Choose from Three Options
- $59 for full set of natural mini set of eyelash extensions with 50 lashes per eye ($125 value)
- $89 for full set of glamourous Fabulash eyelash extensions with 70 lashes per eye ($200 value)
- $99 for an Oh So Glam package with 90+ lashes per eye and choice of brow wax or tint ($260 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 30–40 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.
Luxx Lash Salon and Boutique
At Luxx Lash Salon and Boutique, technician Amelia extends lashes one a time with fibers both synthetic and natural. She carefully affixes each strand to a lash, creating a fuller look that lasts up to eight weeks. Although she strives to make every set of extensions look as if they could be home grown, that doesn't mean she sticks only to black and brown colors. She also offers pink, purple, green, blue, and yellow, vivid colors for those seeking a more unusual look or who have a flower somewhere in the family tree.
“Love my lashes. Amelia was great, very knowledgeable about the product!”