If the eyes are the windows to the soul, eyelashes are the drapery. That is to say they dress up an already beautiful facial feature, making it instantly more mesmerizing.
Dark, elongated lashes have been celebrated for centuries. As far back as ancient Egypt, men, women, and children have gone to great lengths (pun intended) to amplify the eye.
It’s a trend that isn’t slowing down anytime soon either. In fact, eyelash products and treatments are exploding in popularity.
Why? For starters, they’re markers of feminine beauty in the first degree. Their presence also signals good health. And, most importantly, lashes make our faces look younger by helping brighten and widen the eyes.
But even if you weren’t genetically blessed with mascara-ad-eyelashes there’s a simple solution. Lash extensions are an easy, irresistible way to invest in yourself.
Reasons You’ll love Them
Want to bring out your inner Cleopatra? We’ve rounded up a few reasons you’ll fall in love with eyelash extensions and wonder how you ever went without.
- More time. If your morning makeup application is getting a little out of control, listen up. Great eyelashes are essential for any fresh face. With long, fluttery lashes you can practically forego everything else and still look red carpet ready. Seriously! Use that extra time to catch up on your beauty sleep, make yourself a full-blown breakfast, and still get to work on time.
- Improved confidence. Let’s be real. When you look better, you feel better. No sense comparing yourself to impossible standards and photo-shopped faces. Lash extensions are the start to a more naturally confident you. With bigger, brighter eyes you can recapture your most youthful-looking face and simply enjoy the rush of compliments.
- Easy maintenance. These weightless wonders will change your life, but not your day-to-day. In 48-hours you can shower, swim, and sweat as you normally would without worrying that you’re going to look raccoon-eyed by the end of it. Most of the time, you won’t feel or even notice them – unless you’re starting at your gorgeous reflection in the mirror. Just remember that in general, the dryer they stay, they longer they’ll last.
- No pain. “Pain is beauty” is antiquated. Appointments for lash extensions are more like spa treatments from start to finish. The entire pain-free process is rejuvenating, relaxing, and most importantly, safe – as long as you go to a reputable technician.
Despite these reasons there may still be some questions. Why should I get eyelash extensions? Aren’t natural eyelashes or eye makeup enough? What you really need to know is that yes, sometimes these are enough, though there is nothing wrong with experimenting and trying a new look. Go get the lashes you want and be bold.
Most Popular Types of Eyelash Extensions
You might not guess that the process of simply sticking individual extenders to your natural lashes would come with so many options. But the truth is getting eyelash extensions is a completely customizable experience. Make sure your voice is heard but also keep in mind your lash artist’s expertise throughout the process.
You can go natural, getting a few modestly sized, strategically placed extensions throughout. Or you can go full blown drama queen, getting as many as 10 extensions applied to a single, mama-given eyelash (as Kim Kardashian does).
Before a drop of adhesive is applied, you and your lash artist will work together to select the length and curl that will make you feel like the most elevated version of yourself.
Many lash salons also let you choose from a variety fibers made of mink, faux mink, sable, silk, cashmere, or synthetic hair.
Long, lovely eyelashes can truly transform the face. Extending your lashes is an addictive practice that will forever change the way you feel about your face. One treatment and you’ll understand why this age-old infatuation is so irresistible.
Beauty Icon and Expert
Gina Rivera skyrocketed to success when the company she founded in 2007, Phenix Salon Suites, became the fastest-growing salon suite company in the beauty industry. With more than 300 locations nationally and international expansion occurring in the UK, Entrepreneur Magazine named Phenix Salon Suites a Top 500 Franchise list seven years running.