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Simple Beauty + Lovely Lashes for the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a whirlwind! Parties, presents, potlucks—sometimes, it feels like you have to be in 20 places at once. Who has time to look cute?! A Lash Lounge woman, that’s who! Because when you live the lash life, it’s beauty made easy. If everything else could just calm the heck down. 😉

See how the ease of an effortless beauty routine is taking Kaitlyn and Maria through this season…and just in time for the holidays!

KAITLYN: PROFESSIONAL + LOVER OF EYELASH AND EYEBROW TINTING

Kaitlyn is a public relations director in Detroit. Day in and day out, Kaitlyn is busy! When she’s not working, she’s throwing herself into her real passion: interior design. But where does she go to relax? Where does she feel “on top of the world”? The Lash Lounge, of course!

Making Time for Her Favorite Services

Even with her busy schedule, Kaitlyn makes time for not just 1 favorite service, but 3: a lash lift, lash tint and eyebrow tint at The Lash Lounge Rochester Hills – Boulevard Shoppes.

Kaitlyn explains why she’s hooked on this trio: “I have naturally super, super light lashes and brows, so having them tinted makes me feel so confident to step outside without makeup on.”

That B-e-a-utiful Feeling

And that’s what it’s all about at The Lash Lounge: embracing your true self!

“Obviously, embracing your own beauty is key, but I think we can all agree that we have our own vices that make us feel beautiful. For me, it’s dark lashes! I’m a mascara junkie and by getting my lashes tinted, I don’t have to worry about throwing on a few coats of mascara before leaving my house!”

A Simplified Look for The Season

Schedules, to-do lists, gatherings, travel—the list goes on and on when it comes to the busy holiday season. Luckily, Kaitlyn already knows her lash and brow tint, plus that life-changing lash lift, are all going to add up to be a total lifesaver for her.

She’ll be looking incredible and carrying an extra boost of confidence every step of the way and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Lash Lounge guests conquer the holiday madness!

MARIA: WORKING MOM DEVOTED TO VOLUME EYELASH EXTENSIONS

With a passion for cosmetics and a killer wardrobe, Maria loves the valuable time she gets to spend at The Lash Lounge Metuchen – The District at Metuchen each month. The results she receives allows this busy lady to enjoy a simplified beauty routine and gives her that gorgeous feeling she deserves as she crushes each day as a working mom.

A Busy Life: Behind the Scenes

With a family plus another little one on the way, Maria admits making time for herself isn’t always easy, but it’s a priority—especially when it comes to her visits to The Lash Lounge. She explains, “I currently work as a program coordinator for Rutgers and I’m also a full-time blogger! So, I basically have two jobs. As a pregnant mom, I am always exhausted and feeling less than glamorous; it’s nice being able to run out the door and always feel “done up” without doing anything!”

The Benefits of “Me Time”

When we spoke with Maria, she told us that with all she has going on in life, going to The Lash Lounge and getting lash extensions makes her feel more like herself.

“I love my service because it’s a chance to have “me time.” I rarely get time to treat myself, so this is my alone time. I also love chatting with my stylist; we always end up laughing and the time goes by so fast!”

A Custom Lash Look…in Time for the Holidays

During their consultation, Maria and her stylist designed the perfect custom lash look: volume lash extensions with a dramatic D curl—such a stunning combo!

When it comes to the festivities quickly approaching, Maria says, “I think these lashes will make me feel so fancy for the holidays! Especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner!”


Stay tuned! We’ll be sharing more inside peeks into the lives of real Lash Lounge guests, their lives and how they’re taking their custom lash and brow creations with them this season. Ready to start your own time-saving, holiday transformation? Find a Lash Lounge near you!

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The Look and Life of a Real Lash Lounge…

Drum roll, please! We recently held our very first “Lash Look” photoshoot with real Lash Lounge guests as our models (whoop!, whoop!). Today, we’re overjoyed to share an inside look into the lash life of one of our lovely models, Paroma. See what this music-loving mother has to say about her lash transformation and how she’s applied her new look and confidence to her life. Let’s meet Paroma!

LIFE BEFORE LASHES

As a computer software professional in an office environment, it has always been important to Paroma to put her best foot forward each day; and that includes looking and feeling put together. Before answering our “Lash Look” model call, Paroma (who is also mom to a darling 5-year-old little boy) had never given lash extensions a go. And when it came to her daily beauty routine, she was no stranger to spending extra time each morning with those dreaded tasks of applying mascara and working to get her eyeliner on just right.

A CUSTOM LASH LOOK, PLUS THAT MIRROR MOMENT!

When the day finally arrived for Paroma to join us at our corporate training center in Southlake, Texas, the lash anticipation was high and excitement in the air! First, Paroma sat down with one of our uber talented corporate training stylists, Shelley, to chat about her desired lash look. Everything from her eye shape, lifestyle and natural eyelashes were all carefully considered in order to create her perfect, customized lash creation. To complement her beautiful, natural features and existing lashes, Shelley went with a volume natural application, silk lashes and a stunning D curl, giving Paroma the full, lush lash line she had her heart set on.

After her full set application was complete, it was time to lift the lash curtain and hand over the mirror for Paroma to feast her eyes on her lash transformation. Two words came to her mind when she first saw her new lashes: BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL! She  just couldn’t believe how much the extensions enhanced her eyes, how much brighter her face looked and, of course, how beautiful her lashes made her look and feel!

A NEW LASH LIFE

Not long after the photoshoot, we checked in with Paroma to find out what she had been loving most about her new life with lashes. Did they add convenience to her daily beauty routine? Did they make her feel empowered and ready to conquer the day? We simply couldn’t wait to hear what she had to share!

Instantly Alive

After receiving her gorgeous full set of volume lashes, Paroma woke up every morning to a pleasant surprise she described as a “refreshed look” and that was without a stitch of makeup, too!

What Morning Makeup Routine?

Since Paroma has to get up at 6 a.m. and gets not only herself ready but also her son, this busy wife and mom has loved her new, simplified beauty routine thanks to lash extensions. She save loads of time since her eyes no longer need several coats of mascara or eyeliner. “Lip gloss is all I have needed,” she said.

Clothed in Lash Confidence

Another incredible part of Paroma’s lash transformation was the newfound confidence she gained. She shared “I’m more comfortable to feel natural on a daily basis.”

This is music to our ears because we love that she now has the ability to embrace her natural beauty in a way she has not done before.

Compliment City!

That extra confidence boost Paroma had also came from all of the compliments she was getting from family, friends and even strangers! “I got compliments for my eyes and lashes wherever I went and that helps make it worth to me.”

We seriously love that Paroma now feels like her eyes are more of a focal point and that they were literally “catching” other’s eyes, too!

LASHING EFFECTS

Since getting lash extensions, Paroma has felt even more inspired to try something new, set new goals and step outside of her comfort zone. Having lashes has helped her work towards those extra goals she has, both large and small!

Recently, Paroma took a step to do something for herself and be a part of a movement to empower women. How awesome is that?!

In her day-to-day life, she told us she’s been mindful to look to the women in her life for inspiration for encouragement in her own journey as a woman and working mom.

“I look to my mother as a role model. It’s impressive how she managed outside work and took care of us. I learn from her alot for my day to day activities.” Work, motherhood and just life in general is a lot to juggle for any woman, but thanks to the women around her plus her new lash life, Paroma can conquer it all!


When we planned this photoshoot, we definitely wanted to get gorgeous images of our lashes. But, just as important to us, we wanted to witness our guests’ lash transformations in all their uniqueness. It was our goal to capture the true beauty of each woman and how “beautiful” comes in all different ages, looks, shapes and styles. We are so thankful for Paroma and all of our stunning lash models for helping us do just that.

Stay tuned over the coming months as we share more of the wonder women behind our shoot…and how they’re living their best lives with LASHES!

Want to try on a lash look like Paroma’s? Book a volume natural full set at a Lash Lounge near you!

Lifestyle

A Day in the Lash Life: Modern Mom, Michelle

We’re diving into another inside look into the day and the (lash) life of a real Lash Lounge woman, Michelle from Modern Mom Life. See how this busy mother enjoys the convenience of lash extensions and how she’s taken them with her during all of her summer adventures!

Living Life With Lashes: An Interview With Modern Mom, Michelle

LL: When did you first fall in love with lash extensions and which Lash Lounge location do you currently visit?
MM: I started visiting the Frisco – Starwood location in the spring and that’s when my love affair with lashes began.

LL: Which service is hands-down your favorite?
MM: I have tried many of the services, but my answer is without a doubt hybrid and volume lash extensions!

LL: Has having lash extensions simplified your beauty routine? If so, please dish out those lash details for us!
MM: Lash extensions have absolutely simplified my daily beauty routine! Before I got hooked, I was applying several coats of mascara a day, but not anymore! I no longer wear mascara (nor do I need to—hooray!!), so that saves me precious time. I also love that, even when I don’t wear eye makeup, my lash extensions make my eyes appear more awake and dramatic. What woman doesn’t want that?!? I literally get SO many compliments and questions about my lashes from my friends, it’s amazing!

LL: What is it about having lash extensions during the summer that has been particularly life-changing?
MM: With kids at home and always being on the go, I don’t have as much time to apply eye makeup and create those dramatic looks I love so much. Now that I have lash extensions, I’m hooked on the simplicity of walking out the door without mascara or eyeliner, yet I feel like my eyes still look fabulous.

LL: What activities have you (and your lashes) enjoyed this summer?
MM: My kiddos and I have gone to the beach and also enjoyed many sunny days at the pool. My lash extensions don’t get in the way of me experiencing summer fun with my family. Like I mentioned, they have totally simplified my beauty routine!

LL: Does this mean you’ve gotten to enjoy some time in the water? If yes, please give us the scoop on how swimming with lash extensions has been for you.
MM: Oh yes, I have gone swimming A LOT this summer. Once I’m out of the water for the day, I make sure I brush my lashes with my lash wand once they are dry to make them appear full and fluffy again.*

*We recommend following your recommended aftercare routine when hopping out of the water, including a wash and a brushing, like Michelle does! A lash sealant keeps your lashes in place for longer, so is always good prep, too!

LL: From vacations to staycations to just simple fun, what has been your summer highlight?
MM: Our family went to Orange Beach, Ala. with my best friends and their families. It’s a yearly tradition to ensure we stay in touch with them since our lives have gotten so busy with growing families. We spent a week at the beach soaking up the sun and waves. It was a great way to kick off the season!

LL: Thank you for sharing your summer lash journey with us, Michelle! Is there anything else you’d like to add about your lashes and experience at The Lash Lounge?
MM: Overall, I LOVE that my lashes actually stay put! Your stylists are top-notch and, trust me, I know! I have received lash extension services elsewhere and they did not last. Not even just after a few days. I am so very pleased with the service and quality I have found at The Lash Lounge!


Hearing how much a guest loves her lashes is music to our ears, and so is hearing Michelle enjoyed ALL of her usual summer activities and took her lashes with her every “splash” of the way!

Are you a Lash Lounge guest? Would you love to share your lash life and get the chance to be featured here on our blog? Send us a message on Instagram and let’s connect!

(images courtesy of Modern Mom Life)
Lifestyle

The Beauty of Customization

Customization is the name of our game here at The Lash Lounge. The way we see it, no guest is alike, so there’s no reason their lashes should be either!

From application method to curl to lash level, today, we’re talking the customization classics, plus three guests share their one-of-a-kind lash looks!

FORMULATED TO FIT

Every time you visit The Lash Lounge, the experience will be 100% about you. This is your time, after all—to relax, to transform, to reclaim and reintroduce yourself to the world.

But before you lay back for some lash zzz’s, our trained stylist will guide you through a customization . First, we’ll learn a little about you, your lifestyle and the look you’re going for. Next, we’ll walk you through our different lash types, application methods, curls and fullness levels. We even have a lookbook we can flip through to help illustrate all your options! Working together, we’ll pull together the inspiration for your unique lash creation.

With all the customizable elements in place, next comes our exclusive lash design technique. Here, we’ll use your natural features as our lash canvas to create a personalized look that amps up your natural beauty. Unlike other salons, we do not offer cookie-cutter, “one size fits all” looks. Celebrating your unique individuality is our passion!

3 REAL CUSTOM RESULTS

It’s this customization, attention to detail and care that sets our work apart from the rest. But don’t take our word for it! See for yourself how this lash magic comes to life. We’re spotlighting three real guests’ electrifying lash looks, unique works of art built specifically for them by their stylists.

MORGAN FROM THE LASH LOUNGE

Morgan, our guest from The Lash Lounge Corporate Training Center, is all about va-va-volume. So, we knew right way our volume extreme lash extensions were the perfect fit for her!

To complete this look, Corporate Stylist Trainer Shelley used our bright D curl extensions across her lash line. Now Morgan, who is a rock star realtor, can take on each day with killer volume lashes as she passes those keys on to her clients.

SARAH FROM THE LASH LOUNGE FLOWER MOUND – ROBERTSON’S CREEK

This before and after on Sarah, guest from The Lash Lounge Flower Mound – Robertson’s Creek, almost speaks for itself. During her consultation, Sarah shared with her stylist that she wanted long lashes, but with a more natural appearance.

To achieve this look, her stylist went with our classic application method and C curl lashes. This means that she attached one extension to each natural eyelash in our softest curl. The result? Nothing short of the timeless look Sarah had her heart set on when she stepped inside the salon.

GILLIAN FROM THE LASH LOUNGE CHARLOTTE – BLAKENEY

When we have a guest who is torn between our classic and volume lash applications, we have the perfect solution: hybrid lashes! That’s just what Gillian from The Lash Lounge Charlotte – Blakeney chose.

To master this look, her expert stylist beautifully blended both methods (classic and volume) and created a custom design to give Gillian our dramatic lash level. A picture-perfect lash line was the end result and now Gillian is hooked on hybrid!


Love getting an inside look into the customizable options and looks of our guests? So do we! See our recent post with teacher and business owner, Cate Gale, and what she’s sharing about The Lash Lounge and her love for her new, simplified beauty routine!

Tips & Tricks

6 Ways to Transform the Usual Smoky Eye

One of the easiest ways to glam up any look  is with a great smoky eye. Consider stepping outside of the box this holiday season and try one of these unique looks below to transform the usual smoky eye into a show stopping look.

Emerald Smoky Eyes

Instead of making a statement with the usual red lip, make one with a bold smoky eye, but in green. The perfect green eyeshadow paired with volume lashes will make any holiday look pop, just as we see below on actress and singer, Lucy Hale.

(image via allure.com)


Smoky Wings

Bringing the smoky shadow out along the corners of each eyelid gives an even more dramatic, smokier look with a sultry wing effect, which is sure to take your holiday glam game up a notch! Just see how fabulous this look is on model, Bella Hadid.

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Subtly Smoky

Because sometimes less IS more, we love the idea of a subtle smoky eye, as seen below on Eiza González. A faint eyeshadow with a hint of shimmer is the way to go to achieve this elegant look.

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Smoky Gold

A gilded smoky eye never looked so good, just as we see below on Nicole Richie who completed her look with classic, full lashes. Try ‘going for the gold’ this season and select a shadow with a shimmery gold tone and try this look for yourself!

(image via allure.com)


Smoke ‘n Glitter

A smoky eye should never be limited to only dark gray shades, but can work beautifully when glittery, warm tones are used. Just see how fabulous Emma Stone’s eyes look! We also really love how the smoky look was not just applied to her top lid, but also underneath along her lower lash line for an even more sultry look. #bowchicawowwow

(image via refinery29.com)


Blue Smoky Eyes

Try taking the usual smoky eye up a notch by accenting the look with a pop of blue in the inner corners, just as Kelly Rowland did. Then of course, her lashes complete the look with the perfect amount of length and curl.

(image via allure.com)


Want to see more beauty looks and ideas to rock this holiday season? Click here!

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9 Famous Females Over 40 Who Have a Strong…

Whether it’s a classic, more natural look or full fledge glam look, these 9 famous females (who are all over 40) have a strong lash game and we love it! See below for some of the most famous faces in Hollywood and their lovely lashes. And leave us a comment and tell us whose lash look you love most … we’d love to hear from you!

 

Vanessa Williams, 55 

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Ellen Barkin, 64

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Angela Bassett, 60

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, 49

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Valerie Bertinelli, 58

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Raquel Welch, 78

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Viola Davis, 53

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Julianne Moore, 57

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Gabrielle Union, 46

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Want to see more celebs and there lashes? Click here!

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7 Real Guests with Volume Eyelash Extensions

When we sit down with new guests, what we hear time and time again is that they want lashes with volume. Today on The Lash Lounge blog, we’re sharing photos of 7 real clients with volume eyelash extensions.

Wondering what makes volume lashes different at The Lash Lounge? It’s our premium volume lash application where we apply 2 or more of our lightest lash extensions to 1 natural eyelash. Our volume lashes offer incredible fullness and last longer than our classic lash application while still providing an enhanced natural appearance, so what’s not to love, right ladies?

Real Lash Lounge Volume Lash Transformations

We did a double take when we saw the volume lashes on this guest from The Lash Lounge Sandy Springs in Georgia!


Stunning volume lashes on a guest from The Lash Lounge Carmel in Indiana.


Feast your eyes on these beauties on a guest from The Lash Lounge Plano in Texas.


This guest from The Lash Lounge Ann Arbor in Michigan has incredible Volume and curl!


Stunning Volume Lashes on a guest from The Lash Lounge Memorial Green in Houston.


These volume lashes are on point, which makes sense considering they’re from The Lash Lounge Point Loma in San Diego, California.


This happy guest from The Lash Lounge Flower Mound in Texas had her lash dreams come true when she got a full set of volume eyelash extensions!

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7 Makeup Looks We Loved From The Oscars

In case you didn’t catch all of the glitz and glam on the red carpet last night, we’re sharing 7 of our favorite makeup looks from the Oscars. From gorgeous glowing skin, sultry sexy eyes and long lovely lashes, these are the looks we loved most!

Allison Williams

Allison looked lovely with her wavy locks, glowing skin, a nude lip and our favorite . . . long lashes! She’s clearly a natural beauty but the length on those lashes truly brightened her gorgeous face.

(photo via usmagazine.com)

Gal Gadot (a.k.a Wonder Woman)

This big screen star enhanced her natural beauty with a wine colored lip, classic lashes and full, perfectly shaped brows.

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Viola Davis

This talented actress went for voluminous curls, makeup that enhanced her naturally beautiful skin and show stopping lashes with MAJOR length. This is what we call, lash envy!

(photo via usmagazine.com)

Zendaya

She was on trend with the minimal makeup look but what stood out to us the most was her bold, beautiful brows! (Psst . . . if you want brows like this, we can help! Microblading, threading or a brow tint can get your brows looking this lovely. Click here to find a salon near you and get picture perfect eyebrows!) )

(photo via usmagazine.com)

Jennifer Lawrence

Jen was smokin’ on the red carpet! What caught our eye when we first saw her look was her sultry, smoky winged eye shadow and loose locks. We also loved her warm toned matte lip – it completed her star studded look.

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Andra Day

Andra dazzled the red carpet with her look, but when it came to her makeup, her volume lashes and glossy full lip stole the show!

(photo via popsugar.com)

Ashley Judd

Ashley took our breath away and was the definition of Hollywood Glam! We loved her dress (it’s our signature color, after all ) and her skin looked flawless with a natural, rosy glow. Her brows had a classic, lovely shape, then of course we were swooning over her fabulous, flared lashes which enhanced her beautiful brown eyes.

(photo via harpersbazaar.com)

Want to see more? Click here and set your eyes on the many other lovely looks from the 2018 Oscars. Oh, and leave us a comment with who you thought looked the best on the red carpet . . . we’d love to know!

Tips & Tricks

The Difference Between Classic and Volume Eyelash Extensions

One of the first things we discuss when a new client visits one of our salons is the difference between Classic and Volume Eyelash Extensions, which we are also going to share today! Before we jump into explaining the difference between these two lash applications, let’s revisit semi-permanent eyelash extensions and what exactly they are.

Semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions

These are individual extensions made of a synthetic material to look like perfect natural eyelashes; thicker at the base and thinner at the tip with a slight curl. The most popular color is Solid Black, however they do come in many other color options. Each extension is adhered one by one to a natural lash using a medical-grade bonding adhesive, which gives the appearance of a darker, more voluptuous lash-line.

Now for the difference between Classic and Volume!

Classic Eyelash Extensions

These is our signature lash application where the attachment of 1 extension is applied to 1 natural eyelash. The result is an enhanced lash line with a natural and realistic appearance. We recommend Classic Lashes to those who want their lashes to look beautiful yet natural. See the photos below of real clients with Classic Lash Extensions.

Volume Eyelash Extensions

When it comes to volume extensions,  we apply 2 or more of our lightest lash extensions to 1 natural eyelash. Our Volume lashes are most popular with our clients since they offer incredible fullness and last longer than our classic lash application. See the photos below of real clients with Volume Lash Extensions.

Want to know more about eyelash extensions and the services we provide at The Lash Lounge? Click here!