Autumn Lash Shed is Here!

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Yep it's that time of the year again.

Autumn lash shed is settling in and I'm here to tell you what that means exactly.

During the summer months, we produce more hair to protect our skin from the sun.  You may have noticed that your hair is fuller and grows in quicker in warmer temperatures.  If you color your hair, you will see that your roots appear to grow out fast as well.

This is all due to your bodies natural reaction to these seasonal changes.   Once the weather starts to change, the blood flow is redirected.  As the body responds and adjusts to the change in temperature, the superfluous hair that grew out in the warm months is no longer needed.  As a result, the dreaded 'Autumn Shed' commences. 

So what does this mean for my lovely lash wearers?

Understand that this is a completely natural occurrence.  Your lashes are not damaged or falling out due to trauma.  They are settling into a knew cycle for the season. 

But, due to the temporary excess shedding, you may need to book your fill appointments sooner.  So instead of every 3 weeks, schedule in 2 weeks.  Another option is to book a longer fill appointment to allow more time to fill a set that is thinner than usual.  

In addition, maintaining your natural lash health is my top priority, so I may use shorter or thinner eyelash extensions in an effort to not overload the new baby lashes growing in . 

The good news - Autumn Lash Shed is only temporary and lasts for about 6 weeks. 

In the meantime, continue to do good after care, drink water, take your vitamins and we will ride it out together.

 

Xoxo,

Tandi

Introducing the Lash Lift at Lashes by Tandi

Wearing Luxury Eyelash Extensions is not the only way to wake up ready!  Now you can look flawless everyday with the *NEW* Lash Lift & Tint service.
 

A Lash Lift is a semi-permanent service that lifts straight lashes at the root for more visibility.  Coupled with my Lash Tint service, you will enjoy bolder and curlier natural eyelashes for up to 6 weeks!

 
After a Lash Lift & Tint with me, you can ditch mascara and your lash curler for good!

 Lash Lift & Tint

Lash Lift & Tint

For a limited time only, the Lash Lift and Lash Lift & Tint services will be 30% OFF
Click Here to Book!          


***UPDATES***


Lashes by Tandi will be closed Tuesday, August 1st thru Friday, August 11th
 
Schedule Changes for your Convenience:
I will open at 10am the week of July 25th in order to provide more options the week before my closing. 
I will also be open on Monday, July 31st 10am - 6pm.

Please plan ahead as last minute accommodations cannot be guaranteed.


xoxo,
Tandi

Summer Tips to Keep your Eyelash Extensions in Great Shape!

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Yay!  Summer is finally here!

And I want you to enjoy all your favorite activities without sacrificing your eyelash extensions.  You may notice that in warmer months you will feel the need to schedule refills more often.  There are many factors that will contribute to needing more fills such as changes to your lash cycle, being more active, and temperature increases, to name a few.  These factors you can'tcontrol, but below you will find a few extra tips to help combat all natural elements and preserve your eyelash extensions.

 

Sunscreen

Yes!  Use sunscreen, just not on or near your eyelashes extensions.  Sunscreen will act similarly to oil and cause your eyelash extensions to fall out sooner.

 

Swimming

Try to wear goggles when possible in seawater or a chlorinated pool.  After swimming, always rinse your eyes and eyelashes with fresh water.  This will help remove some of the salt water or chlorine from the eyelashes until you can cleanse your them properly.

 

Exercise

Similar to swimming, rinse your eyelashes after working out especially if you are a heavy sweater.  Salt from your sweat can settle on the eyelash extensions and cause retention issues.

 

Soaking in the Sun

When enjoying your island getaway in the sun, wear sunglasses and hats.   Not only will they protect your eyes and skin from the harmful rays, but also shield your eyelashes from the intense heat. 

And of course, the less you do, they better they hold up.  So admire, but don’t touch too often.  A lot of times we have dirt and oil on our fingers that we are not even aware of that we transfer to our eyelash extensions.  So skip the urge to touch!

Xoxo,

Tandi

It's My Birthday!

LASHES BY TANDI CELEBRATES 1 YEAR OF LUXURY EYELASH EXTENSIONS

I know it has been a while since you've heard from me, but I am back and ready to mingle!

I actually cannot believe that it will be a WHOLE year on June 6th since I opened Lashes by Tandi!

Seriously, where has the time gone?!

Running a business is a huge undertaking, but I have no regrets.  So to celebrate, I want to offer you something special.

During my Birthday Week, Tuesday, June 6th - Saturday, June 11th, I will be offering 10% OFF ALL SERVICES.  If you already have an appointment scheduled that week, just mention the 10% when you arrive.  

O, but it gets better :-)

For new clients and clients I haven't seen in a long while, book a Classic Dainty or Deluxe Set during my Birthday Week and receive a COMPLIMENTARY 60min. Classic Fill appointment ($85.00 Value) when booked within 2-3 weeks. (restrictions apply)*

BUT, there is a catch - This is only applicable for the first FIVE (5) Full Set Appointments booked.  I expect these 5 slots to fill up fast, so don't wait too long.  If you are number six, seven, etc. you will receive the 10% OFF.

And Finally...

The first lucky SEVEN (7) to book an Eyebrow Shaping between Tuesday, June 6th - Thursday, June 8th will receive a COMPLIMENTARY Eyebrow Tinting ($25.00 Value).**

Read up on the benefits of Eyebrow Tinting Here

Thanks again for riding out this year with me!  I look forward to another year delivering luxury services that enhance your look and well being!  Feel free to share this email with friends and Family. 

xoxo,
Tandi

Reminder: Lashes by Tandi has an excellent referral program.  Earn $20.00 in Lash Cash for every client referral that receives a full set.  You can literally earn your way to a free lash fill.  So if you love my work, please share the love :-)

 *Lash Set + Complimentary Fill cannot be combined with any other offer nor does it qualify for 10%OFF.Complimentary Fill cannot be redeemed at the 4 week mark.
**Eyebrow Shaping + Complimentary Eyebrow Tinting service does not qualify for 10% OFF.

What to Expect: Lash Tint 101

Lash Tinting has been gaining popularity over the last few years and can yield amazing results.  One of the key benefits of lash tinting includes darker more visible lashes without the need or use of mascara.

Understandably, there is some apprehension regarding lash tinting due to the delicate nature of the eye area.  Your eyes are nothing to play with and it is important to enter a treatment fully confident in your artists’ ability.  So to put you at ease and help you make an informed decision, I have outlined the ten steps we take here at Lashes by Tandi to deliver the perfect lash tint to all of our clients!

 

Lashes by Tandi's Ten Step Lash Tinting Process

1.  First you will fill out a full consultation to rule out any possible contraindications.  Once confirmed, together we will decide on a color.  (For lash tinting deep black is usually the best choice.)

2.  Next you will be instructed to lie down on the table where your eyelashes will be cleansed to remove any dirt, oil & makeup.  (Recommended to avoid mascara for 24 hours prior to treatment.)

3.  After lashes are dried, barrier cream is applied to the lash lid and under eye area.  (Barrier cream protects the skin from staining.)

4.  A collagen infused eye pad is applied to the under eye area below the lower lashes to guarantee that bottom lashes will be tinted as well.

5.  You will then be instructed to close your eyes and will be checked for comfort, as you will keep your eye closed for the remainder of the treatment. 

6.  Your artist will then mix the tint color with the developer to a thick consistency.

7.  The tint mixture is then applied to your eyelashes carefully and thoroughly on both eyes and left to process for ten minutes. 

8.  After ten minutes, the excess tint is removed followed by the collagen infused eye pads.  With your eyes still closed, your lash artist will thoroughly water rinse your eyes and lashes to ensure complete removal of the tint.

9.  Finally, your lashes are dried, separated, and fluffed with a mascara wand. 

10.  Enjoy beautiful dark lashes for up to 4 weeks!

xoxo,

Tandi

Eyelash Extensions and Isolation

 A properly isolated natural lash ready for an eyelash extension to be applied.

A properly isolated natural lash ready for an eyelash extension to be applied.

One of the most important steps in the eyelash extensions process is proper isolation.

Lash artists use two tweezers – one to isolate the natural lashes and one to apply the eyelash extension to the natural lash. 

Isolation allows for the natural shedding process to take place – Every lash goes through a growth cycle and lashes that are stuck together cannot shed as they are intended to.  Lashes that are not properly isolated may be pulled out ahead of time thus damaging the hair follicle.  It could take months to recover, if at all.

Isolation ensures comfort while wearing eyelash extensions – When lashes are properly applied and isolated, you will not feel them.  Lashes that are stuck together may become uncomfortable over time.  You may feel a tugging or tightness on the lid and though it may not be painful, at the least, it will be annoying.  The stuck lashes may be in different growth cycles and the ones that are growing out or shedding may be pulling out the adjacent lash with it.  This can result in premature shedding and damage to the natural lashes.  

Isolation allows for control of the shape and design – I skilled lash artist will be able to manipulate the lash to create the desired design.  Not all natural lashes are uniform and straight so proper isolation helps to see clearly and control the direction of the lash when applying the eyelash extensions. 

xoxo,

Tandi

Say No! To Express Eyelash Extensions

Unless it’s a train or bus, I tend to avoid express services.  Why you ask?  Express services can be great if you need something quick, but when I hear 'express' I think of everything that I’ m NOT getting.  That can range from attention to detail to the elimination of perks.

A client of mine tried another lash artist and received an express eyelash extension set that took roughly 40 minutes.  Though I would love for my clients to stay with me forever, I do not dissuade them from trying other lash artists.  There are a lot of skilled artists and not so skilled artists and unfortunately some will meet the latter.

What happened in 40 minutes was enough to damage her natural lashes.  Hopefully, with the aid of a lash serum, the health of her natural lashes will be restored in about six months.

Here are a few tips to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you:

Ask to see the lashes:  Express lashes are usually done with flare or cluster lashes.  These lashes are meant for one day use with traditional lash glue found in your local beauty supply or drug store.  Unless you are getting a volume lash application, all lashes should be applied 1:1, that is one eyelash extension to one natural lash.  Anything more can be damaging to the natural lash.  Lash artists that are applying flare lashes with professional grade lash extension glue are guaranteeing damaged, weak lashes post application.  Now of course there are some allowances.  Some clients may want an express set for an event and nothing else and in this case, it is recommended to have such lashes removed within a week of the event to avoid long term damage. 

 Flare/Cluster Lashes are not suitable for professional eyelash extension applications

Flare/Cluster Lashes are not suitable for professional eyelash extension applications

 

Ask how long does the service take:  A full set of eyelash extensions should take a minimum of one hour and thirty minutes.  In some cases it can take an hour depending on how many natural lashes the client has and the level of skill of the lash artist, but it is not the norm.   Also, most sets completed in an hour will not be full coverage.   If you have full lashes in under an hour, chances are corners were cut, such as improper isolation and lash placement.  My client said that the eyelash extensions came out with multiple natural lashes attached, which is proof of poor isolation.  She also said it took almost a month for glue residue to come off of her natural lashes.  A lot of people will incur further damage in an attempt to remove the lashes themselves.  Best bet is to schedule an appointment to have themsafely removed.

Feelings of Uncertainty or Lack of Confidence:  It is very important to trust your lash artist.  This person is using sharp tweezers around your eyes.  Sometimes we have a gut feeling about something and we ignore it.  Don't be afraid to ask someone to stop or let them know that you are uncomfortable during your service.  You might lose out on the investment if you paid ahead of time, but you probably saved yourself from having a bad experience.  A consultation is essential, especially for first time wearers and if you booked an express service, chances are you won't be given time to inquire and ask questions.  A consultation will also helps you gauge the knowledge of your lash artist.  Do not go into a lash service feeling unsettled, wait until you feel sure of all aspects of the service you will be receiving. 

Express eyelash extensions are appealing because they are cheaper than traditional eyelash extensions but you will get what you pay for.  Save yourself the trauma and invest in a reputable business and lash artist.  Book a consultation and ask a lot of questions.

xoxo

Tandi

You Need To Brush Your Eyelash Extensions Everyday and Here's Why!

Eyelash extensions are amazing time savers!  And as much as it saves you time on your daily routine, you still have to brush them everyday.

Brushing your eyelash extensions will:

Keep Your Eyelash Extensions Neat and Orderly – If you have crisscrossed natural lashes or sleep heavily on once side, brushing your lashes with a clean mascara wand will keep them from being tangled.  Like the hair on your head, if you don’t brush it often, the tangles will multiply and become harder to detangle.  With eyelash extensions, you can easily ruin your beautiful set of eyelash extensions by simply neglecting them.  Be aware that excessive tangles can also cause lash breakage over time so don’t skip it.

Separates Your Eyelash Extensions – After showers and cleansing your lashes, you will notice that your lashes my start to clump together because of the moisture. Air dry them or dab with a microfiber cloth first, then gently brushes the lashes to flush and separate.

Remove Eye Shadow – It is recommended to only use powder shadow, as it is easiest to remove.  Sometimes shadow dust will fall onto the lashes giving them a dull look.  You can dip your brush in a bit of water or oil free makeup remover/ cleanser to brush away the fallen dust and restore luster to your lashes.

Your lash artist should be supplying you with at least one mascara wand/spoolie before you leave, as they are essential to maintaining your lashes.  In addition, they should also instruct you on how to brush them gently as safely as it is not the same as applying mascara. 

This little habit will prolong the life of your eyelash extensions so Happy brushing!

 

Xoxo,

Tandi

Ellipse Eyelash Extensions vs. Standard Eyelash Extensions

Ellipse, cashmere, flat lashes…whatever you want to call them - are one of the newest products to hit the lash industry.  Although they are still considered a “classic lash” there are a few key differences.

Ellipse (flat lashes) have a unique shape.  This shape is beneficial is many ways:

  • The bonding area is larger resulting in a very secure attachment that is great for lash retention
  • The weight is equivalent to standard lashes therefore safe for most natural lashes
  • They give the appearance of a fuller lash line even on less dense natural lashes
  • They easily replace heavy eyelash extensions that are known to cause damage to natural lashes, while giving a comparable dramatic look

Check out the videos below to see the difference.  I transitioned my client from the standard to the ellipse and she loved them.  Please note:  I currently only have glossy ellipse but will be getting the matte soon. 

xoxo,

Tandi

ELLIPSE EYELASH EXTENSIONS

STANDARD EYELASH EXTENSIONS

Eyebrow Shaping & Lash Tinting BOGO Sale!!!

 

Happy International Women's Day!
March is Women's History Month and I wanted to do something special just for you.


Eyebrow Shaping & Lash Tinting

will be

Buy One Get One FREE!*

for the month of March

You must schedule on Tuesdays or Wednesdays between the hours of 11:00am and 3:30pm to receive the free additional service.
*2nd service must be of equal or lesser value.

 

 

Just to give you an idea of how you can mix & match services to your needs:
Eyebrow Shaping & Tint
Lash Tint & Underarm
Eyebrow Shaping & Chin Wax


Please note: When booking online, enter the 2nd service in the 'Special Requests' box.  
 



Click HERE to book!

 

FYI: Do not fear, our gentle hard wax contains natural extracts from wild calendula flower and tea tree plant which calm and soothe the skin.


xoxo,
Tandi