Before Your First Set of Eyelash Extensions | Prép Beauty Parlour

By | Bella Lash, Eyelash Extensions, Eyelashes, Lash Care, Prép Beauty Parlour, Technicians | No Comments

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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

Glad Lash Coloured Lashes Prép Beauty Parlour

Coloured Lash Extensions in Vancouver! | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Glad Lash Coloured Lashes Prép Beauty Parlour

Glad Lash Coloured Lashes Prép Beauty Parlour

We ended 2016 with tons of fun and funky beauty trends! Such as chrome nails, holographic lippies, glow in the dark hair and even coloured mascara! So what if we told you, that we at Prép are welcoming the 2017 year with coloured eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are all the rave! They’re low maintenance, look amazing, and feel amazing! Eyelash extensions are a fabulous way to up your make-up game and to prepare you for the day’s work with little to no prep time in front of your vanity. But have you ever wanted to spice up your lash game? 

We highly do not recommend applying mascaras that are not lash extensions safe to your lashes as many mascaras in drugstores have chemicals that will damage the bond and will wreck your natural lashes and the synthetic lashes upon removal. So what do we have in store for you today?

Glad Lash Coloured Lashes Prép Beauty Parlour

Vibrant mix of purple and pink coloured lashes to give a more glamorous look!

Take one, take two, are those coloured eyelashes?! Introducing the latest 2017 trend, COLOURED EYELASH EXTENSIONS! Prép is excited to offer a new addition to our eyelash extensions service that will better serve you! With these premium synthetic mink lashes, the contrast in these vibrant colours can bring out the true colour of your gorgeous eyes, making them pop. Only wanting a subtle look? Not to worry, Glad Lash has a range of colours that can blend in naturally with your natural lashes, giving it a subtle pop!

Glad Lash Coloured Lashes Prép Beauty Parlour

Your trained Prép lash technician will go over the colours with you to find the perfect shade to your liking! You can even pick from multiple colour pairs such as pink and purple to work together to look fabulous! Gently and with precision, our lash technicians at Prép will build dimensions and shapes individually with each coloured lash, mixing it with naturally coloured lashes give an exciting and bold look.

Similar to regular eyelash extensions, coloured lashes are applied individually onto each natural eyelash and can be mixed in along with our royal lash sets as well. They are perfect for those who like to have a fun night out with the girlfriends but have to be back in the office by the a.m.! 

Check out these fabulous coloured lashes here!

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Glad Lash Coloured Lashes Prép Beauty Parlour

A more subtle coloured lash look created using dark blue coloured lashes.

Intrigued? Got questions? Call us at 604-764-6452 to book for your appointment and receive these beautiful coloured lashes!

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

Food for LASHES | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Lashes by Alisha

As all ladies should know,

Proper consumption of healthy foods and a maintained diet is essential for naturally glowy skin and keeping our luscious locks well- luscious! But what many ladies don’t know, is that similarly to foods that affect our hair growth, the foods we eat also have an effect on our lashes! We at Prép are absolutely infatuated with our eyelash extensions, but this should not and definitely does not mean we have to neglect our natural lashes! Through some research, we have found a list of foods that will improve your lash cycles and growth! Here is a little break down on each of the important food groups that can rejuvenate and increase longevity as well as appearance of our hair, skin, and LASHES!

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Disclaimer: Please consult a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns and before ingesting the suggested foods noted below. The following information should be considered as our perspective through our own bodies and experiences and should not be construed as guarantee.

First, the VITAMINS! There are many compounds in our body that are vital for us to operate, and although our bodies are capable of producing many vitamins, there are also ones that we produce less of and thus can make up for it through the intake of vitamins! Here are the following vitamins and their uses on producing and constructing gorgeous lashes and skin:

  • Vitamin E- Vitamin E is essential as an antioxidant whose role is to repair as well as build tissue. It encourages hair and lash growth by repairing follicles and reducing any inflammation. Vitamin E is also found in many sun screens, anti-aging and lotions for dry skin products as it aids your skin in protecting and retaining it’s natural oils.

Foods high in Vitamin E include: Olive oil (Excellent hair masks!), Kale, Almonds

  • Vitamin C- Our bodies form collagen with the help of Vitamin C. Collagen is used in many cosmetic procedures and products as it is the main protein located in skin and tissue. It plays a role in strength and elasticity of your skin as well as lashes.
  • Foods high in Vitamin C include: Citrus fruits, Broccoli, Bell Peppers

 

  • Vitamin B- Vitamins play a vital role in maintaining metabolism. Essentially, Vitamin B is the “oil” that keeps our bodies running smoothly. Aside from metabolism regulation, Vitamin B is also found to strengthen and condition lashes during each cycle and hair.
  • Foods high in Vitamin B include: Fish, Meat, Poultry, as well as some fortified cereals.

 

  • Vitamin H (Biotin)- Popular in many beauty supplements, biotin is often used to encourage growth of hair and nails. As the building blocks of carbohydrates, fats and protein (amino acids), it is a vital vitamin help strengthen nails and hair
  • Foods high in Vitamin H include: Bread, Pork, Peanuts
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Protein builds muscle, but having big triceps and quads won’t help with our lash and skin health! So why is this important? Well a special kind of protein is known as keratin. Not only does it protect our epithelial cells from stress, it is also the key component that makes up hair and skin! Keratin is often infused in many hair products to help strengthen and coat the hair. Similarly, keratin can be used to build and nourish stronger lashes!

  • Foods that contain protein include: Steak, Eggs, Whey Protein
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As weird as it may sound, if you often find yourself with little hair loss situations, iron deficiency may be the culprit! When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your body will go in to it’s most basic functions mode. Meaning keeping your luscious locks might not be as important as other vital organ functions! Low iron levels mean hair loss which ultimately mean lash lost too!

  • Foods that contain iron include Spinach, Beans, and Peas.
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Lastly, calcium! Calcium is another essential food that every beauty queen should be eating! OK! So maybe ice cream might not be too bad if it helps…right? Although calcium is not the sole secret ingredient to hair growth, it does make an impact on your hair ( and lashes!) if there is an imbalance. Aside found in teeth and bones, calcium is also found in hair follicles. Balanced calcium level means healthier follicles, which translate to healthier lashes and hair!

  • Foods that contain calcium include Milk, Yogourt, Cheese, Ice Cream (!!!!!!!)

Got any more questions or comments? Be sure to leave them all below! Happy eating ladies!

 

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

Lash Aftercare Kits in Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

By | Bella Lash, Eyelash Extensions, Eyelashes, Lash Care, Prép Beauty Parlour, Technicians | No Comments

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At Prép, we like to see our Prép Queens out looking as fabulous as they looked while leaving our studio as the wind dramatically blows into they luscious mane and lashes. Eyelash extensions are perfect as they require very minimal upkeep, and do not require additional mascara or eyeliner (For more on lash care, read more here). You take one beauty sleep and wake up with weeks worth of beautiful, effortless, and flawless lashes. We are so in love!

For some of our busy ladies always on the go, it leaves very little time to come in for frequent lash fills and appointments. At Prép we recommend all Prép ladies to have a ‘Lash After Care Kit’ with supplies from Bella Lash Product, to ensure maximum survival of your lovely lashes through all the harsh weathers of Raincouver and fun weekends 😉 !! Don’t have a kit yet? Don’t you worry! Prép is now happy to be a proud retailer of Bella Lash Products, helping all you city- dwellers with longer lasting eyelash extensions! Bella Lash offers many products that will seal, protect, and lengthen the time of your lash life.

Bella Lash Intelliseal

Bella Lash Intelliseal

♡Bella Lash Intelliseal -After each eyelash extension beauty sleep appointment, Prép technicians will apply a coat of Bella Lash Intelliseal as a sealant to protect your newly applied eyelash extensions. The topical sealant is purposely formulated to aid in quicker curing time of the adhesive all while nourishing your natural lashes and further extending the life of the bond of the faux mink lash to your natural lash!

Bella Lash Volume Touch

Bella Lash Volume Touch

Bella Lash Volume Touch Mascara – For the ladies who just can’t bear to part with their super voluptuous mascara or skyline lengthening mascara, Bella Lash also carries mascara formulated for use with eyelash extensions. Voluptuous and lash extension friendly, Volume Touch Mascara is the perfect new addition to your make-up collection! Volume Touch Mascara is completely safe to apply to eyelash extensions and will not damage eyelash extensions if it is applied and/or removed properly (Recommended removal with Bella Lash Deep Cleanser or Bella Lash Cleanser- please read below!). We at Prép understand how crazy our schedules can be! Volume Touch is also ideal for filling in sparse areas of your lashes in between fills- ensuring your lashes are damage free and safe for a fill when you find time to come in for a beauty nap!

Bella Lash Deep Cleanser

Bella Lash Deep Cleanser

♡Bella Lash Deep Cleanser– A deep cleanser perfectly developed to remove makeup and impurities, Bella Lash Deep Cleanser provides a thorough cleanse while still maintaining it’s gentleness on your lash extensions and minimizing any irritations that a regular facial cleanser can cause when used on lash extensions. The deep cleanser contains moisturizers, aloe, cucumber, green tea extracts, vitamins A, D and E, ensuring it leaves your face clean, refreshed, and soothed. It is recommended to be used on eyelash extensions 2-3 times a week.

Bella Lash Lash Cleanser

Bella Lash Lash Cleanser

♡Bella Lash Lash Cleanser with Make- Up Remover- Not interested in cucumber and aloe? We got your back! Bella Lash’ Lash Cleanser w Make- up Remover comes packed with chamomile and saponaria extracts for a clarifying wash! The oil-free formula is developed to remove make- up and build up that may be found on your lash extensions without damaging the lash bond. Gentle and water- based, it is designed to disinfect lashes to ensure healthy lash life!

For any questions or concerns, Prép is happy to give you a consultation on uses and for a product best suited for you! Making sure your lashes look beautiful and stay beautiful!

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

 

Vancouver Grad & Make- Up 2017 | Prép Beauty Parlour

By | Event, Lash Care, Makeup, On Location, Prép Beauty Parlour | One Comment

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Attention all seventeen, dancing queens!

Prép Beauty Parlour is now offering Graduation Hair & Make-Up Packages to ensure you looking your most fabulous self at your once in a lifetime prom, or even your senior grad photos! Allow us to walk you through each of the different looks we have to offer- making sure they compliment your dress perfectly of course! We offer you a variety of make- up looks which just beg to be noticed! It is going to be hard not to admire that glitzy, glamorous and accentuating make- up look on your special night! Ah! Allow us to make this a  night to remember!

Prép Beauty Parlour is the only name you need to know when preparing for your next big night. Be it prom, weddings or just a fabulous night out, we are ready to meet all your makeup needs. With our expert team of hair and make-up artists, together with all the newest beauty trends, we are at the forefront of make-up, so let us help you!

Classy Up-do? or Romantic mermaid waves? Let us show you the MUST-HAVE Hair and Make-Up trends for 2017!

♥Low braided bun♥

Elegant and ethereal, the intricate details of the bun reveal the secret princess hidden within  you. Your hair paired with a gorgeous gown, dance away without a worry of your hair ruining your lip gloss! Subtle, yet bound to leave an impression.

Low Bun Low Bun Low Bun

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♥Romantic Half-Up Half Down♥

Like a fairy gliding through the night, embrace the fun the night has to offer! Send kisses and love throughout the night with this romantic do! This look is low maintenance yet carries great beauty, perfect for dancing all night long yet maintaining precious curls.

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♥Mermaid Waves♥

The absolute Pinterest- worthy hair-do! Release your inner mermaid with these luscious and voluminous waves! Leave others in awe as your beautiful hair blows in the night as you dance and twirl away! Thin  hair? Not a problem! Prép Beauty Parlour is ecstatic to offer hair extensions! Contact us for more details!

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♥Elegant Ballerina♥

It’s all eyes on you for the night! With the vogue style bun, dance through the night with poise! Hold your head up high and glide on the dance floor!

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Prép Beauty Parlour also offers a series of Graduation or Prom Hair and Make-Up Packages to suit every Prép Queen’s needs! Our artists specialize in creating the perfect make-up look to match you r outfit and hair to guarantee a fairytale come true!

Not an everyday make-up wearer? Don’t fret! Prép has got you covered! We can promise your all-glam face will last throughout the night no matter the amount of dancing!

♥ Natural Glam♥

Want to look fabulous without too much make-up? Natural glam is the look for you! Paired with a daring eye but nude lip, keep all the focus on your sparkling eyes! Let us handle the work

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♥ Full Glam/Dramatic♥

Release your Hollywood Movie Star! Strut through the hall looking fabulous! Our make-up packages will offer free false strip lashes add ons! Add some voluminous remy hair lashes to give your eyes that extra volume!

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♥ Natural♥

Want to change up your look without going too extreme? Prép make artists are able to accentuate each of your beautiful features. Blemishes or dark circles? Don’t worry! We’ll hide them to ensure you looking flawless all throughout the night!

 

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As the prom/graduation season is during wedding season as well, artists are high in demand and are available on a first come first serve basis. To secure bookings, a non refundable deposit of 50% of the total bill is required. All prices do not include tax or gratuity (.15%). Bookings starting before 7am are subject to early morning fees (per artist). Consultations and trials are available, please inquire.

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