The Big Lash Effect
BY SENIOR THERAPIST JEN GLEN
Big Christmas party coming up? There’s really no better way to add a bit of glam to your usual look than with luscious, fluttery lashes. Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have been blessed with long, full natural lashes so in this instance it’s totally ok to fake it – we won’t tell if you don’t!
I’ve been doing lash extensions for years and I promise there is a lash extension out there to maximize every eye shape and lifestyle. Here are my favourites.
Nouveau Lashes are semi-permanent eyelash extensions; each extension is bonded on to the individual natural eyelash. If you keep maintaining these lashes they can last as long as the natural lash cycle, around 8-12 weeks.
There are eight different lengths of lash to choose from and your therapist can help you pick the right one during the consultation to help you find your own unique, desired look. Some people go for more volume, using extensions a little longer than the natural lash in a greater quantity to create a nice, thick look. Others go for length, but it’s important not to go too long, as this makes the extensions too heavy for your natural lash which can cause damage. As the lashes and the adhesive used are both black you will always get a voluminous look along with length.
There are two options for upkeep of the lashes: Express Maintenance is recommended every two weeks for a regular top up, or Full Maintenance which is recommended every four weeks to always keep them looking full.
Blink & Go Lashes
Blink & Go Lashes are special occasion lashes and can last anywhere from five days to two weeks, depending really on what you’re up to. The application is main thing that differs here. We try to apply to the natural lash as much as possible, so they last a little longer, and then we fill in any gaps for a full, volumised look! There is no maintenance involved with these lashes, they will fall away themselves. Once they’re gone they’re gone! If you do want them all removed sooner we do offer a Blink & Go removal service in the salon.
So which one is best?
It really depends on what you’re looking for. The semi-permanent lashes are more expensive and require a little more patience, with the treatment lasting around 90 minutes and maintenance time. However, the result will be a beautiful, very natural look which will really bring out your eyes. Blink & Go lashes are the express option with application only taking about 30 minutes. These are more special occasion lashes and are handy if you don’t fancy ongoing maintenance. The look is a full, made-up look – so a little more striking than the Nouveau Lashes.
If you need any further help deciding, please just call us at one of the salons. You can also find more information on the treatment pages here:
Jen Glen - Senior Therapist (Bruntsfield Place)
Jen is Head Therapist at our Bruntsfield Place Salon. A highly accomplished and knowledgable therapist, she has been providing the highest standard of treatments to Zen clients since 2011. She is an expert level waxer and is responsible for training at Zen Lifestyle.