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12
Nov

Lashes and Glasses??

eyeglasses and extensions

Can you have lashes when you wear glasses? You sure can!! many clients wear eyeglasses on a daily basis while others wear glasses only sometimes. Either way you can totally have eyelash extensions when you wear eyeglasses. It’s simply a matter of informing the last artist that you do wear glasses prior to the start of the application of the extensions. All FCL artists will consult with you about expectations and design at the time of service. If you wear glasses everyday you will likely be wearing them when you get there, if you only wear them sometimes it’s a great idea to bring them with you. The artist will ask you to put them on so she can judge the distance between your face and the glasses. Nothing is more annoying then having your lash extensions rub on your lenses every time you blink. Just tell us you love lashes but wear glasses and we’ll take it from there!

Love & Lashes xo

20
Sep

Plant Power!

Plant Power!

                           Plant Power!

When you step into FCL Burlington (764 Guelph Line) one of the first things you will notice is there are TONS of green plants. They’re on almost every surface, in the washroom and a huge Elephant Ear plant dominates in the corner of the studio. Of course there’s something about plants that make everyone feel better – any kind of green is good. However! the reason we have so many (and the collection continues to grow) is because of Lash Naps. When you’re lying in the Lazy Boy recliners getting your lashes done it’s down time, so your breathing slower and deeper. We’re using that time to give you a boost of Oxygen coming from the plants! We also use the plants to clean the air – they take in Carbon Dioxide and produce Oxygen through photosynthesis. One plant takes in most of the pollutants within a one foot circumference, the larger the plant – the larger the circumference and oxygen out put. So we figured if we made sure to have plants in every part of the Burlington studio then the whole place would be full of clean air. It’s sort of like reclining in a Lazy Boy at an Oxygen Bar and waking up from a Lash Nap with your extensions on point!!

Love & Lashes xo 

 

17
Sep

Pregnant and Pretty!

Beautiful Belly

Beautiful Belly

Can pregnant women get lash extensions? Is it safe? We can’t answer that in a general sense but we can answer that question specific to Flirt Custom Lash Studio.

Word on the street is that being preggy is less than comfortable after a certain stage, lying flat in your back is no fun at all. All FCL locations have Lazy Boy recliners rather than flat esthetic beds that keep you flat on your back without any relief from the belly at all. Blankets are offered and you’re welcome to listen to anything you like – your “me time” is coming to an end so take advantage of it.

Only latex free products are used, all items used during the process of application are disposed of right after use, beds, surfaces and tools are ALWAYS disinfected in between use. However most importantly the adhesive used is safe for you and the baby, the adhesive is manufactured in Canada within CSA (Canadian Standard Acts) regulations and is 100% Formaldehyde Free.

Do we have any pregnant clients? YES!!!!! lots of them…..you never know when your going to have a pic taken so keeping The Pretty on point is important!

Love & Lashes xo 

 

 

 

7
Sep

No Counting!!

FULL SET - No Lash Count!

FULL SET – No Lash Count!

We get this question a lot “how many lashes do you get in a Full Set?”, in the lash biz that’s called Lash Counting. Referring to the number of lashes applied for the price given ie/ 60 lashes per eye for a certain amount of money. If you’re not in the business of doing lashes then what does that mean exactly? is that a lot of lashes? will the final result be full?. Anyone that does not design and apply lashes for a living should not be expected to be able to answer that question. In order to keep things simple – we do not Lash Count when doing a FULL SET ($75) or a RELASH ($50 within 3 weeks). We apply as many extensions as needed in order to complete the look as long as there is a natural eyelash hair to apply it to. The same is done during a RELASH appt, we apply extensions as needed in order to refill the lash line back to full.

Love & Lashes xo

 

27
May

Grow Baby Grow!!!

eyelash growth serum

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.

growth serum

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

 

  1. All The Pretty at Half the Price

      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 … Continue reading

  2. Formaldehyde Free….

    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 … Continue reading

  3. Beautiful in Burlington!!

      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 … Continue reading

  4. Microblading and Brows

    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 … Continue reading

  5. Autumn Lash Loss

    The leaves are falling and so are your lashes, you’re noticing that as the cooler temperatures start your eyelash extensions seem to be falling at a faster rate. No, your lashes aren’t throwing a temper tantrum and throwing themselves on … Continue reading

  6. Lash Language

    Every industry has their own lingo or words used to describe the service, product, experience etc. The lash industry is no different, lash artists spend so much time working with regular clients that we forget that there’s still some lash … Continue reading

  7. Grandma Glam!

    Murle came to see us at the Burlington location last week, this lady knew where it was at when it came to eyelash extensions. From the phone call booking, Murle knew all the right questions: are these single strand? are … Continue reading

  8. Half Price is BACK!!!!

    Back by demand HALF PRICE full sets are once again happening on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Brampton/Mississauga Studio. We offered the AMAAAZING deal last year and no one seemed interested so we pulled it. But it seems that it … Continue reading

  9. The Mommy Chronicles

    When thinking about a regular beauty routine that makes you feel confident, knowing that you are keeping it cute 24/7 – few people include busy mom’s as part of the group that keep such a routine. In fact, a HUGE … Continue reading

  10. Toronto’s Top Lash Studio!!

    In November of 2015 Flirt Custom Lash Studio was named within the TOP 5 EYELASH EXTENSION SALON’S in Toronto!. Usually we “fish” for compliments and LOVE hearing how wonderful we are and how beautiful the Queen West loft space is. … Continue reading

  11. 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 … Continue reading

  12. 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 … Continue reading

  13. 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 … Continue reading

  14. Queen West Gorgeous
  15. 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. … Continue reading

  16. 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 … Continue reading

  17. 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 … Continue reading

  18. Easy Does It…

    The temperature in Toronto is rising and so is the humidity, maxi dresses become the summer uniform and a messy buns are seen as far as the eye can see. At the same time, the pleasure in taking time to … Continue reading

  19. 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 … Continue reading

  20. Toronto Heat

    There is no other city that does summer in the city like Toronto does, well truth be told Toronto does every season well but summer is the best! You can’t swing a cat without hitting an outdoor patio, there is … Continue reading

  21. Seasonal Allergies and Your Lashes

    At this time of year, we get more calls about puffy red lids than we do any other time: * Did you change your adhesive? * I’ve never had a problem before, what did you change? *OMG! do I have … Continue reading

  22. He Walked a Mile in Toronto

    Last Thursday saw the annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes event organized by the White Ribbon Campaign, cause you really can’t know what someone else is feeling until you “walk a mile in their shoes”. Ladies walk miles in … Continue reading

  23. Eyeliner!!

    We get this question a lot, can I use eyeliner? and if so which ones? We’ve got the answers for you Boo. Let’s start with the eyeliner that is a NO NO hands down no exceptions – waterproof liquid liner. … Continue reading

  24. Toronto’s Lash Game is #onpoint

    Courtney, a reformed mascara user and now Lash Junkie was so excited about her new silk lash extensions done by Paddy a Lash Fairy at FCL Toronto, that she just can’t hide it. She had always wanted to try extensions … Continue reading

  25. Burlington Shop doesn’t stop

    Burlington Ontario is sometimes referred to as “Girlington” Ontario, overlooking that this reference can be viewed as derogatory and deciding to focus on the positive. Burlington is known for the women who make an effort to take care of themselves. … Continue reading

  26. Toronto Gives Good Face…

    Flirt Custom Lash Studio Toronto is on Fire! and we are beginning to understand why that is. Other than the obvious, that we give good lash…we’re also giving good price. In Toronto, single strand lash extensions are a pricey little … Continue reading

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. Queen West Gorgeous

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

  31. Less is so much more….

    FCL generally lives by the philosophy that more is more: more champagne, more shoes, more lip gloss, more sparkles…you get the idea. However when it comes to everyday beauty, that idea gets flipped upside down. Less make-up applied in the … Continue reading

  32. 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

  33. #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

  34. Pelle Beauty – Skin Ninja’s

    As much as I’m a lash junkie, I am equally a skin junkie. I started caring for my skin before I could reach the sink without a stool – no really I did. I think your skin is a reflection … Continue reading

  35. Wet and Wild!

    We get this question a lot…”Can I get these wet?” yes you can 100% get the eyelash extensions wet. In fact, we are one of the only studios in the Toronto area that cures the extensions so you can get … Continue reading

  36. 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

  37. Tips for the Bride to Be…

    Here comes the bride and her fuss free awesome silk lash extensions! Weddings are no joke, days filled with events and just about everyone you know will be there. Sleep is at a minimum and stress at a maximum. More … Continue reading

  38. Hella Sexy Dope in Queen West

    Just hanging out on Queen West makes you feel Hella Dope, the neighbourhood vibes with great independent restaurants, chic shops, the best cupcakes in the city and an appreciation of a cocktail or 5. Because FCL likes to be at … Continue reading

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

    We’re just not all the same in the lash game, there used to be a time when price would indicate who was a professional within the craft. No longer is that the case, people with no experience using SCARY products … Continue reading

  40. 99 Problems but Raccoon Eyes Ain’t One

    Hot fun in the summer time! Well almost, anything above zero is considered balmy after the winter we’ve had. Warmer weather means longer days and even longer nights in Toronto, from the office to the closest patio. After 8 hours … Continue reading

  41. Biology 101

    You don’t know what you don’t know until you know…I’m a poet and didn’t know it! Anyway, here’s a fun fact: eyelashes grow in stages just like the hair on your head. Growing, falling out and then replenishing. When some … Continue reading

  42. Toronto’s Best Kept Secret

    Ladies in Toronto know how to work it! And know its all about the eyes, perfect brows can make the difference between looking like a million dollars and the hot mess express. Our friends at the The Brow House have … Continue reading

  43. Who’s Who in the FCL Zoo

      So you call a phone number to book an appt at one of the FCL locations, the phone is answered by Vicky. Then you arrive at one of the locations and someone else is doing your lashes, while doing … Continue reading

  44. And this is how we do it!

    Close your eyes and open for a BIG surprise! How many times have you fallen for that one, and let’s face it…the surprise sucked. At FCL, you close your eyes and the only surprise is a good one. Unless you’re … Continue reading

  45. Woodgreen Warriors – ROAR Toronto

      So we know that FCL is all about the ladies, looking good and feeling FIERCE is the name of our game. Last week, I told you about the reason behind ROAR…being held March 9 th at FCL Toronto 777 … Continue reading

  46. ROAR…Toronto

    So….I live a pretty great life ( Hi Haters!). I own a biz, a home, an emotionally dependent French Bulldog  ( or maybe he owns me – who knows) and for the most part if there is something I would … Continue reading

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

    If you follow FCL anywhere online, you’ll often see that we shout out for lash models. After receiving some feedback saying that one lash model “expected” a full set we thought we should clarify the training process and what exactly … Continue reading

  48. The Best Lash Extensions in Toronto

    FCL has worked hard to become the best in the West ( Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington). But like most businesses we are striving for world domination, for now however we’re thrilled to hear ladies are saying FCL gives the … Continue reading

  49. 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

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

    If you’re single then you are most likely online dating, or at the very least have tried it. There’s a TON of sites,some free, some not so free, others catering to a specific demographic. Chances are when you were little … Continue reading

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

    Remember when you had a math tutor? It wasn’t that you didn’t understand math it was more that you needed a little help with the basic concepts in order to build on them. You thought you were a math whiz, … Continue reading

  52. Much Love to 2013

    Today is the first day of 2014, I’ve been scrolling through Instagram and trolling peoples Flipgram ( I think that’s what its called) anyway the pics flipped so fast it made me crossed eyed and didn’t allow me to creep … Continue reading

  53. New Kids on the Block

      So Flirt Custom Lash Studio has settled right into our new location at 777 Richmond St West. I’m always running around like a lunatic, not to mention I’m not the hippest creature that ever lived. Lovely Lynda keeps me … Continue reading

  54. FCL Toronto To The Rescue!

    If it’s convenient (meaning you don’t need an appt) and it’s inexpensive then is must be the best thing ever right? Well, not in this case and thank heavens for Lynda at our FCL Toronto location at 777 Richmond St … Continue reading

  55. Our Dangerously Sweet Neighbour

      On my first site visit to our new location in the Queen West area, I drove past this adorable little white shop on the corner of Queen St West. I wasn’t sure but I thought I saw giant Macaron’s … Continue reading

  56. Poppin’ Bottles in Queen West!

      Last Wednesday we were on and poppin’ at our new Toronto location in Trinity Bellwoods, we’re one block south of the HOTTEST area’s of the city. When Steph from BlushPretty suggested we needed a larger location we quickly (like … Continue reading

  57. A What?

    If you’re plugged into what’s happening with FCL (and really why wouldn’t you be?) then you’ve seen a shout out for a “Lash Mob” going up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you have no idea what the heck we’re … Continue reading

  58. Missin’ ya…

      You had that lovin’ feeling for your lash extensions but life got in the way (it happens) and you weren’t able to maintain them. You think about the beautiful little silk extensions with fondness, life was just so much … Continue reading

  59. SURPRISE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      We’re not at all very good at keeping secrets but we’re celebrating something this weekend. This a been a CHORE keeping it under wraps but bear with us cause we’re about to totally spill the beans. To celebrate this … Continue reading

  60. Eat your Veggies doll . . .

    ” I want my lashes to be thick like yours ” and “Is all that hair yours ?”, two of the statements I hear all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE compliments so keep’em coming. However, because I … Continue reading

  61. Call for a good time !!

      With locations in Brampton/Mississauga, Burlington and Toronto, we wanted to make sure that you could call us from anywhere anytime. You are too fierce to be spending money on long distance charges, those funds can be spent on much … Continue reading

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

    After all the turkey’ing and pumpkin pie’ing ( I’m aware that these are not really words ) this long weekend is all about giving thanks. Sitting back with a cocktail ( or 5 ) and thinking about what we are … Continue reading

  63. What’s the Catch ??

    Eyelash extensions have EXPLODED in popularity over the past 2 years, lashes are becoming just as mainstream as getting your nails did. FCL was in the professional lash game a little before the trend popped off. We wanted to make … Continue reading

  64. This Girl is on Fire !

    Flirt Custom Lash Studio is coming to Toronto – finally, we’ve been getting lashy with it in Brampton for 3 years and in Burlington for 2 years. It only makes sense to open up in such a concentrated area of … Continue reading

  65. Thats the best !

    If you’ve booked with FCL before, we go through the whole conversation ( mostly one sided ) about pre-appointment instructions. Everything is fine until we would say ” and it’s best to wash your hair before you come because you … Continue reading

  66. That’s Just Rude !

    The Little Glam Shop in Burlington opened 7 days a week at the beginning of July, we thought Beauty didn’t stop so why would we ?? Visions of convenient lash extensions offered to Burlington beauties on Sundays danced in our … Continue reading

  67. 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

  68. It’s Getting Hot in Here !!

    Summer took it’s sweet time getting here but it’s here and lawdy it is hot !!!! Finding ways to beat the heat and take off anything that isn’t needed makes sense to us. Taking all your clothes off is generally … Continue reading

  69. Stay Pretty in Burlington 7 Days a Week !

    Doll if you’re like us you have TONS on the go and getting GLAM can be stressful ! We totally get it and because we love you, we want to make this easier for you. Flirt Custom Lash Studio in … Continue reading

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

    “How do I get my eye make-up off ??”, I get this question tons and it really speaks to the overall care of your extensions. If we’re talking about eye shadow, liner etc then the simple answer is : Oil … Continue reading