The secret to long-lasting lashes for summer
Mascara having a meltdown? Here's the remedy to a smudge-free, flake-free fringe of lashes
The answer to all your mascara woes, is in fact, ditching mascara altogether and replacing it with semi-permanent lash extensions. There are many advantages to having these little beauties fitted. You look instantly prettier in the morning – meaning less time on maquillage and more time to hit the snooze button (win-win), and talking of application – there’s no need for endless layers of mascara – the extensions boost volume, thicken, and add colour. Plus, they can last for up to 6 weeks (if you look after them). The treatment options are immense. Full-on Kardashian lashes to uber natural fluttery versions. Whatever the style, the best choice is to always go bespoke, and ask for ‘individual lash extensions’. This means the lash lady, aka. therapist, will cut, colour and size up individual lashes – so think of it as a made-to-measure couture service for your eyes and also an end to those mascara meltdowns.
WHERE TO GO FOR THE BEST LASH EXTENSIONS IN LONDON
1. Flutter, Bespoke Flutter Lashes, 120 mins, £235
Where: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Tel: 020 7893 8333
A mobile eyelash extension service in London and surrounding counties, plus Nottingham and Belfast, alongside a luxury clinic in Harrods that offer custom lash extensions for a believable doe-eyed look.
2. Sleek Lashes, Full Set of Eyelash Extensions, 90 mins, £135
Where: 5 Upper Wimpole St, London W1G 6BP
Tel: 07956 420778
They range from the super-dramatic Russian 3D and 6D lashes to the softer alluring mink lash extensions, all thoroughly bespoke to you.
3. Atherton Salon, Classic Full Set, 60 mins, £170
Where: 18 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London W1G 8UR
Tel: 020 7487 4048
Daxita Vaghela, dubbed London’s Lash Queen is based at Atherton salon. She uses a range of different brands from Mink, Luna, and Y lashes, so you can choose a style to suit you.
4. Blink Brow Bar, Semi-Permanent Lashes, 60 mins, £150
Where: Various department store branches, including John Lewis Oxford Street, Selfridges, Liberty and Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge.
Tel: 020 30730539
Great central London locations that offer natural-looking individual lashes that last up to 6 weeks.
5. Lash Perfect Classic Individual Eyelash Extensions, 60 mins, £130
Where: 9 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LY
Tel: 020 7434 4554
Lash Perfect offers Tahitian Feathering – a new multi-lash technique used to create a softer, fuller set of eyelashes or just opt for some pretty corner flicks as this salon caters to every fantasy flutter.