Full, luscious lashes can be yours now, with a simple visit to Lashfully, the newest lash lounge to launch in both Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. Lashfully, though, is not just another beauty lounge who offer lashes.
Lashfully’s owner, Liv Contreras, has been a licensed aesthetician in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 17 years. She’s an instructor of advanced aesthetics, teaching both natural and dramatic lash extensions. Having specialized in lash extensions for over 10 years, Liv started Lashfully in order to read out and better service a growing demand in the highly-popular lash extension trend.
What sets Lashfully and Liv apart from other lash artists and beauty lounges is her vow to always offer the best application and customer service in the industry. Because Liv felt the quality of work she saw from clients was not of her high standard, her goal became to treat every Lashfully client with the utmost professionalism and care.
Together with her business partner, Matana Leplae, the co-founder of Lashfully and the business force behind Lashfully, they vowed to be the best lash boutique to be found. Matana Leplae is a former advertising executive, her passion and expertise is to create and launch brands. She also designs the Lashfully lounges.
Aside from transforming clients’ dull, lifeless lashes to dramatic, eye-popping looks, Liv carefully selects and rigorously trains each Lashfully Lash Artist for all three locations. Artists take a series of training and testing classes to ensure the highest quality of service and application as well as learn techniques in styling tips and tricks of the trade.
Liv’s loyalty and commitment to her staff, and most importantly to her clients separates Lashfully as an upscale beauty lounge with an unbeatable reputation for exceptional results.
Her high-end San Francisco-based beauty lounge, and now in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, stocks over 70 types of lashes, varying in lengths, thickness and curvature.
With so many options, you can get the look you want from glamorous to natural. Lashfully’s lash artists design a bespoke lash style for each client by carefully adhering one-by-one individual semi-permanent extensions. Between 70-100 lashes per eye are applied.
Full Set of Customized Eyelash Extensions, Touch-Up Eyelash Extensions, Bottom Eyelash Extensions, Temporary Glamour Eyelashes, Extensive Variety of Strip Eyelashes, Makeup Application, Lash Concierge (in-home lash service)
We spoke directly with Liz to find out more:
LA’s The Place: Describe what to expect with a visit to Lashfully.
Liv Contreras: Immediately upon walking into any of our chic beauty lounges, you are surrounded by beautiful surroundings, a fun feminine atmosphere and interesting people.
LATP: What do you think sets you apart from others who offer lashes?
LC: We promote and believe in protecting your own natural lash health. If lash extensions are applied improperly, it can cause damage to your own natural lash. We do not put on an extension that is too heavy because that causes too much stress to your own lash.
LATP: What types of lashes do you apply?
LC: We use a variety of brands and lashes—pulling from 70 different types– to create a customized look for each client.
LATP: Many women are worried false lashes will look overdone or cheap, what does Lashfully do to prevent this?
LC: We consult closely with the Client. All of our work is customized and we use the finest materials and application process so the look is as natural or as glamorous as each client desires.
LATP: How long do they last?
LC: With care 6 + weeks. With clients coming in every two to three weeks for a 30-40 min. touch-up.
LATP: How do they hold up with moisture, say from showers, steam room, rigorous workout or even moisturizers/cosmetics
LC: After the initial 24 hours from the application, the extensions are water-resistant. You can swim, shower, workout. However oil based makeup removers, creams, conditioners will break down the bond of the adhesive. Definitely no steam room. There are many cosmetics – eye shadows, liners, etc. that are fine to use with extensions. Even mascara but most women don’t use it anymore.
LATP: How long does an appointment take to get a full set of customized eyelash extensions?
LC: The first appointment is approx. 60 mins to 90 mins.
LATP: Will the lashes/adhesive irritate the eyes? Do you offer different types of adhesive depending on sensitivity or allergic reaction?
LC: We use a non-formeldahyde medical-grade adhesive. Most of our clients have no reaction to this however we do also have a sensitive adhesive.
LATP: What is Lash Concierge?
LC: Lash Concierge is our in-home, office (or Hotel) treatment. We will come to you with everything needed to apply your lash extensions and other services available.
LATP: What is the most outrageous pair of lashes you’ve applied to date?
LC: Very Long individual Glitter lashes in hot Pink & Red!
LATP: Is this something men would want to do as well?
LC: Yes we have done appointments on men. The look is very natural and just defines the eye more. Or more dramatic for Actors and performing arts.
LATP: Do you offer consultations before deciding on what type of lashes to get? (Like trying them on or maybe a computer generated image that will show you what you will look like?)
LC: We start every new lash extension appointment with a consultation to discuss the type of look you want to achieve and what would look best for your eye shape to fit in with your lifestyle, profession or just everyday look.
LATP: What inspired you to start Lashfully?
LC: We were inspiredto start Lashfully, because we saw a need for a place that specialized in the eye area and created beautiful looks that enhanced women’s own natural beauty. We love how at the end of the appointment we hand you a mirror and your face lights up. You walk out of Lashfully looking radiant and beautiful, but it’s still you only enhanced with a twinkle to your eyes
For more information, please visit www.lashfully.com.
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Written by Victoria Chadwell