I recently had the pleasure of doing this beautiful 90 minute/ $90 natural set. It is so important that each individual lash extension is applied with care. Pay close attention to the detail and artistry. Who you go to your lashes is a very important and he spectrum of skill and artistry is wide and worth looking into.
It seems that everywhere you look online there are businesses offering what they call the best lash extension training course... Well how do you know which to pick?
Here are a few red flags to look for in unprofessional training/certification courses:
1- They do not require licensure prior to training as required by their state laws. Here in the State of Utah it is required to have an active cosmetology or esthetics license in order to do lash extensions for compensation.
2- They offer a training DVD if you buy their kit. There is absolutely NO way that you can learn how to properly and safely apply lash extension by watching a DVD. This company is out to make money on you and does not care if you injure your client or put your license and name sake at risk.
3- Training takes place at un undisclosed or TBD location. You could very well be training in someone's messy living room or a dingy hotel conference room. Ensure that your training set up is sanitary and professional.
4- The trainer is not named. You could very well be trained by someone who has little to no experience doing lashes at all... THIS happened to me. I found out after the fact that my trainer was no licensed, and has only been doing lashes out of her own basement for a year...
5- They don't teach proper removal or they have you work on a mannequin. Learning proper removal is vital to any successful lash business. It is often removal that causes the most injury. Do not sign up for a training that does not teach this. (I did and had to learn it after the fact on the job) You also cannot possibly learn all the necessary skills you need working on a mannequin. You need a real model to learn about proper isolation, position, style, posture, etc.
The best lash extension courses will teach you all the aspects of lash extensions without the fluff. You can't just look at the time spent training, you have to consider the quality of the education. Consider class size, location, professionalism, quality of products used, experience of the trainer, continued support offered, etc.
If you have any other questions about the training that Salt City Lashes offers or if you are having trouble comparing our offerings to another company's we encourage you to contact us. We are glad to guide you through this process as it is a very important decision that could easily make or break your career.
Wow... how do you feature the makeup artist for Kim Kardashian and say
you use eyeliner and mascara... c'mon... Strips or individual eyelash extensions!? At Salt City Lashes we pay close attention to eyelash trends and what celebrities are doing. Kim Kardashian is the false eyelash queen.
Here's the article:
Meet Kim Kardashian's Make-Up Artist, Mario Dedivanovic, Who Creates One Of The Most Sought Out Looks In The World
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Kim Kardashian went from headlining media tabloids for sex-tape scandals to eventually gracing the cover of Vogue Magazine. The reality star mogul is best known for her flawless face and precision of makeup and style. With over 19 million followers on Instagram alone and almost 24 million followers on Twitter, we have the inside scoop of the person behind the million dollar face.
Mario Dedivanovic is a master makeup artist that creates flawless facial transformation using ones natural completion, blending, sculpting and highlighting. With 85,000 twitter followers he is amongst the most highly followed makeup artist it the world. His Instagram pages are filled with personal and editorial pictures of Kardashian and his work.
Here are some of his exclusive tips...
For past red carpets and events he has kept Kardashian's makeup simple and feminine with a luminous highlighted look that she is famous for.
"For Elton John's Oscar party, I kept Kim and Kourtney's makeup simple and feminine," Mario revealed on his blog. "I focused on their already gorgeous eyes by adding black liner and mascara along the upper lid and lashes."
Here are some other makeup tips for the less inclined.
Great moisturizers are key. He has stated that he likes the moisturizer line Le Mer. -runs about $160- To create his trademark look.
Mario uses Eye M Glam Highlighting Powder by GIELLA. He uses it all over the skin, usually the cheekbone area and under the eyes.
He lines the lips and starts with the outer corners going inward with a shape that's a bit darker then your natural look. If you put a lighter shade in the center of your lips it creates a larger lip.
Brows are important when it comes to symmetry. Pay more attention to filling in the brows outward. He uses Brow Tech To Go Brow Pencil by SMASHBOX. Remember not to over-tweeze, notice how models always have heavier brows.
Mario also transforms the faces for countless other celebrity's for red carpets, photo shoots and magazine covers. Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Williams and Christina Aguilera are amongst them.
Additionally Mario holds lectures and workshops for doting makeup artist who also want a piece of his infamous celebrity work. Makeup is a form of art and he is one of the best painters.
I would like to start a series on this blog about the art of eyelash extensions. I have a background in art. I used to do drawing and painting before I had kids so I feel that I have an eye for shape, style and proportions. Look at this set of lashes, what do you see?
Clearly they are long, well placed and full. Kudos to the artist. Although... Here's what I see: There are no extensions at all on the inner 1/5th of the eyelid. That bothers me. I like to taper down and do as many lashes as I can so that the black long lash extensions don't just come to an immediate end.
What else do I notice? The lash extensions are so long that they almost touch the lower line of the eyebrow. You need to carefully examine the size and shape of your client's feature before determining what length would be appropriate.
At Salt City Lashes we do so much more than just glue individual eyelash extensions to your natural lashes. We create little works of art. We will help you find the perfect length, curl, and style to suit your style, features and personality.
It is always a good idea to look at what kind of lash strips are selling and what kind of styles you can mimic using individual lash extensions. Here is a great article on eyelash strips that will help you see the many variations of styles you can request before getting your lashes done at Salt City Lashes in Salt Lake City Utah. At Salt City Lashes we also offer extensive one-on-one training in the art of lash extensions. We will teach you all you need to know about eyelash extensions as well as teach you how to stylize and create the best lash look for each client.
Here's the article I posted on thetrendygirl.com:
All About False Lashes
On the nights when an extra coat of mascara just won’t do, bust out a pair of false lashes and turn some heads. Don’t be afraid – I promise it’s not as hard as you think.
Here's what you'll need:
1. CHOOSING LASHES
False lashes come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are natural, some are super dramatic.If you prefer a doll-like doe eye, go for lashes that are long in the center. If you like a sexy cat-eye, get lashes that become longer towards the ends.You can also buy individual lashes. They take a little longer to apply but yield a very natural, controllable result.
2. SIZING LASHES
Every eye size is different. Remove lash strip from package and gently bend back and forth. This will help loosen up the lash strip, making it more pliable. Now, place lashes directly above lash line. Lashes should begin a few millimeters away from the inner corner of your eye.When cutting lashes down to size, always trim away the outer end. Do a little at a time – you don’t want to cut off too much!
3. CURL LASHES
Now is the time to curl your lashes. Once the lashes are glued on, it will be difficult to curl unruly lashes. Don't give your lashes too severe of a curl. Remember, your falsies need to lie against your natural lashes.
Adhesive is shown in red for demonstration.
I like Duo adhesive. You can find it in any drugstore in the eyelash/beauty department. It looks like a milky white glue, but it will dry clear.
Now, there are many ways to go about this. You can apply glue directly from the tube onto lashes, but this method often results in too much glue. I like to deposit a dab of glue from the tube onto the back end of an eyeliner brush.
Now, hold lashes between your finger and gently run the glue evenly along the strip. You are looking for a thin, even layer of glue on the lash strip only.
Once adhesive is applied to lash strip – WAIT, about 20 seconds! Adhesive needs time to set and become tacky. If glue is too wet when you apply your lashes, the falsies will slide around and make a big sticky mess!
5. APPLY LASHES
You’ve waited 20 seconds, and now you are ready to apply. Don’t be nervous.
Using either your fingers or a pair of tweezers, grasp the lash side of the falsies (lash strip facing you), tilt your head back (so that you are looking down, into your mirror) and gently place lash strip directly above your natural lashes.
Use the back of an eyeliner brush, pen, or any other clean stick-like object, to guide the lashes as close to your lash line as possible. Using the same utensil, gently press the lash strip against your skin. This will help to secure your falsies in place.
6. FINISHING TOUCHES
Initially, your lashes may feel funny. They will feel heavy and it may feel strange to look through them. As long as they are not pinching or painful, you will get used to the sensation. It will take about 15 minutes.
I like to apply a few light strokes of mascara after the falsies are on. It’s a good way to blend your natural lashes with the false ones. It also lifts the lashes so you don’t feel like you’re looking through a curtain of hair.
Fill in any gaps where skin shows with liquid liner. If for whatever reason, the lashes look completely atrocious and you’ve deemed them insalvageable – gently peel them off, remove dried glue, and start again.
Grasp the outer edge of lashes and gently pull up, toward the inner corner of your eye. If the falsies are stuck on your natural lashes, use soap and warm water to dissolve the glue a bit. Once the glue is more pliable, it should peel away more easily.
If the lashes are in good shape, peel dried glue off and place them in their original packaging. They’re good to go a couple more rounds.
Check out this flawless before (right) and after (left). These beautiful eyelash extensions were done at Salt City Lashes by someone who trained at Salt City Lashes. Consider our training today!
If you are passionate about lash extensions like we are, consider our professional training course! If you are licensed cosmetologist or esthetician, you need to learn how to do lash extensions! Your career will never be the same.
Salt City Lashes offers one of the most customized and comprehensive lash trainings available anywhere! Learn from the best and we will make you into the best. For more information check out our training page.
Check out this article by Modernsalon.com They feature a ridiculously talented makeup artist named Magali Beauvue. Her work is insane. If you don't think makeup can transform the way you look, you haven't seen what this girl can do
All of us at Salt City Lashes are estheticians and are a little (really) obsessed with makeup. This kind of artistry is on a totally different level from the simple and elegant lash extensions we do, but we still like to know what is going on out there in the big old makeup world.
Glamour.com just posted a tutorial on the smokey eye look. I love that they mentioned lash extensions as a must. Not individual specifically, but c'mon, there's nothing better!
An no place offers a better service than Salt City Lashes. Come see our Professional, Licensed & Experienced lash artists who are passionate about YOUR lashes.
Original article posted on Vogue.com by Arden Fanning
It’s day six of New York Fashion Week, and despite having her makeup applied—and reapplied—up to five times in a day, Xiao Wen Ju looked preternaturally fresh-faced backstage at Tory Burch this morning. So much so that makeup artist Diane Kendal needed to do little more than apply a sheer wash of Tory Burch’s Bronzer & Blush (in Divine) and Lip Color (in Ramble on Rose) to the model to heighten the glow of her skin before declaring her runway-ready.
Amidst the room of comfortably slouched models, we found Ju sitting perfectly straight in a sun-drenched makeup chair, happy to share the tricks behind her eyelashes and skin secrets—along with a few beauty regrets.
How do you keep your skin so luminous? Do you have a strict routine?
Ha! During Fashion Week I’m so tired, I go home and just lie on my back and fall asleep with all of my makeup still on. I wake up like, [gasps] “Oh my gosh, I didn’t wash my face!”
What do you use when you do have the energy?
I apply makeup remover first, and then cleanser—I love Dermalogica’s powder Daily Microfoliant. I can use it every day because it’s really light, and makes my skin feel so smooth. Then I moisturize with La Mer’s Moisturizing Soft Cream and Eye Balm Intense. With so many makeup changes, I really need it.
What other skin essentials do you rely on during New York Fashion Week?
Sometimes my skin is really allergic to the products, so, when I get home, I use Avéne Skin Recovery Cream. I apply it really thick, like a mask at night, and the next day my skin feels so much better. During the day, I always carry Avéne Hydrance Optimale SPF 25 with me, because after they take off your makeup you need moisturizer, and Avéne’s has SPF in it. Throughout the day, whenever I’m bored, I spray Caudalíe Beauty Elixir all over my face to keep it from drying out, too. It smells so good.
Do you have any lip products on you?
I use classic Vaseline. My lips get really dry, so I always carry a small one for lip balm. It’s so good, and you can just buy it at Duane Reade!
What’s your lash ritual?
I don’t use any mascara, I just curl my lashes to help open my eyes. Shiseido makes my favorite curler—they have a mini one that’s so good, but I can’t find it here. It gives you more control.
What do you do for your hair?
My hair sucks! It’s the only thing on my body that I hate. It’s really thin, and even though it’s short, it’s damaged, so I just let it be free. I only use shampoo and conditioner, and I always change it up. Yesterday I washed it with Aesop, and today I used Kiehl’s.
What are you doing to stay healthy during New York Fashion Week and avoid a crash? Are you juicing? Cleansing?
Actually, I never think about that. If I want to eat something, I just go eat it. If I want French fries, I eat French fries—it makes me happy.