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14
Sep

Lash Courses!!

Flirt Custom Lash Studio has been around longer than eyelash extensions were a “thing”, and longgggg before every one out there was offering a “lash course”. When lashes first came to Toronto you had to leave the province in order to learn the art of lashes and it was taken very seriously. Courses were at least 2 days in length taught by a Master Lash Artist… included a theory test AND! a practical exam. Expectations were high and if the student did not pass either of the tests then they could not graduate and would not receive their certification. It didn’t matter that you paid for the course, if expectations were not met then you were given one more chance to write the exams or you had to take the course again. Like anything, soon lash courses became about money, courses are now being offered by Lash Suppliers. Meaning they SELL lash products (adhesive, lashes, patches, tools etc), their only goal is to teach you the basics and then push you to buy their products. All products except for adhesive are very much the same – the only difference is the private label on it. The industry was no longer about the art of lashing, proper application, disinfection and eye health. Flirt Custom knew it was time to do something about this, enter THE ACADEMY.

Lash Course:The Academy

Lash Course:The Academy

The Academy was created with ONE intention: to create lash artists that will an asset to the industry. We are NOT lash suppliers, we do not SELL lash products…at all, we do not teach the courses with the agenda of selling products to students. Classic Lash Courses are 2 days in length, include a theory and a practical exam. We are the only course that keeps class sizes small, no larger than 3 students so each student is given the attention they need. The second day includes 2 lash models done with the supervision of the instructor, other courses offer one lash model at the end of the second day and you are only given a few hours. Classic Lashes courses are where every lash artist begins their journey and so it needs to be done correctly – starting off with bad habits never leads to long term success.

If you have any questions about THE ACADEMY or for dates of upcoming course dates please email us: theflirtacademyto@gmail.com

Love & Lashes xo 

3
Jul

Eyelash Extensions Brampton

Brampton Eyelash Extensions

Brampton Eyelash Extensions

Flirt Custom Lash Studio Brampton has reopened! Part of the FCL locations this is a private studio in Brampton with one recliner for service. Brampton was closed a few years ago but has reopened due to popular demand.

Brampton Lash Studio

Brampton Lash Studio

You said there were no reputable lash studios and Brampton so we listened and reopened. Run with the same level of disinfection control as the 2 larger studios in Burlington and Toronto (Queen West). Brampton still offers the best price in the GTA for Classics, Hybrids and Volumes. Bookings can be done though the site or by calling 1.855.721.7108

30
Jun

Home Based Lash Studios are a BIG NOOOOO

10 years ago home based lash studios is where most went to have their lashes done, someone knew someone and you were referred to them to have your lash extensions done. Time went on, and those in the industry that were lashing from home opened lash salons/lash studios. As eyelash extensions became more popular, the Health Board of Ontario started monitoring them – as they should. Infection from the eyes can spread quickly and if proper disinfection sanitation practices are not in place then it can spread like wild fire. Now there are people taking courses in lashes, starting them in their homes and they are not being watched by any governing body. You have to count on the lash artist and the people living in the home of the lash artist to ensure that proper disinfection is taking place. Meaning not only the lash artist needs to make sure to wash their hands and all surfaces but the people living there also must guarantee they are washing their hands frequently and wiping surfaces after use.

A home based lash studio typically does not have access to hospital grade disinfection liquids like ACCEL or any of the other products listed on the Government of Canada site for disinfection of surfaces and tools for the fight against Co-VID 19. Most of these home based businesses do not have a business licence nor a business number needed to set up an account for the purchase of graded disinfection liquids.

If you have been referred to a home based business and you are set on going to see them to have your lashes done. Ask to see their business licence, ask to see their tool bath (lash language for the container holding the ACCEL or another hospital grade disinfection liquid). It’s always been important to ensure that disinfection is top priority but now  with the battle against Coronavirus it’s more important than ever.

Love & Lashes xo  

 

21
Jun

FCL Lash Recovery Relief: Discounted Full Sets

FCL Lash Recovery Relief

FCL Lash Recovery Relief

It’s not your fault you missed your appointment, we can thank Coronavirus for that. It’s a tough time for all of us – looking good means feeling good. Here is a little gift from us:

  • CLASSIC FULL SET: $50 reg $75
  • HYBRID FULL SET: $90 reg $110
  • VOLUME FULL SET (both light volume and mega volume) $110 reg $140 

Discounted pricing is valid at all locations: Brampton, Burlington and Toronto, there is no restriction on time of day, day of the week and is valid until July 31. The discount will be applied at the time of booking.

Love & Lashes xo 

11
May

No Shame in our INFECTION CONTROL Game

 

 

Infection Control Certificate

Infection Control Certificate

Licensed (meaning not a home based) Eyelash Extension Studios have always been some of the cleanest environments to be in if run correctly. Detailed lists of daily, hourly and in between procedures are in place to keep everyone (clients AND artists) safe from infection. Pink Eye (conjunctivitis) is a sneaky virus and can jump from surfaces to humans. FCL has been in business for 13 years with a client base of 2500 and has NEVER had a case of Pink Eye – that is a big deal, like a REALLY big deal. Every year FCL Management takes a course in Infection Control to brush up on practices and to keep up with any possible changes to protocol. The course is not mandatory from the Health Board of Ontario however to ensure the safety of clients and artists alike it’s taken every year.

WHO - Covid-19 Certificate

WHO – Covid-19 Certificate

Thennnnnnn Corona Virus (Covid-19) arrived and stopped the world in it’s tracks, a virus like no one had ever seen before. FCL shut it’s doors at all studios before instructed to do so, we didn’t know anything about it and we certainly didn’t want to put anyone’s health at risk. As time went on after closure and all of Canada was in isolation, FCL used the time to take a weeks long course in infection control for Covid-19 specifically from the best source there is: WHO (WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)  ensuring the safety of everyone both working and coming to have their lashes done. Procedures for this virus specifically required changes for clients as well as the studio, understanding how the virus develops and carries has allowed us to ensure everyone’s safely without a doubt. Keeping it clean so we can help you keep it cute!

Love & Lashes xo 

  1. Licensed Lash Studio vs Non Licensed Lash Studio

    Ok! so you’ve decided to get Eyelash Extensions perhaps a friend had them done and you loved them or you’ve heard about them and you know it’s something you want. People looking for lash extensions find a studio 3 ways: … Continue reading

  2. Stamp Me!!!

    Who doesn’t like a stamp card? No one, EVERYONE loves a stamp card…you know the ones where you can hear the “click click” of the puncher thingy (that’s the technical term for it ) is oddly satisfying. Most of our … Continue reading

  3. FCL Burlington is OPEN

    Well! it’s been one hell of a week, the Corona Virus has shown up on Ontario and she’s a stone cold bitch. FCL Toronto fought the good fight until Thursday however had to close on Thursday, our Toronto – Queen … Continue reading

  4. Corona Virus: Lash Studios are SUPER Safe

    What did we talk about before we were talking about Corona Virus? It’s here in Ontario and it’s top of mind. Businesses are scrambling to to train staff in proper hygiene and disinfection practices. For lash studios, frequent hand washing … Continue reading

  5. Spray Tans and Extensions

    Spray tans and eyelash extensions are basically a MUST HAVE for those heading on vaca….wake up bronzed and pulled together. However! when booking the appointments for these must haves which one do you book first? Spray Tan should be booked … Continue reading

  6. Lash Growth Serums…the TRUTH!

    Eyelash Growth Serums have been around a long time, Latisse came out first and could only be accessed with a prescription from the Dr. Fast forward to today and there are many growth serums on the market and because they … Continue reading

  7. Formaldehyde??!! near my eyes?

    Yup! that’s right, eyelash extension adhesive can have formaldehyde in it…so how do you know if it does? Simple: if the lash studio tells you there is a 24 hr waiting period after you get your lashes done before you … Continue reading

  8. Classic Lashes? Hybrids? Volumes?

    You’ve decided to you want Eyelash Extensions so you pop on the internet and Google “Eyelash Extensions” and suddenly there’s a TON of information on the screen. There’s so many options, different price points and different types of material. Which … Continue reading

  9. FFF = Full Fluffy Fantastic Hybrid Lashes!!!!

    You asked for ’em so we got ’em! HYBRID LASHESSSSS…ok so for those that didn’t ask for them and don’t know what they are. Here’s the scoop: Hybrid Eyelash Extensions are a mix of classic and 2 D volume lashes … Continue reading

  10. Eyelash Extensions and Salt Water

    Winter is definitely upon us and in a big way! Residents of Burlington and Toronto are headed South and looking for ways to simplify their vacation make up routine. After a few days a beautiful golden glow has developed and … Continue reading

  11. Warning!! picking a Lash Studio….here’s what to look for

    In Ontario there is a nail salon on basically every corner, you can go in without an appointment and have your nails, waxing, and lashes done without having to wait. It’s created an environment of “now” services, which is awesome … Continue reading

  12. Oh No! The Difference between Irritation or Allergy to Eyelash Extensions

    So you had your lashes done and you LOVE them! however, the eyes are red…dang it just like every love affair did it have to come to an end? No probably not, let’s not break up right away – let’s … Continue reading

  13. FCL Burlington – Where the Heck is it??!!

    FCL Burlington is hard to find, we get that and yes we totally understand it’s annoying but we have some really good reasons why! Probably one of the reasons you decided to book with us is because is a FULL … Continue reading

  14. Lash Party Prep Burlington!

      So you’ve made the decision to get lash extensions, found the BEST spot in Burlington/Oakville, know where you’re going and how much it’s going to cost you ($75 for a Full Set Whoop! Whoop!) but what do you need … Continue reading

  15. $75 Classic Full Sets Eyelash Extensions

    You’ve decided you want Eyelash Extensions (great decision btw) and you live in Burlington. Burlington is FILLED with tons of eyelash extension studios, they used to be hard to find – now they’re on every corner. You’re a smart consumer … Continue reading

  16. So now what??

    Ok, so you want to have your lashes done (good idea btw) but you’ve never had lash extensions before and you don’t know where to start. Everyone knows someone who has had their lashes done and there is a nightmare … Continue reading

  17. Lashes and Glasses??

    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 … Continue reading

  18. 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 … Continue reading

  19. Pregnant and Pretty!

    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 … Continue reading

  20. No Counting!!

    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 … Continue reading

  21. Grow Baby Grow!!!

    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 … Continue reading

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. Queen West Gorgeous
  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. Queen West Gorgeous

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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. #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

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. 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

  63. 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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. “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

  69. 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

  70. 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