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11
Sep

Spray Tans and Extensions

Spray Tan and Lashes

Spray Tan and Lashes

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 first, given an opportunity to get soaked in and rinsed off thennnnn have your lashes done. For Example: Book your spray tan Wednesday and your lashes Friday, you want the tan powder rinsed off before you come in for your lashes. So why Spray then lash? When you come to get your eyelash extensions done we will be putting eye patches under your eyes for the application process. The patches can leave white marks under the eyes when the patch is removed….now you look like a bronzed raccoon with really great lashes. The other reason is that the artist will be touching your forehead during application, potentially ruining the tan on the forehead ANDDDDD the artist now has spray tan all over her hands (not cute). With the right planning you can be a flawless bronzed pulled together Goddess on your well deserved vacation.

 

Love & Lashes xo 

16
Aug

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 have a lower dose of the active ingredient they can be purchased without a prescription.

growth cycle

Soooooo whats the deal? are they too good to be true? That’s a yes and no answer: yes they work however! they are not GROWTH serums in actuality – they are GROWTH ACCELERATORS. The serums don’t assist in helping you GROW more hair, it makes the hair growth cycle move faster. There are a few stages of the growth cycle but basically, there is baby hair, teenage hair and adult hair. The Growth Serums speed up the stages of growth, taking it from Anagen (baby hair) to Telogen (adult hair) in half the time. Making the lash line appear fuller and thicker…so awesome right?!. Yes, it’s awesome however; each hair follicle has a lifespan of 2 to 5 years. When the follicle is asked to produce more hair over and over again the life of the follicle shortens drastically 6 months to 1 year. Once the follicle is maxed out, it no longer produces hair as more and more follicles max out the lash line thins out. It’s important to keep in mind with serums that once you stop using them you are no longer “feeding” the follicle daily the natural hair will grow (fall) out.

The takeaway: there are no such thing as GROWTH serums only ACCELERATORS

Love & Lashes xo

 

16
Jul

Formaldehyde??!! near my eyes?

Formaldehyde

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 can get them wet. If the post care instructions include that then it is 100% certain the adhesive contains Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde can come in many forms: gas, liquid and solid however regardless of the form it comes in Formaldehyde is a known cancer causing compound. It is added to eyelash extension adhesive to extend the life of the adhesive so it doesn’t expire as quickly once the bottle is opened. So what can happen to you if there is Formaldehyde in the adhesive? the biggest concern is retinal burn – meaning that the toxic fumes from the adhesive causing a chemical burn on the iris. Sadly there is no regulatory body in Ontario ensuring that Formaldehyde is not in the adhesive. Most adhesives are coming in from China even if the name on the bottle does not sound like it is and most lash studios will buy this adhesive because it is much cheaper to purchase increasing their profit on the service. The best way to find out if there is Formaldehyde in the product is to ask: “do I need to wait to get them wet”….if the answer is yes then the adhesive has Formaldehyde and you need to cancel that appointment ASAP.

FCL only uses Medical Grade adhesive manufactured in Alberta, that is Formaldehyde free and is recognized by the CSA (Canadian Standards Act). You do not have to wait to get your lashes wet after an application with us as we can seal the lashes because there is no Formaldehyde in it. You can get them wet and not worry about a chemical burn so really it’s a win win.

Hope this helps!

Love & Lashes xo 

 

 

14
Jul

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 type is for you? Here’s the coles notes on where to begin:

Classic Lashes: are called “Classics” because years ago these were the only option available. Singles, individuals or one by one are also names for Classic Lashes. They are applied to the natural lash one by one to create a very natural look meant to replace the need for mascara but without being obvious as eyelash extensions. The cost of a Full Set of Classic Lashes = $75

Classic Lashes

Classic Lashes

Hybrid Lashes: Hybrid lashes are a mix of classic lashes and volume lashes. They are fluffier and fuller than Classics for those that want something darker and has more impact than Classic Lashes. Both types of lashes (classic and volume) are mixed together to create an individual look for each person. The goal of the design is to open up the eye and frame it beautifully. Hybrid Lashes = $110 and is the client favourite of the 3 options.

Hybrid Lashes

Hybrid Lashes

Volume Lashes: Volume lashes also known as 3D Lashes, Russian Lashes or Russian Volume. Volume Lashes are not mixed with classic lashes and the whole lash line is filled with hand made “fans” to create a Fluffy Full Fantastic look. These are for those that want a look like strip lashes without taking them off every day. Volume Lashes = $140

Volume Lashes

Volume Lashes

14
Apr

FFF = Full Fluffy Fantastic Hybrid Lashes!!!!

FFF = Full Fluffy Fantastic!

FFF = Full Fluffy Fantastic!

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 mixed together to create FFF (Full, Fluffy and Fantastic). Hybrid Lashes are fuller than classic lashes but still not “too much”. Classic lashes are applied single strand one by one, it’s like you found the Holy Grail of mascara…one that doesn’t run…..or flake….you wake up with it annnndddd don’t have to wash it off…..ever. Hybrid Lashes are more fluffy in appearance, slightly more obvious that perhaps you weren’t born with them and then stumbled upon the best mascara on Earth but with all the other benefits of classic lashes! The length of extensions is something that is discussed with the artist at the time of service, if you don’t want them too long – no problem! you an still have all the fluffy without the length.

Love & Lashes xo 

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  7. So now what??

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  10. Pregnant and Pretty!

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  11. No Counting!!

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  12. Grow Baby Grow!!!

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  13. All The Pretty at Half the Price

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  14. Formaldehyde Free….

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  15. Beautiful in Burlington!!

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  16. Microblading and Brows

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  17. Autumn Lash Loss

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  18. Lash Language

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  19. Grandma Glam!

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  20. Half Price is BACK!!!!

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  21. The Mommy Chronicles

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  22. Toronto’s Top Lash Studio!!

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  24. 1/2 Price in Toronto on Sun’s and Mon’s!

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  25. Toronto Space

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  26. Queen West Gorgeous
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  28. Here’s What To Look For:

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  29. The Toronto Shop is Open Sunday!

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  31. Swimming?? Yes or No??

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  32. Toronto Heat

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  35. Eyeliner!!

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  38. Toronto Gives Good Face…

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  39. Silk Extensions vs Mink Extensions

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  40. Sunday Funday in Burlington!

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  42. Queen West Gorgeous

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  44. The Ultimate Push Present

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  45. #BBLU

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

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  49. Tips for the Bride to Be…

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  53. Biology 101

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  56. And this is how we do it!

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  57. Woodgreen Warriors – ROAR Toronto

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  58. ROAR…Toronto

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

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

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

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

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  65. New Kids on the Block

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  66. FCL Toronto To The Rescue!

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  67. Our Dangerously Sweet Neighbour

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  68. Poppin’ Bottles in Queen West!

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  69. A What?

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  70. Missin’ ya…

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