This past weekend, I had the pleasure of getting lash extensions at a cozy salon, Skin Beauty Lounge. Located in Eastern Market and a stone’s throw from Capitol Hill, this hidden gem is a full service spa. I have never had extensions before so I was beyond excited. I am all about big beautiful lashes, in fact it may be an addiction! As I have said before, the bigger the lashes, the closer to God!
Lash extensions are a great way to get sexy, flirty lashes without applying mascara everyday. I myself know that as much as I love fantastic lashes, I do not have the time to put on false lashes every morning.
When I walked into the salon, I had the pleasure of meeting with the fantastic staff Erica, Paula and salon owner Meka Mathis. My appointment was with Paula and we went over how I wanted my lashes to look. I chose to have natural looking longer lashes. During my appointment, Paula applied extensions to each one of my lashes using a special glue lash that is carefully added to each of your own lashes.
After lashes were placed, I couldn’t get them wet for 24-48 hours. This was not a problem because I simply washed my face with a was clothes for a couple of days.
The process took about two hours to complete and theoretically will last approximately 6-8 weeks with a couple of touch ups in between.
The outcome is what you see, gorgeous lashes that do not scream “I am fake”. Noticeable lashes do not mean you have to look like Tammy Faye Bakker.