Tag: lashes

Why do I need a patch test?

Why do I need a patch test?

Patch testing is required for certain beauty treatments. Getting a patch test is an important precaution for your health and safety. Many different products have ingredients to which you may have a sensitivity or allergy without you knowing. A patch test is a simple procedure […]

Want long, luscious eyelashes? Here are some tips on how to encourage eyelash growth

Want long, luscious eyelashes? Here are some tips on how to encourage eyelash growth

When it comes to hair, nail and lash growth there are many factors which come into play. Our eyelashes have 3 growth stages, Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Our eyelashes grow at different rates, this is why some weeks you’ll feel your lashes are very full […]

New to Lashes? Here’s what to expect

New to Lashes? Here’s what to expect

Hello ladies! You’ve probably noticed that eyelash extensions are increasingly popular these days amongst everyone, from celebrities, actresses and models to mothers, teens and spanning all age ranges. Eyelashes can be styled to suit everyone and anyone and here at Newlookfx I pride myself on styling each client to their personalised needs and taste.

There are many different lengths, curls and thicknesses available and I have them all! 

What are the different choices in lashes?

Classic – This application method uses one single lash usually in 0.15mm thickness applied to your natural lash about 1/2 – 1mm from the skin of your lashline – not touching the skin. This is a pretty and flirty natural look and can be done in a variety of curls and styling.If you already have close nit lashes you can gain a dense look from this styling, if you have more sparse lashes then the look will be more wispy and light.

 

Glamorous/ Hybrid – This option is a mixture of classic and volume lashes so you can concentrate the volume fans where you want extra density for example the outer edge, or even add some texture by mixing curls and lengths.

Volume lashes – Volume lashes aka russian volume eyelash extensions are applied by hand fanning very thin lashes in 0.03/0.05 or 0.07mm lashes to form a tapered end and applying them to each natural lash you have.

Lashes are not one size fits all, they can be styled in so many ways it would make your head spin!! From natural to full on dense volume. The choices are endless, they even come in different colours! Keep in mind that style options do also depend on your natural lashes, their health and how heavy an extension they can hold.

SO What its like to get eyelash extensions?

  • You will be greeted by your lash artist and asked to lay flat on a beauty bed
  • Your eyes will be closed and you will have you lashes cleansed ( think of it as a trip to the hairdresser for your eyes!)
  • Following cleansing, you will be asked to open your eyes so that eyepads can be placed to cover your lower lashes. Your eyes will be primed with a special solution.
  • You will then simply lie back and relax as you listen to music in the salon or even on your own earphones and application will begin.It is best to try and have a nap and not to talk too much as this will cause eyepads to shift and may lead to your eyes becoming a little weepy – this can interfere with lash retention and you want to get your moneys worth!
  • Application times vary but i personally allow 1.5 – 2 hours for a full set of classic or volume eyelash extensions. 
  • Once all is done and eyepads have been removed you will be asked to open your eyes and you can admire your new fabulous lashes! 
  • Refills are then required in order to maintain your gorgeous new look and are recommended every 2.5 to 3 weeks, after this time a full set would usually be needed depending on how quickly your lashes shed. 

RED FLAGS

They should not feel heavy or like they are sticking into your eye and should be comfortable so you can go about your business as normal.

If you feel itchiness or notice redness and swelling of the eye it may be that you are allergic to the adhesive that has been used. No cause for alarm, you can simply book in a safe removal appointment at your lash salon.

I hope this explains what to expect fro your first lash appointment! If you want to book in an appointment don’t hesitate to get in touch with me – Linda via email : newlookfx@gmail.com or phone on: 0876700872

 

 

 

Summer is coming!

Summer is coming!

Summer nights are looming! This is a great time to grab everything you need for weekends away, festivals, weddings and holidays away! Lash masks are perfect for those cat naps on flights and won’t interfere with your lashes or make up due to their concave […]

New Products Coming soon!!

New Products Coming soon!!

Newlookfx is launching new products very soon, Branded lashes are coming your way! To help me understand my clienteles wants and needs please let me know what is YOUR favourite lash style? Natural Full on volume Colourful Glittery Corner cat eye flick Not only will […]

Magnetic Lashes

Magnetic Lashes

Are you searching for time saving solutions for looking fab on a night out! Eyelash extensions are wonderful but if you’re caught between refills why not try out magnetic lashes?? They are the way to go! Reusable, NO messy Glue, NO residue left behind! Just snap them on and go! These are great, affordable way to boost your look if you are prone to allergies from glue or aren’t the best at applying glue on lashes!

Simply hold each corner cluster/ strip, one above the top lashline and one below, position them where you need at allow the magnets to SNAP together to ”sandwich” your own lashes in between and you’re good to go!

In our lash kits there is a full on strip and cute corner lashes! Don’t miss out, order yours today in time for the bank holiday weekend! Limited stock available!

Festival time

Festival time

Festival goers! The latest trends in make up are so much fun! Everyone should be messing around with crazy make up and Glitter galore! One way to spice up your festival look is to use ‘’Glitter lips!’’ they can be purchased right here on my […]

What’s your style?

What’s your style?

New to eyelash extensions? Nervous about getting them done? Have a lot of questions? We all have different tastes/ personality types and styles! You choose clothes to suit you as an individual so why should eyelash extensions be any different?! At Newlookfx we style your […]

Eyelash Extension Aftercare

Eyelash Extension Aftercare

So you’ve just gotten Fabulous lash extensions applied to your own natural lashes? You want to keep them as many days/weeks as possible right? Here is how to get the most from your full set of eyelash extensions!

 

1. Avoid getting them wet for 12-24 hours to allow the bond to cure properly. This includes, saunas, steamrooms, sweat etc.

2. Be gentle with them, no twisting or pulling!

3. Avoid oily products around the eye area

4. Use an oil free make up remover and a clean make up brush to cleanse the lashes daily and remove unwanted dirt and build up from your hair follicles.

5. Don’t put your head to close to the oven when opening/closing so the lashes don’t stick together.

6. Use a silky or satin type pillow case to avoid friction interfering with the lashes as you sleep

7. Try to sleep on your back or purchase a ”Lash mask” this will allow you to toss and turn with minimal interference to your extensions.

Lashes are for all eye shapes and ages

Lashes are for all eye shapes and ages

Whether its a simple pretty lash style you’re after or va va volume! We’ve got lashes in thicknesses and curls to suit your desires! At Newlookfx its not ”one size fits all” we personalise your eyelash extensions to the shape and effect YOU want. Depending […]