Archive for the ‘Eyelash Extensions’ Category
Lady Lash Australia is thrilled to announce that two of our lash stylists have won prizes in the LIVE finals of the Sunshine Pro Series Lash Competition. The second inaugural competition was held at the Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo on the 30th July, attracting many talented entrants from Australia and New Zealand. (more…)
So you’ve finally bitten the bullet and booked an appointment with Lady Lash for your first eyelash extensions. Hooray! Your life is about to get a whole lot easier-no more messing about with mascara in the mornings or worrying about your makeup on the go! Eyelash extensions are an amazing boost, helping you to look and feel your best every day. So how do you make the process easier, so that you can get the best lashes possible?
There is a little prep to keep in mind before you waltz into the salon and change your life. Here are our top tips for your first appointment, so you can be ready for some beautiful lashes! (more…)
Eyelash extensions and oil-the facts
Lash extensions and oil are a tricky mix. From cleansers to balms, moisturisers to serums, oil-based beauty products are absolutely everywhere these days. If you’re a lash addict, this is a hard trend to negotiate-on the one hand, oil products promise you a world of amazing skin, but on the other hand oil is the number-one worst enemy of eyelash extensions. We’ve been hearing a lot of clients ask about managing oil-based beauty products and their love of lashes, so here is a handy guide to answer some of your most burning questions.
What does oil do to eyelash extensions?
Basically, oil causes a war within your extensions–the semi-permanent glue is fighting to keep the extension attached properly to your natural lash, while the oil is attacking and dissolving it. Unfortunately, oil tends to be stronger than lash glue on most occasions, causing dramatic shedding with even one application–so you wake up from your oil-based nightly routine with a bunch of lash extensions on your pillow. Tragedy!
This interaction is why you often get tips to remove lash extensions at home with coconut or jojoba oil. We’d still recommend seeing a professional for removal, as proper assessment and gentle handling of your lashes is always better than home removal!
How do I know my products are oil-based?
Check your ingredients list. We’d recommend this for every product you buy (beauty-related or not), as there are many ways that extra ingredients are snuck into a product. Any oil (e.g. rosehip, sunflower, jojoba, argan, squalane etc) on the list obviously relegates this product to the oil-based category, but so do buzzwords like glycerin, petrolatum and mineral oil. If you’re in doubt, Lady Lash carries a lot of great oil-free options!
Can I still use my oily facial cleanser with lash extensions?
If you’re determined to stay with your oil-based Holy Grail, just be prepared that you will have to come in much, much sooner for infills. A treatment with less maintenance might suit oil-lovers instead–the lash lift is a great option here, as you can use any products on your face after just 24 hours.
What if I avoid my eyes whilst using the product?
Avoiding your eyes when applying oil-based products is quite difficult–if the product is runny it is easy to get in your eyes at any point of the process, especially when you’re washing it off! Oil-based night creams are another tricky one, as your lashes are in contact with the product for several hours while you sleep. Similar to above, we’d recommend that you schedule your infills closer together if you continue to use oily facial products.
I’ve heard that castor oil is great for conditioning lashes. Is this true?
Though no scientific studies have proven its effectiveness, pure castor oil has been used for centuries as an eyelash enhancer. The fatty acids it contains are said to nourish hair growth. If you’re regularly using castor oil on your bare lashes and would like to give lash extensions a try, we’d recommend letting our receptionists know when you book and refraining from applying the oil for a few days before your appointment. This will make sure that no oil has lingered on the natural lashes, giving the extensions the best chance of bonding and lasting!
I use an oil-based body moisturiser. Is this okay?
If it’s not near your face, we say go for it!
Dying for a catch up with that friend you always miss? Maybe it’s time for a beauty date!
At Lady Lash, we love all things beauty–and so do our neighbours, Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine. Our Newtown stylists have been absolutely raving about the talented team at Illuminate, and we wanted to introduce our clients to them with a special exclusive offer. Grab your bestie and head into Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine to receive two treatments for the price of one!
Remember that treatment you’ve been putting off? Now you can finally book in, and take a friend with you. With lashes from Lady Lash and a visit to Illuminate, you’ll both be looking and feeling your best. This amazing deal is exclusively for Lady Lash clients, so if you’d like to book make sure you quote our ‘Lady Lash VIP offer’. It’s only available for a limited time, so be quick!
Call the friendly staff at Illuminate on (02) 9550 1111 to book.
Terms & conditions
– At least one client must be a new to Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine
– Not redeemable in conjunction with any other offers
– Only applies to non surgical treatments, excludes surgical procedures
Ready for A MOTHER of a Makeover? Meet Julie, the amazing winner of our Mother’s Day competition–and check out the difference a bit of pampering can make!
Five of Newtown’s best beauty businesses, Dolce Vita Beaute, A Loft Story, Jen Bazzi Makeup, Lady Lash and Brow Game, recently collaborated to make over a very special mother over two packed days. Choosing a winner for A MOTHER of a Makeover was a long process, full of smiles (and a few tears!) as we read the stories of many inspiring women. Julie Cumming’s winning entry, written by her best friend Mitzi, told us about her selfless attitude at home and work. Julie is a mother of three biological children and three more foster children, and spends her days as a respite carer for those with special needs. Mitzi described her as ‘the sweetest, most caring human who always cares for everyone before herself’–well, we decided that was going to change. We organised a two-day beauty crawl down Newtown’s famous King Street, where the hard working Julie was treated like a queen! (more…)
At Lady Lash we stay at the forefront of brow technology, so you can be sure your brows are the best they can be. We’re proud to introduce our newest service, Henna Brows, a natural, long-lasting alternative to ordinary tints. Henna is a plant-derived, vegan dye that has been used for thousands of years on skin and hair–it was only a matter of time before some clever clogs adapted it for your brows, and it really is a perfect match. Irina Levchuk, founder of the internationally-renowned Lash & Brow Design Academy, has formulated a special henna solution that is taking the world by storm–and will be on offer soon in our Newtown, Parramatta and Gosford salons. We have twelve colours on offer for maximum flexibility with our styling, including shades specially formulated for blondes and brunettes (no need to worry about any red undertones!). Henna is more strongly pigmented, more customizable and lasts longer than any brow treatment we’ve come across, allowing you to take your brow game to another level. (more…)
It’s no surprise that the shape of our eyes is a huge influencer on our styling choices. Just like dressing for your particular body type, styling your eyes properly brings out your best features and is a great confidence boost. Beauty bloggers and Pinterest fans have been producing content on eye shapes and makeup forever, and most of us have spent endless amounts of time, makeup brushes in hand, trying out different eyeshadow techniques for our specific eye shape. Choosing to play up your eyes or tone them down can often make or break a beauty look-and it’s the same with eyelash extension styling! (more…)
Many thanks to all who entered A MOTHER of a Makeover–the selection process was tough, with many laughs and some tears at your beautifully written entries. After much deliberation, a winner (and AMAZING mother) has been crowned! (more…)
Didn’t recognise that voice on the Lady Lash phone lately? The reception team at Lady Lash has a new addition, who you may have met at our Newtown salon. The lovely Bree hails from northern NSW and loves all things beauty. (more…)
Who hasn’t heard of eyelash extensions in Sydney these days? Fast becoming one of the most in-demand beauty treatments, lashes are a wonderful way to frame your face and make those eyes pop! From those extra fluttery Kimmy K lashes to the delicate, natural look of a classic set, lash extensions are not just for Instagram anymore–lashes are customised to you and your lifestyle and can be rocked every day. Specialised eyelash extension salons in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne have been de rigueur for the past decade, with certified lash stylists applying an ever-widening selection of lashes. Now more than ever, Sydneysiders are choosing experienced lash salons over cheap nail places for quality, damage-free extensions (thank goodness!) and the standards of application have never been higher. (more…)