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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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

Lower Lash Extensions

You’ve read that correctly! Yes you can get eyelash extensions on your lower lashes that will last 2-3 weeks. These extensions can be applied one extension to one natural lash or by using the Volume Technique
by adding 2-4 extensions per natural lash. (The Volume Technique is a special lash application by certified technicians)

These extensions can come in different lengths, diameters AND colors! They are for those who are used to wearing mascara on the lower lashes and want to avoid mascara smudged under the eyes and/or to avoid the raccoon look. These extensions also can add balance to the eyes…if you are already having extensions applied to the upper lashes, ask your trained technician about having some applied to the bottom lashes.

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How many extensions can be applied to the lower lashes? Like the extensions on the upper lashes, this all depends on the quality of your lower lashes. Some may have 12-20 extensions while others may have 50+ extensions applied (the max number using the Volume Technique).

How to care for the lower lashes? Again this is the same as the extensions applied to the top….it is best to avoid oil based products, avoid touching them with your fingers and to remove makeup daily.

If you are in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, you may contact the EyeDeux Studios to schedule an appointment for lower lash extensions. We have a location on the Peninsula and the Southside to service you.

Russian technique is NOW available in Virginia at EyeDeux

Almost two years ago the latest technique with eyelash extensions started in Russia. The Owner of EyeDeux has traveled to learn this new technique and has brought it to VA! What is is called? VOLUME LASHES!

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What are Volume Lashes?
2D-6D lashes or Volume lashes are thicker, fuller lashes compared to the classic semi-permanent extensions. This technique was started in Russia and has taken the Lash World by storm….EyeDeux is the FIRST in the Hampton Roads are of Virginia to offer this technique.

How does Volume eyelash extensions differ from the Classic eyelash extensions?
Classic eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes at a ratio of 1:1. The Volume technique allows 2-6 eyelash extensions to be attached to 1 natural lash.

Is this safe/healthy for my natural lashes?
YES! The eyelash extensions used for the Volume technique are much thinner in diameter therefore very little weight is added to your lashes including the adhesive.

How do I know I can get Volume lashes?
Consult your trained technician! Most people are able to get at least the 2D volume effect while some are able to get 6D. This is based upon the health of your natural lashes, their diameter and length.

Can I get more length with this new Volume technique?
NO! The focus is on VOLUME. If the extensions are too long, more weight is added to your natural lash and most likely to shed prematurely.

Does this process cost more?……
For more info visit our web site HERE!

More Reasons to Wear Eyelash Extensions

Sharing this story and set of pictures for several reasons…..

We must not assume the reason/s a person decides to get eyelash enhancements. Besides the obvious reason of wanting to look good, some choose eyelash enhancements to correct or disguise an issue. For example, alopecia, hyper thyroid, overly curly lashes, changing the eye shape, recovering from chemo therapy…..

This lady was referred to our Studio by her stylist in Florida. She was not wearing the same brand yet was told to use the XtremeLashes Directory! EyeDeux and many other studios are thankful for a directory for traveling Lash Addicts to know they have a Certified stylist in the area to help them. I encourage fellow stylist to “get to know each other” near and far so in the event a client needs to travel, they have a second home to go to.

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During consultation I noticed one eye had less lashes than the other, my initial assumption was from sleeping. (I favor my left side during nap time so I tend to lose extensions faster on the left). Well this was not the case for her. Regardless of the reason, which for her privacy I will not share, these eyelash extensions are a major benefit to her. She can continue her very active lifestyle of outdoor activities without worrying about mascara.

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Another reason I am sharing these pictures are to show that not everyone can get 100+ extensions per eye! This is important for future eyelash enhancement clients to see. There are so many brands advertising their extensions by using the most full set of natural lashes they can find. (Go ahead an do a search for XtremeLashs, NovaLash, LavishLash, Ardell, JB Cosmetics, etc) How many times have you, the stylist, or you the customer heard or want “that look”. We must realize that everyone’s eyes and lashes are NOT the same. In first picture above, the young lady is not able to get the full set of extensions to look like the Kardashians using the semi-permanent extensions. She may be able to get the look using another type of enhancement but these extensions are best for her natural lashes LONG TERM!

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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!

Getting through Allergy Season

Yes Ladies & Gents, it’s that time again. Spring has sprung and allergy season is blooming. Watery eyes, scratchy throats, runny noses, sneezing, nasal congestion…how are we Lash Lovers to deal with all of this?!

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Keep your eyelash extensions dry-have tissue on hand. If you must use eye drops, be sure the drop go directly into the eye. Be careful not to rub or pat too much with the tissue. This will leave cotton fibers on your extensions. Gently dab the corners of your eyes to “catch” the tears.

Avoid rubbing your eyes-this is when your medicine may be a huge help. IF your lash line (the area where your natural lashes and skin meet, also where you apply eyeliner), use a clean mascara brush and gently brush that area.

Avoid touching your face! Have you seen the pollen build-up on your cars? We open the car doors and sometimes don’t notice the pollen on the handles.

I have personally stocked up on my over the counter meds, I love my purple XtremeLashes extensions and want to keep them looking as fabulous as I can during this season.

How do you, who wear faux lashes cope with the allergies?

Pregnancy and Eyelash Extensions

Congratulations! You’ve found out a little one is on the way. You may still be able to keep your eyelash extension appointments thru your pregnancy.

During the eyelash extensions appointment you will need to lay down for at least 45 minutes for a touch up (about 90 minutes for the initial set). This can become uncomfortable and/or impossible as you get further into your pregnancy. Ask your eyelash technician if they will be able to provide additional pillows, leg bolsters, blankets, etc to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible during the appointment. You may have to lay on your side like this lady…

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(Client of EyeDeux, came in the week of her due date)

You will notice she has additional pillow support on her left side as she is lays towards the right.

If your lash stylist does not have extra pillows or leg bolsters for support, you may certainly bring in your own. No worries for the ladies that come to the EyeDeux Studios, we have them!

Most Wanted Beauty Items of 2012

Xtreme Lashes® just released their list of their Most Wanted Beauty Products of 2012

According to Xtreme Lashes® founder, Jo Mousselli, RN, it’s their Best of GlideLiners® and Amplifeye Eyelash & Brow Fortifier®.

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At the EyeDeux Studios, our Patrons agree with the Best of GlideLiners® and the original GlideLiners®. They have a gel technology which allows for a smooth application, they’re long-lasting and available in 7 different colors. The Best of GlideLiner® is a set of 3 small GlideLiners® in Xtreme Black®, Xpresso® and Black Pearl® which also includes a sharpener. Women have fallen in love with this mini set and have purchased them as stocking-stuffers over the Holidays!

Currently wearing XL extensions? No worries, these products are compatible for your eyelash extensions. Come by our Eye Deux Studios in Virginia Beach & Newport News to try it or purchase for yourself!