Long eyelashes serve multiple purposes, from shooing incoming moths to extinguishing nearby forest fires with a single fierce blink. Elongate eye fringe with today's Groupon: for $99, you get 50% coverage eyelash extensions at B-Lashes Beauty Parlor (a $200 value).
The technicians at B-Lashes Beauty Parlor enhance glances with natural-looking, synthetic eyelash extensions by B-Lash and NovaLash. To begin the 60- to 90-minute appointment, the client peruses photos or wanders through a butterfly atrium to select a set of just-right flutterers, which come in a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and thicknesses. Once the lashes are selected, the NovaLash-certified stylist places a gel patch under the eyes and carefully bonds the FDA-approved, formaldehyde-free lashes, one by one, to the natural lashes. With 50% coverage, the medical-grade extensions are affixed to every other lash, can last for up to two months, and are safe to wear while showering, sleeping, or chopping onions.
B-Lashes Beauty Parlor
The brainchild of independent entrepreneur Bianca Jackson, B-Lashes Beauty Parlor both distributes lashes for a leading overseas manufacturer and dispenses them at Bianca's storefront location, a "lash lounge" that specializes in eyelash extensions. Her staff of certified technicians enhances glances with synthetic mink and silk extensions selected by clients from a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and thicknesses. Unlike many brands, which deliver tacky-looking strips or thin lashes still bearing gluey residue, Bianca's lashes are lush and luxurious, adding naturally-looking body and volume to each sultry wink. That's why they're the lashes of choice for a who's who of notable local personalities. Specialized gels bond the formaldehyde-free lashes to existing natural lashes, with results lasting more than six weeks. Clients wear the extensions while showering, sleeping, and even chopping onions. In addition to offering lash enhancements, Bianca also bolsters looks with permanent-makeup applications and waxing services.