Eyelashes are the third most effective defense for protecting the eye from gnats and pokey fingers, just after elaborate clown masks and blinking. Benefit from unflinching filtration with today's Groupon: for $75, you get the Diamond Set eyelash extension (a $150 value) from JJ Permanent Make-Up on West Fifty-Sixth Street. Built on owner May Lee's 10 years of experience as a certified makeup artist, JJ Permanent Make-Up offers lasting beautification procedures for hair and skin. With the Diamond Set, those looking to wink vividly or out-lash eye-batting competition receive 120 individually applied strands adjusted for color, length, and curl. The thickening and lengthening of lashes obviates the toil of applying mascara every morning or hiring lemurs to hold protective dust-canopies over the forehead. The discomfort-free extension results in a natural-looking lid lift that lasts for two to four weeks. Groupon customers can also return for a retouch after two or three weeks (at $75 and $90, respectively).
- My extensions lasted over a month…No need for eyeliner, mascara, or eye shadow…and I looked and felt polished without being overly made-up. JJ Eyelashes is THE place to go if you're ready to try the extensions experience. – Astrid G., Yelp
- I made the phone call and made an appointment, Best decision of my life! May Lee chose the perfect length an d curl for me. It came out looking so very natural with a hint of sexy. The process didn't take long at all… – cutiepie8989, Citysearch
The aestheticians of JJ Eyelashes model their techniques after May Lee, owner and licensed makeup artist with more than 10 years of experience. Inside each of the salons, clients recline on cushioned beds as technicians set to work applying lash extensions to each natural eyelash, which can last for up to six weeks with proper maintenance. The look is completely customizable from lash curl, length, color, and thickness. In addition to the lashes, May specializes in semi-permanent makeup procedures by filling in brows, lips, eyeliner and more with pigment that lasts anywhere from two to five years.