Eyelash extensions are a mega time saver; the best compliment to a summer tan at the pool or the beach and highly addicting! So to ensure you have the best experience be sure to see a trained and educated lash artist who can provide you with the lashes you've always wanted!
Many people hear "horror stories" from friends of friends or on various beauty blogs that eyelash extensions are bad, however, the simple truth is they were most likely not applied properly or not cleaned regularly. In this blog post we will discuss several of the concerns regarding eyelash extensions and how those issues can be avoided.
People can have reactions to any type of beauty product and eyelash extensions are no different. Only a small percentage of people actually have a true sensitivity to eyelash extension glue. However, if a problem occurs it can be very easily fixed by proper removal in the salon. If eyelash extensions are applied properly they are not meant to touch the skin, which dramatically reduces the chance of some kind of reaction. Very rarely will someone be sensitive to the vapor of the glue while it's curing.
Secondly, if proper isolation of the natural lash is not being practiced then several natural eyelashes can get stuck into one eyelash extension causing pulling, possible swelling and irritation. Proper isolation of natural lashes is not difficult to obtain. A properly trained lash artist will have no trouble achieving this.
Another reason why people may get itchy, red, possible swelling and infection after being able to wear eyelash extensions for a while is because they are not being properly cleansed. Eyelash extensions aren't difficult to maintain but makeup, skin oils and debris (specifically pollen in spring time!) can get trapped in between the lashes. Cleansing the eyelash extensions daily with a mild soapy cleanser such as a baby shampoo does the trick!
Lastly, there is a myth that eyelash extensions will leave you with a sparse amount of natural lashes when you've grown them out. This is not true as long as an experienced lash artist is practicing proper techniques at every fill-in appointment. If you think about it, women are clamping their eyelashes with a metal eyelash curler everyday and applying several coats of mascara, which basically glues several lashes together for the day and causes wear and tear on the lashes! Eyelash extensions are glued to one single natural lash so they can move freely. An important part of a lash artist’s job is being able to decide which length and thickness is appropriate for a specific person. If someone naturally has very thin sparse eyelashes it would not be wise to put the longest and thickest eyelash extension on them because it will cause the lashes to become weak.
Have no fear ladies, you can get the lash extensions you’ve always been curious about but have hesitated applying – they are safe. Just make sure you come see the experienced and knowledgeable lash artists at Purity Hair Design located in Voorheesville, just southwest of Albany, NY. We will enhance your natural beauty with a full and luscious set of eyelash extensions that will leave all your friends saying, “Did you do something different? You look great!” Make your appointment today!
Searching for a new salon and a new stylist is like searching for a new best friend. You want to find just the right fit. They need to be kind, caring, giving and most importantly, like you for who you are. The relationship cannot feel forced it has to just happen naturally. So where do you start searching for a new salon or stylist in the Capital District area of Albany, New York? Do you even need to travel into the city of Albany to find a quality, professional, stylist or can you find one a bit closer to home? Perhaps there is just the right salon, just steps away from you in the Voorheesville area. You likely were not even aware of it. You may even reside just a few miles away in the Guilderland, Slingerlands, or Delmar areas and hope to find a salon just skips away from your front door.
In this blog post I will break down the different salon offerings in the Albany area and help you make an informed decision on just which salon is right for you. First, let’s talk about the location of the salons in the area. There are hundreds of salons in the Albany-Troy-Schenectady area, HUNDREDS.
How do you narrow it down?
Well, most people do not want a trip to the salon to turn into an entire day trip. A trip to the salon is supposed to be relaxing and driving 30+ minutes one-way to get there is not going to set anyone at ease. Start by selecting a salon that is within a comfortable driving distance from your home. Even better, select one that is pleasant to drive to. Avoid major traffic areas and avoid fighting the crowds in those large commercial districts on the weekend. Take the back-way, drive the scenic route, perhaps start your trip to the salon off with a leisurely drive. That’s my advice.
Now, perhaps after reading the first paragraph you are starting to look at your day-at-the-salon a little differently. It is not just about a quick haircut, it is about an experience. If you are in need of a little rest and relaxation you can even stretch this experience into a day long Zen-session with that scenic drive, a leisurely meal and some retail therapy. Either way you decide to schedule your day, you need to make sure you are working with a quality salon in your desired area.
Let’s discuss just how to determine the quality of the salon. Sometimes, people can stereotype salons in smaller towns. Do they offer the same quality products as other salons in bigger cities? How do their stylists compare? Are they as skilled as the stylists in more metro areas? A salon’s quality stems from the passion, training and offerings the owner of the salon possesses. If he or she has poured their heart and soul into its creation, received quality, high-end training and stocks top-of-the-line products, you can be certain you have found a great salon. If you are not sure what the owners level of training is then do not be afraid to ask. This is your one and only head of hair so do not be afraid to ask the tough questions when interviewing a salon.
What are some of the high-end product lines to look for? Aveda hair care products are one of the most sought-after lines in the salon industry.
Because Aveda offers some of the purest, quality, color products with organic ingredients.
It is the best nutrition for your hair and you can feel confident and safe using it.
Another line that offers natural, organic hair care products is Neuma. Neuma is a sustainable company with top-of-the-line hair products. They care just as much about their footprint on this planet and helping the environment as they care about enhancing your natural beauty. They are setting an example for other companies to follow.
Does your new salon have either or both of these product lines? Inquire before making your appointment.
Well my friends, if your fears of never finding just the right salon have only mounted as you have read this blog, do not fear. Your prayers of finding that perfect salon and a new best friend have been answered.
Purity Hair Design is close to home and waiting to welcome you and pamper you like you have never been pampered before. They are 1 of only 8 salons in the Albany area that have been interviewed and hand-selected to be named an official Aveda salon. Other Aveda salons in the area include: Joli, Namia Salon & Spa, Alexandria’s Beauty Salon, Studio Orlo, Ania Hair Salon, Classical Concepts Salon & Spa, Jean Paul Spa & Salon, Townsend & Company, and Beauty Plus Salon. However, most of these salons are located in the congested commercial areas I like to avoid or in the mall, ugh.
At Purity, their stylists have all been highly trained in the latest cutting and coloring techniques to accomplish any look you desire. Not only do they carry the Aveda product line, they also offer the Neuma line as well.
This is a hair salon that uses only the purest of products to create a naturally-beautiful YOU.
Even if you are searching for an edgy or trendy look from a top magazine, it will be a flattering extension of your own true beauty. Your experience is their number one priority. They are set apart from the hustle and bustle of it all just enough to escape the congestion without spending more than a moment in the car. They whisk you off your feet from the moment you enter the door and pamper you with refreshments, personal consultations and one-on-one attention. They seek to relax and refresh your look and your spirit. Every moment spent at this salon will help to detox you body, mind and soul and you will never want to leave.
There are other salons in the area of course, however, there is no comparison when it comes to salon quality, offerings and highly-trained, attentive staff.
Make your appointment at Purity Hair Design today; it is like making a date to meet your new best friend, however, after reading this blog it no longer like a blind date. It is like meeting up with a long-lost friend that knows you like no one else does and gets YOU right from the start.
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