Fame is one of the prime needs of all of us. We all want to be a known personality in this world, by whatever means we can. A few of us get this fame through the good means, but many others don’t and they walk the wrong path for achieving fame.
Looking beautiful is another legal road towards achieving fame and can be walked by anybody, specially the ladies. Beauty catches attention and in fact all the beauty contest winners have become famous through this path only. Almost all of the famous Hollywood stars like Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Star Jones, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Gwen Stefani, Lucy Liu, Naomi Campbell and Liz Hurley to name a few. You don’t have to be a celebrity to wear them though they can help you become one. Women everywhere are catching on and becoming Lash Addicted! It has become increasingly trendy for women to flaunt their natural look with eyelash extensions. And the craze is well above any other beauty technique.
Whether you have desires for thicker eyebrows to bring beauty over your face, or the longer ones, eyelash extensions is a sure shot technique for both. Each human eye has about 200 lashes. The lashes usually grow in 3 rows and have a lifespan of 60 to 90 days.
Size, thickness, colours all are available in plenty providing enough choices to the people who want to look beautiful through this method. Short lashes are 6 and 8 mm; medium are 10 and 12 mm; and long are 13, 14, and 15 mm. The medium lashes are the most popular lengths. Lashes also vary in thickness from.10 mm which is thin to.15 mm which is thick and point.020 which is very thick. Demand is more of the black colour, but the other varieties too are able to attract enough attention as they enable any person to wear beauty of their own kind and in their own way. It may help a person to have an eyelash suiting to one’s own style and choice.
But eyelash extensions are not just for celebrities anymore. Top New York City salons are reportedly booked months in advance with every Tina, Dina and Heloise longing for these long, luscious lashes. Unlike the false lashes of yesteryear, which last only a day and are applied as a strip, eyelash extensions are glued to existing eyelash hairs one by one with tweezers. (Kids, don’t try this at home. Only a licensed, trained technician should perform this feat, and dermatologists say only a U.S.-made glue should be used.)
The procedure takes about 90 minutes and costs on average $300-$500. The lash extensions should last up to two months, but may require touch-ups every two to three weeks. Meanwhile, the wearer will be able to swim, shower, and bat her eyes seductively — all without the benefit of mascara.
Here in the Valley, at least two salons now offer eyelash extensions: Hudson Valley Electrolysis and Permanent Cosmetics in Poughkeepsie (845-473-4747); and Scrapbooks and Good Looks in Newburgh (845-567-7717). Both salons have technicians trained by NovaLash, a Houston-based company that says it sells “the only lash extension product that is U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade.” Yolanda de Felice Henry of the Poughkeepsie salon says that all types of people are getting the extensions, and although the effect is meant to be natural, she insists she can spot users. “Katie Couric — I’d bet on it.” — A. J. Loftin