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Types of Eyelash Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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It’s that time again where everybody is resorting to our favourite summer beauty essential- Lash Extensions! Why? It’s low maintenance, looks great, and semi- permanent! No more frazzled late mornings, or worrying about that mascara dripping down your face during those yoga sessions in Yaletown (Disclaimer! Remember to wait a full 48 hours for your lash glue to cure before you do activities that will allow water to touch your face!)

Now last week we talked about what to look for when looking for a new lash stylist, (we can help you with that! Treat yourself to a set of Russian Lashes when booking with Gillian for $50.00 off! Valid until July 31st! Offer available via phone and in store only.) We discussed the dangers of cluster lashes, and what a true set of Russian Volume lashes really mean! Today we will be going over the several types of lash extensions that Prép offers!

Currently, we offer 4 main types of lash extensions which we found are very loved by Vancouverites!

Full Russian Volume, Mixed Russian & Classic, Royal Full Set, and our most popular – Classic Full Sets!

Confused on all the different names? Keep reading to look and read about the differences!

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1- Everybody’s go-to, our famous Classic Full Set

Classic Sets are the stepping stones to bigger and better lashes! They can range from looking glamorous, to short & sweet! There are many different lash styles that can be achieved with these sets, (click here to read more about our styles!). A set of lashes are considered to be classic when your lash technician isolates each one of your natural lashes, and glues a synthetic lash on top! The only exception is sometimes your lash technician may purposely not apply a lash to a natural lash. This be because lashes all grown at all different speeds and cycles, so we have some baby and some full grown lashes!  Sizes of the synthetic can range from natural, to full touching-my-eyebrow length. However, although these long lashes might look gorgeous, they can be very damaging to your natural lashes if they are more than 2-3mm longer. Lashes that are too long can be too heavy for your natural lashes!

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2- Royal Full Sets / Ellipse Lashes / Flat Lashes

Similarly to Classic sets, Royal sets are again, applied individually- one synthetic to one natural. The only difference is the shape of royal lashes are flat, thus they create a thicker, darker look. You might be thinking; Wouldn’t this mean, I would have to go shorter, because they are thicker? The answer? Nope! In fact, the flat lashes are actually lighter! Yup! This means you can go beyond the 2-3mm and get longer, more lush, lashes! Why choose flat lashes? Because of the way they are shaped, these lashes are designed for people who have A, sparse lashes, and B, people with shorter lashes. As mentioned, it gives a set of lashes the perfect darkness and thickness that replaces mascara completely! The flatness definitely amps up the voluminous look that so many of us with sparse lashes crave!  The curved/flat style of the lash allows it to sit more comfortably on the natural lash, allowing the glue to seep through, giving the lashes a better hold, and better longevity! To read more about our royal lashes, click here!

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3- Mixed Russian & Classic Full Set

Russian Volume sets are super popular due to their fluffiness and the look of lavish lashes without needing to have an abundance of natural lashes. But for those who want the same fluffiness without all the drama, Mixed Russian & Classic Sets are the epitome of ‘fluffy & natural’ lashes! This set consists of classic lashes, and fans. Fans are the 2D/3D/4D that comes after the names of every volume set (ie: Russian Volume 2D). The number is essentially the amount of lashes per fan! Check below:

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4- Full Russian Volume Full Set

Russian Volume full sets mean that every single individual lash has a fan glued on. Any volume set is perfect for people who have sparse lashes as it adds the appearance of more lashes! They appear less thick than royals and classics because the weight of 1 fan (Whether it be composed of 2-5+ lashes), is essentially the same weight of 1 classic or 1 royal lash. For people who prefer thicker, mascara looking lashes, royal and classic lashes are the way to go! Russian lashes appear very fluffy and can appear very natural.

That’s it! These are all the lash styles that Prép has to offer! Have any more questions? Don’ hesitate to contact us!

To book online, click this link right over HERE!!

To book over the phone, shoot us an email at info@prepbeautyparlour.com!

Now for our special JULY offer, book with Gillian for any Volume sets (Mixed or Full Russian), for $50 off!

*Offer not available online, please call to book*

*Offer expire July 31st, 2017*

*Only until availabilities last*

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Russian Volume Lash Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Eyelash extensions have been all the rave all year, and is definitely on our Summer #MUST-HAVE list! They’re amazing for the hot weather, where you can enjoy the nice summer breeze on the beaches of Kitsilano, and go swimming all you want at English Bay! (Click here to read more about showing some summer lash love!). For the glam ladies who love a full, voluminous look, today’s topic is just for you! For starters, there are many types of styles, classics, royals, and the ones that are constantly trending on Insta– Russian Volume sets! Keep reading to read about our special July promotion for you ladies to enjoy this summer!

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There are so many gorgeous pictures and #lashinspo all over multiple social media outlets- and if you’re like us and like to go crazy and read all about them, you’re at the right place!

With so many choices and lash extension specialists in Vancouver, how do you know what to look for when picking your new lash bae?

Particularly with getting volume lashes, one must be very careful when picking and making sure you’re with a certified technician. Don’t be fooled by the photos! Although some may look very appealing, it can be in fact, very damaging for your natural lashes! Here are several things to look for when browsing through their Yelp photos!

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  • Check the amount of time they are taking for a full set of Russian Volume lashes.

At Prép, a full Russian Volume 3-D set means that 3 synthetic lashes are carefully crafted by your Prép technician. This service can take up to 3 hours and if not, even more! If the amount of time they have you booked in for a Russian Volume 3D Full set is approximately 1-2 hours, then there is a possibility that they are using pre-made, store bought clusters on your lashes! Read more below!

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So what is the difference between volume lashes and cluster lashes ?

Cluster lashes are perfect for a one night makeup look, since they blend in perfectly and are super comfortable to wear! However, if applied the same way lash extensions are, they can cause significant damage on your natural lashes! Since cluster lashes already have glue on the bottom holding the other lashes together, if placed on ONE of your natural lashes, it will be too heavy! If they are place over multiple natural lashes, they can be very painful! As all of your natural lashes grow at a different rate, applying a heavy cluster lash on top will cause your natural lashes to tug on each other. With repeated use of cluster lashes being on your natural lashes, your natural lashes will begin to have balding patches that will take forever (and we mean forever, to grow back!)

  • 2 Look at their photos! No photos? No excuses! It is super important that you are able to look at the lashes up close for anything that might be a red flag! For example? Look at the base to check if they are using pre-made fans, or if they are hand made, true Russian Volume lash fans! Examples below!
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DISCLAIMER: RUSSIAN VOLUME LASHES NOT DONE BY PRÉP BEAUTY PARLOUR

Pictured above: Example of “Russian Volume Lashes” not done by Prép Beauty Parlour!

Several things are major warning signs for these lashes!

1- You can clearly tell these are pre-made, store bought clusters from the way they are lumpy at the bottom of the lashes. Notice how the clump is on several very thin natural lashes? Shiver!!

2 & 4- Not only do we see the overuse of lash glue on these lashes, but also the fact they are on the eyelid, directly on the skin! Lashes should never be applied on the skin! This can cause severe irritation. The lashes will damage the natural lashes underneath if it starts to grow and pull away from other lashes!

3- If the picture of the Russian Volume lashes have lashes as thick as these, stray away! Think about it this way, the weight of 3(sometimes up to 8D!) lashes should be equivalent to those of 1 classic lash! If a volume set is being built with so many thick lashes, it will be too heavy for the natural lashes to endure! Meaning more lash fall out!!

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Got anymore questions about picking your new volume lash specialist? Give us a call at 604-764-6452! We would love to answer all of your questions for you! To book an appointment online, click HERE!

Now for our special JULY offer, book with Gillian for any Volume sets (Mixed or Full Russian), for $50 off!

*Offer not available online, please call to book*

*Offer expire July 31st, 2017*

*Only until availabilities last*

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

 

Lash Extensions Summer Care | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Summer is FINALLY on it’s way! (Or so our calendar says… Vancouver weather says otherwise..), so what does this mean?

It means beaches, deep forest adventures, late night bonfires, and morning jogs at the seawall of course! With all of these activities, plus our vitamin-D giving friend Mr. Sun, wearing strip lashes the entire day is a big no-n0. Why? Not only is it uncomfortable to wear strip lashes all day, but just imagine that mascara running down your cheeks on the hot summer day! Absolutely dreadful!

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Our solution? Nothing other than to treat yourself to a new set of fluffy lashes! Unlike strip lashes, lash extensions are completely waterproof, fool proof- allowing you to enjoy your favourite summer activities at ease! Many of you might ask, “so how can I keep them looking their best even through my sweaty  runs?”, don’t ever fret, your local bestie, Prép team is here to guide you through a long summer of sunset escapes!

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1Okay, but regardless of whether you’re diving in and out of the pool or not, always cleanse and rinse your lashes! Rinsing your lashes gets rid of the buildup that’s been living on them- aka, dust, pollutants, makeup (if you’re a sneaky mascara wearer!!!). Not only does it cause your lashes to fall out faster, but can also cause very nasty blepharitis! Particularly in the summer, we strongly recommend that you cleanse your lashes after swimming! This is where chlorine, salts, and other chemicals will cause even more build up than usual!

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Summer means tons of bonfires and creating moments near the ocean! Camp songs, selfies, everything seems great! Until you get too near the fire! Since your lash extensions are made of a synthetic material, the ends will look burnt and crinkly if too close to the heat! The same thing goes for those family BBQ nights!

3It is always important to remember that a big part of making sure your lashes last, is to take proper care of them! Besides cleansing daily, this also means to brush them everyday with your spoolie to remove all the build up of dust that might have collected on your lashes! It also helps to brush from the top down to remove any tangles your lashes might have ended up in.

4If you’re like us and like to wear make-up on top of your lash extensions to give it that extra kabam, we would highly recommend you only use our Volume Touch Mascara. Since it is made and formulated for lash extensions, it is free of oils and calls for a easy removal! If you want to wear eyeliner as well as other make- up, we would say to use only oil free makeup, as well as eyeshadow or powder makeup! Just remember, oil and lash extensions are not friends!

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Lastly, but never, ever least- sunscreen! Wearing sun screen is a definite MUST! It is super important to protect our skin from UV rays to prevent skin cancer as well as wrinkles and fine lines caused by overexposure of the sun. So yes- it is important to wear sunscreen while we’re enjoying fun summer activities, but how do our lashes like it? Again, as long as it is an oil free sun screen- feel free to use all the sunscreen you want at your disposal!

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Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

NEW Location | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Prép Beauty ParlourPrép Beauty ParlourAfter 6 year of being open at our current downtown location – 1054 Hornby Street, we can sadly say that we have really outgrown our space! Being fully booked with 5 lash beds in use, 2 nail desks, and only 2 pedicure chairs, we were starting to get very cramped!

Our long standing 4.5 star rating on Yelp (with over 130 reviews! Check us out here for 10% off your next visit!) has gotten us on the map for best lash bars in Vancouver, and our lovely clients rated us best nails in Narcity and another best of Vancouver for lashes in the West Ender (Read all about that here!) Thank you to all the Prép ladies! We’ve couldn’t have done it without all the love and support we have received throughout the 6 years that we have been open!

With our new location, we anticipate on offering more services to better cater your needs! With 4 brand new, custom made hair & make-up stations, we’re so excited to welcome more technicians, stylists, and of course, more beautiful clients to share the love with!

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So many accomplishments have come from our location, and of course, there are many more to come at our new downtown location at 1305 Burrard Street, just a few short blocks away! Our doors are always open for those who want to drop in and we would love to say hello to our new neighbours!

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In our private room with our lovely ballroom wall decor, we offer waxing, tinting services, and we anticipate micro blading services in the future!! Stay tuned…

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At our new space, we also have lovely new neighbours! As sad as it was for us to say good-bye to our friends at Mine & Yours,  and our favourite coffee shop- Honolulu Cafe, we are happy to open our arms to new neighbours at Musette Caffé! Prép Beauty Parlour

Call us at 604-764-6452 to book your appointment at our beautiful location!

Check out our Instagram for more ideas and behind the scene photos by clicking HERE.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

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Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

So you’ve seen our last post here and you think you know everything there is to know about lash extensions..right? Nope! There’s more! And don’t you worry, we’ll be walking you through that today! Today we’ll be going over the different types of lash curls and lengths, as well as styles and which shape would be best suited for you!

The synthetic lash that is glued onto one of your natural lashes come in a variation of styles. At Prép we carry B, C, D, and J/A curls.

Different Lash Extension Looks

Different Lash Extension Looks

A/J curls are the most natural and have the least curl in them. A/J curls have little to no curl at all. As flat, no curl lashes, they blend in the easiest and are perfect for those who are getting lashes for the first time and enjoy a very subtle, natural look.

B curls- B curls are the next level of curls. They have a very slight curl and are again, suitable for those who are wanting a natural look to their extensions. They also suit those who are wanting to simply extend the length of their natural lashes without adding too much drama to them.

C curls- C curls are popular for those who usually wear make-up and enjoy a strong look- thats clear that you’re wearing lash extensions. They may even appear as if you are wearing eyeliner. They are noticeable and look gorgeous!

D curls- D curls are the most dramatic type of curl that we carry. These are good for people who hooded eyes or have lashes that are long, but are covered by the shape of their eye. Many clients will come in and have had experiences with C-Curl lashes and expect a dramatic curl, just to notice that the curls are not visible from the front view and instead, only from a side view.

L & L+ curls- These curls look the same as they are named- an L shape! These can only be made possible in a lash lift and may not suit everybody. It is also important to remember that lashes of different curls, length and width may look different on everybody’s lashes!

Moving onto the lash styles, lash extensions, similar to false strip lashes, can be used to create many looks that can accentuate your eye shape.   Prép lash technicians will use a variation of sizes and lengths to design the shape properly for each lovely client.

Here are some looks below:

Lash Extension Styles

Lash Extension Styles

 

Natural- Natural style is good for well, those wanting a natural look! They are closest to the natural eye shape. There may be slightly longer lashes attached near the middle as well as the ends, the extensions should match your natural lash style.

Cat-Eye- Cat eyes are sexy, seductive, and stunning! This style is most fitting for shorter and rounder eyes, and will elongate your eyes. “cat-eyes” for those who are hoping to elongate their eyes without the use of eyeliner. Your lash technician will discuss with you as to which curl works out to be the best for the looks.

Doll/Open- Eye/Cute-Prép recommend “cute” or commonly known as doll eye for those who have longer eyes, this style will really open up your eyes! This kind of style suits those who have smaller eyes.  The longer lashes in the middle will open up your eyes and create a doe eye look.

Below you can browse some of the looks done by technicians from Prép!

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

If you have any more questions and concerns, we would love to answer all your questions! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour