Posts Tagged ‘lashes’

5 reasons why our clients love eyelash extensions

This January we are celebrating lash month here at MMF.  So we asked esthetician and our resident lash guru, Courtney to interview her loyal cliets as to why they love thir lash extensions and here is what they had to sat:

1.  Eyelash extensions create an illusion of the eye being more open and wider than it normally is, giving the eyes that “wow” factor. Says our client, Becky and Toronto-based PR guru, Shauna Ireland.  According to Ireland, who represents a number of clients in the health and wellness area, and happens to flutter lovely eyelashes herself, women do not need to wear as much makeup as we think we do on a day-to-day basis. “Just having lovely eyelashes and healthy, glowing skin is all we need,” says Ireland.

2. I love them in the summer and while on vacation says Pamela, who just had a new fresh full set applied before heading off to the Riviera Maya.  For someone who could not live without mascara, I love my new lashes simply because when I wake up in the morning, I’m good to go. While I can use mascara (water-based) if I wish, it is not a necessity. And it’s perfect for vacation because that means no smeared mascara underneath my eyes in the hot, humid weather!

3. It’s definitely boosted my confidence with the fact alone that no matter what, I always have long, full eyelashes that make my eyes pop. Says Diane,  I want bigger eyes. I feel like the dramatic effect the eyelash extensions bring to my eyes makes my eyes always a focal point.

4. Have they changed your natural lashes? Have they had any negative impacts on your natural lashes, their growth pattern, etc.?

It really depends on who has done them. Said Erin, I’ve had some girls that did so many clusters that I lost chunks of my eyelashes and would pray, “Oh god, please let them grow back!  When I go to Courtney, I don’t notice anything negative.”  Thats because, Courtney discovered early on in her career that a finer lash and not an overly heavy application will preserve your natural lashes.

Do you recommend lashes to any beginners thinking about trying them? I do, but I also recommend they find someone who is good and not try to get the best deal just to get them, because you will notice a difference, and the quality is what matters the most with this service.

5.  I love how much time I save in the morning on mascara and the whole process of curling my lashes, said Kate  Another bonus is that I do not have to deal with the messiness of applying fake eyelashes or the potential disaster of a strip of lashes falling off during partying or any other fun activity.

And so to celebrate lash month and give you the opportunity to experience lash extensions and the expert application that Make Me Fabulous is known for, here is a treat for any new clients who have been wanting to try lash extensions:

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And for all of our existing clients, refer 2 friends and your next fill is free! and watch for more specials coming January 15th.  Love your lash extensions, let us know why below!

Stay Fab~ Alayne

 

Favorite Products You Need Now – This Month Revitalash

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Its all about lashes this month at Make Me Fabulous, and today were talking about one of our favorite products.

In 2006 this company began with just one product!  A unique lash conditioner, created for the founder’s loving wife Gayle, to help her feel more beautiful while under going treatment for breast cancer.  From his original product, inspired by love and commitment to his wife, an entire line was created with safe products that truly perform and revitalize the inner beauty and spirit of all women. The popularity and growth of the products over the past 10 years has grown so much so, that they are sold worldwide in over 50 countries. Philanthropic endeavors and premium product development have remained at the heart of the Revitalash brand, including direct financial support to breast cancer research and educational initiatives.  Key ingredients include:

BIOPEPTIN COMPLEX® – A Proprietary blend of biotin, green tea extract (rich in panthenol), peptides, and lipids. Helps condition and strengthen lashes while defending from breakage and brittleness.

GINSENG & SWERTIA JAPONICA  Plant extracts high in anti-oxidants and vitamin B. Helps protect and revitalize.

SAW PALMETTO  High in fatty acids and plant sterols. Helps condition and shine.   

WHEAT PROTEIN – High in amino acids, peptides, and B vitamins. Helps fortify, smooth, and condition.

Can you see why we love this brand!  Better yet, the product truly performs and is safe for most skins, including cancer patients. We also carry the famed Brow Conditioner.   Starter kits are now available that include a free eyelash curler! While supplies last. Try them at Make Me Fabulous.

Courtney Vogel’s Fabulous Lashes

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Photo by Elario Photography Inc.

With steady, careful hands, the tiny lash is delicately placed. One after another, the black lashes form a line, framing first one eye, and then the second. Their owner gazes into a mirror, in love with the thick set of lashes staring back at her. She glances at the face peering over her. It’s Courtney Vogel, Aesthetician and lash specialist at Make Me Fabulous, ready with one last lash to complete the already fabulous pair.

Courtney started her career in the beauty business thirteen years ago, after graduating from the Orlo School of Hair Design. In 2012, she became certified in eyelash extensions through Lavish Lashes. A year later, she expanded her range of services even further by attending and graduating from The Aesthetic Science Institute.

Vogel particularly enjoys working with brides and travels all over the Capital Region and Beyond with #teamfab.

With all the choices people have for hair and makeup, it’s nice that people choose us on such a big day for them. It’s nice to be part of it.

With skilled hands and a creative soul, Courtney performs just about every service offered at Make Me Fabulous. Custom facials, make applications, up-dos, cuts and colors— Vogel is a full-service beauty professional. She has a passion for helping women look fabulous, and will schedule a variety of services throughout her day.

It’s fun. It doesn’t feel like work. You get to be creative and express your creativity and you make people happy and feel good.”

But ask her what her absolutely favorite task is, and she’ll tell you it’s applying eyelash extensions.

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I like the whole creation. You take someone’s features and enhance them and people feel good afterward. I haven’t had a client that hasn’t loved them (their lashes.)”

It’s important to Courtney to stay on top of her game, relying on social media to keep her perspective fresh.

“I try to keep up with current trends and see what’s happening and learn from other people. I check Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.”

Courtney came to Make Me Fabulous nearly two years ago. She says working with Alayne has been both inspirational and educational.

I like working with Alayne. She allows you to be who you are as a person in the beauty industry. She lets you do what you’re good at and run with it… I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like her. She’s so good with people and makes them feel relaxed and at ease. She doesn’t take herself too seriously. She knows what she’s doing and just does it.”

When Courtney isn’t making clients beautiful at Make Me Fabulous, she enjoys down time with her 5-year old daughter Scarlett. She calls herself a homebody and cherishes quality time with her family.

She describes her own personal style as classic, trendy and simple.

We are thrilled to have Courtney on #teamfab and of course find her simply fabulous!