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Super Strong, Super Subtle####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.

750 NW Lava Suite 100
Bend,
OR
US

The skin specialists at Graceful Touch revitalize epidermises from head to toe with their menu of facial and body treatments. Soft music, dim lighting, and a heated massage bed set the scene in the private spa room, where services—such as the In the Moment facial or the Don’t Forget the Feet reflexology treatment—last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. Graceful Touch also bundles special beauty treatments into a spa day package, chockfull of two specialized facials, eyebrow shaping and makeup lessons, and a Q&A session with a beauty specialist or talking mirror.

2065 Northwest Williams Loop
Redmond,
OR
US

With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.

61292 South Highway 97
Bend,
OR
US

With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.

2570 Northeast Twin Knolls Drive
Bend,
OR
US

Fun Tan boasts beds and booths ready-made for bronzing excellence. The Ovation 3400 reflector radiates with 34 Rave 120-watt lamps that are primed and ready to shade-shift the skin. Each 15-minute session provides lasting results and invisible, healthy benefits. Thanks to the bed's specially designed lamps, guests receive a hearty wave-sized helping of vitamin D, which is oft linked to lowering blood pressure. Though not included in today's deal, Fun Tan plays host to a number of additional faux-sun tanning services, including hand-administered airbrush sessions and larger, longer-term tanning packages.

2258 S Bend Ave
South Bend,
IN
US