Beauty trends come and go, and currently one of the most popular fads is wearing eyelash extensions. Whether individual lashes or strip lashes applied by a technician, full, bold lashes is a trend that doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. More women than ever in the African-American community are choosing to add this beauty service to weekly cosmetic touch ups. While most nail shop offer quick and easy lash thickening services, there are a few things that should be taken into consideration before making that appointment.
I had a chance to sit down with experienced lash technician Tiffany of Posh Lash and Beauty Bar in Downtown Chicago to get the details about how to make the right decisions when deciding to wear false lashes.
“One of the most common mistakes women make when deciding to get their lashes done is by going to any old nail shop to get the service done,” said Tiffany, who has been applying lashes for over three years.
“Nail shops typically use hair glue to create full lash looks, but this type of glue is harmful for the health of not only your eyelashes but the pores on the eyelid as well,” she cautions. The bonding glue clogs the pores of the eyelid, which can lead to a staph infection and the loss of eyelashes when the lashes are removed.
“The technicians at nail shops may charge an affordable price, but they don’t have the health of women’s eyes and eyelashes in mind,” states Tiffany, who recommends women invest in quality eyelash application.
“She adds, “Here at Posh Beauty Bar we use a light, high quality lash adhesive and lashes that are applied to each individual lash to give a natural look that doesn’t damage the lashes. Our prices start at $150 and these looks typically last 3 weeks depending on the growth cycle of your natural lashes.”