Why struggle with messy mascara? It just runs down your face or gets trapped in the corner of your eye, leaving a gross mess. The latest trend sweeping salons across the country does away with mascara and gives you a semi-permanent solution that can last as long as you want to keep it maintained. Eyelash extensions are a relatively affordable way to ensure your lashes look thick and luxurious without applying any makeup at all. The extensions will last from two to six weeks. As your own natural lashes fall out, you’ll need to refill your extensions, similar to acrylic nails.
4340 E. Kentucky Ave., Suite 448
Glendale, CO 80246
Wink Studio is a small salon just south of the Cherry Creek neighborhood. It offers the Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions brand, which requires the stylist to be certified before he or she is able to apply the lash extension. Owner May Davis ensures that the lashes are applied professionally, as the before and after results are quite impressive. After the first 24 hours, the lashes can be treated almost the same as your own natural lashes, including eye makeup and even mascara if you still desire. Plus the extensions last approximately two months, depending on your own natural eyelash growth cycle. Depending on the length of time between your visits, a refill can be done to maintain your new look.
Love Them Lashes
300 Josephine St., Suite 110
Cherry Creek, CO 80206
Located right in the heart of the Cherry Creek Shopping District within the Oxygen Salon and Spa, Love Them Lashes is a fantastic salon that also specializes in the Xtreme Lashes brand of eyelash extensions. Owner Shannon McRae is also certified through the Xtreme brand, and offers a great selection of lashes to help bring length and thickness to your own lashes. Love Them Lashes advertises that its extensions will need to be maintained with a refill every two to four weeks, just as with acrylic nails.
Carmen’s Beauty Room
5445 DTC Parkway, Penthouse 4
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
This DTC salon offers a full range of extensions and other beauty treatments, perfect to get some pampering right after work. Certified in the NaturaLash brand of extensions, owner Carmen Avery promises that you won’t need heavy mascara with these natural looking lash extensions. In addition to lash extensions, Carmen’s Beauty Room also offers a great selection of waxing, chemical peels and facials, including some designed for teens and for men. Why not head over to get your lash extensions and bring your husband with you for a little pampering of his own?
7225 E. Hampden Ave.
Denver, CO 80224
Always Beautiful specializes in permanent cosmetics, designed to bring custom-blended colors to your skin through micropigmentation. Of course, eyelash extensions are a great part of the permanent cosmetic look and a great way to enhance your own look. The beauticians at Always Beautiful were trained through Lavish Lashes and use the Nova Lash brand of adhesive, which is one of the longest lasting lash adhesives on the market today. In addition to lash extensions and permanent cosmetics, Always Beautiful also offers Botox and Juvederm treatments. Just like all extensions, refills are recommended every four weeks to keep your look gap-free.
The Beauty Spot Salon
3333 Iris Ave., Suite 206
Boulder, CO 80301
Boulder residents don’t have to travel to Denver to get their lash extensions. The Beauty Spot Salon in Boulder offers a full range of great permanent makeup solutions, including eyelash extensions. From individual extensions to cluster extensions (which are for shorter use and last about half the time), there are different kinds of eyelashes for every taste and style. If you have naturally light lashes, it is recommended that you get the eyelash tinting service prior to application of extensions. The eyelash tint will keep your own lashes dark, matching your new extensions. As with all extensions and eyelash treatments, you’ll need a touch-up every four weeks or so.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.