If the eyes are the window to the soul, then eyelashes are like the perfect pair of curtains. Long, thick eyelashes enhance eyes and give a flirty and dramatic appearance. Although there are many lengthening and thickening mascaras on the market, many are turning to lash extensions in order to achieve a more permanent look.
Platinum Salon & Spa
20 N. 3rd St.
Youngwood, PA 15697
Located east of the city, Platinum Salon and Spa is certified to perform Xtreme Lashes lash extensions. Developed by Jo Mouselli, a registered nurse, Xtreme Lashes are affixed to the eyes by single strands. This offers a very natural and customizable look. The extensions are light weight and feel very natural on. They are also water and sweat proof. The Xtreme Lashes are semi-permanent and can last indefinitely with occasional touch ups.
2751 Sidney St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Located in Pittsburgh’s Southside, DeStefino Southside offers Lashx mink eyelash extensions. These faux mink lashes are applied individually or in small groupings to the eyes to create a customized look from subtle to dramatic. They are available in a full, half and quarter sets, depending on the look you wish to achieve. The Lashx lashes will last 4-6 weeks before a touch up is needed. Full sets of Lashx lashes at DeStefino Southside start at $375.
Lash Spa Studio
Inside the Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa
5850 Ellsworth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Located in Shadyside, Capristo Salon contains a Lash Spa Studio which specializes in Lavish Lashes eyelash extensions. As with the other lash extension processes, the lashes are attached in a spa-like setting. Gel pads are placed under and over eyes to protect the lower lashes and skin around the eyes. The Lavish Lashes extensions are custom dyed and applied individually to lashes. The finished lashes require no curling or mascara. Touch-ups are recommended every four to six weeks.
La Pomponnee Salon
659 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Located in Mt. Lebanon, La Pomponee is a full service salon and Aveda Spa. La Pomponee offers lash extensions as part of their makeup encounter, where customers can get a custom make-up look and learn to apply their make-up with a professional touch. A specially-trained makeup artist will help you to create a look that is perfect for everyday or for a special occasion. Lash extensions at La Pomponee start at $22.
Allison Roth Studio
33 Terminal Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Located downtown, Allison Roth Studio is a certified Xtreme Lashes provider. In her blog, Allison recommends that if you are constantly attaching false eyelashes, you are likely better off switching to an eyelash extension. The adhesive and temporary nature of false eyelashes can be very damaging to the natural lashes and cause the to break and fall out. Xtreme Lashes uses an adhesive that is safe for eyelashes and allows them to grow out as they would naturally. If you are currently using false eyelashes and are considering lash extensions, Allison recommends that you give your lashes a break and use a non-prescription lash serum such as Xtreme Aplif-eye to get lashes in optimum shape to accept extensions.
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