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.

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Questions About Kristen Chenoweth’s Eyelashes

As a certified lash stylist and LashLover I was quite disturbed to hear/see the news about Kristen Chenowiths’ eyelashes. My thoughts….

Who applied them? And are they CERTIFIED and/or TRAINED to apply false eyelashes to the public?

Did Kristen advise the lash technician of any allergies BEFORE getting these false lashes applied?

What type of false eyelashes were applied? (From pictures I am guessing the clusters, which would explain why they look so thick and heavy)

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Ladies, BEFORE you allow someone to work around your eyes, please research more about the technician, their work (proof is in the pictures!) and training. You only get one set of eyes…..

At the Eye Deux Studios, we do apply the cluster, or individual lashes. Here is the difference:

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The lashes are attached to the lashes, not to the skin. The lashes are not weighing down the eyelids or interfering with vision.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, check out Eye Deux!

The Importance of Continuous Education

Spoke with a young lady today who is a currently wearing Xtreme Lashes and patron of Eye Deux. She recently returned from vacation with an interesting story.
While shopping the cashier asked if the long pretty lashes were her real. After confirming that the young lady had eyelash extensions, she quickly grabbed her hand and escorted her to a neighboring salon. The cashier then told her lash stylist, “I want my lashes to look like this” and took pictures! The lash stylist also took pictures and stated she would consider going to another class for a refresher.
I agree! The lash stylists at Eye Deux are required to take a class with Xtreme Lashes at least once a year. As with many other factors within the beauty industry, things change! Although it’s not required in the state of Virginia, I feel it’s necessary to attend continuous education courses. This is to not only maintain your clientele yet also advance your skills to increase your clientele.
Does your state require continuous education credits to maintain your license or certification? If not, do you go out in search of more education? When I entered the cosmetology field my grandmother (also a cosmetologist) told me that she, at 60+, would still attend trade shows and classes. This has instilled within me that we must continue to learn…regardless of the cost, location or age ­čÖé