Lash Lift – Why So Many Are Letting Go of…

That lovely lash curler.  Definitely a tool of the past. I’ve seen quite a few damaged lashes from using the lash curler, ouch!  The alternative, the Lash Lift.

Yes, a lift for your natural lashes.  Some call it a lash perm and it does just that, curls your natural lashes … for up to 2 months!!

Here’s the process:

  • Eyelashes and eyelids are cleaned with an oil free makeup remover.
  • Gel patches are placed under the eyes to keep the top and bottom lashes separated.
  • Silicon pads are secured to the eyelids
  • Lashes are brushed upward onto the silicon pads
  • Solutions are applied and timed
  • Once the solutions are removed, you’re able to open your eyes

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Men and Women are in love with the lash lift for a few reasons:

  • Don’t have to use the lash curler every day
  • The lash lift lasts up to 8 weeks*
  • Compared to eyelash extensions, there’s less maintenance
  • Cost is significantly less than eyelash extensions
  • Great for teens
  • Curly and/or unruly lashes can get a new curl pattern
  • Top & Bottom lashes don’t catch onto each other after the lift
  • Makes Sleepy eyes look Awake!

Fellow Professionals, you too should add this service to your menu! The entire process takes less than an hour, some charge towards $125!! You can have 2 people in the salon within 15 mins apart and have them process at the same time, Cha-Ching! If you’re in Virginia, I’d love to help you learn and make some extra money.

Find a Certified Stylist aka someone who KNOWS how to properly do this service and Get Lifted! Ladies & Gents in the Hampton Roads area, you are able to book a Lash Lift appointment with one of our Certified Stylists at the Eye Deux studios

 

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Allergies & Allergic Reactions: Part 3

Part 3 of Eyelash Enhancements, Allergies and Allergic Reactions

Eyelash Lid Irritation

Extensions themselves can cause irritation of the eyelid skin because they sometimes rub against the eyelid skin while the client is sleeping.  The thicker the extensions, the more irritation they can cause in sensitive individuals.  To rule out mechanical (i.e. non chemical) irritation, try switching to the thinner extensions (.15 mm).  If the symptoms are reduces or eliminated, you can conclude that the adhesive is not the cause.  People with sensitive skin are more likely to suffer eyelid irritation from the friction of thick lash extensions rubbing against the lid.  Make sure the extensions are placed perfectly at the lash line.  If they are too close, they will rub against the lid and cause itching, redness and swelling.  If they are too far away, they’re able to move around too much, which causes more friction and irritation when sleeping.

Eyelash extensions should NOT touch the skin, the extensions should be applied about 1 mm away from the lid.  During a ReLash/Fill appointment, the extensions that have grown beyond 2 mm should be removed and a new extension is applied.  Within the last year there have been more options for thinner lashes, such as .07 and .05.  At EyeDeux, we use a variety of diameters to customize the look and feel for each person.  For a free consultation and to schedule an appointment, click HERE or call us at 757.742.3389.

Eyelash Extension Adhesive and Formaldehyde

In recent eyelash extension adhesive news…..

As a trained, certified and licensed eyelash enhancement studio, we at EyeDeux take this “Xtreme-ly” serious and thought we should share.

Notes from Jo Mousselli, Registered Nurse, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Xtreme Lashes:

Does Xtreme Lashes add formaldehyde to its eyelash extension adhesives?
Statement 1
“We DO NOT add formaldehyde to ANY of our adhesives. Furthermore, our FlexFusion Adhesive is both hypoallergenic and medical-grade.”

Statement 2
“Formaldehyde is NOT an added ingredient in any Xtreme Lashes adhesives. Our adhesives are made using the same properties and ingredients found in medical-grade adhesives. Medical-grade adhesives are used by surgeons to close wounds without stitches, a practice called suture-less wound closure. Additionally, Our FlexFusion line of adhesives are hypoallergenic, medical grade, and manufactured at a US-based, FDA registered facility that specializes in medical adhesives.

There is a very, very low chance that during the degradation process, after the drop of adhesive has been dispensed from the bottle, a miniscule amount of formaldehyde ‘may’ be produced. This is true of all cyanoacrylate adhesives- including those used in the medical industry to close wounds without sutures. Please note that we teach our Lash Stylists to change the adhesive drop every 15 minutes and to discard the bottle every three months after opening. Having said this, if formaldehyde is released, the chance is very, very small and the amount is very, very minuscule.”

Do eyelash extension adhesives or eyelash extension applications cause infections?
“Infections are caused by pathogens: infectious microorganisms such as bacterias, viruses, fungus/yeast, and parasites. Xtreme Lashes adhesives are developed under strict sanitary and hygienic conditions. Additionally, our Lash Stylists are trained to perform safe, sanitary, and hygienic application techniques, using single-use disposable application products to prevent contamination and the spread of infectious organisms from one person to another through cross-contamination.

The only application tools that are NOT disposable are the tweezers, scissors, and adhesive trays which can be disinfected and sanitized with solutions such as Barbicide®. Furthermore, we train our Lash Stylists to segment lash extensions from lash trays, using designated clean scissors, and to apply the lash segments to a clean and single-use disposable sponge prior to the application to prevent cross-contamination.”

In addition to the information above, please feel free to post this link of our Health and Safety page on our website for additional information on this matter:
http://www.xtremelashes.com/NC_eyelash_extensions_health_safety.aspx

Schedule your appointment today at one of our EyeDeux studios located in Virginia Beach and Yorktown, Virginia.

Closer look at a Volume ReLash

The following pictures were taken to show that when applied correctly, the natural lashes will still grow with the extensions attached. During a relash/fill appointment, your trained/certified/licensed technician will GENTLY remove the old extensions and apply new ones.

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This was taken during a volume ReLash appointment. The client had a 2D removed and replaced with a new 2D. (2D means two extensions attached to one natural lash, this was done using .07 diameter extensions)

If you’re in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, schedule an appointment at EyeDeux and experience the fullness of Volume Lashes!

Allergies & Allergic Reactions: Part 2

Part 2 of Eyelash Enhancements, Allergies and Allergic Reactions

Medical Tape

A large portion of the population (up to 15%) has severe allergies to medical tape and band aids. Many of these people are not aware of the allergy until they have lash extensions applied. The under eye stickers are similar to medical tape and the skin around the eyes is much more sensitive and sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body… This allergy can appear at any time. Symptoms can develop after years of using lash extensions or they can appear the first time the product is used. To rule out tape allergies, use no stickers or tape on these clients. For most people, gel pass are a good substitute, for others, a plastic mascara shield… Tape allergies squally present themselves to the whole eye area, not just redness and swelling along the upper lash line.

Please inform your certified lash stylist of ANY irritation during the eyelash extensions application and/or after you leave the studio. If you experience this during the application, your stylist should be able to stop and either adjust the tape/ pads or replace with a different material to make the appointment more relaxing. If you experience this AFTER the appointment, contact your lash stylist so that they may record this in your file and use another material during your next appointment.

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Eyelash Enhancements, Allergies and Allergic Reactions…

While reading posts from fellow lash stylists around the world on Facebook I decided to share this important post. Those who are not part of that private online group, fellow lash stylists and anyone who is currently and/or thinking about wearing eyelash enhancements, this should be read:

Allergic reactions are very complex because they can be caused by many different factors relating to the eyelash extensions and they can manifest themselves at any time and in many different ways. Some people experience redness and swelling of the eyelid close to the lash line. Some people have diffused redness and swelling all around the general eye area. Most of the time the redness and swelling is accompanied by itching.

There are several different causes of reactions and it is important to be able to distinguish a true allergic reaction from simple irritation. Irritation also has several different causes and differs from a true allergy in that it does not cause the body to produce histamine. Sometimes the only way to distinguish between an allergy and irritation is to see if the symptoms respond to anti-histamine medications such as Benedryl. Because we cannot give medical advice to our clients, we sometimes have to refer them to their family doctor if we suspect that they may be having a true allergic reaction. So how can an eyelash specialist recognize the causes and symptoms of a true allergic reaction? The following is a list of variables that must be considered:

1. Medical tape
2. Cyanoacrylate
3. Eyelash lid irritation
4. Seasonal allergies
5. Eye irritation
6. Inflammatory skin conditions

Please check back to this blog on further explanations of each point. At EyeDeux we take the profession of certified and licensed lash stylists seriously and want to assure or clients new and seasoned that we have their best interest at heart.

The BEST of Virginia Beach 2014 – Eye Deux, Inc

With great joy and honor I am pleased to announce that Eye Deux, Inc has received an award for the

BEST of VIRGINIA BEACH 2014 in the EYELASH EXTENSIONS!!

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Eye Deux, Inc Receives 2014 Best of Virginia Beach Award

Virginia Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement

VIRGINIA BEACH December 11, 2014 — Eye Deux, Inc has been selected for the 2014 Best of Virginia Beach Award in the Eyelash Extensions category by the Virginia Beach Award Program.

Each year, the Virginia Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Virginia Beach area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Virginia Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Virginia Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Virginia Beach Award Program

The Virginia Beach Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Virginia Beach area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Virginia Beach Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Virginia Beach Award Program

CONTACT:
Virginia Beach Award Program
URL: http://www.awardservice.org

I am truly thankful to all that have patronized the Eye Deux studios and grateful to those affiliated with us.  This award came at the end of another Blessed year and I am looking forward to the many blessings to come!

-Latoya Turner, Owner & Master Lash Artist of Eye Deux, Inc