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

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

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

 

28
Sep

The Toronto Shop is Open Sunday!

Rome was not created in a day and neither was your cuteness, I mean how can any women be expected to squish in all of the appts needed to achieve your Wake Up Made Up natural look. Along with running the world and stealing the Toronto social scene, you’re running out of time. Don’t worry we totally get it and have you covered! FCL Toronto 777 Richmond St West (1.855.721.7108) is now open every Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. We are the ONLY lash studio in Toronto open on Sundays. Why? Lash extensions make your life easier and we have always made it our business to make sure booking convenient and affordable….you’re welcome.

Love & Lashes xo

6
Jul

Swimming?? Yes or No??

(Poolside Glam cause mascara just isn’t an option)

Have you heard that you can’t get eyelash extensions wet because they’ll fall off? Yup, we’ve heard that too and all we can say is that the poor person that had his/her extensions fall off after getting them wet didn’t get them done at FCL. Most eyelash extension places in the GTA will tell you to A) avoid getting them wet at all – how would this ever work in real life other than showering with goggles on or B) avoid getting them wet anywhere from 24 to 48 hrs – that’s the old school way of applying lashes. Technology has come a long way since then in respects to “sealing” the extensions, keeping up with it is part of any lash studio’s ongoing education.

So no, you don’t have to shower with goggles on and you don’t have to wait to get them wet. Any water source: poolside (chlorine), salt water, lake water and the shower are totally fine. A simple flick of your finger nail or a comb through with a dry mascara wand will pop those beauties right back into formation. You can dunk your head as much as you like, however we can’t guarantee that your hair will look as good as you lashes will after.

Love & Lashes xo

17
Nov

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