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!

Best Classic Full Set Eyelash Extensions Vancouver |Prép Beauty Parlour

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!

Best Mixed Russian and Classic Full Set Eyelash Extensions Vancouver |Prép Beauty Parlour

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:

Best Russian Volume 3D Lashes Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Best Russian Volume Full Set Eyelash Extensions Vancouver |Prép Beauty Parlour

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

Best Russian Volume 3D Lashes Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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!

Best Russian Volume 3D Lashes Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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!

Best Russian Volume 3D Lashes Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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!
Best Russian Volume 3D Lashes Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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!!

Best Russian Volume 3D Lashes Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

 

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

 

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Prép would like to take the time to thank Arezoo A. of Something Borrowed Event Management and Design for inviting Prép along to the beautiful bridal showcase! The expo consisted many beautiful local artists and their arts as well as local business owners whose businesses were wedding-based. Prép would also like to congratulate those who won free tickets through Prép’s Facebook and Instagram page! Remember to follow our social media links for more information on more future contests! Definitely worth it to stay tuned!

We hope you enjoyed your visit and had a pleasant experience! We sure did!

Going to this beautiful Bridal show also inspired us to share some of our FAVOURITE nail looks! Keep scrolling to view our favourite nail pictures and follow us along to the Dare to Dream Bridal Show!

Partners of the Dare to Dream Bridal Show 2017 featured in today’s post

granville island florists

cachè couture atelier

joconde patisserie

pan pacific vancouver hotel

upright decor

something borrowed event management & design

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Now onto our favourite wedding or event nail looks! Traditionally, brides would often be seen with a French gel manicure. A French manicure, or pink and white (in the acrylic world..!!), is typically when the tip of the nail is white, while the base is sheer pink or clear. No don’t get us wrong. We LOVE and absolutely adore French nails! But sometimes… it’s just not enough!

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French manicures are super classy and neat, essential for the modern business woman. But it doesn’t always suit everybody! For those with a smaller nail bed, getting french nails may shorten the appearance of your nails- leaving them looking stubby. For those who do enjoy wearing gel extensions, but again, have a small nail bed, getting a french extension manicure may mean getting uneven nails! No! Not uneven like bumpy- but uneven in the sense that the white part of the nail may overpower the clear, since all of the white is supposedly the extension.

So now what? No French? What else is the perfect wedding nail manicure? Don’t you worry– Prép has come together and have created a little combo of some of OUR favourite takes on the wedding day perfect nails!

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Pastel Pink Gel Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Classy, simple, and honestly just so PRETTY! Solid nude colours are super popular right now! Why? Because it is clean, neat, and so cute!

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

We have also noticed a quickly emerging trend of clear, translucent-esque nails! And guess what? We’re TOTALLY obsessed! We love how it elongates your nail yet it looks natural, so elegant!

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

What’s even better than having the perfect sheer pink? Having the perfect sheer pink manicure with GEMS!

We have also been loving these twists on the traditional French! Check them out!

Glitter Reverse French Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Glitter Reverse French Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Ombré Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Ombré Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Gel Extension Manicure w/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Gel Extension Manicure w/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

What did you think? We hope we sparked an inspiration for you for nails on your dream wedding nails!

Call us at 604-764-6452 to book for your special dream mani!

Check out our Instagram for more ideas 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

Before Your First Lash Appointment II | 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

 

Before Your First Set of Eyelash Extensions | Prép Beauty Parlour

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As the trend for eyelash extensions continue to soar high, with women of all styles becoming addicted to the, we often get tons of questions on the types and styles of lash extensions! Today we’ll be taking you on a journey step by step to ensure you learn everything there is to learn about eyelash extensions before your first appointment here at Prép! From the glues to the setting periods. We will discuss more on sizes, length and curls next week!  Let’s begin!

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

First, we are going to talk about learning to know what is a good set and what is not! For lots of lash newbies, they often go to a salon where their set may appear flawless, but in reality is not! After several days, the client may feel discomfort or multiple lashes (including our own baby lashes- yikes!!), may  begin to fall out. Now listen up ladies! Take note:

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

A proper set of eyelash extensions should feel weightless, painless, and should last 2-3+ weeks depending on your own lash cycle, weather, and any facial products you use. Our certified Prép technicians carefully apply a synthetic eyelash to each one of your natural eyelash using the perfect amount of glue. This being said, the glue should not affect the lashes and make them look clumpy, and should not be seen on your eyelid at all! If a technician applies too much glue, the client will begin to feel discomfort within a few days when her own lashes are growing but they are all stuck together!! Tangled with the extensions AND natural lashes! At Prép we only use individual lashes since cluster lashes will be a definite problem! This is a big NO-NO! If you are worry about the glue going into your eye, this should not be a problem at all as your eyes would be closed and there will be a gel pad under your eye!

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

As there are many clients with sensitive eyes or skin, we do recommend you call our salon at 604-764-6452 before your visit to book an allergy test on a separate occasion! We carry several different glues that may cater better to you!

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Spring and Summer holiday seasons are coming up! What better way than to wake up without a care in the world and looking flawless with long and luscious lashes? Although eyelash extensions are fabulous for day time activities, we frequently have our inboxes flooding up with concerns swimmers and ocean dwellers on whether or not it is safe to wear eyelash extensions during this time. Our answer? A definite yes! We love having our extensions in during our Hawaii and Caribbean get aways! But it is SUPER important to clean them as soon as you exit the majestic waters looking like a mermaid! As the sea water may cause build up and be abrasive and break down the glue.

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Before coming in for your eyelash extensions appointment, we recommend you shower and wash your hair and do any face masks regimes before. Since there is a teeny weeny period after getting your lashes, in which you are strongly recommended not to allow any contact with water. In order for the glue to fully cure, water cannot touch the lashes for 24-48 hours. If you do accidentally get water near your eyes within this time frame, the lashes will fall out much faster and you may feel a stinging sensation similar to the one you felt upon getting your lashes. We advise for you to give us a call as soon as possible to make sure your lashes look flawless again!

Read more about getting lash extensions next week here!

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