Will eyelash servic​es take over mascara?

November 10, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco

Mascara has always been the affordable, go-to makeup product for anyone wanting to create the illusion of full, long, dark lashes. On the other hand, lash artists and their clients know that lash services, such as extensions and lash lifts, are the most dependable methods for those who are serious about creating a hassle free , beautiful daily look.

Recently the Business of Fashion released a report delving into why mascara is seeing its first big sales drop in decades. One major reason may lie in consumers turning to lash treatments for longer-lasting lash effects.

Mascara is an $8.1 billion industry, growth is expected to slow over the next three years from 4% to 2%. Did you know that the product lines of many young, popular cosmetics companies, such as Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, Huda Kand Kylie Jenner’s juggernaut, Kylie Cosmetics, do not feature mascara AT ALL

Lash treatments like lifts, extensions, and tinting are skyrocketing in popularity. The appeal lies in the fact that these treatments last for weeks and give clients a beautiful natural look without needing to apply product every day. It’s becoming a much more integrated part of the everyday women’s beauty routines. 52% of women in a recent survey reported that they visit a salon for an eyelash “extension or tinting” every four to six weeks?

People are willing to invest in lash lift or lash extensions, because they know it then makes their routine in the morning that much easier. So, is mascara going away? Maybe but with theses innovated lash services you will be able to have beautiful lashes everyday with out the hassle of applying makeup. 

Eyebrow Lamination Is A New Treatment Giving You Your Biggest Brows Ever

October 12, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco

Between microblading, tweezing, tinting and threading, there's a million different ways we can groom our eyebrows.

Now, there's a new kid on the block claiming to give you your biggest, fullest, eyebrows yet. We're talking about Eyebrow Lamination. Eyebrow lamination is the latest treatment promising you a set of supermodel brows.

It is a new trend in the brow industry and the best procedure for taming tough and unruly hairs as it sets them in place, so every hair lies in the same direction, giving a just-combed effect. It’s like a keratin treatment for your brows!

What should your eyebrows look like after lamination?


After the procedure, your eyebrows will look thicker, fuller, straighter and combed up into the ideal shape. They will look like the ultimate groomed, brushed up eyebrows.


How does eyebrow lamination work?


1.The treatment begins with a consultation to find the right shape and style for your face.


2. A gentle solution is applied to make the hair straight and flexible.


3. A hydrating serum is applied to hydrate the hair.


4. A natural-looking tint can be applied at this time.


5. Finally, a nourishing serum is applied.


The whole process takes around 50 minutes and lasts up to two months.


Who can get eyebrow lamination?

If you've have unruly eyebrows and don't want to spend time grooming them, or if you've have fine brows and want to give them the appearance of thicker, feathery arches, brow lamination is for you.


HOW TO SLEEP WITH YOUR LASH EXTENSIONS

September 2, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco


By the time you get to bed, you're not thinking about your lashes. Without a second thought, you toss the covers aside and fall face first into the pillow.

But wait your lashes are screaming in agony as you toss and turn on your cotton pillow case , ripping them out one by one. You wake in the morning to find a lash graveyard on your pillowcase, and you wonder who's to blame. Is your lash artist , the environment? You wonder if you're not a good candidate for lashes. Then you look closer at your pillow and see the makeup you neglected to remove the night before, and then it hits you, "It's me! I did this! But how do I stop!?" Don't worry, there is hope. Here are some options for you.


SLEEP ON SILK

Ideally, if you can manage to sleep on your back, that is the preferred position for all eyelash extension wearers. If you have to be on your side or stomach, then a silk pillow case is a great solution for you. The cotton fibers in your traditional pillowcase snag on lashes due to the dragging you experience as you wipe your face across the pillow.

This is why silk or silk blend pillows cases are recommended to lash clients and are also used for wrinkle prevention as they lessen the dragging factor on your skin and lashes while you sleep.


WEAR A MASK

A beauty Sleep Domed Eye Mask

This mask is perfect for all lash clients. No matter what side you sleep on, it has indents over the eyes to avoid rubbing on your precious eyelash extensions. It also blocks out light to give you a longer, restful night of sleep.

By using one or both of these items, your lashes will feel safe and secured. And you won't have to worry about your lashes when you're too tired to care about anything but catching some sweet sleep. 

Lash Lift Vs Lash Extensions


July 14, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco



Which one’s better? At Lash Affair we love  ALL things lashes, so we truly believe  lash lifts and extensions are a great service. Both lash services are perfectly safe, maintain the health of your lashes, and ultimately help you cut down the time you need to get ready in the morning due to not needing mascara or lash curlers. But we also want you to have all the facts, so here is the pros and cons of both


 When it comes to customizing lashes for every client’s unique features, lash lifts have nothing on extensions. The sheer variety of lash styles means everyone can have a completely individualized set. Whether you want a more natural look or want to bring the drama, lash extensions can help you create it all!


 Lash lifts allow us to choose the size of the curl your lashes can handle, but they can not  be styled to enhance, or balance facial features the way extensions can. That doesn't mean lash lifts aren’t beautiful. A lash lift will curl your lashes, open up your eyes and last a lot longer than extensions.


Speed

Lash extensions can take 1.5-2 hours to apply depending on the type of lash set. With a lash lift lash you often be in and out of the studio  in about an hour.


Natural

While lash extensions can be applied in ways that look ultra-natural, lash lifts rely on what nature gave you. If your lashes are naturally thick, long, and  voluminous, lash lifts can appear nearly as dramatic as extensions, especially when paired with a lash tint to darken and define your lashes. Because it's your natural lashes being curled, you're free to use whatever eye makeup you wish. You get a  semi-permanent lift and curl while keeping your natural lashes damage-free. If your lashes are short, thin, and sparse, a lash lift won’t do much to change their appearance compared to a full, custom set of extensions.


Maintenance

Since lash extensions are placed on the natural lashes, they follow every client’s natural lash growth cycle, meaning that they fall out as the natural lash grows out. To maintain lash extensions, you should be coming back for a fill appointments every 2-4 weeks. Lash lift last 6-8 weeks.


Cost

It’s no secret that lash lifts tend to cost less than a set of lash extensions. Lash lifts are typically priced around $90 . Lash extensions will normally range between $275-350


Ultimately, which service you choose should depend entirely on your lashes, your style expectations, the time you have to maintain your lashes, and the price point you are comfortable with. Once you find the right lash treatment you  will be hooked. You will love how great your lashes look every day. Makeup will  takes only a couple of minutes because your face already looks done-up upon waking.


The Best Oil-Free Concealers for Eyelash Extensions

March 23, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco


You’ve been diligent in caring for your lashes—you brush and wash them daily but your lashes are popping off and you don’t know why. If this sounds like you, your beauty regime may be to blame. Oil-based products are your lashes worst enemy—and many moisturizers, eyeliners, foundations, and concealers are oil-based. Oils can break down adhesive bonds, causing extensions to pop off the natural lash.

To keep your lashes happy—we have found 3 extension-safe concealers


Nars soft matte complete 


This concealer has an oil-free formula that is silky smooth. The light, buildable formula goes on easily and is pigmented enough to hide dark circles and blemishes. It comes in 16 shades. The soft matte finish leaves your skin looking soft and natural


Too Faced Born This Way


The oil-free formula gives full coverage, easily hiding dark circles and blemishes. Formulated with hydrating coconut water, this liquid concealer manages to stay smooth on dry skin, and still provide a velvety finish on oily complexions. It comes in 16 shades.


Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 


Tarte describes this as a full-coverage concealer. It has a beautifully light, creamy consistency that feels more like a tinted moisturizer. This finish is dewy, with no hint of caking or chalkiness. It has the perfect amount of pigment to conceal under-eye circles while still looking natural. It is also waterproof!

It comes in ten shades. 


Maintaining a beautiful set of lashes doesn’t mean compromising the things you love about your cosmetics. These oil-free concealers still delivers on hydration, coverage, and finish—all without compromising your lashes.


3 Lash Protection Tips for Winter Weather

You have chosen to invest in or pamper yourself with beautiful eye lash extensions. Winter time can be​ enjoyable, whether we choose to ski, relax by a warm fire or cuddling with your loved ones. Fact is, cold weather can be harsh on your lashes.

Let's protect those lashes!



You have chosen to invest in or pamper yourself with beautiful eye lash extensions. Winter time can be​ enjoyable, whether we choose to ski, relax by a warm fire or cuddling with your loved ones. Fact is, cold weather can be harsh on your lashes. 

Let's protect those lashes!

February 23, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco

Our Latest Blog Entry

February 23 2019 // Alisa Carrasco

#1 Avoid Using Oil-Based Eye Make-Up


Oil-based make-up can interfere with the adhesive bond of your lash extensions. Oil-based eye products and cream-based eyeliners are often hard to wipe off, which can cause a snag or even pull out lash extensions. To avoid this, use products like liquid eyeliner and powder-based eyeshadows. These products are long-lasting, easy to take off, and most importantly, extension-safe.


#2 Cleanse Daily

Exposure to winter elements like wind and snow can destroy extensions and irritate the skin, making it crucial to cleanse with TLC 3-In-1 Cleanser. Cleansing the lashes is important to keep makeup and oil away from breaking down the adhesive bond on the extensions. This 3-in-1 cleanser will remove makeup and any other debris from the skin and lashes.


#3 Cleanse Lashes After Being in the Hot Tub, Sauna, and Steam Room

What better way to relax then being in a hot tub, sauna or steam room. However, you will also be exposed to germs, debris and other pollutants. Be sure to cleanse your lashes after each use.  


These tips will ensure that your beautiful lash extensions last as long as possible.