LuxLash in Boston is a chic salon that does lash extensions, brow-shaping, “eye-britening” and boutique parties. It was clean and inviting with friendly employees that are very professional and warm. With the light sounds of Frank Sinatra in the background we sat and talked a bit about my eyes (e.g. do I wear contacts, etc.). Next, I reclined in a chair and Melissa got to work on my lashes. She began by securing my lower lashes with what would seem like tape, but was very comfortable and did not hurt coming off. I closed my eyes and was not to open them until the procedure was over (about 90 minutes for a full set). She welcomed me to nap or just relax … and it truly was peaceful. One at a time, Melissa meticulously selected a lash and used a tiny bit of odorless adhesive to apply the synthetic lash right on top of each of my upper lashes. She put 60 on each side and they are a very natural length, shape and size. It simply felt like she was touching my lashes throughout the experience … in fact, it was easier than getting a manicure. It was uncomplicated and will last for 2 months!
I never leave the house without a little bit of eyeliner and now that is really unnecessary. I am wearing absolutely no make-up in the photos on this page. If you are every feeling a little drab and want to boost you look I highly recommend lash extensions. They add a nice spark to your face and I have had many compliments from people who think these are my real lashes. I have never been fearful to try new things, but if you are hesitant, I suggest you try the 7-day lash extensions.
Maintaining eyelash extensions
Maintenance is simple and from lash curlers and cleansers to lash hairspray, LuxLash has a full range of products to help you clean and care for them. They offer a complimentary appointment a week after you have the lash extensions applied and they will add more, or change the length depending on your preference.
It should be standard with any beauty experience that you test it first before getting it for any big event in your life. That being said, if you are getting married, I try the lashes out for a little while before the wedding to let your eyes get used to them and in case you have any adjustments you want to make. This is simply a suggestion, but I would get a full set about 7 weeks before your wedding and comeback 1-2 weeks before the wedding for a fill. That way you know exactly how they feel, but they'll still be fresh for the big day. I fully intend to maintain my lashes for the next year so they look great at my wedding.
I highly recommend lash extensions from LuxLash, I now have thick eyelashes that look full, not fake. If you want to try them out, they have locations in Boston and Beverly Hills (yes… many celebs get lash extensions too) and one coming soon in Las Vegas. Prices range from $250-$450 depending on the package you choose.
This is a close-up of my lashes (no make-up at all):