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27
May

Grow Baby Grow!!!

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Fuller!! Longer!! More more more!! eyelash extensions are an addiction – we totally get it, after getting a Full Set of lashes done the addiction is born. Like any addiction, it has to be fed – this is where the problem begins. We offer single strand aka classic eyelash extensions, so we ENHANCE what you already have, we cannot create what isn’t there like strips lashes or volume lashes. Almost 100% of the time clients want to see more and more lashes as they continue along their lash journey. The immediate POP! of the first set of lashes has long been forgotten and the client has become used to seeing the same old same old. We can’t add anymore extensions if the hair isn’t there to help us out, we need that hair to be present in order to attach the extension. So what’s the solution?? GROWTH SERUMS!!!!!!!! growth serums are put along the lash line like eyeliner and accelerate the eyelash hair growth process. It is a misconception that the growth serums make the hair grow longer, what it does is shortens the length of time from baby hair to adult hair. That process usually takes 21 to 26 days from baby hair to healthy adult hair, growth serums half that amount of time. With more adult hair available, the lash artist has more healthy hair to apply extensions to. Making the overall look appear much fuller and sometimes longer if the hair is strong enough.

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If using a growth serum, relashes should be done within 2 weeks instead of 3 weeks. The hair growth process has accelerated and baby hair is growing in much faster, the adult hair is growing out and dropping off with the extension attached to it. Also, most growth serums has a soy bean based oil that used as its base to mix the growth medication – this will affect the bond of adhesive causing it to become weak. The good news is after a few weeks of using the serum your relash will make your lash dreams come true bringing back fond memories of the day you fell in love with your extensions.

Some of our favourite growth serums are: Grandlash MD, it can be purchased online or at Costco in packages of 2 for a really affordable price. This is the one the owner of FCL uses with no side affects and great growth. Eyenvy, this one can be found at any beauty supplier and sometimes at nail salons as an add-on.

Love & Lashes xo

 

14
Nov

All The Pretty at Half the Price

 

Cindy Duplantis is an FCL lash addict

Cindy Duplantis is an FCL lash addict

Maybe you’ve heard? Flirt Custom Lash Studio is offering FULL SETS of eyelash extensions for half price at our Toronto – Queen West, Burlington and Brampton/ Mississauga locations. Each location has had certain days of the week where $75.00 Full Sets were offered. However, we lifted the restrictions and all locations on any day you can book a yourself a set of lashes.

Half Price: any location and any day

Half Price: any location and any day

Then of course comes the question why? Honestly……there really isn’t a reason, the application is NOT done by a junior artist, the full booked time for the appt is used, we do NOT lash count. Same service but half the price, Flirt Custom Lash Studio has been in the lash game for years, and created a name based on customer service and quality service. Looking good makes all of us feel good and let’s face it, we can use a little of that in our lives.

Love & Lashes xo

7
Nov

Formaldehyde Free….

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When most of us think about Formaldehyde we think about the big pail of dissection frogs kept for science glass. Formaldehyde is an additive that is super cheap and can be used both as a gas and a building agent for glues. The most common use for it is in the manufacture of car parts, it’s even used in the paint. So why should you care about what is used for car parts? Because the same Formaldehyde that is being used for a car is being used near your eyes. Say what??!!! Yup…..sad but true. The car friendly substance is used in all glues as a building agent, it is cheap and easy to access. Formaldehyde is toxic to humans (obviously) and has no business being in our bodies or close to any of our body parts. Many many lash studio’s are using glues with Formaldehyde in it, sometimes they are unaware that it is in there if they haven’t done their research when buying from a supplier. Lash glues can be purchased on the internet without any type of certification so it makes it easy for anyone to became a “lash artist”.

Formaldehyde based adhesives are easy to identify:

  • there is a burning type smell when you enter the room
  • you cannot get the lashes wet for 24 to 48 hrs – it takes that amount of time for the product to “set”
  • your eyes sting and water through out the application (this is over and above those that are sensitive to light)
  • you can feel a stinging in your nostrils while you are lying there and can smell the glue
  • if there is a fan constantly on during application, question why that is – most times it’s to move the smell of the Formaldehyde around so it doesn’t bother you as much
  • your eyes experience a burning sensation when you get them wet, not just the usual water in the eyes feeling but a sharp sting.
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Formaldehyde burn

Why does it matter if there is Formaldehyde in the glue? Simply put, the fumes can burn your cornea and cause vision problem that are long term as the result of a burned cornea. Make sure you are going to a studio that is using Medical Grade Adhesive – a true lash professional will correct you when you use the word “glue”. Not be to rude rather, there is a marked difference to those of us true to our craft and those who are not.  These professionals are certified to be using safe Medical grade product and that the product being used is recognized by CSA ( Canadian Standards Act)….that is the “thumbs up” needed to go ahead and make a booking.

Love & Lashes xo 

3
Nov

Beautiful in Burlington!!

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Burlington is one of the prettiest places in Ontario and so are the folks that live there. Flirt Custom Lash Studio has been keeping “the pretty” up to standard there for years. Burlington peeps have spoken and are less than thrilled that we’ve offered HALF PRICE full sets of lashes on chosen days of the week at the Brampton and Toronto locations but not in Burlington. They are totally right, it’s not fair…we have it make it right. So!! we will be offering full sets of eyelash extensions at the Burlington Studio Fridays and Sundays all day for HALF PRICE. There are no catches and no fine print…the application is still done by a certified artist and is up to our high standards.

 

FCL Burlington Gallery Wall

FCL Burlington Gallery Wall

The price of a Full Set every other day is $150 however now Fridays and Sundays all day Full Sets are $75. You’re booked for the full time it takes to do a Full Set approx 1 hr 45 mins and we still don’t lash count. As with all of our studios, we never lash count, we apply as many lashes as needed to complete the design.

Who knows! maybe you might come to see us in Burlington, fall in love with your lashes and decide to keep it them….it’s been known to happen 😉

Love & Lashes xo 

24
Oct

Microblading and Brows

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Brows on point is every girls goal….pencils, powders, gels are dipped and mixed to create the perfect arch. All of us are getting busier and busier and the idea of waking up made up becomes more appealing as the days shorten. You have your wake up made up lashes on but now what about the brows? Microblading or 3 D brows have become more and more popular. A technique where tiny little strokes are cut into the shape of a perfect brow and then filled with dye. It looks exactly like hair….if done properly by a trained artist.

Like anything that gains in popularity, there are some offering this service after getting very little training. This service is something to be taken very seriously as it involves blood, the small cuts will bleed and the results are permanent. We’re seeing lash artists, make up artists, tanning salons all offering micro bladed brows and it scares the doodle out of us. We offer extensions and only lash extensions because we are experts in the eye and it’s possible complications. Mico blading should be no different, if the artist is a “jack of all trades” then there’s a possibility they are a master of none. The space should be sterile, with visible bio hazard bins and equipment disinfectant, the process should NEVER be done without gloves, face mask and a clear understanding of the risks.

Wake up TOTALLY made up

Wake up TOTALLY made up

Eye The Brows is one of the best in the business, her attention to detail is incredible. The actual application is done relatively quickly, however ensuring the brows are perfect takes time. Rulers, pictures, angles and even string are used to create brow perfection. The environment is sterile and soothing, Eye The Brows has a strong portfolio and continues her education. Sommer the owner of FCL is one of Eye The Brows very happy clients – waking up TOTALLY made up is an everyday thing for her.

Love & Lashes xo

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  3. Grandma Glam!

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  4. Half Price is BACK!!!!

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  5. The Mommy Chronicles

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  6. Toronto’s Top Lash Studio!!

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  7. Am I Too Old For Lashes?

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  8. 1/2 Price in Toronto on Sun’s and Mon’s!

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  9. Toronto Space

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  10. Queen West Gorgeous
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  12. Here’s What To Look For:

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  13. The Toronto Shop is Open Sunday!

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  14. Easy Does It…

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  15. Swimming?? Yes or No??

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  16. Toronto Heat

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  17. Seasonal Allergies and Your Lashes

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  18. He Walked a Mile in Toronto

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  19. Eyeliner!!

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  20. Toronto’s Lash Game is #onpoint

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  21. Burlington Shop doesn’t stop

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  22. Toronto Gives Good Face…

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  23. 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 … Continue reading

  24. 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 … Continue reading

  25. 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 … Continue reading

  26. Queen West Gorgeous

    Lash Fairies on the loose at our Toronto Queen West Location. Video Production by Justin Borja

  27. Less is so much more….

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  28. The Ultimate Push Present

      It’s with certainty that FCL has assisted in the making of babies by putting some “wiggle wiggle wiggle” in winks across the GTA. Waking up made up is the name of our lash game, now it seems that pregnant … Continue reading

  29. #BBLU

    Because Bad Bitches Link Up (#BBLU) it only made sense that when Steph Daga of BlushPretty suggested that we hook up in a new space in Toronto, I thought the idea was genius!   (The best t-shirt!) Make-up, hair and … Continue reading

  30. Pelle Beauty – Skin Ninja’s

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  31. Wet and Wild!

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  32. We’re so happy because she’s so happy!!

    Emails like this is what it is all about for us, FCL Brampton was running behind that day so Vicky from head office in Burlington called to let her know. Your time is valuable to us why waste it sitting … Continue reading

  33. Tips for the Bride to Be…

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  35. We’re not all the same in the Lash Game

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  36. 99 Problems but Raccoon Eyes Ain’t One

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  37. Biology 101

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  38. Toronto’s Best Kept Secret

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  39. Who’s Who in the FCL Zoo

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  40. And this is how we do it!

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  41. Woodgreen Warriors – ROAR Toronto

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  42. ROAR…Toronto

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  43. “I’m a Model Ya Know What I Mean”….

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  44. The Best Lash Extensions in Toronto

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  45. I Don’t Get it! Half Set? Full Set??

    Every business has it’s own language, and if we’re working in that biz everyday we can take for granted that everyone around us knows what the heck we’re talking about. Lash language is the same, the most confusing pieces of … Continue reading

  46. Saying That was a BAD Idea – The Dating Tutor

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  47. The Dating Tutor – Taking it back to the Old School

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  48. Much Love to 2013

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  49. New Kids on the Block

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  50. FCL Toronto To The Rescue!

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  51. Our Dangerously Sweet Neighbour

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  52. Poppin’ Bottles in Queen West!

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  53. A What?

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  54. Missin’ ya…

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  55. SURPRISE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. Eat your Veggies doll . . .

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  57. Call for a good time !!

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  58. With a Grateful Heart . . . Thank-you

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  59. What’s the Catch ??

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  60. This Girl is on Fire !

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  61. Thats the best !

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  62. That’s Just Rude !

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  63. Here Comes The Bride AND . . . She’s Getting a Discount !!

    You’re getting married and we’re so excited for you !!!! Lash extensions have become so popular among brides for numerous reasons. Many of which being that once they have been applied they are fuss free, a lifting strip lash caught … Continue reading

  64. It’s Getting Hot in Here !!

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  65. Stay Pretty in Burlington 7 Days a Week !

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  66. How do I get my eye make-up off ??

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  67. Happy Lashing Elf’s !!

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  68. A FABULOUS Combination

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  69. Am I going to lose my own lashes ?

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  70. Commitment Issues

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