Winter is slowly approaching Sydney and out have come my fluffy thick socks from the back of my sock draw. A friend of mine jokingly calls hers her “mood killers”. I don’t know if I agree, I think they can look pretty cute.

It’s a great time of year to reflect as social events become less manic and we can focus on a little self care, whatever that may entail for you. For me, it’s taking time to read fiction and of course spend time on my beauty treatments.

It’s also an ideal moment to set up a schedule for self care and block out regular times for hair, beauty and exercise in your calendar and minimise the personal admin that swamps our busy lives. We offer standing appointments at Elegant Lashes so ask us about it at your next booking if this is something you are interested in.

Beauty wise, it’s a fantastic time of year to get your cosmetic tattoo refresh. There is less chance of sun exposure when healing and it’s easier to hide out at home during the downtime if this is something you prefer to do during the first few days.

Eyeliner Tattoo has become quite popular and we are seeing a rise in bookings for this treatment. Like with our Feather Brows Tattoo treatment we provide a complementary, no pressure consultation for this too.

Just a reminder, many of our staff can do threading for brows and face. Threading is a great choice if you have sensitive skin, are using Retin A or AHA’s or are on Roaccutane. Compared to waxing, threading can pick up the smallest of hairs. Interesting fact, most of our male clients prefer threading to waxing and we can do neck hair for males too on request. Much less irritation than shaving.

With love,

Merryn and the Elegant Lashes team xo


Everything you wanted to know about Lash Lifts

At Elegant Lashes we have done thousands and thousands of Lash Lifts. In fact, we were one of the very first salons in Sydney to introduce them as treatment way back in 2013. We are also an authorised seller of Elleebana Lash Lift and Dolly Lash Lift to other salons. We know our Lifts.

What is a Lash Lift?

A Lash Lift, also known as an LVL, is a perm. But unlike a traditional lash perm, instead of curling the lashes back onto a rod, the lashes are set on a shield which sets the lashes straight and up.

Why is this better? With a traditional lash lift, lashes are curled back and can even appear shorter than before you got the perm. A Lash Lift perms the lashes up so you see more of the lashes. Lashes appear longer and fuller as a result than if they are sitting straight ahead, unpermed.

It’s a great low maintenance treatment because you get it done every 8 weeks (add a lash tint during your appointment for extra impact) and can forget about it. If you find eyelash extensions too high maintenance or don’t have the time for an appointment every 3 weeks for infills, a Lash Lift may be the perfect beauty solution for you.

The most crucial elements of a Lash Lift is

  • Position of the lashes on the shield
  • Processing time
  • Length and condition of the natural eyelashes
  • Aftercare
Lash Lift straight after treatment

A Lash Lift lifts lashes up making them appear longer

The technical stuff

A Lash Lift is a perm. The lashes once in position have the lash lift perming solution is applied. Once the hair bonds have been broken down by the perming solution, a setting solution is applied so the lashes are set into the shape they are positioned in on the shields.

Lash Lifting is a chemical treatment. This means all the factors have to be just right to produce the result. A bit like baking. If the natural lashes are weaker or stronger than the eyelashes the product was designed and tested on, it means the Lash Lift may end up under or over processed.

Diet, pregnancy, medication and hormones can also affect the timing needed.

It’s not possible for your beautician to determine precisely whether you need less or more time than what the product is designed for just by looking at them. Most often then not, the normal processing time will be the right time for you.

When your Lash Lift is too lifted or not lifted enough

From the many years of experience in doing Lash Lifts at Elegant Lashes we have developed methods to determine if the processing time needs to be adjusted. So our success rate with Lash Lifts even with difficult lashes is exceptional.

Nevertheless, rarely, if you are new to the salon, the only way we can find out the right processing time for your lashes is by doing the Lash Lift and using the timing and the results of this first Lash Lift as a guide for you future Lash Lifts. Like all treatments there is a small risk it won’t work.

When this happens your salon can usually fix the under processed or over processed Lash Lift with a redo or reversal. Perhaps one in every thousand lifts we do will need to wait for the Lift to grow out over the following few weeks.

A small note

Please be kind to your beautician. In Australia, we all sign waiver forms for medical treatments for risks when we get procedures done because we accept there are factors that can affect outcomes. But for some reason beauty therapists are held to higher standard than this when a treatment doesn’t go exactly as we had hoped. So on behalf of all beauticians out there, be kind. We want you to be happy and look amazing. If it’s not the outcome you wanted, talk to your salon with what can usually be easily fixed. Even stepping outside your front door comes with risk.

Lash Lift on shorter lashes

Can I have a Lash Lift if I have short lashes?

Lash Lifts are great treatment for mid to long eyelashes. If you have short lashes and still wish to go ahead and try a Lash Lift you will need to accept the Lash Lift will not have the same results as someone with medium to long eyelashes.

Aftercare

For the best results for your Lash Lift, do not get your Lash Lift wet or get steam on your lashes for the first 24 hours. This will cause the Lash Lift to drop. Do not sleep on your lashes (stomach sleepers I am talking to you!) in the first 24 hours because this will cause the Lift to crinkle into the shape you have crushed your lashes into the pillow to.

Follow the steps in your Aftercare Pack and brush your lashes in the morning and evening and enjoy the ease and beauty of your Lash Lift.

With love,

The Elegant Lashes team xo


Not all salons are created equally so training and techniques differ dramatically from salon to salon. And no one wants to hear those 4 terrifying words:

YOUR… LASHES… ARE… DAMAGED…

But when too much glue, bad technique and/or cheaper quality products are used – damage will happen.

Until a few months ago, we accepted work from other salons. But it was difficult to do a consistent infill. Our lashes looked light, fluffy and natural in comparison to the poorly applied ones that were done elsewhere. The end results were uneven, unnatural and less than fabulous looking lashes. We realised it was serious lash re-hab that was needed, not an infill.

Here’s Why

Too much glue causes several lashes to clump together at the root, and tangle. This makes it impossible to brush or get the tweezers through them to prep for the infill.

If we can’t isolate the lashes, we can’t apply one extension to one lash (which is the safest way to apply extensions – anyone doing other – RUN!!). Glue jammed clumpy lashes require intensive care, not an infill.

2 or 3 extensions have been applied to a single lash (see above – RUN!!) also requiring too much glue to hold them all together. These lashes need to be soaked off and removed immediately to stop the weight ripping your natural lashes out prematurely causing further damage.

If lashes are damaged after the soak off, ie,  gappy or sparce, we suggest you wait a week or two before getting a new set to allow for regeneration. We will not apply extensions to the baby lashes growing out; they are not strong enough yet. But fear not dear lash addicts, your lashes have a cycle of about 6 weeks, so you are only ever 6 weeks away from full repair.

We also acknowledge that there are plenty of highly skilled technicians out there, so if the lashes have been applied correctly, we will happily infill them.

It is up to each individual salon to uphold integrity and maintain professional standards. At Elegant Lashes we take pride in our work and we want our clients to go out and flash their beautiful healthy, light and fluffy lashes at the world.

Please call 1300 002 215 if you have any further questions.

Stay Fabulous Forever

With love from the Elegant Lashes Team xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We love all our clients, we wouldn’t be who we are without you (wow, 9 years now), and to say thanks we are launching a loyalty reward program for our lash extensions. For every 5 infill stamps you collect, you can claim the 6th infill for free.

Loyalty Cards Terms and Conditions:

  • Loyalty cards are for lash extension infills only
  • There are 2 lines of 5 stamps on each card; 1 line for Light Infills, 1 line for Full Infills
  • For each Infill you can claim a stamp for either type of Infill, depending on which one you get
  • After completing 5 Infills on your card in the same type (Light or Full), you can claim a free infill of the same type
  • Late cancellation of 6 hours or less or not showing up for your appointment will forfeit your stamp for your following appointment or the free infill
  • We can keep your loyalty card at the salon or you can keep your loyalty card on you
  • Elegant Lashes is under no obligation to replace any lost, stolen or damaged cards
  • Card is valid for 1 year from date of issue
  • Not transferrable to other clients
  • Free infill is not redeemable for cash and can’t be used for any other treatment or product we provide
  • Offer may be changed or ended at any time without notice
  • Yay!

 


With Summer well and truly here, it’s time to get our skin out and glow on for those long lazy lunches and vibrant summer nights. But we also encourage you to get your glow IN as well as OUT. Here’s how and why…

During the last few decades we’ve been taught to stay out of the sun for fear of causing sun damage to our skin, but did you know that sitting in natural morning sunlight for 5-20 minutes a day is equivalent to a daily dose of Vitamin D?

The sun enhances our immune system, boosts our energy and helps us get a great night’s sleep. When the sun is shining it’s also Mother Nature’s call for us to get some of that feel good chemical serotonin into our body. Sunlight on the inside makes us happy, literally.

But some of us still use the sun to get a suntan; we bake at high noon, covered in oils hoping to get that beautiful natural glow. Of course we end up doing serious damage to our skin. This is why our Goddess of Beauty created… The Spray Tan.

At Elegant Lashes we use Black Magic Tan. It’s an Australian made brand using natural and organic ingredients that will give you a rich, deep tan with no smell, no parabens and is cruelty free. With green and violet-based solutions, you will NEVER go orange. Black Magic Tan uses aloe vera along with additional antioxidants leaving your skin feeling nourished and hydrated.

You will walk out of the salon looking and feeling like you’ve been holidaying in the South of France, floating on a sun lounge while being served cocktails by beautiful cabana boys (or girls) wearing nothing but a smile, and some cloth.

Combining a healthy amount of sunshine, along with a beautiful Black Magic Tan gets your glow inside and out, and will make you the talk of the town!

Have a listen to one of our favourite world experts on Womens Health, Dr Christianne Northrup telling us about the benefits of sunlight.

Be Fabulous Forever.

With love from The Elegant Lashes Team xo


With summer just around the corner, it’s finally time to climb out of that pale or for this writer, pasty skin, and unveil a beautiful bronzed body. No need to spend hours roasting yourself on Bondi sands and risking irreversible skin damage to get the look. A tan from the can saves both your time and your skin.

There are two ways to get your body from a silver shine to a golden glow:

1) Head straight to your favourite beauty salon and let a professional do the job or

2) Buy and apply a tanning spray yourself.

Salon Tanning

While in-salon spray tanning tends to be more pricey, trained professionals bestow you with a guaranteed streak-free, long-lasting quality tan that perfectly matches your individually desired skin tone.

Standing completely naked in front of a stranger can feel a little awkward at first. However, experienced salons will always provide you with optional disposable underwear to make you feel more comfortable.

A tanning expert can apply the exact amount of product needed evenly on your entire body for a flawless, natural look. Within minutes the quick-drying and mostly odourless spray tan formula will transform you into a golden summer goddess. No cleaning, no stains, no stress.

Self Tanning

At-home tanning can be a cheap and convenient alternative if you don’t go for expensive brands like St Tropez. Be aware that there are a lot of different products out there and not all of them are high quality.

Check ingredients carefully. You will have to kiss some frogs before finding the prince of tans. Instead of rocking a warm bronzy skin tone, you might just end up with “50 shades of Doritos“.

Once you find the right product, it takes some serious flexibility to spray it evenly over your entire body. Chances are, you will start off your self-tanning journey blotchy and uneven. Practice is key.


We hear you, parking at Parramatta can be a pain! To make your life easier, we can now pay for your parking when you come to our Parramatta salon.

Just present your valid ticket from Eat Street Car Park at your appointment and we will pay for it. Eat Street Car Park is one block away from Elegant Lashes Parramatta. Easy!

T&C’s; Must have the correct time and date. Only applies for the length of your appointment, with some wriggle room to get to and from the Eat Street Car Park.

  • Appointment less than 40 mins – we pay for 1 hour parking
  • 40 mins to 1.40 mins – we pay for 2 hours parking
  • 1.40 mins and over – we pay for 3 hours parking

As you know we are very serious about your long term lash health at Elegant Lashes and this also extends to the long term health of your skin. Sun damage can cause a range of problems that may take decades to appear and can be irreversible. It’s also the number one cause of premature ageing.

The result of long term sun exposure.

Sun damage appears on one side of this truck driver’s face after years of exposure.

This is why we offer spray tanning at both our Bondi Junction and Parramatta salons.

Frequent tanners can take advantage of Spray Tan packages and save up to $150 on your spray tans.

We use Black Magic Tan which is a gorgeous glowing bronze colour that makes you look like you’ve spent all of Spring chillin’ in the Maldives!!!

Black Magic Tan is vegan and vegetarian friendly and cruelty free.

And yes, we spray tan men too!

1 x tan = 45
3 x tans =105 – save $20
5 x tans = 175 – save $50
10 x tans = 299 – save $150


Over the past few months we have had a lot of inquiries wanting an explanation as to the different styles of lashes we do. We are aware that we have an extensive menu so we have updated and simplified it to make it easier for you to choose the perfect look for your individual needs. Also our regulars will notice a difference to the menu when booking online, so this will explain our changes.

FULL SETS

Natural Set (formally known as our Luxe Set): Silk/Mink – 70% coverage – 149

Luxe Set (formally known as our Glam Set): Silk/Mink – 90% coverage – 169

Hybrid: Mixture of 3D & Silk/Mink – 90% coverage – 179

Volume: Choice of 3D-5D Lashes – 90% coverage – 199

**this is not the same as Russian Volume

We have also amended the times of our infills to suits the type of full set you are wearing. For example, a 3 week infill for a natural set does not take as long as a 3 week fill on a Volume set. There is a slight increase on some of the treatments to allow for the extra time involved in keeping your lashes as fabulous as possible.

INFILLS

Natural Set Infill

Light 45mins – 86

Full 60mins –    104

Luxe Set Infill

Light 60min – 104

Full 75min –    129

Hybrid Infill

Light 60mins – 115

Full – 75mins – 139

Volume Infill

Light 60min – 125

Full 90min – 149

**Silk lashes are black; Mink lashes are charcoal

**A light fill is up to 3 week; a full fill is up to 4 weeks

TIP: For the fairer maidens amongst us, if you get a lash tint with your new set it will make your eyes POP even more. AND you get your tint at 15 dollars – a discount of 10 dollars 

We hope this has cleared up a few things for you all. We look forward to looking after you in our salon in the near future.

Stay fabulous forever !!!

The Elegant Lashes Team xo


After taking some time off after giving birth (it never sounds quite right saying “time off” as looking after newborns is round the clock hard work!), Wendy is returning to Elegant Lashes.

From November, Wendy is available for Cosmetic Tattooing appointments at our Bondi Junction salon. This is great news for our returning clients wanting to book back in for a brow refresh and also for our clients new to cosmetic tattooing as Wendy is able to perform all Cosmetic Tattooing treatments for the eyes and brows including Feather Brows, Ombre Brows, Powder Brows, Saline Removal, Eyeliner, Inner Eyeliner and Smokey Eyeliner.

Wendy mapping the brows during a consult

Wendy is particularly skilled at getting colour to hold on tricky skin types. Such as oily skin, older skin and Fitzpatrick V and Fitzpatrick VI skin types.

Cosmetic Tattooing consultations are free and there is no obligation to book afterwards.

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