The best in luxury eyelash extensions.
Eyelash extensions are the hottest trend in the beauty industry. Imagine having long, luscious, full eyelashes 24/7. Imagine not having the time consuming job of applying coats of mascara every morning. Imagine the joy of waking up looking “done”!
Your eyelash health is very important to me and I take extra care to ensure my clients’ well being. My proven artistic approach assures you and your lashes look your absolute best. Come relax in my beautiful studio located in Durango, CO and let me transform your look.
Experience makes a difference and I have been performing the art of eyelash extensions for over 5 years. Together we will create the right look for you, from natural beauty to glam goddess.
After all, your eyes, the window to your soul, deserve the absolute best look.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
An advanced technique that lengthens and thickens eyelashes. They are single strands of eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. I use only quality lashes in faux mink and silk. You will feel the difference.
How will they look and feel?
When applied they will look completely natural, only much longer and fuller. They will feel like your own lashes. I do not count lashes, I will add as many or as little as needed to create the right look for you.
How long will my initial appointment take?
I take an artesan approach with my customers and will not rush your appointment. You can expect your first appointment to take approximately 75-120 minutes. Unlike some salons I do not count lashes, a full set is a full set. I will use as many lashes as needed to create the right look for you. If you are happy then I am happy.
After your initial set of extensions you will receive instructions on how to care for your extensions. Fills are done every 3-4 weeks depending on how well they are cared for and how quickly your lashes grow. Fills take a shorter time to do and the prices reflect that.
Why do I lose some of my lashes?
Due to the natural growth cycle of your lashes you will find your natural lashes shed every 60-90 days as a new lash grows in. I recommend getting a fill every two to three weeks to fill in lashes on the new growth.
Will this beauty treatment damage my lashes?
Yes and no. Yes, it will damage your lashes if you go to someone who was not properly trained and uses cheap products not intended for long wear. No, it will not when properly applied by a trained technician who uses quality products. My application and innovative aftercare ensures lash health.
A friend of mine is allergic to the products is this common?
True allergic reactions do happen but are rare, if you have developed an allergic reaction you may still wear extensions with some changes made to the aftercare process. What is more common is eye infections due to not properly washing your lashes. Waiting 24 hours to wash lashes and not washing your lashes the entire time you wear them is the most common cause wearers get infections. Imagine not washing the head on your hair for weeks or months? This is the most common reason wearers get infections and lose their lashes prematurely.
Can I use eyelash growth products with my extensions?
Lash growth products that contain steroids change the composition of your lashes and accelerate your lash shedding cycle, therefore I cannot guarantee the outcome. Will I still need to use mascara with my extensions.
No, you will not need to use mascara with your extensions, but for nights that you want extra drama you can use a water based mascara.
Now that you have lush lashes take note of these tips to maintain them. With proper care and fills your lashes can last indefinitely.
Do not get your lashes wet for the first 2 hours.
Do not use a spa, sauna or pool for the first 24 hours. The lashes need that amount of time to properly bond.
Avoid pulling or rubbing your eyes.
Do not use eyelash curlers with your extensions. With proper application you will not need them.
ONLY use oil free makeup remover, I carry several brands in my studio. If your lashes are tangled or crossed over, use the Spoolie given to you at your appointment to gently brush them straight and put them in place. In between fills you can purchase a longer life coating to extend the wear of your lashes.
Use only mascaras that are lash extension safe. No oil based or waterproof mascaras. We carry extension safe mascaras. Only apply your extension mascara to the tips of your lashes.
When removing eye makeup it is best to use only oil free makeup remover and then follow up with an eyelash wash to remove any residue.
After showering avoid rubbing lashes, it best to blot them with a towel and let them air dry.
You can also dry the lashes by using a hair dryer on the cool setting and blowing them dry from the bottom up. It makes them curler and fluffy.
Proper hygiene is important; please keep lashes clean by regular washing.
Use care when applying facial and eye creams to avoid the lash line. To many oil based products can break down the adhesive.
I recommend touch-up appointments every 2-4 weeks to maintain your new lashes.
Please arrive 5 minutes before scheduled appointment
Please arrive mascara free
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
Skin sensitivities and allergies are extremely rare and your safety and care are of my utmost concern. I use the highest quality products and I use the most up to date sanitation protocols in the industry. However The Sugared Cookie or Gretchen is not liable for reaction due to the products. If you are concerned I recommend a patch test several days before your appointment. Please schedule on line at thesugaredcookie.com