- $250 for an eyelash extenstion course with makeup kit and certificate ($500 value)
- $300 for a makeup application course with makeup kit and certificate ($600 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.
A Chat with Pretty Face Makeup Studios
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Pretty Face Makeup Studio provides high quality lashes that feel like pillows on the clients face. Our customer service is very prompt and professional. Our family like atmosphere is very inviting and warm. We love what we do and you will love it too. Feel glamorous at Pretty Face Studios.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Pretty Face Studio is inspired by every woman in every lifestyle. " Beneath the makeup and behind the smile just a girl who wishes fro the world." Marilyn Monroe
What do you love most about your job?
Helping each and every woman feel and look their absolute best.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Anytime a client returns and brings a friend it confirms that the client is not only satisfied but overly estatic with their look.