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


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

Sick of the smudges?

If you are using eye makeup every day or prefer a low fuss beauty regime, an eyeliner tattoo may be for you.

Cosmetic tattooing is a popular beauty secret amongst those in fashion and beauty. A simple search on Instagram for #cosmetictattooing or #eyelinertattoo and it’s quick to see it’s popularity.

Eyeliner tattoo is waterproof, smudge free and low fuss. You can get eyeliner tattoo within the lash line [see image above] for beautiful, natural definition or above the lash line, with or without wings. Best of all the eyeliner will be even. No more wonky wings! You can also get the eyeliner tattoo along the lower eyelid or without.

A qualified and experienced cosmetic tattooist will provide you with a thorough consultation to discuss your suitability and the design of the eyeliner. The eyeliner shape will be drawn on with make up so you can see what the finished result will look like.

Eyeliner is mostly done with a black pigment, which is specially formulated for cosmetic tattooing and will fade after a few years. No body tattooing inks or equipment should ever be used for cosmetic tattooing.

Eyeliner tattoo is semi permanent and will last 2 to 4 years. With numbing cream the treatment is not painful. Most clients say they feel a tickling sensation at the start of the procedure.

An eyeliner tattoo will cost approximately $350.


Here’s a taste of what a Lip Blush cosmetic tattoo can look like. This pretty pink was selected to match our client’s skin tone and has created the effect of naturally fuller lips. A lip blush tattoo is contourless. This means no hard edge or lip liner effect for the ultimate in subtle enhancement. Simply beautiful.


We have 50 free VIP passes for 1 week of unlimited classes at Xtend Barre Parramatta to give away. Xtend Barre is a mix of dance and pilates and will give you an extra boost of energy and strength, as well as toning your body.

T&C’s. One per client and per appointment at Elegant Lashes Parramatta until passes run out. Offer starts today.


Jobs, jobs, jobs!

Interested in working for Sydney’s leading lash and brow salon? We offer great conditions, a friendly environment and ongoing training.

We have the following positions available:

Casual Lash Technician – Parramatta

Experienced lash technician needed. Must be able to work Saturdays. Email Merryn at merryn@elegantlashes.com.au your resume and any pictures of your work with the email subject heading ‘Casual Lash Technician’.

Salon Manager – Parramatta

In-cubicle manager with experience required. Email Merryn at merryn@elegantlashes.com.au your resume and explain in your email why you are the best person for the role. Please put in the email subject heading ‘Salon Manager’.

Full Time Lash Technician – Bondi Junction

Experienced lash technician needed for permanent full time role. Must be able to work Saturdays. Email Merryn at merryn@elegantlashes.com.au your resume and any pictures of your work with the email subject heading ‘Full Time Lash Technician’.


We have extended our opening hours at our Parramatta salon to better suit the needs of Parramatta city and our large amount of business professional clients who can’t always get to our lash and beauty salon until after hours. We are now open to 7pm on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as our usual 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Making it more convenient for you.

 

Our new hours:

Tuesday 10am to 7pm

Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm

Friday 10am to 7pm

Saturdays 9.30am to 4.30pm

Closed Sundays and Mondays


The history of eyelash extensions

Have you ever wondered who invented eyelash extensions and when they become fashionable? Eyelash extensions developed on from false lashes, or ‘strip lashes’. False lashes were recorded as first worn by actress Seena Owen in the film Intolerance [pictured above] in 1916 at the film’s director, D.W. Griffith’s, request. These false lashes were made by human hair by hand, woven onto gauze by a wig maker. The wig maker’s name is unknown.

False lashes or Strip Lashes

False lashes were quickly adopted by many women into their make up routines and are still in favour by some today.

It may be no coincidence eyelash extensions gained popularity in Hollywood as a replacement for false lashes at the start of high-definition film and television at the beginning of the 21st century. They also suit an active lifestyle and the fashion around it which is a growing trend this century. Some one mention active wear?

Eyelash extensions are on when you get out of bed, while you are working out, swimming, showering, you name it, at any time of the day. Beauty in 2016 is about naturalness and reducing daily make up routines.

To meet these demands, lash extensions began to appear as a service in beauty salons at the same time, in the beginning of the noughties. It’s hard to find an indisputable source on when and where they were invented; however, most agree they have been around since the mid 1980’s and first appeared in Japan or Korea.

Lash Extensions in Australia

Lash salons and technicians began to emerge in Australia around 2005. There are many more today and many general service beauty salons also include this service as part of their menu. Its popularity continues to increase.

 Celebrities and Eyelash Extensions

Many celebrities have been snapped wearing eyelash extensions off-screen including Julianne Moore, Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani.


Get the most out of your spray tan

If it’s your first time for a spray tan or you’ve been going for some time these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your spray tan.

What to do before your spray tan

Wax or shave at least 24 hours before your spray tan to allow your pores to close and skin to settle back down.

On the day of your spray tan you may want to exfoliate your skin, especially dry areas of your body like your elbows, knees and heels. Don’t use an oil based scrub.

What to do at your spray tan appointment

Try to come to your booking free of any moisturisers, deodorant, lotions, perfumes or sprays. They may act as a barrier and prevent your tan from adhering as much as it could. If it’s been unavoidable, let your technician know and they will give you a moistened towel to wipe yourself down.

Wear loose clothing after your appointment. Pants and a long sleeve top is best because it minimises skin to skin contact. If it’s a very hot day you may want bring a towel to lay on your car seat if you are driving to stop any bronzer from transferring onto your seat.

Let your spray tanner know how strong a tan you are after, whether you want a bronzer and when you will be able to shower. A bronzer will give you immediate colour while you are waiting for the tan to develop. Your spray tanner will select the right tan for your skin tone and based on the factors above.

You will be advised when you can shower. Black Magic tans will not leave you feeling sticky and your skin will feel the same afterwards as it did before the tan. Any bronzer that may rub off onto your clothes will wash out.

While your spray tan is developing

Your spray tanner will advise you when you can shower to get your individual desired results. This will depend on the tan’s development speed that has been selected, your colour tone and the desired depth of the tan. Your therapist will also take into consideration when you will be able to shower as some of us need to return to work afterwards!

Avoid getting wet or doing anything that will make you work up a sweat.

Your tan will take 1 to 8 hours to develop.

Showering after your spray tan

Follow your tanning technician’s instructions when you can shower. This will vary depending on the type of tan that has been applied and your desired look.

For Express and Rapid Tans lightly rinse your body for 30 seconds. Don’t use a washer or any soaps because your tan will continue to develop after you have rinsed off your bronzer.

For 8 Hour and Overnight Tans shower as normal.

You’ll see the bronzer wash off down into the shower. This is just the bronzer and your tan is still developing. Pat dry.

Maintaining your spray tan

Moisturising is your best friend. Check your soap or shampoo doesn’t contain sulphates because these can strip your tan prematurely. Swimming in chlorine can also cause your tan to fade earlier than it would normally so use Tan Lock to stop this from happening.

Your tan will last 7 to 10 days depending on aftercare. Black Magic tans will fade like a natural tan.