The hot new celebrity trend which is here to stay Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extension giving you longer, thicker and natural looking eyelashes. Semi- Permanent Eyelash Extensions are worn by celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Star Jones, Paris Hilton, Gwen Stefani, Lucy Liu, Naomi Campbell, Liz Hurley to name a few.
Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan have them, and J. Lo’s are made of mink. Madonna’s cost $10,000 and are studded with diamonds.
Hollywood is hip to the latest trend. But if you blinked
you may have missed it: People are getting eyelash
“With lash extensions, what they are doing is taking a
lash and actually bonding it onto your own lash
” said Sally Blenkey-Tchassova, a New York beauty
salon owner. “It really looks better than mascara. You
don’t have the clumpy dirty look. It looks really fresh.”
Eyelash extensions started in Asia and made their way
west. Unlike traditional false eyelashes that only last
one day and are applied on a strip, synthetic eyelash
extensions are glued to eyelash hairs one by one with tweezers. The process takes two hours and they last about two months. It typically costs between $300 and $500.
“We are surrounded by celebrity culture and so many celebrity-centric magazines, and everyone wants to look like they are walking down a red carpet,” Blenkey-Tchassova said. “This is a way for the average person to look really glamorous really fast.”
Beauty salons everywhere are catching on. At the Louis Licari Salon in New York City, eyelash extensions are so popular that appointments must be booked up to months in advance.
“People are really keen on the semi-permanent eyelashes,” Blenkey-Tchassova said. They could come in handy “if you’re going away for the weekend or if you have a hot date [with] someone who you haven’t had a sleepover with before, and they have to see you in the middle of the night, and you don’t want to frighten them. So, I mean, you’re going to look great.”