What You'll Get
- $79 for one full set of eyelash extensions ($250 value)
Extensions take place in a private suite is equipped for comfort and relaxation. You lay on a comfortable massage table with your eyes closed while your stylist applies your eyelash extensions. The application process is wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. Clients often fall asleep then awaken to longer, thicker and more voluminous eyelashes.
Your lash stylist will attach one light-weight eyelash extension to one of your own eyelashes, approximately 1mm from your eyelid with pharmaceutical grade adhesive, and use a proprietary pattern of lengths and widths to develop the style you choose. Your first full set requires approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. When your natural lash sheds, the extension will remain attached to the lash as it falls out. To maintain a full appearance, it is recommended to schedule a refill every 2-4 weeks. Your refills can be completed in approximately 45-60 minutes.
Eyelash Extensions: Window Dressing for the Soul
Eyelid-enhancing lash extensions create a lush look. Learn what to expect with Groupon’s exploration of these eyelash impostors.
The first modern false eyelashes were made from human hair, commissioned by silent-film director D. W. Griffith so that his starlet’s lashes would touch her cheeks with every soulful downward gaze. Although you may think it’d be hard to improve on these natural materials, in reality, the difference in texture between eyelashes and the stuff that grows from the head would make such extensions look a little strange. Stick-on strips have been available in drugstores for decades, but it wasn’t until the mid-2000s that cosmetic scientists developed semipermanent extensions. Also known as grafted lashes, these delicate fibers fuse to the top of pre-existing lashes with pharmaceutical-grade glue, lending eyes a lush, natural-looking fringe without the use of mascara.
As clients lie on a table with their eyes shut, a professional applies artificial lashes strand by strand, carefully bonding them about a millimeter away from the eyelid to avoid any contact with the skin or eye. The look stays intact for about two to six weeks—natural eyelashes have a finite lifespan, and when they fall out, they take the extensions with them.
Lash extensions generally come in two varieties: mink and synthetic. Mink extensions are made from sanitized, hypoallergenic hairs collected by brushing live mink, the same petite carnivores whose famously soft fur is prized for a variety of other applications. For synthetic extensions, lab technicians replicate the look and feel of natural hairs by forging lashes from plastic, faux-mink poly fibers, silk blends, or high-quality keraspecific fibers, which are chemically identical to real human hair. No matter the material, extensions should feel comfortable and light as they frame what poets have long called “the windows to the soul” and “the worst part of the face to be poked in.”
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Valid at Brier Creek location only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.