Here at BBs Beauty & Brows, we’ve been wanting to do a post about eyelash extensions for some time now as it’s one of our many ever popular services at both of our walk in salons in Leicester and Peterborough. If we had a £1 for every time we heard ‘I had semi permanent lashes but they’ve ruined my lashes’ and ‘Why do they take longer than some other lashes I’ve had’ we would be very, very rich! Unfortunately, such eyelash nightmares and confusion put some people off but as soon as they choose to have lash extensions done at a BBs Beauty & Brows salon, they feel rest assured that they are in good hands. With years of experience in the industry and a brilliant team of skilled beauty technicians, we’ve got it covered when it comes to lash extensions!

Everyone at BBs Beauty & Brows, we are obsessed with everything lashes! We boast some of the most talented technicians in the Midlands and have a flurry of new and existing clients enjoying our extensive range of lash services.

So, here you have it, here is our definitive guide to beautiful lashes…

Let’s start with the basics.

Strip lashes

We’re sure most of you will know about strip lashes and most have probably faced that Saturday night battle of trying to get them to stick without ruining the rest of your eye makeup in the process!

If you’re not one of those talented few that can apply them perfectly every time at BBs Beauty & Brows our salons offer the chance to have them applied professionally! This means they should then last the full night without coming away at the corners- if you’re lucky you might even get them to last till the next morning. The only downside is strip lashes won’t last for a full weekend or the duration of a short holiday – and if they do we’d be very concerned as to what glue was used!

Cluster lashes / Party lashes

Just like strip lashes, cluster lashes can become a DIY nightmare for many. To avoid any beauty malfunctions, BBs Beauty & Brows salons offer a fantastic range of lash services across the Midlands at both of our salons in Leicester and Peterborough. Unlike strip lashes, cluster lashes need to be dropped using tweezers on top of your lashes spreading them evenly along your lash line.

Express Individual Lashes

If you are wanting semi-permanent lashes, express individual lashes are a great option. When applied professionally, these types of lashes are non-damaging and can look fabulous. For this treatment individual lashes are applied on top of your natural lashes without isolating your own lashes first.

This treatment only takes around half an hour or so for a set and should last up to 2 weeks however it is difficult to get as fuller look as with other types of semi-permanent lashes. Express lashes should not be infilled and instead should be professionally removed then reapplied if you want to keep up to them. Nouveau’s Express Lashes is a great example of semi-permanent lashes offered at BBs Beauty & Brows salons located in Leicester and Peterborough.

Classic Semi-Permanent Lashes, AKA Individual / Hollywood / 1:1  lashes

One of the most common types of lash extensions around, these lashes are available at both of our salons in Peterborough and Leicester. Training to be able to complete this type of lash extension is extensive but you can rest assured that each and every one of our beauty therapists knows exactly what they are doing!

So the idea behind these lashes is that only one lash is applied to each one of your own. They are not dropped on as with express, each lash is isolated then a new lash is applied on top. This means that as your natural lash grows out the false lash will grow with it and therefore not get tangled or damage your natural lashes. This also means that they can be infilled after the false lash falls off without building lashes up on top of each other.

Slightly thicker than your natural lash these lashes are usually 0.15mm or 0.20mm and come in various curls, lengths and materials. Each type gives a different look. The time for application varies according to how many natural lashes you have. The idea is apply one false lash to every real lash so if you are very lucky and have lots of lashes you will be there for some time- not that that is a bad thing! We would expect these lashes to last anything between 2 – 4 weeks depending how quick your lashes grow and how well you look after them. BBs Beauty & Brows normally recommend an infill between 2 – 3 weeks- get in touch to find out more about our fantastic range of lash services.

In Summary

To round things up, if you haven’t already guessed- BBs Beauty & Brows love everything about lashes! As with many things in the beauty industry, there are unfortunately some salons who try to cut corners but you can rest assured that with years of experience in the industry, BBs Beauty & Brows will look after you at every step of the way.

So, if you want gloriously fabulous lashes, get in touch with us today- we offer a huge range of lash services so we can guarantee that you’ll find the best option to suit your individual preference, style and budget!