"If eyes are the windows to the soul then lashes are the curtains" --Traci S
Eyelash extensions are fun to wear, easy to maintain and make you look fabulous--Who knew that the world of eyelash extensions could be so complicated?
There are so many different qualities, different styles, and different names. Traditional? Classic? 1-D? 2-D? 3-D? Volume?--What's the difference?
Simply put, "Traditional and Classic" are synonyms for the same technique whereby single strands of synthetic fiber, silk, mink or, fox fur are curved and designed to replicate a natural eyelash. They are then placed onto the client's own natural lashes one-by-one to either extend the length or thicken the lash line. These are a favorite among women who prefer a more subtle or natural appearance.
A typical application can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours for a full set--depending on the amount of natural lashes and the skill of the stylist.
ALL women are different. Lashes should be customized to your eye shape, natural lashes and of course personal preference. Below is a description for each "type" of look:
Natural - lashes are "enhanced" by adding a subtle length and volume. Suitable for those who do not want their lashes to be noticeable.
Cute - longer lashes are placed on the center of the eyes making the eye look bigger, more round and open.
Sexy - longer lashes are placed on the outer corner of the eyes to emphasize the width of the eyes, for a sultry and more exotic look
Gorgeous - for those who want high "volume", length and curl in their lashes--a glamorous look
What It's Like Getting Professional Eyelash Extensions
Classic Fox Fur Lashes - Natural Length
The "Kardashian Look"
Classic Mascara Mink - Natural Length
Classic - "Glamour" Cateye
Classic - "Dolly"
Classic - "Kitten"
Medium Length Natural
“I love the confidence that stunning, smudge proof makeup gives me.”
― Tyra Banks
*NC State Law strictly Prohibits any permanent makeup services to Minors
3D Volume Lash & Brow Studio specializes in both Natural Brow Restoration and cosmetic Tattooing and has found the knowledge of both these components of beauty to be priceless in making an informed decision with clients about the future of their brows!
"We believe that before you make any decisions regarding microblading or hair stroke tattoos, you need to understand exactly where your brows are really at!
Permanent Makeup has but one purpose and that is to create a long-lasting aesthetically pleasing illusion and should be your final option. While the tools, pigments and, even the procedure itself might be considered expensive—the benefits are priceless. Having 3D Brows will not change the fact that you will still need to probably maintain your existing brow hairs with colour and shape to enhance your implanted colour.
The very first day you spend time with Miss Tracee will be the day you believe in miracles! She will determine your current brow challenges, devise a plan on how to achieve your desired shape, and utilize both her expertise and training to begin your brow journey. At this discovery visit you will learn tips and tricks to keep your brows on the right path until your next maintenance session. The natural brow can take up to 1 year to reveal what hair will actually grow back. Service can involve scissoring, waxing, tinting, tweezing, shading techniques and at home brow education. Photographs are also taken to chart your restoration.
Other Permanent Makeup procedures offered at this clinic:
Lip Liner: Defines lips, Makes thick lips appear thinner, Makes thin lips appear fuller & shapelier, Creates a smooth shape out of uneven lips, “Blocks” lipstick from running or seeping into fine smile lines around the lip area, Camouflages scars.
Eyeliner: Defines the eye, Doesn't smear, draws attention to the eyes making lashes look lush and, can be used to enhance or even change the eye's shape.
3D Brows: Sculpt & Define the brow Arch, Fills in sparse/thinning areas revealing a fuller, more youthful brow, can Create a nonsurgical eye “lift”, Can create an entire brow for alopecia sufferers or chemotherapy patients.
Understanding the Permanent Cosmetic Process:
It is important that clients are well informed of the changes that occur in the appearance of procedures immediately after the procedure is conducted and afterwards during the healing process. Often the initial intense, or fresh, appearance of the procedural area is the primary concern. Understanding why the procedural area appears somewhat darker at first and knowing that this is temporary and predictable helps deal with the process. Although the skin tissue in various locations of the face is different, there are some commonalties that apply to all facial permanent cosmetic procedures:
The body sends lymphatic fluids to the site to provide the body’s unique healing fluids. Histamines results in a swelling(usually only slightly) of the tissue, thus bringing the compromised skin together closer in proximity to assist closing the wound site. The degree of swelling which is normally is not easily noticeable in regard to eyebrow procedures, varies from person to person. If you do experience any noticeable swelling, this is temporary and an application of a cooling compress is recommended.
Initial Darker Appearance of the Procedural Area:
All permanent cosmetic procedures will initially appear somewhat darker or “fresh” as I refer to this condition than the subsequently healed version. The following explanations will provide the reason why this is so:
To apply pigment in the upper dermis location of the skin, it is necessary to implant through the top layers of the skin, the epidermis. The epidermis layers of the skin collects and then exfoliates dead skin cells as new cells are produced. As the dead skin cells in the epidermis layer of the skin are exfoliated, tiny particles of pigment that are trapped in the epidermis are also discarded with the dead skin cells. When the total process is complete only the pigment in the dermis will remain. As a result, the density of the pigment is less and the appearance of the healed procedure naturally appears lighter. Also, these new skin cells cover the procedural area veiling the procedure and causing it to be less visible than when initially implanted.
Lips procedures produce the most dramatic pigment color changes of the three commonly performed procedures, eyebrows, eyeliners, and lip color. Due to the fact that the lips tissue characteristics do not have pores or oil glands, they are the first to expel excess pigment, normally 50% to 70% of the applied pigment within three to four days after the initial procedure was conducted. The appearance of pigment lightening in the eyebrow and eyeliner areas is less noticeable, and normally can be effectively seen in 5 to 10 days depending on the client’s age.
Once the outer barrier of the skin is compromised (broken) the body will immediately detect a wound that requires healing. As a result, body fluids are sent to cleanse the wound from the inside out. These body fluids include a small amount of blood. Blood is red when it oxidizes with air, and red is the second strongest primary color and causes the procedural area to appear darker for a few days.
The skin surrounding the procedure site has been traumatized, which produces additional circulation under the skin. This blood flow causes the surrounding skin to appear red and irritated, which affects the appearance of darkness of the procedural area. As irritation subsides, the area begins to appear lighter in color.
Although technically the healing process may sound complicated, consider that this same process is something we all go through with everyday skin compromises i.e., minor cuts and scratches, it just sounds more dramatic when put in a text format.
Eyebrows are a significant aspect of our appearance and one of our most distinctive features.
In a study published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where subjects were asked to identify celebrities with either their eyes or their eyebrows digitally edited out, the subjects were able to recognize the celebrity 46% of the time with their eyebrows edited out, compared to 56% of the time with their eyes edited out.
The findings indicate the importance of eyebrows in providing clues to an individual's identity—this is why so many people spend more time preening their eyebrows than they do applying makeup to their eyelashes or lips.
Brow Design - Brows are cut & styled into the desired shape. 30 min.
Brow Shape - Overgrown hairs are waxed, tweezed or shaved away from existing shape. 10 min.
Brow Tint - Brows are tinted in the desired color, can give the appearance of thicker, more shapely brows
Brow Extensions - Fine hairs are inserted into brow area to thick thinning brows cover scars etc
Natural Brow Restoration Therapy - For thin, or overly curly Problem Brows. An exclusive natural compound made of essential oils, vitamin B and mineralsprovides penetrating nourishment, anti-oxidants and hydration to each brow hair. The diameter of each brow hair is immediately increased to add fullness and set in place for a perfect shape. This treatment is also fantastic for “unruly” and curly brows and will help to correct and reset stubborn cowlicks in the brow line. Brow hair is richly nourished for increased growth. Treatments recommended once every 8 weeks.
Clients with very fine or sparse lashes feel right at home with volume lash extensions and are a favorite of women who want an even more glamorous and full look than individual lash extensions can provide.
Volume lashes (or multiple dimension extensions) is a technique of applying extensions where several ultra-lightweight lashes are applied to each individual lash in a way that does not excessively strain the natural eyelash and is sustainable for the life of the lash.
2D lashes double the amount of lashes you walked in with
3D lashes triple the amount of lashes you have at the end of your service
4D lashes quadruple the amount of lashes you have at the end of your service
5D lashes give you 5 times the amount
6D lashes give you 6 times the amount
7D lashes give you 7 times the original amount
Volume Lash Extensions
"Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful"
--Thinh Nhat Hanh
Do you have a speaking engagement or special occasion coming up? A gorgeous white smile can give you the confidence you need to face almost any situation. 3D Volume Lash offers Teeth whitening for clients who want whiter, brighter smiles.
Natural Lash Services
"My mama told me in college 'I love you, and you're God's child, but natural beauty will only take you so far'"
Not every woman feels the need to add length and/or volume to her lashes--why should she? For women who love the length and natural fullness of there natural lashes there are treatments available to enhance your natural beauty.
Keratin Lash Lift For lash growth
A compound made of Keratin, essential oils, vitamin B and minerals provides lasting nourishment and adds instant lift and visibility for anyone with straight lashes or lashes that bend downward. Recommended every 8 weeks
Now you can dip the DIY lash curler, lash growth serum and your daily mascara routine--Active ladies LOVE Lash Dip because it cuts your makeup routine in half, and you can shower, swim, and sweat without ruining your mascara.! Lash Dip is a flexible, midnight-black treatment that adds volume, curl and length and allows you to head out the door looking beautiful 24/7.
Lash Dip lasts 6 to 8 weeks.
Enhances lashes lifting right from the root, Creates the illusion of lash lengthening, lasts approx. 6 - 8+ weeks, Natural looking – Opens up the eyes, can be used to relax overly curly lashes or to curl straight eyelashes and is Suitable for short and long lashes. Perfect results every time. Women all over the world are discovering that they can have beautiful baby doll type lashes that curl out and up to frame the eye as never before.
Eyelash tinting is one of the best time-saving beauty tricks around. A vegetable-based, semi-permanent stain is applied to eyelashes using a small disposable mascara wand. Lashes turn sooty black almost immediately and the results can last up to 6 weeks depending on hair growth.
Lash Lift - Lasts 6 - 8+ weeks
Lasts 6 - 8 weeks
Lash Extensions vs. Lash Dip
Lasts 3 - 4 weeks
Hair Density Replication-old
"But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering."
-- KJV 1 Cor. 11:15
Scalp Micro pigmentation is an ideal solution to dramatically increase not only your hair’s perceived density, but your overall level of confidence.
After years of covering up with wigs, weaves, scarves, hats, etc. women (and men) who suffer from alopecia due to traction or health reasons can wear their own hair again.
Permanent Hair Density Replication
Hair Density - Before
Hair Density - After
Hair Replication - Before
Hair Replication - After
Hair Density - Before
Hair Density - After
Hair Replication - Before
Hair Replication - After
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, Design is how it works"
Chances are that you’ve given your tweezers a break this year in lieu of a fuller brow, and now that they’ve had time to grow, it’s time to find the shape that flatters your face.
How do you know if you need a sharp arch, gentle curve, or more structure? Book your appointment today and let us help you decide. During your consult, we'll pick out a shape that fits your face--then custom design it so that it's uniquely yours!
Rounded High Arch 1.3b
Soft Angled Medium Arch 2.2a
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Silk - Silk eyelashextensions are glossy and dramatic.
Faux Mink - Faux mink extensions are pre-treated with a semi-gloss are rich in color and cast a light shimmer along the lash line. Dramatic and beautiful.
Mink - 100% genuine Mink is the standard "go to" for lash extensions. Mink lashes have a naturally matte finish, are flexible and hold their curl over the length of wearing them. They are soft and specifically designed to create a stronger lift to open the eyes. Mink has a slightly firmer curl, are tapered and have the option of being available in a Semi-Gloss finish for a mascara look. Our lashes are Ultra light weight, have a Deep rich black color and are available in all curl patterns.
Sable Mink - 100% Genuine Sable Mink is a Luxury Lash. Slightly softer curl than standard Mink lashes. Sable is delicately tapered with a Matte-Velvet finish for a natural look. Sable is the Ultimate "Natural Look" for a set of lashes.
Siberian Mink - Natural chocolate color. Extremely soft, luxurious--Perfect for natural blondes/platinum blondes or brunettes.
Fox - Soft, lush, thick & fluffy Fox lashes can provide a thicker, "feathered" appearance and come in a choice of two colors: (1) Natural Autumn/Red (Perfect for natural red heads/strawberry blondes and, (2) Black
Rainbow Lashes- Made from PBT fiber and come in an array of colors: Autumn, Purple, Violet, Red, Blue, Green & two-toned colors.
Glitter Lashes - Made from PBT fiber. Fun, flirty and glittery. Come in various colors: Silver, Gold, Purple, Red, Pink, Blue.
Swarkovsky Lashes - Made from PBT fiber w/swarkovsky gems in various colors: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Jade, Garnett, Pearl, black Onyx. brass