Individual lashes are just as the name implies individual eyelash extensions. Individual eyelash extensions are applied one by one to each individual eyelash. The process is time consuming and it is very difficult to ensure the extension is adhered straight to the natural eyelash. Once applied, most individuals will need to have the eyelashes touched up every few days to a week.
Individual lashes are lightweight and very natural looking. The aim is to have them look like they are your own natural eyelashes.
Volume lashes give a much fuller and cleaner look than classic eyelashes. Just look at the stark difference between this photos above!
Volume lashes also have longer bond times than classic lashing because each volume lash creates multiple pockets of adhesive that form beam like shapes along the lashes. Also, volume lashes provide a much higher surface bonding area. There are multiple surfaces surrounding the natural lash and extensions with adhesive.
When it comes to eyelash extensions, everyone has a different preference. Surprisingly, most people don’t know the difference between cluster and volume lashes. Both types are “individual” eyelash extensions and have multiple lashes in a fan, but there’s a big difference when it comes to the look and health of your eyes.
Cluster eyelashes are pre made fans with multiple eyelashes on them, as you can see in the picture above. The problem with most cluster eyelash extensions is that they are applied to multiple eyelashes at once and the bases are usually bulky from the adhesive that holds them together, which causes follicle tension. Because lashes grow at different stages, the tension from the cluster can cause premature lash loss if these lashes are not removed.
Cluster lashes are designed as a one off only. These lashes need to be removed after your special occassion to eliminate any damage to the natural lashes.
Eyebrow tinting is the process of applying semi-permanent dye (vegetable dye) to enhance, shape, and define your brows. It gives the appearance of thicker, more youthful looking brows, “We’re not making brows darker, we’re just matching your natural colour.”
An average session takes only about 15 minutes. You’ll first consult with our therapist is to discuss how full and natural you want your brows to look. Then the therapist will prep the area, cleaning the brows and applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly around them to prevent any accidental skin staining. The dye is then mixed and carefully applied, first in the direction of how your brow hairs grow and then a second layer is applied in the opposite direction. The dye is left on for a few minutes to attain optimal colour, then any excess is removed with a damp paper towel. Don’t freak out if you see dye on the skin underneath your brows as that will wash away after a day or two. It might be a good idea to schedule your first appointment on a Friday, so you can monitor the results over the weekend.
The henna comes in a range of colours and is a vegan alternative to regular tint. Henna tints both the hair and the skin beneath – perfect for those suffering from bald patches.
The application is identical to a normal tint, whilst the tint is developing you will feel like something out of a cartoon. Once the product is removed you will see your perfectly filled in brow shape.
On a dry-normal skin, the tint lasts around 4-5 weeks, sometimes 6 before fading out.
On an oily skin results will last 2-3 weeks, however, most find they don’t need to use their pencil during this time.
Eyenvy has arrived at Skin Envy! This amazing, Canadian-made product, uses natural vitamins, minerals and bio-peptides to lengthen, strengthen and thicken eyelashes and eyebrows. The company says they were initially interested in developing their eyelash follicle conditioner to help men and women who have faced eyelash and eyebrow thinning due to stress, illness or genetics. Introduced in 2009, Eyenvy has now become the most popular eyelash condition in Canada.