If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyelashes are the soul’s semisheer curtains, providing a decorative touch and keeping the neighbors from peeping while it gets ready for bed. Dress up your soul’s fenestration with today’s Groupon to Soho Lashes in Norfolk. Choose between the following options:
- For $68, you get a mascara set of full eyelash extensions (a $160 value).
- For $6, you get one brow-shaping threading session (a $12 value).
Soho Lashes' industry-certified lash fastener has trained to hone her application of semipermanent eyelash extensions and brow-shaping skills. Lash mavens apply comfortable, light, and gentle extensions to one follicle at a time utilizing a flexible, waterproof adhesive, which results in thicker, longer lashes that appear darker and fuller, eliminating the need for mascara or eyelash-coloring sharpies. The transformation from drab to fab can take up to 2.5 hours, during which time clients can take a nap or sing renditions of their favorite show tunes. Because the extensions last until the eyelashes they’re riding on reach the end of their natural life cycle, the results can last up to two months.
The brow-threading option lets eyes customize their framing with artful follicular extractions. Using a thin, twisted cotton thread, shapers defuzz foreheads and sculpt brows, snatching each hair from its root. Threading has the added advantage of removing a whole row of hair at a time, helping garner cleaner and neater lightning-bolt designs than tweezing.
Though eyelashes are quite small, learning to apply them can be quite a big undertaking. Each aesthetician at SOHO Lashes has endured numerous hours of training through Xtreme Lashes, learning how to darken and lengthen eye fringe in a manner that is comfortable, natural looking, and safe for the eyelashes. Available in various lengths and colors, the synthetic strands are applied one by one using a lightweight, waterproof adhesive that doesn't touch the skin. And since the false lashes are bonded to the real ones, they fall out in accordance with the natural growth cycle. Depending on the desired fullness, application can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours to complete; though afterward, clients can look forward to saving time each morning since they won't need to apply mascara or perk up limp lashes with a daily pep talk.
In addition to applying lash extensions, the aestheticians enhance features with more traditional cosmetics and remove unwanted hairs with waxing services. Groups of gals can come in for bridal makeovers or to get ready for other big events, such as school dances where everyone just stands around awkwardly.