Not Your Drugstore False Lashes

Not Your Drugstore False Lashes

The fastest way to get longer lashes is to get professional lash extensions.    Once you see the customization that can be offered….you will get hooked.

As lash extensions are becoming more popular, you may find that there may be more options or business to choose from, these days.

With that said,did you know that eyelash extensions have been around since 2005?

I have written many blog posts on the this subject, however, the most important thing to know is that for your comfort and safety,it is best to choice experience first.


Actual Lash Extension Photos


As a photographer, I do know the value of a photograph.    I respect and grateful that the manufacturers that I work with give my business the option to use their photographs, however, when I can I choose to post my own work.

How can you tell if a business can deliver REAL results?      

It has been my experience when communicating with clients that photographs are the best communication resource.




Lash Extensions Expectations


Lash Extensions services will have you enjoying the benefits of having longer lashes, and all the while experiencing very relaxing treatments.

Your natural lash hair sheds.     Your extensions are attached to an individual natural lash hair.

It is a good idea to have realistic expectations when getting this service.     READ MORE 


Certified Eyelash Extension Stylist – 15 Years

Certified Eyelash Extension Stylist – 15 Years

Certified Eyelash Extension Stylist –

We are happy to be celebrating 10 years of being certified by both Xtreme Lashes and Bella Lash extensions. With a decade of experience your lashes will be full, long and lush! Our studio specializes in extensions.




Eyelash Extensions Are Customized!

Maybe for you, you are just wanting to get eyelash extensions to make your own natural lashes longer, right?

However, did you know that you can have your lash look customized?

The synthetic extensions come in a variety of lengths, colors and thicknesses.   There are two types of applications, too.   The types of applications are called Volume & Classic.


Volume Lash Extensions

This type of application is an advanced technique.  As the photographs shows,  you can experience getting a set of “fluffier” and fuller extensions.   This method consists of us making handmade fans out of multiple extensions that are then applied to ONE natural lash.

The type of extensions that are used for this techique are ultra lightweight.  Sometimes,  cluster lashes are confused with this type of application.   However, cheap cluster lashes are not good for your natural lashes at all.   They are too heavy, and can cause damage.

The beauty of Volume lashing is that the amount of extensions within the “handmade” fan can be adjusted.  The benefit of this type of look is that if you have fine lash hair, and not all that much density then this would be the perfect option for you!

Classic Eyelash Extensions


Classic Application consists of ONE synthetic extensions applied to ONE NATURAL HAIR!      You never want to experience this.   Extensions do not cause damage.   Damage comes from poor application and or poor aftercare.

Proper application is everything!!!   As our correction shows, our poor client experienced a poor application, and needed to have them corrected.

If you want to lengthen your lashes, then the classic application will benefit you.     If your natural lashes already look great when you wear mascara, then you may find that this application will suit you nicely.


You Are Worth It!  Lash Extensions

You Are Worth It! Lash Extensions

Volume Lashes

Fuller Looking Eyelashes

To often you forget to take time out for yourself, and how often do your feel a little guilty spending money on yourself?

There are many benefits to getting lash extensions and the best benefit is the relaxation factor.   The winter months can be so cold, dreary and cold.     How many times is it sometimes hard to get out of bed because the covers are so warm and toasty?

Well, when you come in for your eyelash extensions, you will get to get tucked in, pampered and your cushioned massage table is heated.    Once you are tucked in, then you will drift off to sleep as you listen to very soothing music.

Beauty sleep at it’s finest.    Maybe, you are not one to fall completely sleep, however, if you have gone for a facial, then you know about that place that right between sleeping and awake.    It is the best place.

Whether experience getting eyelash extensions is just a special occasion treat or it becomes your regular “mini-vacation experience routine” you will leave feeling refreshed……and of course with longer lashes!

Eyelash Extensions


Eyelash extensions popularity has really grown.  Our studio has been certified for 10 years.

It is really, really important that you work with someone that is certified.


How long do eyelash extensions last?

Eyelash extensions can last up to 4 weeks without maintenance and indefinitely with “lash fills”.

Your natural lashes will shed, and the attached extension will shed with it.     Having realisitic expectations when wearing extensions is the best way to enjoy them.


Customizng your look

 Eyelash extensions come in a variety of thicknesses and curvatures.    So, once your get to see the extensions up close, you will be simply amazed at how they are designed…just for you.   



Turn Up The Volume – Eyelash Extensions

Turn Up The Volume – Eyelash Extensions

Russian Volume is a advanced eyelash extension technique.   Not all salons that offer eyelash extensions, are versed in providing this type of extension service.

The photograph shown is my work, and reflects what Russian Volume looks like.   Photo credit: Ann Marie Walts Photography

I have been:

Volume extensions are the best option to multiply your density.    Russian Volume consists of the application of multiple lightweight extensions, to one natural lash.

This technique will provide you more extensions than the traditional/classic “one to one” ratio of extensions, that came out about 10 years ago.

Both techniques compliment each other, however, if you are looking for a set of lash extensions that will give your eyes the “pop” that you are looking for, then call me.


Sticky Situation…Eyelash Extension Corrections

Sticky Situation…Eyelash Extension Corrections

Sticky Situation…Eyelash Extensions


Eyelash Extension Corrections?


Eyelash extensions have been gaining momentum for about 10 years now, but what is a bit unsettling is the need for “eyelash extension corrections”.


Are Eyelashes Safe?

Normally, the answer this popular question is yes.     However, the answer is a BIG NO…when you get a poor application like the “before” photograph shown.

What is wrong with the before photo?    Picture speak 1,000’s words.

What I can share with you is that way too adhesive/eyelash glue was used.   This can or will cause irritation.   Additionally, her natural lashes were stuck together.

If she was not mindful, and sought out an immediate removal then this poor application could of severely damaged her own natural lash hair.


Avoid a “sticky situation”


Insights From A Client


Beauty treatments are meant to be fun, relaxing and enhancing.    My client was on vacation and had went to a “really good salon”.

Eyelash extensions is all about precision, and a professionally applied extensions should never be a rushed service.

Unfortunately, my clients first experience was not an Xtreme experience but an “extremely disappointing” experience.


Tips & Indicators of Experience


One professional tip that I can share with you would be to look on a eyelash directory for a certified lash stylist, in your area or go the distance if you find one.

  • Go to the website that you find
  • Look and see how much information that is listed
  • Does it answer many of your questions without having to call?


Look for ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS!!!     This tip I cannot stress enough.

Just because a site has beautiful stock photographs and a reputable brand does not mean that you can expect to get a eyelash design that will look something like the stock photography.

Are they posting up to date photos?

Check that websites frequent posts on their:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus page


The Loft Salon Studio
Ann Marie Walts
2012 Advanced Certified in Design & Color Theory
2015 Advanced Certified in Volumation
Lash Stylist Of The Month

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2301 Westfield Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Will Travel
By Appointment
Salon Phone: (413) 734-6204