FCL Stamp Card
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 clients come every 2 to 3 weeks for their relash so we wanted to give them something for their lash addiction. Every time you come in for your service hand over the card we gave for a little stampy stamp. When you get to the end of the card hand it over to your lash artist before you cash out and receive $10 off your service – YASSSSS HONEY. As soon as you hand that one over we will give you another one so the good times never end.
Are there strings attached? of course there is:
- you can’t hoard the cards ie/ hand over 5 full cards to pay for the entire service with the stamp card (a smart move on your part but it’s bad for business)
- combine the card with another promo offer we have going on – again a smart move by you but we do have rent to pay
- do you have to use your card as soon as it’s filled? no you can keep it and use it next time you just can’t use in combination with another stamp card
- can you use it on a full set? yes, say you decided to give your lashes a break for a few weeks and then book a full set of classics, hybrids or volumes you can use the $10 off on the cost of the full set.
- can you give your stamp card to a friend that has not been to FCL before to apply to their full set? No, this is a prezzie for you and cannot be transferred to someone else.
Love & Lashes xo
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 West location is busier than Burlington with 3 artists working daytime/night time and weekends. We simply could not control the level of disinfection required to keep everyone safe.
Eyelash Extensions Burlington
Burlington however is a different story: we have available parking (free) allowing clients to drive, park and come in rather than taking public transportation or coming close to other people on the way to their appt. Currently we only have one lash artist working at a time, spacing appts to disinfect surfaces/tools/hands in between clients. Artists are no longer allowed to keep their cell phones on their work station, hands are to be washed BEFORE and AFTER the service and tools are disinfected in hospital grade disinfectant (we have always done that). All of our clients that have been out of the country, spent time with someone who has been out of the country have called us to cancel and we can’t thank them enough for keeping us and other clients safe.
This sucks, there is no other way to say it. Looking better makes you feel better and we get that – we are confident that we are keeping it clean in order to help you keep it cute.
Love & Lashes xo
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 and disinfection of every surface is business as usual for us. We live in constant fear of Conjunctivitis (pink eye), highly contagious, can live on any surface and can jump from surface to hands. So….if one person brings Pink Eye into the studio it can affect anyone in that day and the lash artist. To avoid a pink eye out break in our studios, we have always practiced the following
- hand washing, we go through more hand soap than you can imagine
- disposable hand towels to dry
- disinfection of application tools in medical grade disinfectant
- hourly spraying and wiping of surfaces
- everything used around the eye is disposable, used once and then tossed
- recliners are sprayed with 99% rubbing alcohol in between clients
- if something is dropped on the ground, it’s picked up – item disinfected and hands washed again before resuming the service
- we are a LICENSED business so the Health Board inspects the studio very regularly
We are NOT a public place….we do not take or have ever taken walk in clients. We are by appointment only and have been in business for 12 years so we know most of our clients – all of our clients that have been out of Canada have reached out to cancel their appt and we can’t express how much we appreciate that!
Have we upped our game during this time….yes. Door knobs, hard surfaces etc are being wiped down frequently, we are no longer shaking hands with new clients, cups/water bottles are no longer allowed on the lash cart.
Let’s keep it cute during this crisis, there’s no reason to emerge from our homes a few weeks from now stuffed with pasta, looking like you’d lived in a tree with an outrageous amount of toilet paper.
xo, Love & 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
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.
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