When women walk in to 3D Volume Lash & Brow Studio wanting their lashes done, they usually have a specific “look” in mind….but they really haven’t thought about it past the “length” and what THEIR idea of “natural” is so as a lash artist—part of my job is understand what they may not know how to communicate.
There are sooooo many different considerations other than length because once I understand “the look” she wants, I have to be able to look at the state of her own natural lashes and calculate exactly what its going to take to get her there and every woman is different…..you have to consider the weight, the fullness, and the curl, style, the type, and the overall design and how that’s going to translate on HER lash line.
I put together this little lash “primer” with pictures to give you an idea of HOW to communicate exactly what you want:
There are FOUR different types of Lash Extensions: Strips, Clusters, Classic and, Volume. They can be combined in multiple ways to produce any classic, hybrid, or volumized style you can imagine.
1. Strip Lash Extensions - Lashes are packed as a strip, then the strip is glued to the client’s eyelashes. The result is a thicker lash line which some people feel are artificial looking when compared to the Cluster Lash Extensions. Strip Lashes are also known as “party lashes” and were invented to be worn on the weekends, or for special occasions.
2. Cluster Lash Extensions - Premade fans with multiple eyelashes on them which are glued onto several of the client’s natural eyelashes at one time. Cluster Lash Extensions were created for “daily wear” and easily filled as they shed out.
3. Classic Lash Extensions - Extensions of silk, mink, sable, or fox where the attachment of 1 extension is applied to 1 natural eyelash. The result is an enhanced lash line with a natural and realistic appearance. We recommend Classic Lashes to those who want their lashes to look beautiful yet natural. Classic lashes are much safer, and more durable than either strip or cluster lashes.
4. Volume Lash Extension - Volume Lashes are multiple (2 - 6) LIGHTWEIGHT eyelashes attached to one, individually ISOLATED eyelash which creates a more voluminous look….for example, if the client has 50 natural lashes and opts for a 2D look—she will have 100 longer, curlier lashes at the end of the service. If she chose 3D she would have 150, 4D = 200, all the way up to 6D for 300 lashes INSTEAD of her natural 50.. For that reason, volume lash extensions tend to be the longest-lasting of all types eyelash extensions.
Types of Materials Used:
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. bras
How THICK do you want your lashes?
Classic (natural fullness), Hybrid (slightly thicker), or Volume (double, triple, quadruple your natural thickness (or more)?
Which CURL is Best for the look YOU want?
J/ JC/ B/ C/ CC/ D/ DD/ L/ L+ — It all depends on the look you want to achieve
Pick a Design:
SUPER natural, Longer in the Middle, Cat Eye, Glamorous, or just bring a picture of your favorite look and we’ll duplicate it
Types of Lashes
Whether Silk/ Faux Mink/ Mink/ Sable Mink/ Siberian Mink/ Fox/ Rainbow/ Glitter/ or Swarkovsky Lashes —-3D Volume Lash HAS THEM ALL!
Classic - (Individual) Lashes
Long & “spiky”
Permanent Makeup & Microblading
“…that look you give the nail lady when she asks if you want your brows done….”
― Beyoncé Knowles
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!
Because brow styles change ever few years (thin is in, then thick, then natural)Microblading is a popular semi-permanent solution to address many different concerns. From clients who have no brow hair at all, to camouflaging scars, or simply adding color and definition, microblading works for everyone.
The difference is in the technique being used.
“Microshading” gives the affect of having your brows tinted. It provides a light, almost imperceptible “background” color to give brows new shape and definition and lasts up to 9 months.
“Brow Embroidery” provides hair strokes to fill in sparse areas for natural looking brows. Touch ups may be required every 2 years
“Powder Brows” gives the affect of having full brow makeup coverage.
“Ombre Brows” gives the affect of having 3D makeup coverage, uses 2 - 3 shades of pigment and has the longest lasting time because the pigment is pushed deeper into the skin.
*TX State Law strictly Prohibits any permanent makeup services to Minors
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 color.
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.
"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
Male AND female pattern baldness (also called androgenic alopecia)is related to your genes and sex hormones and usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown.
Scalp Micro pigmentation is essentially permanent makeup for your scalp. It is an ideal solution to dramatically increase not only your hair’s perceived density, but your overall level of confidence.
Pigments created for this treatment ARE NOT INK! They are specially formulated to remain true to the original color and will not turn blue/green/grey etc.
Depending on your balding pattern, it can be made to mimic actual hairs OR actual fullness to the thinning area so 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.
Male Pattern Baldness - Hereditary
Hair Replication - Before
Hair Replication - After
Hair Replication - Before
Hair Replication - After
Female Pattern Balding -- Hereditary
Hair Density - Before
Hair Density - After
Permanent Hair Density Replication
Natural Lash & Brow Services
Lash Lift - Lasts 6 - 8+ weeks
Lasts 6 - 8 weeks
Lash Extensions vs. Lash Dip
Lasts 3 - 4 weeks
Does Waist Training really work”
Yes….but how WELL your waist trainer works is dependent on a few factor. Here are just a few:
How long you wear a corset each day?
How many days per week you wear a corset?
How tightly laced the corset is?
Are you following a weight loss regimen?
An instant hourglass figure is only the beginning of the benefits….
Traditionally "waist training" referred to the use of steel boned corsets to develop an exaggerated hourglass shape. By cinching a corset tighter and tighter, the waist trainer corset was able to pull in the floating ribs and even do a bit of rearranging of her internal organs to effectively reduce the circumference of her waist. The effect was semi-permanent, requiring continued corseting even after the goal reduction has been achieved.
More recently, celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose have redefined the term with the use of latex waist cinchers during workouts, shifting the entire concept of waist training (we refer to this practice as "waist taming").
Women discussing "waist training" these days are, more often than not, likely discussing it as a part of their workout plan.
What about men?
Waist trimmer belts and waist trainers are different types of products. While the waist trainer is strictly used to reduce the size of the waist and create a more feminine figure, the waist trimmer belt is to be used during workouts.
A waist trimmer is usually made of a material like neoprene. These materials have insulating qualities and they increase the temperature of the body during a workout. People that wear a waist trimmer belt while exercising are likely to sweat more, which leads to the rapid and easy loss of water weight.
Maintaining high temperature throughout the workout will also make it easier to burn the belly fat. You probably know that the adipose tissue in this part of the body is incredibly stubborn and difficult to eliminate. Intense workout and the use of waist trimmers, however, can simplify the process and deliver faster results than exercising alone.
Wearing a waist trimmer belt can give men access to a few additional benefits that go beyond rapid fat loss.
These garments are particularly suitable for weight lifters and bodybuilders. A waist trimmer belt provides some support to the abdominal and the lower back muscles. This support is great for reducing the risk of injuries or muscle strain during intense sessions. Even people that have previously experienced trauma can rely on a waist trimmer belt to make their workouts safer.
The warming effect of the trimmer belt is very therapeutic. It reduces the soreness of the muscles and speeds up the recovery after intense workout sessions. Thus, every man can benefit from such garments. They’re ideal for beginners who aren’t used to a lot if physical activity and for the individuals that are dedicated bodybuilding enthusiasts.