People visit the salon to prepare for something as special as their own wedding or as trivial as someone else's wedding. Today's your day with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for one full set of eyelash extensions (a $125 value)
- $59 for one full set of eyelash extensions, plus one refill (a $175 value)
- $69 for one full set of eyelash extensions, plus two refills (a $225 value)
Eyelash Extension Adhesive: Super Strong, Super Subtle
Technicians use a special adhesive for individual eyelash extensions that’s available only to trained experts. Read on to see what makes it so special.
Natural-looking yet genetics-defying eyelashes: that's the goal of eyelash-extension salons. Each tiny extension is attached to an existing lash with a special kind of medical-grade glue that disappears into the lashes so clients can forget they weren’t born looking that way. It’s a delicate process performed by highly trained technicians, but it wouldn’t have been invented if not for a common household item: Super Glue.
In 1942, Dr. Harry Coover invented Super Glue by mistake. While trying to formulate a clear plastic to be used for gun sights at Eastman-Kodak during World War II, he and his team found that one substance was so sticky that it was almost impossible to work with—it would bind to just about anything, with no need for heat, pressure, or pleading. The company eventually put it on the market in 1958. Chemically known as a cyanoacrylate, the adhesive eventually found experimental use in the Vietnam War as a way to quickly close wounds and stop excessive bleeding, giving wounded soldiers more time to seek medical help in the field. Eventually the FDA approved forms of it for use in medicine.
Today, different cyanoacrylate formulations are used in dental surgery, to rejoin veins, and in the eyelash salon. Despite its ancestor’s application of bonding skin, eyelash-extension glue is meant to touch the lash only. To avoid contact with the lid, the glue is applied to the extension rather than the natural lash. Then it’s held against the lash with tiny tweezers for the 2 to 3 seconds it takes for the chemical bond to form—and repeated dozens of times until the lids are as lushly curtained as the client likes.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great place great service...Kelly was awesome!!!! ”
“she is very skilled and shows great patience...i highly recommend her! ”
“Finding Five Star Beauty Salon was a bit of a challenge (I guess it helps to know the City of Lynn, which I do not - thank God for my GPS!), but once there, the...”
“Finding Five Star Beauty Salon was a bit of a challenge (I guess it helps to know the City of Lynn, which I do not - thank God for my GPS!), but once there, the (free) parking was easy and ample. Kelly, who is as adorable and friendly as she is knowledgeable, has a little room in the back and explained each step as we went through it (comforting to a total newbie). She was more than happy (and able) to answer all my questions. It was not at all uncomfortable (I'm not sure what I was expecting) and, with the soft music playing in the background, and the occasional girl chat, it was over before I knew it. It was great treat for my special occasion in 2 days. Hope to see you on LinkedIn! :)”
34 State Street
Lynn, Massachusetts 01901