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Tips & Tricks

Prioritizing Self-Care for YOU (and Your Lashes) in 2020

As we prepare to say so long to 2019 and start a fresh new year, don’t let you or your lashes go by the wayside. Here are some things to try on for size so you can prioritize self-care, feel on top of the world and be ready to tackle anything and everything 2020 may bring!

NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE “NEW YOU”

It’s easy to start the new year with new goals, but are YOU one of them? Take the plunge right out of the gate. Try one of the many things you have filed away under “one day” today!

  • Get that cute, maintenance-free haircut you’ve stewed over in 2019.
  • Sign up for that fresh meal delivery service to make dinner prep easier. (Sure, it may be a bit pricey, but sometimes splurging on something that makes life a little easier is SO worth it!)
  • Show up for that yoga class your friend is always inviting you to.
  • Make that appointment at The Lash Lounge for a flawless full set of lash extensions you’ve seen all of your friends rock this year.

You will be in awe when you notice how empowered you feel when you finally take a chance on YOU!

A NEW TAKE ON OLD ROUTINES

At times, all we need for a refreshing boost is to change things up a bit. Whether personally or professionally, edit your routine to get a new lease on life in 2020.

Change Up the Usual

It may sound silly, but even the smallest change can give you leave you exhilarated!

  • Calling all coffee lovers! Treat yourself to that $5 cup of joe once a week instead of the stale office coffee you endure each day. That work to-do list just might get tackled a little faster thanks to that better caffeine boost!
  • Take another route to work that’s perhaps a bit more scenic and visually inspiring as you start your day. It’s incredible how much a change of scenery can make you feel rejuvenated!
  • Toss in the towel when it comes to those boring or worn-out wardrobe staples and take advantage of New Year’s Day deals and steals. (It’ll be time to put those gift cards you’ve rack up over the holidays to good use!) Purchase some fresh threads that’ll give your look and overall confidence a much-needed makeover!

Say Goodbye to The Basic Beauty Grind

If you’re tired of that time-sucking, step-by-step beauty routine without stellar results, it’s time to prioritize a new lease on your beauty life and practice some self-care. The best way to do that is to transform your lashes!

Lash Extensions

From classic to volume to hybrid, we have a variety of customizable application methods and lash looks for anyone and everyone! Each option will create a new look that’s all your own.

The best part? The need to wear a full face of makeup will be totally optional since those new lux lashes will give your eyes a pretty pop that will completely refresh your look. You’ll also swoon over the time you will save since your daily makeup routine will be at a minimum.

Lash Lift

If you’re ready to toss that uncomfortable curling tool in the trash and give your flat or straight lashes a new and improved look, then you’re ready for a life-changing lash lift! Alongside your stylist, you’ll determine whether you’d like a gradual or strong curl—we can do both!

You’ll love that a lash lift lasts MUCH longer than swipes of mascara or a squeeze from that pesky curling tool. We’re talking 6 to 8 weeks longer! Hooray for another simplified beauty routine option, plus an updated look to love!

Lash Tint

From selecting the best color for your lashes to suggesting a shade that complements both your skin tone and natural lovely locks, our trained stylists will help you customize a lash tint service. The combination of the application itself and the expertise of your stylist will offer you riveting eyelash tinting results.

Lash Services Near Me?

So, are you finally ready to turn some heads in 2020 and enjoy that new streamlined beauty routine? Conveniently select a salon near you, schedule an appointment online and be on your way to your new and improved life…or should we say “lash life”?

REFLECT ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS

To be truly be kind to yourself, it’s so important to reflect on how you spend your time—and who you spend it with. Is it what matters most?

  • Do you find yourself missing out on those book club nights with the girls ’cause life just seems too busy? What can you do to make it happen? Have the fam order pizza? Delegate the homework duties to your other half? Whatever it is, there’s almost always a way to make things work.
  • Will it kill you if you push the laundry a day and instead go to The Lash Lounge to get your lashes and brows done? You can’t undervalue a lash nap!

You will feel even more productive and rejuvenated if you give yourself time, well, to yourself. Sure, the laundry will still be there, but your body, mind and soul will be better equipped to tackle the task!


We make a lot of priorities as we step into a new year. This year, it’s time for #1 on that list to be YOU!

Lifestyle

8 Empowering Gifts for Her…And YOU!

Whether for your mom, sister, friend…or, really, any special woman in your life (including you!), gift her with something that’ll make her feel empowered and inspired.

*Psst…we guarantee these gifts won’t end up in the return pile this year!*

1. Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Featuring the most inspiring women from past and present, this book will encourage any lady at any age and stage in her life. Trust us, this is one of those books she’ll want to pick up time and time again for a little “yes, you can!” boost.

2. Pure Calm Wellness Candle

Love a good candle? So do we! But this is not just your average candle. As it burns, heavenly scents from essential oils grown on a centuries-old family farm will fill the room. The calmness will wash over her! Talk about the perfect way for her to melt into much-deserved time to relax! Choose from chamomile, lavender, vetiver rose and more fresh fragrances.

3. Cor Aromatherapy Pendant Necklace

Wearable aromatherapy? Why not?! If she loves jewelry and essential oils, then THIS is the gift! She can take it with her everywhere. It’s style and comfort all in one. Talk about a win-win!

4. Violet Suede Foldover Journal

Writer or not, every gal needs her own lovely journal. She’ll be able to immortalize those precious life moments, get her thoughts on paper or, simply, use it to help her stay organized.

5. “Crush Your Goals” Cards

She’s got it all. Now, she just needs to believe it! Encourage her and jumpstart her confidence with words from artists and authors thanks to these 40 goal cards. The handy stand that comes with them makes it easy for her to take them wherever she needs them most. She can place them by her bed, on her desk, in the kitchen—anywhere! Remind her to take on life like the goal-crushing gal she is!

6. Lash On, Warrior! Gift Card from The Lash Lounge

For this 2020 holiday season, gift that special person in your life a luxury getaway, a lash nap and custom lash and brow services all in one by purchasing a gift card from The Lash Lounge. You can save 10% when you buy a $50 gift card, 15% on $100 or even 20% on $200 this season!

*The holidays can be TOUGH. Between parties, plates and presents, people expect women to have it all together. The world needs to get with it! We’re BUSY. Between careers, hobbies, families and friends, something’s got to give.

Go easy on yourself. Whatever amount you choose, a Lash Lounge gift card = one and done. It works for every warrior woman in your life—including yourself! Check all the women off your list in one minute flat. Find a salon location near you to purchase.

INSIDER TIP: Book an appointment now for a little reprieve from the holiday madness!

*At participating salons only

7. Girl Power Snow Globe

For the gal who likes to “shake life up” a bit, this is the gift for her! Let it be a daily reminder that anything and everything life might toss her way can be conquered with some super girl power!

8. Travel Meditation Kit

How awesome would it be for her to be able to get focused and recharged wherever her travels take her? This creative kit will allow her to do just that! It includes an inflatable meditation pillow, plus a yoga mat so she can enjoy peace and serenity anytime, anywhere.


Whatever it is you give or receive this season, we hope it makes you and your friends feel empowered and ready to take on 2020 like the strong, beautiful, confident women you are!

**The Lash Lounge is not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this blog post.

Tips & Tricks

Seasonal Survival: 6 Things Busy Women Need to Simplify…

As your calendar fills up, your to-do lists grow and you start to feel completely overwhelmed, take some steps to simplify your life this season. Slow down, give in to things that make life a little easier and feel GOOD. After all, YOU deserve it!

Not sure where to start? Let us help!

1. DÉCOR TO YOUR DOOR

What’s the one thing many of us buy over the holidays to spruce up our home and dining table before friends and family come over? Flowers, of course!

This year, skip the hassle of shopping for your favorite blooms, then spending time cutting and arranging them. Instead, purchase some gorgeous faux flowers that ship straight to your door and last well after the holidays. (Hello, convenience!!)

 

 

2. LUX LOOK WITH BAKED-IN TIME SAVINGS!

Custom lash and brow services, a simplified beauty routine and time to relax with a lash nap…who wouldn’t want that during the holiday madness?!

Most women spend so much time focusing on what they can do for others over the holidays. This leaves them with–you guessed it—approximately zero time for themselves.

If there’s anything we know, it’s when you look and feel good, that extra confidence boost will completely transform your holiday gloom into holiday game. (Even with your in-laws staying at your house for a week…way to go, girl!)

Find a Lash Lounge near you and view the customizable services calling your name!

 

3. CONVENIENT CLEANING

Two words: robot vacuum! Sure, it could drive your four-legged friends a bit crazy, but it will keep you from sobbing into a dustpan! Why exert more energy than you have to to keep your house spic and span?

Do yourself a favor and get one of these genius gadgets ahead of the holiday hustle! (Bonus: Now Santa for sure won’t think a vacuum is a present! It’ll be your little gift to humanity.)

 
 
 

4. QUICK QUOTES

When the holidays get overwhelming, sometimes just the thing we need is an uplifting message or quote to give us that inner boost. Our go-to inspiration? Influential women in history! Words of wisdom and stories of strength from this book will inspire you all season long.

(Psst…and if you’re in need of a special gift for your best gal pals, this is it!)
 

5. MOUTHWATERING MENU…MINUS THE MESS!

Dreading all the cooking or not a fan of making certain dishes? We feel you! Make it super easy this year. Host a potluck or order those sides, desserts and sweet treats in!

A number of companies offer a variety of scrumptious gourmet dishes that can be delivered to your home (even in a rush) and are sure to please any palate…even the picky ones! You’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more laughing and making memories…which is what the holidays are all about!

 

6. HEY, ALEXA!

Whether you need a weather update or to ask for a recipe, want the convenience of tracking a package or adding items to your Amazon cart, Alexa is your “girl.”

Until you test out this virtual assistant, you won’t believe how much it can help you. Learn how it works and visit Amazon.com to purchase your new BFF!

If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge with Alexa, check out some other popular virtual assistants.


It’s no secret. We give so much of our time and ourselves over the holidays, which is why, large or small, be kind to yourself this season. Don’t just dream about making the holidays simpler this year…make it happen!

Lifestyle

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!

Lifestyle

Lash Curls: Three Options to Customize Your Look

Here at The Lash Lounge, we’re all about collaborating with our guests and personalizing a look all their own. One very important step to any custom lash design is selecting one of our three curls. Today, we’re excited to share how each curl is unique, just like our guests!

CONSULT + COLLAB

During every appointment for lash extensions, you’ll have a personalized consultation with one of our trained, talented stylists. During this time, your stylist will chat with you about the different customizable elements of a lash look, including your curl options.

Here at The Lash Lounge, we have three different curl options: C Curl, D Curl and L+ Curl. Each curl creates a unique effect and is recommended based on the look you’re going for and/or how your natural lashes are shaped.

Let’s take a closer look at each curl option so you can see for yourself just how uniquely beautiful each curl is!

C CURL

The softest curl we offer at our salons is the lovely C Curl. It is also the “go-to” curl option for guests who want their lashes enhanced yet desire a more natural lash look.

D CURL

For those guests who are a little more on the lively side when it comes to their lash style, the D Curl is a beautiful option. It is the tightest curl we offer and gives a gorgeous, dynamic appearance. Many guests with a D Curl often say their lashes give them more of an “awake” look and, ladies, we all know we need that, right?

L+ CURL

If you have natural lashes that are more on the straight side or tend to point downward, then the L+ Curl is for you! Time and time again, guests fall in “lash love” with the L+ Curl because it gives them the greatest, most gorgeous lift!

CURATING THE PERFECT LASH CURL

So, how do we get 3 different, yet downright perfect curls? Let us tell you!

We like to “heat” things up a bit here at The Lash Lounge, which is why our lashes undergo a double heat-roll process to ensure a beautiful, long-lasting curl. You and your stylist will work together to determine which curl is best for your natural lashes and for you!

REAL, CUSTOM RESULTS

We know you want to see more, so we‘re sharing photos of 3 real guests, each with a different, gorgeous lash curl!

Take a look at the lovely Denise and her custom lash look:

C Curl Lash Extensions

Curl: C Curl • Application Method: Classic • Level: Natural • Type: Silk

Now for Sarah and her drop-dead gorgeous custom lashes:

Curl: D Curl • Application Method: Volume • Level: Extreme • Type: Silk

Last but not least, check out Jennifer’s lovely lash results:

Curl: L+ Curl • Application Method: Classic • Level: Extreme • Type: Mink


Stay tuned! We’ll be sharing more custom lash creations and some sneak peeks of our new Lash Catalog, which will help guide you through your Lash Lounge journey, all the way from consultation through to customization!

To flip through The Lash Catalog now, visit a Lash Lounge near you!