Eyelashes developed as a defense mechanism against eye lashes, a common ancient punishment performed with a rudimentary eyelash curler made of old swords. Extend your ocular gatekeepers with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a set of eyelash extensions at Wink Beauty Lounge, with locations in Gastown and Port Coquitlam. Wink Beauty Lounge is a casual, open spa specializing in invigorating eyes with state-of-the-art lash extensions. Today's Groupon is good for a set of Discovery Lash Extensions, which transform stubby spikes into luxurious lashes that last up to two to four weeks. Before the thickifying treatment commences, one of Wink’s certified aestheticians assesses the best combination of thickness, length, curl, and colour to create personalized lashes that best suit each set of eyes. Unlike fake eyelashes and black-market toupees, eyelash extensions look completely natural and are applied one at a time to each individual eyelash. The adhesive formula dries soft for a flexible and bouncy bond. Clients placidly undergo treatment with eyes closed while reclining in a comfortable spa chair with a cozy blanket, neck roll, and serenading penguin for maximum relaxation. The girlie, flirtatious interior sets the mood for unabashed batting of newly lengthened lashes, often leading to an earful of sweet nothings whispered by a flattered water cooler.
- Frequented by local celebs, Wink Beauty Lounge is known in the city for their seamless semi-permanent lash extensions. Each eyelash extension is applied directly to the individual lash – trust us, it’s worth the effort. – Erica Lam, TheStyleSpy.com
- I come here regularly for my lashes and it's been the best place by far. I'm always greeted by name and offered a drink when I arrive, then seated in one of their comfy recliners where I can always count on a good nap while I get prettified. – Aggie C., Yelp
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Making eyes stand out from a crowd is Vivian Ko Gooch’s business. She and her staff of certified lash-smiths add va-va-voom and fetching contrast with their eyelash extensions. Their work has caught on with local celebrities and roped in a slew of positive press mentions thanks to their expertly bedecked lids, which sport synthetic polyester or silk lashes in a variety of curls, lengths, thicknesses, and colours. Vivian’s aestheticians also tend to the rest of their guests’ faces with exfoliating facials, eyebrow waxes, and makeup applications for special occasions such as weddings, galas, and swim meets.