We Don’t Enter the Future, We Create It.

Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals LogoMore than seven years ago we joined the ranks of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, an organization that was founded in 1990 and is now the largest non-profit professional association in the United States and internationally for the permanent cosmetics industry, also known as permanent makeup.

The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals is dedicated to promoting permanent makeup safety, excellence, and professional standards by providing education, certification, and industry guidelines. Continue reading “We Don’t Enter the Future, We Create It.”

Tanning in the Florida Sun and Skin Beauty

Youthful Sun bathing MistakesAh, don’t you just love the feel of those warm sun rays enveloping you as you lay out on the beach listening to the gentle roll of the ocean waves, the sound of sea gulls crying overhead and small children playing on the beach? In cold days of winter such as we are having now, we long for the warmth and fun of a Florida summer. I don’t know about you but I did not come to Fernandina Beach for 29 degree temperatures with wind chills in the single digits! Continue reading “Tanning in the Florida Sun and Skin Beauty”

Are All Eyelash Extensions the Same?

Billy afterEarlier this year the American Academy of Ophthalmology took its cue from a Consumer Reports article about eyelash extensions and published their position on the use and dangers of eyelash extensions.

While the warnings regarding heaviness of false lashes, risk of allergy to adhesives and dangers of unsanitary conditions and techniques are valid, many articles and reports fail to be complete, comprehensive or fair in their report by including “both sides” of the story. Please allow me to provide that for you here and now. Continue reading “Are All Eyelash Extensions the Same?”

What is it that Really Creates Value?

Lashem-n-Leavem Eyelash Extensions Before and After PicturesI recently received a phone call from a woman who identified herself as an esthetician and who, quite abruptly, began a dart-like inquiry into my eyelash business asking why it was I felt that my eyelash extension procedures were better than any of the other stylists in the area.

It was obvious from the question that she had not seen my work or she would not have wasted her time or mine bringing this up. But I decided to patiently indulge her. So I began formulating a polite but articulate response attempting to describe my many years of experience and the quality that I put into my work, as I was certain this would satisfy her and settle the whole matter. Unfortunately, it did not. Continue reading “What is it that Really Creates Value?”

What is the Make-Up of Make-Up?

Sandy Feet make up referenceEven in a recession the Business of Beauty embracing such fields as skincare, hair care, eyelash extensions, anti-aging and cosmetics do very well. Makeup alone is a $40 Billion a year business in just the US by itself. Yes you read it right!  And globally, in 2010 the cosmetic industry alone experienced a record $170 Billion a year total revenue. 
It certainly underscores that even in a prolonged recession people want to look their best, something I can testify to in my salon. Continue reading “What is the Make-Up of Make-Up?”

MRI Safety and Permanent Cosmetics

We love doing eyelash extension procedures for our clients here at Lashem-n-Leavem Eyelash Extensions & Facial Beauty! Through the years we have learned that our clients also enjoy the effect of “complete beauty” when we add a well designed, artistically applied set of permanent makeup eyebrows. The combination of Eyelash Extensions and Permanent Cosmetic eyebrows results in a truly transformational facial beauty enhancement.

Occasionally clients will ask regarding the safety of having an MRI procedure after having permanent cosmetics applied. This is, in fact, an excellent question and we are happy to provide the most accurate and up to date information on that topic. Continue reading “MRI Safety and Permanent Cosmetics”

The Art in Make Up Artistry

A Special Bridal LookA makeup artist is first and foremost an artist, who has chosen the human body as the medium for expression. However in contrast to the Tattoo Artist, a Make Up artist applies temporary beauty.
This of course makes Make Up Artistry a very personal experience between the artist and the recipient. Outside of applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry, there is the commercial world of mostly women who look for special event make up artistry.
Those special events can range from Weddings and Romantic Evenings out to Job Interviews and Stage presentations. Try me out for your next Halloween or Costume Party and you’ll be the Hit of the Evening.

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Micro Current Face and Body Sculpting

Micro Current Therapy ResultsMicro Current Face and Body Sculpting is a therapy known as mild electrical stimulation, micro currents, that mimics and works synergistically with the body’s own electrical system. With micro current therapy a chemical reaction occurs at the cellular level to increase the body’s efficiency in the manufacture and use of adenosine triphoshate (also known as ATP), the protein needed by the body to produce energy. “For muscles to contract they need the energy that comes from ATP…the only energy source that muscles have to power their activity and these muscle fibers store only a limited supply of ATP. So, micro current therapy plays a crucial role in cell metabolism and plumping up those slack muscles. Continue reading “Micro Current Face and Body Sculpting”

Misconceptions versus Real Options

Amy S full treatmentWhen unqualified individuals enter the eyelash extension field using inferior, inappropriate or unsafe application supplies, equipment and technique, the results not only look clumped, cheap and horrible but can do serious damage to the natural lashes and in the case of adhesive, even harm the health of the eyes themselves.

Many clients who’ve experienced bad applications and have come to Lashem-n-Leavem’s Studio asking for help with their painful eyelash extensions. The pain comes from the natural lashes being glued and matted together instead of properly isolated and applied one lash extension to one natural eyelash.

One phrase I hear over and again from some of these clients and even those wearing the cheaper version of lash extensions without problems (yet) is “Oh, these ARE one-to-one!”  But when I examine them under my magnifier and headlight they are clumped, matted and the technician’s lack of patience or skill or both in isolation and application technique becomes obvious. Continue reading “Misconceptions versus Real Options”