did you know keeping your lashes fresh and fluffed in between appointments helps you get the most out of your time in the salon. How? If you suffer a maintenance miss this month, your stylist may need to spend extra time caring for your lashes before she can start on your scheduled service. In extreme cases, we may have to add more extensions than usual to bring that lash line back to its original fullness. But that’s totally doable! Just be sure to let us know if you’re running a little thin and we can make sure to book the right amount of time to get your lashes back to beautiful.

The good news is the majority of our guests are lash care legends. Give yourself a pat on the back!

5. POSITION POSSIBILITIES

Generally, our guests lie comfortably on their backs during their appointment, but we know this may not be ideal for everyone. Whether you’re a mommy-to-be or a guest with back issues, our stylists are here to help!

Be sure to let them know about any issues you may have when lying on your back so they can work with you to find a position that allows you to get super comfy and totally relaxed during your service. Along with your lashes, the comfort of our guests is our #1 priority!

(photo credit: The Lash Lounge Sandy Springs — Chastain Park)

6. ASK AWAY

Last but not least, never hesitate to ask your stylist any questions or concerns you may have. If you’re unsure about a product, bring it in with you and share it with your stylist so they can assure you whether it’s safe for your lashes. Don’t take any chances if you’re not 100% sure; that’s what we’re here for!


Aside from making your lashes look oh-so-fabulous, we want you to feel comfortable and cared for each and every time you visit us. Let us work our lash magic and let The Lash Lounge be your home away from home! Looking for a location? Find a salon near you!

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5 Reasons Brides Should Say “I Do” to Lash…

You’ve got the ring, the dress, the venue…but what about the finishing touches for your big-day look? Learn why you (and your bride tribe) need lash extensions!

1. Customize Your Lash Look

Instead of banking on your bestie’s ability to apply false lash strips, let us—the experts—work our lash magic!

Schedule your first full set appointment where you will discuss all of the customizable options with your stylist in order to determine the perfect lash look for your big day. Whether you want to keep it “au naturel” or you’re going ultra-glam, we’ll create a personalized look you’ll be excited to claim as your “something new”!

2. Look Picture-Perfect for ALL Wedding Events

From your engagement photos to your bachelorette party, wedding showers, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon and then, of course, the wedding itself, lash extensions will have you looking your absolute best for all of those professional (and candid) photographs.

3. Enjoy A Stress-Free + Simplified Beauty Routine

Wedding planning can get stressful, so it’s important to find a way to relax and find a place where you can take a breather. The Lash Lounge is that place! Whether it’s your first appointment or your regular two-week refill, we urge you to leave the stress at the door, lay back and enjoy some peaceful “me time” while we transform your lashes…and, trust us, your life!

This luxurious service will not only help you unwind, but it will also simplify your beauty routine, too. Since having lash extensions often means no need for extra makeup, you will feel a weight off your shoulders each morning when you’ll save time getting ready. So, hit that snooze button a couple more times or take that extra 15–20 minutes to sip coffee while you add some dreamy details to your Pinterest board.

Let’s not forget the other very important people who are often involved in the planning: the mother of the bride and groom and, of course, your bridesmaids! These important ladies deserve some pampering, so when you schedule your appointment, schedule one for your mom, soon-to-be MIL and your girls while you’re at it!

4. Secure Those (Smudge-Free) Moments

Lash extensions are the answer for any bride (and bridesmaid) who:
Foresees shedding a few tears during those heartfelt vows. (Mascara running down your face ruining that flawless makeup? No, thank you!)
Would rather skip the embarrassment of a lash strip falling off on the dance floor while showing all those epic moves.

5. Because You Deserve It!

That’s reason enough to get lash extensions in our book!

The truth is, if there’s ever a time to go all out and do something to make you feel like the beautiful, confident and empowered woman your other half fell in love with, it’s your WEDDING DAY!


Find a salon near you and make your appointment TODAY! Become a member to lock in the lowest rates on your refills and make sure you’re looking fab for all wedding shindigs!

During each of your refill appointment consultations, you and your stylist will talk through any tweaks you’d like to see to perfect your lash look for the big day.

After all, lash extensions truly are the “icing” on the wedding cake!

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Lash Lift: 6 Beautiful Benefits from Our New System

Like that little extra oomph signature to a lash lift? It’s the x-factor that makes your eyes pop using only the beauty and strength of your natural eyelashes.

If so, we’re THRILLED to announce our new system to perfect those beloved curls. Highly regarded in the beauty industry as one of the best lash lift methods out there, this new process is now available to YOU at The Lash Lounge. Here’s the lowdown.

Goodbye, Lash Curling Tools

If you’ve been using a lash curler for years, it’s time to toss it out! A lash lift from one of our salons will give you that beautiful curl without the hassle of using an uncomfortable tool—no more ouches in your future!

Custom Curl Options

The beauty of a lash lift is the limitless opportunity to give your flat or straight lashes a new lease on life! Before the service begins, your stylist will assess the length of your natural lashes, then chat with you to determine your desired look and whether you want a more gradual or strong curl.

Once you decide, your stylist will select the perfect size silicone rod to give you just the lift your heart (or should we say lashes?) desires.

Longer Lasting

Awesome news: A lash tint lasts MUCH longer than a quick curl from a tool or swipe of mascara each day. We’re talking 6 to 8 weeks longer! Get ready to enjoy a simplified beauty routine, plus a new, refreshed look.

30 Minutes of Bliss

Our new lash lift system takes approximately just 30 minutes. That’s right—we literally shaved your service time in half! So, lay back, relax and grab a quick lash nap before you conquer the rest of your day!

Low Maintenance + Minimal Aftercare

Other Lash Lounge services do require a bit of TLC when it comes to maintenance, but with a lash lift, there’s not much at all you need to do to keep your new lift in check. The only thing that is a must: coming in every 6–8 weeks to refresh that lash lift!

Yeah, we’re looking at you; make your appointment today!

A Look You’ll L.O.V.E.

Not only will you get the stunning curl you’ve been dreaming about, but a lift can also give your lashes a thicker and fuller appearance. Sign us up! 🙋‍♀️


Leaping out of your seat to try a lash lift now? We thought so, which is why you can conveniently select a salon near you, make your appointment online and be on your way to experiencing the beauty and benefits of this incredible service!

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Swimming with Lash Extensions: 6 Myths…Busted!

With summer’s official start around the corner, it’s the perfect time to set the record straight on swimming with lash extensions!

MYTH 1: I can’t take a dip in the pool or go swimming if I have lash extensions.

FACT: False! You can most definitely go swimming with eyelash extensions. Just remember to give your extensions hours to set before getting them wet.

MYTH 2: While swimming, waterproof mascara works just as well as lash extensions.

FACT: Nope! Mascara (yes, even some waterproof mascaras) will most likely smudge or run while swimming. Know what won’t have you looking like a raccoon while you enjoy your time splishing and splashing? Lash extensions! Each extension is adhered directly to your natural lash, keeping it in place and keeping you at ease.

MYTH 3: All lash extensions are swim-friendly.

FACT: Here at The Lash Lounge, our stylists apply the proper amount of adhesive to cure the bonds on your individual extensions, so you’re always a go for a dip in the pool. But if you’re doing laps or splashing through some waves, we do recommend throwing on a pair of goggles to avoid the extra friction.

MYTH 4: I don’t need any special products for my lashes when I’m water-bound!

FACT: If you don’t have them already, we recommend a couple different goodies built specifically to keep your lashes intact for longer. Don’t leave home without packing these Lash Lounge products, both available to purchase at your salon!

Lash sealant. Add this to your must-have list! Our Longer Life and Black Diamond Sealants lock your extensions in place for a longer period of time.

Lash cleanser. Our eyelash foaming cleanser is oil- and alcohol-free and contains the same pH balance as natural tears, making it perfect even for those with sensitive eyes. Your lashes will always be sparkling clean! If you’re looking for a lash cleansing brush, we have that, too!

Say goodbye to the number of products you’ll have to pack and hello to having more room for souvenirs!

MYTH 5: Salt water is perfectly safe for my lashes.

FACT: Unfortunately, no. Spending too much time in the ocean is not recommended when it comes to your lashes. This is because salt can break the bond of your extension, causing it to detach from your natural lash prematurely. If you already have an ocean vacay on the books, grab your goggles and give your lashes that extra protection!

MYTH 6: My lashes won’t look the same after I go swimming.

FACT: They can, but only if you take care of them. Brushing through your lashes with a clean lash wand and following your normal lash care routine is always recommended after you hit the water. You wash and brush your hair after hitting the pool, right? It’s the same for your lashes. This will keep them looking their absolute best, especially for all of those memorable vacation pics you’ll be taking. Say cheese!


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Eyelash Extension Care: Tips On Catching Zzz’s With Lash…

Sleeping with lash extensions: Should you sleep on your back? Should you use a certain pillowcase or mask?

Today, we’re answering this eyelash extension care question with some great tips from our training tribe here at The Lash Lounge!

HOW TO SLEEP

When you have eyelash extensions, you can take care of your eyelash extensions by catching your zzz’s on your back. This ensures that each precious lash will stay in place, remain untouched and not encounter any tugging during those nights you find yourself tossing and turning.

If you’re not a back sleeper, we know it may be tough for you. If sleeping on your side is how you’re most comfy, then that’s A-ok, too! Just know that if you are a side sleeper, it is not uncommon if you notice a couple lashes on your pillow from time to time.

HOW NOT TO SLEEP

Stomach sleepers, we have some bad news: When it comes to caring for your eyelash extensions, your fave sleep position and lash extensions are not the best match.

To get the longest life out of your lashes, try to avoid sleeping on your stomach because this position will catch your lashes in between you and your pillow, compromising their perfect shape and speeding up the shedding process.

PILLOW TALK

What you have heard is true: The type of pillowcase you choose can have an effect on your lashes.

Cotton Pillowcases

So, what’s the deal with a usual cotton pillowcase? While a cotton pillowcase can feel ultra-soft, cotton causes increased friction between your lashes and the material, resulting in premature lash shedding.

Silk Pillowcases

This brings us to silk pillowcases! Resting your head and lashes on a silk pillowcase is ideal when you have eyelash extensions. Not only will it allow your lashes and the extensions themselves to glide on the surface while you sleep, but you will also avoid any lashes getting caught or pulled like when you use a cotton pillowcase.

Here are some more awesome benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase:

  • It’s better for the hair on your head due to all the tossing and turning you may due at night.
  • It can help prevent the appearance of facial wrinkles, assist in keeping your skin smooth and help prevent acne!

EYE MASKS: DO THEY HELP?

Many of our guests often wonder if sleeping with an eye mask is a good idea, so we asked our amazing corporate trainer, Ambrielle, about this very topic. She shared, “I have mixed emotions about using masks with lash extensions. I find that the wrong type of mask can cause more harm than good (i.e. smashing the lashes, retention issues, etc.) However, I would recommend the right kind of mask where the socket area is beveled out so there is no direct contact with the mask and the lash extensions.”


So, there you have it! Whether you sleep on your back or rest your tired head on a silk pillowcase, there are ways you can get that much-needed beauty sleep while also keeping each and every lash in place. So, the next time someone asks you how to care for eyelash extensions, you’ll be a sleeping expert!

Have more questions you’d like to ask our training team? Please share and we’ll work on getting expert answers for you!

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How Old Is Too Old? When to Toss Your…

Confession: We have (and shamefully still do) use makeup that we probably should be tossing out. It’s an easy habit to fall into when we’re SO busy and we can just grab what’s already in our makeup bags. Are we right, ladies? It’s not that we’re purposely trying to keep using these expired products; it’s just that we really don’t give it much thought.

The saying “When you know better, you do better.” is true, which is why today we’re sharing some tips on how to determine if your cosmetics need to get the boot. So, get that makeup bag out—it’s time to purge!

1. LIP PRODUCTS

Some of us just don’t feel like ourselves without a pretty pout. Whether it’s our go-to daily color or the occasional rosy red, how do you know if your lipstick or gloss is still good and safe to wear?

A recent article on dermstore.com touched on this very topic with Dermatologist Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, who suggested that if you use the same lipstick every day, then it’s a good idea to get a new one every 6 to 12 months.

If the shade of the lipstick is not its original color, if it seems dry or is cracked and hard to apply, them that’s when you should say so long. If nothing else, it gives you a great excuse to hit up your favorite beauty store or website and load up on the latest shades!

2. FOUNDATION + CONCEALERS

Would you believe it if we told you that covering your face with an expired foundation or concealer could actually harm your skin? It’s true.

A sign that your foundation is old and out of date is when you go to apply it and you notice that the foundation itself is clumpy or starts to separate. Another tell-tale sign is if you notice that the color and consistency has changed and/or if it smells bad.

So, what’s the shelf life of foundations and cream-based face makeup? Byrdie.com suggests 6 months to 1 year. 

3. MASCARA

Here at The Lash Lounge (and thanks to lash extensions, of course), we rarely use mascara. If we do, it’s one of our lash extension-friendly mascaras. Whether you use mascara each and every day or once in a blue moon, it’s important to know when to toss it out.

Since mascara is something we apply, insert back into the tube, then usually apply again, this means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria—YUCK! That’s why we recommend replacing it every 3 months, especially if you use it regularly.

Signs that your mascara simply is not good anymore are if it’s turned into a clumpy, thick or dried formula, it’s discolored and/or has a foul odor.

4. NAIL POLISH

Who else is hanging their heads in shame on this one? If you’re like us and you know you’ve got bottles that are SUPER old, you’re not alone! Nail polish is one of those products we collect over the years and, for some reason, just can’t let go (we love all the pretty colors!).

When it comes to polish, it’s usually pretty easy to tell when you’ve got an old bottle on your hands. When it’s sticky, overly thick, dry, it applies poorly or has changed color, it’s time to pitch it.

Even if none of the above symptoms pop up, just like mascara, it’s also unsanitary to keep old polish that you use on the regular. The formula can contain and continually grow bacteria, so it’s a good (and safe) idea to toss out and replace your favorite shades every 1–2 years, tops!


Makeup may vary when it comes to shelf life, but if you pay attention to the products themselves, it’s pretty easy to recognize when it’s time to toss them. And when that time comes, go ahead and pitch them right then so you don’t hang on to it for another year.

Need a quick rundown? You got it! See below for the products we’ve discussed and when to replace ’em:

  • LIP PRODUCTS: Every 6 to 12 months
  • FOUNDATION + CONCEALERS: Every 6 to 12 months
  • MASCARA: Every 3 months
  • NAIL POLISH: Every 1 to 2 years
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The Difference Between a Full Set and a Full…

Whether it’s your first time getting lash extensions or you’re a seasoned pro, we’re filling you in on the lingo around our lashes. First up: services. What is the deal with this “full set” you keep hearing about? And what’s up with refills?

WHAT’S A FULL SET?

If you’re new to lash extensions, you’ll want to get a “full set” of lashes the first time you come into The Lash Lounge. Yep, it’s the same terminology you’ve heard at the nail salon. When you get a full set, we’ll get you started with extensions by fully covering your lash line with long, lovely lashes! Depending on the lash level you’re after, we will then apply between 60–120 natural lashes per eye during this service.

Here at The Lash Lounge, we are not a “one size fits all” lash salon. We use our proprietary lash design technique that uses your natural features as our lash canvas. We’ll create a custom look unique to you…and only you. We have several different lash types, curls and fullness levels to choose from.

Before your first application, your stylist will take you through a personalized consultation. During this time, you will share a little about the lash look you have in mind, as well as your lifestyle. You’ll get to flip through our lookbook to see examples of all of the gorgeous options that are available. This will help you and your stylist determine the very best custom lash creation for you—one that is safe for and enhances your natural lashes.

A full set of eyelash extensions typically takes around two hours to apply, but it can vary slightly based on the number of your natural lashes, the application method and lash design you choose. This may sound like a long time, but when you think about it, this is detailed work! And, since both safety and quality are #1 in our book, we work diligently and carefully to maintain the integrity of your natural lashes while crafting your dream lash look!

WHAT’S A FULL REFILL?

Did you know that, with or without lash extensions, most of us lose 20–30% of our natural lashes every two weeks? It’s a fact! This is why we recommend going in for a refill every two to three weeks to ensure that your lash line stays looking fabulous and oh-so full.

Here’s the scoop: a full refill involves applying eyelash extensions on new hair growth (new lashes) to give your lash line a full and refreshed lease on life. Both of these services begin by removing any long or overgrown eyelash extensions followed by replacing and applying new extensions. A full refill includes 25–45 new extensions applied per eye to really nail that fullness factor. If more always equals better for you, you can also up the ante with 10, 20 or 30 extra lashes.

MAINTENANCE MAKES BEAUTIFUL!

So, what’s the easiest way to maintain that full lash look you’re totally obsessed with and keep up with your refill appointments? Two words: Gold Membership. Our Gold Membership program is just the ticket to not only keeping those two classic refill appointments scheduled (and less money out of your pocket), but also getting access to additional perks like 10% of all products and services.

The beautiful benefit of having this membership (other than your fabulous lashes, of course) is that you will be provided with a drastically simplified beauty routine, yet that showcases your stunning eyelash extensions on the regular!


Whether you want more of a natural lash look or you feel like going all out and ultra-glam, our stylists will work with you to design your dream lash look. After all, we are all about customization here at The Lash Lounge, whether it’s your very first full set or 100th refill.

Experiment, rock, repeat—all under the care of our expert stylists, who have your best YOU in mind!

Ready to get your lash game on? Find a salon near you, today!

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Promote Hair and Lash Growth With These 7 Superfoods

Genetics, age and lifestyle are just a few of the things that can play a role in the growth of our hair and even our lashes. And the truth is some of us need a little extra help in this department. Of course, vitamins and growth serums help, but so can something as simple as adding certain foods to our regular diet. Which ones, you ask? We’re dishing them out below!

1. AVOCADOS

If you love a good guacamole or simply just enjoy eating avocado, then you’re already on the right track. Full of vitamin E, avocados are a great food source because they offer antioxidants that keep free radicals in check. This helps fight oxidative stress in our bodies, which is good because this stress is a big contributor to hair loss. Adding this food to your diet can help relieve your body of that stress and keep those locks flowing.

Fatty acids are also found in this superfood; if our bodies are lacking these, they can play a role in how much our hair can grow. Since we do not produce fatty acids in our body naturally, eating avocados is a surefire nutrition win!

2. SWEET POTATOES

Did you know that biotin, vitamin A, vitamin B5 (among many more) are found in sweet potatoes? These not only keep your hair and lashes healthy, but also growing! Sure, you could take supplements that contain all of the above, but simply incorporating sweet potatoes into your diet on a regular basis sounds like way more fun!

If you have heard of biotin, you probably remember hearing it in conversations about hair. In fact, biotin is often referred to as the “H” vitamin, which is a nickname from two German words: haar and haut. What do these two words mean? Hair and skin!

3. NUTS

“Sometimes you feel like a nut”…you know the rest. Nuts are amazing for hair and lash growth. Adding nuts of all kind to your daily diet is an easy way to get the vitamin E, fatty acids and amino acids that your lashes and hair so desperately need in order to stay healthy and keep growing.

One amino acid in particular called l-arginine is actually a form of protein which is often used to help treat hair loss and even baldness. Whether you like cashews, almonds, peanuts or any nut, each type consumed in a healthy portion is so very good for you.

You know what we love most about this food? Many types of nuts are often packaged in great, single-serving sizes, making them ideal for carrying with you on the go.

4. SALMON

This seafood favorite is another that is highly rich in omega-3 fatty acids and is good for our eyes, bones, brain function and so much more. When consumed often, it can be truly incredible when it comes to the thickness and overall growth of our lashes and hair.

Along with the many other minerals and vital vitamins our bodies need, salmon is rich in vitamin B and D, which promote the growth of hair and eyelashes. Whether you’re dining in or out, be sure to add some salmon to the menu!

5. MUSHROOMS

Most people either love or hate mushrooms. Which camp are you in? If you are a mushroom fan, then you’re in luck! For every cup of cooked mushrooms, you could get approximately 40% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin B3, which is known to rehydrate and nourish the hair follicles in order to make them stronger.

If you have brittle hair, then foods like mushrooms are a no-brainer! Whether you sauté them, throw them in a salad or get creative in the kitchen, add some mushrooms to the mix. Your hair and lashes WILL thank you!

6. EGGS

Scrambled, hard boiled, poached—how do you like your eggs? If you are a fan of this protein-rich food, then you’re already in the hair-growth game. That’s because our hair (and lashes) are greatly made up of proteins. If our bodies are protein-deficient, then our hair and lashes can greatly suffer. So, eat those eggs, people!

If you’re more of an egg white person, high-fives to you. However, to get the full benefits of all the goodness eggs have to offer, eat both the white and the yolk.

7. GREEK YOGURT (WITH A DASH OF CINNAMON, TOO!)

One vitamin you’ll see a lot in hair products is vitamin B5. It’s no accident; B5 promotes not just the overall health of hair, but also its growth! We’ll give you one guess what food is also full of this source. Yep, Greek yogurt! Eat it with your favorite fruit or healthy toppings or add it to a smoothie to get that helpful serving in each day.

No matter how you like to eat it, you’ll also be giving your body an extra boost of vitamin D, known to help our lashes and lovely locks grow longer and stay healthy.

Wait! One last question: Do you like cinnamon? If you do, then dash some of this delicious spice onto your Greek yogurt because it can help your hair, too. Cinnamon supports the increase of blood flow in our bodies; when more oxygen and nutrients are getting to our hair follicles, the faster, stronger and longer our hair can grow!


Raise your hand (or bat your lashes) if you learned something today! All in all, when your hair is healthy and growing, then your lashes will be, too.

So, have your splurges here and there (hello, Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey) but try, try, try to add these foods (and many of the other beneficial superfoods) to your diet however you can. Your hair, health and wellness will reap the benefits!

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Spring Lash Shedding + What You Need to Know

Never heard of lash shedding? Wondering what it is, what happens and why during certain seasons? Good news—you’re not alone! Since spring has officially sprung, we’re sharing why you might be more likely to find a stray lash here and there this season.

WHAT IS LASH SHEDDING?

Whether you have lash extensions or not, we all experience lash shedding. Remember when you were young and noticed a single lash hair on your cheek and then you would make a wish? Yes, that was lash shedding in action!

This natural occurrence happens to everyone. Our lashes fall out in cycles, completely replenishing approximately every 60–90 days. But don’t be alarmed! This is a healthy part of our hair-growth routine. In fact, on average, we lose up to 20% of our natural lashes every two weeks; depending on our own individual hair-growth cycles, a person can shed between 1 and 5 natural eyelashes a day.

A new eyelash has already been growing to replace the lash that falls out and for most of us, we don’t even notice!

WHY DOES LASH SHEDDING HAPPEN? (AND WHY IN THE SPRING?)

While we experience lash shedding year-round, many of us notice that our lashes shed more during certain seasons, like in the spring. Why does this happen and why during this time of year? It’s really quite simple. During the spring season, our bodies start preparing for warmer temps and warmer weather. It’s during this natural process that our body will increase oil production to help keep not only our hair, but also our skin from getting dehydrated. So, it is common for all of us to experience additional shedding with not just our hair, but also our lashes.

WHAT TO DO + WHAT TO KNOW

There’s not much you can do to prevent lash shedding, since it is after all a natural process. But something to keep in mind is that when your natural lashes shed, your extensions shed with them. But as long as you keep up with your regular lash refill appointments every 2–3 weeks, your lash line will stay full and gorgeous just how you like it!

Another key thing to remember when experiencing the lash shedding cycle is to keep your lash extensions clean. Since spring is a big time for allergies, this can cause additional buildup to increase on and around your lash line. Use a lash extension-safe cleanser to keep them squeaky clean. It’s always a good idea to brush your lashes each day with a clean lash wand, too.


All in all, this is a natural process and no cause for alarm—we promise! Just as certain animals shed their winter coats, so do us humans, just in a different way.

If you do have lash extensions and ever have a concern about how many lashes you are shedding, chat with your lash stylist. After all, they are the experts when it comes to all things lashes and they are there to put your mind at ease and offer tips every step of the way!

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5 Ways Women Can Reduce Stress

Women. We wear a lot of hats. At work, at home, with family and friends—in so many areas of our lives, we juggle A LOT to hold everything together. While some of us handle stress better than others, many women don’t have or don’t make time to de-stress.

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we’re calling it like we see it: We can do better!
Today, we’re sharing some simple ways you can reduce the stress in your life. We can save the world and enjoy it, too!

So, take note, ladies, and DO NOT feel guilty about taking some time to do what you need to do to lower your stress. After all, you owe it to yourself!

1. DELEGATE THE DETAILS

As women, we often feel we have to do everything perfectly. For instance, your child’s birthday is coming up:

  • Do you bake her a unicorn cake yourself, spending precious painstaking hours trying to make it exactly like the picture on Pinterest?
  • Or do you go down to your local bakery and pay triple what it would cost you to make it, knowing it will turn out perfect and save you a lot of stress and time?

If you have the means, we say order the cake! And not only that—hire the cleaning service to get your house spotless, pick up take-out once (or twice) a week, and get lash extensions so you can save time in front of the mirror each morning. The bottom line is: It’s O.K. to take shortcuts where you can. If it helps to simplify your life and take a little stress off your shoulders, do it!

2. GET MOVING

This stress reliever is not a new one, but it’s one that is proven time and time again! Exercising and getting that heart pumping is a great way to get blood flowing and reduce stress in your body. Regular exercise also helps to improve sleep, gives you more energy and can reduce your blood pressure. All of these things combined will bring those stress levels down. Even if it’s just 20 30 minutes a day of walking, hitting the gym for a fitness class or doing something active, give this simple solution a try and see what a difference it makes!

3. SPEND SOME TIME WITH A PET

Did you know that pets can relieve stress? It’s true! A pet can relieve stress in a number of ways:
They can lower blood pressure.
They can inspire us to get active.
They make us laugh and bring us joy.
They reduce loneliness.
They increase cardiovascular health.
They make us feel love.

So, whether it’s your pet, your friend’s pet or you decide to adopt a pet, think twice about those four-legged friends. They can be a life-saver when it comes to stress…literally! Those super sweet snuggles aren’t bad either!

4. CHANGE UP YOUR ROUTINE

We all get in a rut from time to time. Maybe you take the same route to work every morning. What if you changed up your morning commute to something a little more scenic? Maybe you eat the same three things every day for lunch. Why not splurge and hop into your favorite burger joint for a change? Or maybe your look needs a refresh. Get a new hairstyle or get those brows microbladed at The Lash Lounge so they’re not looking “barely there.”

Whatever the rut you’re in, doing even the smallest things to change things up can brighten your day and relieve some of that stress. After all, change IS good sometimes!

5. MAKE SOME “ME TIME”

When you do something for YOU, stress will take a serious backseat. And listen, ladies, it doesn’t have to be something huge here, but it can be if that’s what you really need!

Do anything at all—whether it’s as simple as going on a walk, taking a long bubble bath or enjoying a full day of shopping. Then, of course, there’s our personal favorite: visiting The Lash Lounge for any lash or brow service your heart desires. You’ll enjoy a super relaxing experience in a luxurious atmosphere with comfy spa beds, plush blankets and an escape to wherever your headphones may take you!


Whatever it is we as women do, we must remember that we all give so much of ourselves and time to other people and other things. Once in a while, we don’t just need to think about making stress relief a priority; we MUST make it one. It will lead to a happier, more productive life…and we all could use that!