27
Oct

Am I Too Old For Lashes?

Too many women have said they are too old for eyelash extensions, even if ONE woman has said it, that’s one too many. No one is too old to keep it pulled together. Part of being a woman is feeling like a woman, taking care of ourselves regardless of how old we are is an entitlement not a privilege. In fact, eyelash extensions are PERFECT for ladies that are on the other side of menopause. The eyelashes are lighter in colour, thinner than they used to be and sometimes eyesight isn’t what is used to be.

Mascara is necessary to keep the eyes from disappearing into the face. 40% of the client base at FCL Burlington is over 55 years of age, waking up made up without the hassle of mascara. One of our Burlington clients had us dying laughing:

“Why wouldn’t I get extensions? I can’t see my lashes without mascara and I can’t see where I’m putting the mascara without my glasses. But I can’t get the mascara on when I’m wearing my glasses! I show up every 3 weeks, lie down, have a nap and wake up looking even better than I ever could when I’m wearing my mascara”.

Amen to that! Too old to keep it cute?……NEEEEVVVEEERRR

Love & Lashes xo

19
Oct

1/2 Price in Toronto on Sun’s and Mon’s!

In an attempt for world domination and a campaign to ensure everyone in Toronto can get an extra 20 mins of sleep in the morning and still Wake Up Made Up….we are offering 1/2 Price Lashes!!! Every Sunday and Monday FCL Toronto 777 Richmond St West will be offering 1/2 price on Full Sets of lash extensions. Noooooo this isn’t with a Junior stylist and noooooo you only get a few lashes and then have to pay to “upgrade” to a full set. You’re getting a Senior artist filling those babies up in the same GORGEOUS way we would any other day of the week. Whats the catch? 1/2 Price is only Sundays and Mondays, on FULL SET services (Half Sets and relashes are full price).

(Full Set Lashes at FCL Toronto by a Senior Artist)

Same Beautiful space where we will give the same beautiful face but at 1/2 price!!

 

15
Oct

Toronto Space

FCL Toronto is the jewel in all the Flirt Custom Lash Studio locations, a truly beautiful space where we give “good face”. Located on the second level of 777 Richmond St West, above Light Form and across the hall from Bit Strips. The building kept it’s authentic loft feel by keeping all the original wood from previous renovations. The ceilings, floors and doors are from the original structure of the building. Light fills the space and adds to the bright airy atmosphere. The space where you get your lashes done should be just as beautiful as the work that’s created.


 

 

 

 

 

Love & Lashes xo

15
Oct

Queen West Gorgeous

6
Oct

A Punch! The Good kind…

 

Is there a good kind of punch? There totally is…it’s a reward for your lash addiction. Every time you relash you get a “punch” on your VIP stamp card, when you get to the last “punch”…your relash is FREE. No strings, just hand over the card in place of payment and your outta there “Get In the Car!!!! Get in the Car!!!!”. Some people hoard their full cards for when they want to stay cute but are broke as fck. No worries, it’s your card and you can do with it whatever you want. The cards are offered and punched at all of the locations – Mississauga/Brampton, Burlington and Toronto (Queen West). Once you’ve “cashed in”, we’ll start you on a new card so you can continue to get rewarded for your addictive behaviour. Pretty sure there no other lash studios offering this awesomeness….another reason to love us….we get it.

Love & Lashes xo

4
Oct

Here’s What To Look For:

Until about 3 years ago, eyelash extensions were relatively unheard of in Toronto and the surrounding areas. They have EXPLODED as a beauty service over that past 2 years and with good reason – applying mascara is a bitch. Once it was determined that extensions were here to stay, everyone wanted in the action. Soon nail salons, tanning salons, hair salons and everyone in between was offering them. Sadly, most of these places offering extensions are in it for the money and not for the art. Application is messy, toxic glue is used, there is ZERO isolation and the extension is just thrown on top of the natural lash. All of this leads to damage, the hair becomes “dreadlocked” for lack of a better description and is pulled out in chunks.

Above is an example of sloppy work, the client thought she was getting a great deal: a full set of single strand lashes for $80, done by someone she thought was a professional. She came to see us after being unable to reach a Brampton based lash artist to help her with the uncomfortable “pulling” she was feeling. That feeling was coming from sloppy isolation, using a toxic glue that drys into a crunchy mess, plastic lashes that are far too heavy. The result is terrible… patches of hair missing, clumps glued together and fatigued natural lashes. This is after ONE application — should she have relashed she would have been bald without a doubt. This client took to the internet to find a lash artist but admittedly didn’t know what to look for.

In an effort to help others from having this happen, here’s what to look for when searching online:

* Make sure the studio has a website, if they are unwilling to invest in representation online it raises questions about where else they might be cutting corners

* Ensure they have pics of their work posted, not editorial pics

* Search them online and look for reviews that have been written from other: beauty bloggers, fashion bloggers, local papers etc

* Look for social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube etc. Make sure the content is fresh and frequently updated

* Take a close look at the pics, if the whites of the eyes are red and watery…move on. 

* If you can walk in and get an appt — keep walking, any good artist is in demand and an appt is required

* The website should list what company they are CERTIFIED through, search that company and make sure it’s legit

* Trace their online footprint, any good lash studio will have a internet history tracing back through events, education and pictures. 

You certainly don’t have to book with us but please please make sure you book with someone who is in it for the art and not the cash.

Love & Lashes xo