Silk Extensions vs Mink Extensions


In “lash language” there are 4 types of extensions manufactured for lash studios for purchase to use in their application: Synthetics, Minks, Silks and Fur. Let’s address the easiest to explain first – fur….yup it’s single strand fur usually from a mink or fox. The jury is still out on how these strands are harvested. However, very few lash studios use real fur. They don’t hold the curl, make very little impact for the client and are expensive to purchase. I think this is where the confusion regarding Minks comes from, minks are the most common lash extension advertised. This Mink has nothing to do with the animal, they are in fact synthetic and made from plastic……so synthetic and Minks are one and the same.


(Full Set of Silk Single Strand Extensions)

Moving on, now we have Silk Single Strand extensions and Mink Single Stand Extensions (Silks and Minks). Minks are solid in manufacture, are very dark, they have a high shine and a sharp tip. They are heavy on the natural lash and if overused can cause damage. They’re overall appearance is not natural and while that isn’t isn’t cool with FCL many studios cater to those wanting a heavy look. Silks are the lightest of the offerings, hollow in manufacture, they have no shine and are not as dark as Minks. These are meant for long term use, meaning that because they are so light clients can continue to relash without worry about damage. For that reason alone, FCL only uses Single Strand Silks… getting lashy with it and keeping the hair healthy is the name of our lash game.

Loves and Lashes xo


Sunday Funday in Burlington!


As far as we’re concerned there just isn’t enough time during the week to do anything fabulous, early to bed and early to grind. Our Burlington shop on Guelph Line is already open until 10 pm weeknights – getting gorgeous while wearing your pajama’s?? Don’t mind if I do!! That leaves Saturdays for general maintenance – hair did, nails did, everything did? Nope not everything, FCL Burlington is open on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm – making it our mission to make Mondays not so manic. Sleep in, have brunch and head on over in your cozies to get gorgeous without all that “rush rush” business.

Love & Lashes xo


Sun….Sand and Lashes

Winter is about to take up full time residence, so most of us are already thinking about make a quick exit for more cooperative temperatures. However regardless of the warm weather and chilly drinks, the question still remains. How can I wake up looking make up without it running down my face? Simple Answer: Single strand eyelash extensions……

Question: How long before I leave should I book to have my lashes done? …Answer: Book your appt the same week you leave, that way they are super fresh and you won’t go into your shedding cycle while you are away.

Question: Can I get them wet? …. Answer: Yup! They will stay put in both pool water and salt water

Question: How can I take care of them on vaca?…. Answer: Fluff them with a dry mascara wand and off you go

Question: How do I keep them clean? … Answer: As long as you are not dumping a bunch of make-up on them they will stay clean just by the water rinse when you shower.

Question: Will anyone know I have lash extensions on? ….Answer: Not unless you tell them flapper face.

So book the trip then book your lashes, leave all your eye make-up at home – besides you’ll need the extra room in your luggage for all your Duty Free finds 😉

Love and Lashes xo