A few months ago I tried a set of semi permanent lashes from Lashfully at the Angeleno magazine/Ritz Carlton beauty event. I loved the results so much I decided to take the plunge and have a set of permanent lash extensions applied.
I went to Lashfully on 3rd street, Los Angeles, where top make up artist and lash expert Courtney Casgraux. worked her magic on my lashes applying each individual lash extension to my own with special non irritant glue.
The process was painless and very relaxing taking approximately ninety minutes and I opened my eyes to beautiful long, fluttery lashes that made me feel like a camel (in the nicest most positive of ways). As the lashes start to fall out over 3 -4 weeks I was told to come back to the salon for filler lashes to keep the look perfect.
If you are interested in trying extensions I highly recommend Courtney and the Lashfully team as they are AMAZING and the technique used does not affect your natural lashes. If you want to find out more, click here.
Here’s my interview with Courtney…
Cat: How did you become a lash specialist?
Courtney: I became an eyelash extension artist in 2006, after having worked for several years in skin-care and cosmetics. What I like most about being a lash specialist is the transformative quality a lash makeover has on my clients. Lashes add a touch of glamour and instantly define the eyes for a polished look.
Cat: What are the most popular types of lash extensions?
Courtney: There are 3 popular types of lashes that clients request the most: Natural, Cat-eye, and Super Glam. Each type of lash works to create a specific look, ranging from naturally and effortlessly lash-full to over-the-top glamorous – always ready for a night out or special occasion.
Cat: How long do your lashes have to be to add extensions?
Courtney: It doesn’t really matter how long a person’s natural lashes are as long as they are healthy. I can work with just about any length of lash, but I like to make sure my clients’ lashes are always in great shape.
I have over 72 types of lashes that range in length, curl, and thickness. Every client will walk away with a customized look.
Cat: Do people become addicted to lash extensions?
Courtney: All my clients have become addicted…Myself included. Lash extensions will cut your getting ready time down 5-10 minutes, you never have to apply mascara so you won’t have that smudged look under your eyes at the end of the day. Also, waking up in the morning never looked so good!
Cat: Are they safe to use, I heard they can make you lashes fall out?
Courtney: Lash extensions will not make your natural lashes fall out unless you physically pull them out. In fact, it can help them grow since the daily daily wear and tear from curling and applying mascara won’t be necessary as long as your extensions are on.
Cat: Who are your main clients?
Courtney: I have many celebrity clients: actresses, playmates, pop stars, dancers, even newscasters. The great thing about lash extensions is that they make every woman feel like a star – we all need special treatment and to have the confidence that looking great can give us.
Cat: What kind of woman has extensions?
Courtney: Lash extensions are great for all women. Women that want a little extra length or curl, a woman that doesn’t want to take 30 minutes getting ready in the morning, or even for an event or special occasion.
Cat: What are your tips for beautiful natural lashes?
Courtney: My tips for natural healthy lashes are: limit the use of product; instead of applying mascara every day, tint your lashes. Tinting will last 4-6 weeks, use your lash curler only when you need that extra oomph. And I always tell my clients fish oil is a girl’s best friend.