Tag: Lash Stylists

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Store-Bought vs. Salon-Quality Lashes: What’s the Difference?

Attention Lash Lovers! If you have ever wondered what makes lashes you can purchase at the store different from lashes you get professionally done at a salon, we’re sharing the inside scoop!

LONGEVITY: WHICH LAST LONGER?

Typically, store-bought lash products are made for temporary application, meaning you wear them once, then toss them out. When you get them professionally applied at a salon like The Lash Lounge, they’ll last anywhere from weeks to months! As long you keep them clean and keep your hands away from your eyes as much as possible, then only when your natural lash hairs shed will your lash extensions shed with them.

APPLICATION: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Another difference is that the lashes you purchase at the store must be self-applied. This can require patience, skill and often leads to frustration when you cannot get those darn strips on straight! We love a good DIY project, but not when it comes to our lashes!

The beauty of visiting a reputable salon to have your lashes applied is that you get to lay back, relax and let trained experts work their magic.

Unlike the store-bought lash extensions, our lashes are individually applied to single natural hairs with a medical-grade adhesive. So, not only is the quality itself better, visiting a salon gives you the opportunity to let the experts give you a natural, voluminous-looking lash line.

Speaking of quality, here at The Lash Lounge, our lashes are made of premium synthetic material. Unlike store-bought lashes, our lashes are waterproof, sweatproof, showerproof and, when applied properly, will last until the natural hair sheds and both it and the extension fall out. Psst…don’t be that girl at the pool with a lash strip hanging off your eye! Instead splish, splash and enjoy all of your water activities with your luxurious lash extensions in place, minus an embarrassing lash mishap or mascara running down your face. (That’s never pretty, ladies!)

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH MAGNETIC LASHES?

There are a number of store bought options when it comes to lashes, such as lash strips, individual lash tabs, and the latest product…magnetic lashes, which we’ve been getting some questions about.

Just like store-bought lash strips, magnetic lashes offer a temporary, self-application option for lashes. They also use tiny magnets to sandwich your natural lashes between two strips and, aside from being very difficult to attach properly (and keep in place), they can weigh your natural lashes down.

Not only that, magnetic strip lashes can cause your natural lashes to break off or prematurely fall out (yikes!). Due to the hassle of getting them applied properly on your own and the damage that can be made to your natural lashes, we do not recommend magnetic lashes.

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After all this, we know there’s something to that age-old saying: You get what you pay for! And it’s O.K. to invest in yourselves—especially when that means a luxurious beauty service that will give you gorgeous, salon-quality lashes. That’s not to mention the many precious minutes you’ll regain in the morning by simplifying your morning makeup routine. Who’s up for some extra zzzz’s?

Are you ready to experience the difference and try lash extensions? If the answer is yes, click here to find a Lash Lounge near you!

Tips & Tricks

Our 4-Step Eyelash Extension Customization Process

No client, their eye shape or their natural lashes are the same, which is why here at The Lash Lounge we take our client consultations very seriously. We want to determine a custom lash style to fit you and your life. How, you ask? See below for details on our 4-step eyelash extension customization process.

1. Face Mapping

Our Face Mapping system allows our stylists to determine the client’s eye profile. All eyes fall into 1 of 3 profiles and each eye can even be a different profile. Based on which profile each eye is, indicates which lash design will look the best. Our face mapping system provides a fool-proof, perfect lash design for each eye, every time.

 2. Lash & Curl Type

Our stylists strive to educate our guests on which lash curl is best for them and also which texture, Silk or Mink. We offer 3 different lash curls: C curl, D curl and L+ curl. (Stay tuned for more info coming soon to the blog on the textures and curls.)

(image via The Lash Lounge Memorial Green)

3. Longest Length

To determine what the longest lash length is, our stylists consider the following: 1) The length of the natural hair 2) The condition of the natural hair 3) The desired look of the guest. If a guest requests a longer length, the stylist can use a thinner extension or suggest the client upgrade to mink lashes which are lighter in weight and won’t damage the integrity of the natural hair.

4. Application Method & Lash Thickness

The final step to the customization process our stylists conduct is selecting which type of application method the guest prefers (Classic Lashes or Volume Lashes) and which lash thickness will work best with their natural hairs.

After the stylist has completed the 4-step guest consultation, they will then complete the guest’s custom design code. Below is an example of how that design code is determined:

Design: Straight, Upward, Downward
Curl: C, D, L+
Lash Type: Silk or Mink
Length: List the longest lash length selected (i.e. 12mm)
Method: Classic or Volume
Thickness: .06, .07, .10, .15, .18


Want more? Click here for 5 important things that lash stylists want their clients to know!

(Note: Featured image at top of page via The Lash Lounge Shrewsbury)

Lifestyle

11 Lash Memes That Will Give You A Laugh

We’ve seen a lot of amusing memes and quotes over the years about lashes and lash extensions. Some of our favorites include cute kiddos and pups or just clever insights on what us ladies do to keep our lash game strong.  Today on The Lash Lounge blog, we’ve rounded up 11 lash memes that we’re pretty sure will give you a laugh!

The Lash Memes of All Lash Memes











Tips & Tricks

Stylist, Senior Stylist and Master Lash Stylist: What’s The…

The training program at The Lash Lounge is innovative and unique to the industry and all of our stylists are trained and certified on the The Lash Lounge exclusive lash design technique.

The different stylist levels are determined by a variety of factors. All of these are considered before advancement—from stylist to senior stylist to master stylist—including:

    • Overall skillset and knowledge-base
    • Stylist speed
    • Quality of work
    • Tenure

As stylists excel in the above areas, they could be considered for senior and/or master promotions. As they move from one stylist level to another, they get the opportunity to be trained on additional Lash Lounge services to offer to guests.

Master Stylists: The Leaders of Lashing

Master stylists are our top stylists and are the lead experts in the salon. A master stylist demonstrates a mastery level in lash application. From technical proficiency to guest interactions, a master stylist demonstrates exceptional Lash Lounge aptitude. A stylist who reaches this level also provides the team with training and guidance, serving as an ambassador for salon excellence.


Want more? Click here to learn 5 things that lash stylists want their clients to know!