A few months ago we posted a blog which listed recommendations on what to look for in an eyelash extension stylist and while we know our great clients of Lash Boutique all took a moment to read the posting we just wished more people were capable of learning from it as we had a Las Vegas native who was visiting the big apple for a week of fun, who prior to her arrival in NYC had gotten eyelash extensions from her favorite nail salon in NV.
When she had checked in at a nearby hotel where she inquired with guest services where she would be able to go to have the lashes removed as they were extremely uncomfortable and irritating. They immediately sent her to LB where we were more than happy to alleviate her from her discomfort. Upon initially meeting with the client, we thought that the lashes were bothersome simply because she was not accustomed to them, but as she was telling us how much they were hurting her and as we were able to get a thorough look, we saw the grotesque application for all its glory.
As many know, the best eyelash extensions are individually applied to your natural lashes and while many proclaim to have the ability to do an amazing set of lashes, this is a skill that requires a lot of patience as well as care. The eye area is comprised of very delicate and thin tissue and may be easily irritated. With this application, there was improper use of an adhesive that was not suitable for eyelash extensions and for many of the synthetic lashes applied, one synthetic was adhered to SEVERAL natural lashes. A removal process that at most would have taken a fraction of the time to remove a full set of properly applied lashes, took just over an hour and was brutally painful for the woman who wanted to keep her natural eyelashes.
This was by far the worse example of the saying “Beauty is Pain”.
Remember to do your research ladies and if you find yourself too overwhelmed by all your efforts and are still having a hard time selecting a technician, give Lash Boutique a call and we’ll be more than happy to take that worry off of your hands and schedule you to meet with one of our skilled professional technicians.