Hello Gorgeous!
Welcome to Viva la Lashes, your eyelash destination in Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania!  Whether you’re brand new to lash extensions or a certified lash addict we’re here to deliver the eye candy you want, with quality, but at an affordable price.  We are a specialty lash boutique and lashes are what do(all day, everyday!) they are NOT simply an add on service. We promise you WILL notice the difference. Be sure to check us out on the Novalash directory and please "like" our facebook fanpage for exclusive deals and offers.

 

 

EYELASH EXTENSION F.A.Q:

What are the advantages of eyelash extensions?

Do eyelash extensions damage the natural lash?

No. Eyelash extensions do not damage the natural lashes unless incorrect after care takes place. The natural lashes will not be damaged unless they are pulled out deliberately.

                                                        

Is the eyelash extension application painful?

The lash application is not at all painful; in fact it is considered one of the most relaxing beauty treatments available today. You are required to lay down with your eyes shut for a minimum of 60 minutes, when you open your eyes you will have long, naturally curved, beautiful lashes.

 

Are eyelash extensions suitable for everyone?

Eyelash extensions cannot be applied to clients with no existing eyelashes.

 

How long do lash extensions last?

The average life cycle of a single natural lash is 90 days. The maximum time eyelash extensions will last is 2 months, however my personal experience has shown that clients new to extensions or false eyelashes require relashes every 2 to 4 weeks, but as they get used to having longer, fuller lashes they can go longer before a relash is required.

 

Why I you have to have maintenance/relashes?

Some eyelash extensions will begin to fall out at the end of the 2nd week; this is why you need to have maintenance every 2-4 weeks if you want your eyelash extensions to last and look fabulous. If you choose to have them as a one-off, simply leave them to grow out or they can be removed easily and painlessly with no damage to your existing lashes.

 

What are conventional eyelash extensions made of?

Lashes are made of a synthetic material, which is very soft and naturally curved. Lashes are crimp-resistance and flexible.

 

What are the differences between conventional, faux mink & genuine mink extensions?

Faux Mink lashes are lighter, softer and more flexible then conventional synthetic lashes.   They have some of the genuine mink qualities at a lower price.  As for the genuine minks they are even lighter, softer and whispier, and clients can wear more of them on since they are feather light.  You can mix faux and genuine minks as welll(this is good for adding volume). Check out the gallery section for TONS of pics.

 

Our suppliers insure that the mink eyelashes are we use are 100% cruelty free. Made of individually selected mink fur hairs that have been harvested by gently brushing live farm animals, the mink eyelashes are sterilized and hypoallergenic.

 

I'm getting married, should I get lash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are extremely popular with brides for good reason. You can dance, cry, sweat, make the rounds at your wedding AND then go on your honeymoon knowing that your lashes will look AMAZING! Forget the lifting corners of strip lashes, unsightly lash band or heavy feel, those days are over!

Please note: we REQUIRE brides new to lash extensions to come in for a trial ideally 2-3 weeks before your wedding but 1 week at the very least. A day or 2 before you get married is no time to schedule ANY new beauty service for the very first time- waxing, peels, or LASHES. Just like hair and make-up you want to be 100% sure of your style for the big day and rule out any possible allergies or sensitivities.

 

Does Viva la Lashes offer gift certificates?

Yes we do!  Pick one up for birthdays, holidays or just because! 

 

What is the difference between classic and volume lashes? Which one is right for me?

Traditional classic eyelash extensions have been available in the US since around 2005. With this technique one lash extension is bonded to one natural lash. As a result, the number of lash extensions are limited to the number of natural lashes a client starts with.

 

Volume lashes (also sometimes called Russian Volume lashes) are the newest and hottest lash concept on the block and for good reason. Using a special technique 2-6 thinner, finer extensions are fanned on to a clients natural lash to add much more lash volume than was ever previously possible with classic lash extensions making this technique ideal for clients that require corrective work, have finer natural lashes or just want more, more, more! 

 

In August 2013 Volume Lash pioneer and master trainer Irina Levchuk traveled from Moscow to conduct her very first East Coast US training. Rachel and Brooke were the first Pennsylvania lash stylists in attendance for this intensive multi day boot camp and now we are able to bring this technique to you. Because of the unique nature of the volume lash service a longer appointment time is required and higher rate is charged. Please check out our Facebook page for client pics of both classic and volume lashes to determine which type is the right choice for you.

 

Should I come in for a lash consulation?

 

"Can you give me lashes like Kim Kardashian?"

 

"Can you make my lashes look like my girlfriend who comes to you/ certain picture on your website?"

 

"I got a groupon at another salon; can I come in for a dramatic fill?"

 

We often receive queries like these via email or phone and we can give you out best general info in return via those methods of communication.

Your lashes are unique, just like you and if you have very specific questions or concerns or have past damage to your natural lashes a one on one in salon consolation is often the best tool to put your mind at ease and for us to give you a realistic preview of what your end result will be. We believe an educated client will turn out a happy client.

 

There is a $20 charge for this service which can be applied to the cost of your fullset if you choose to book your appointment while in the salon. Expect to be with us 15 minutes or less.

 

 

 

 

MEET OUR STAFF:

 

Rachel Leck

Rachel, owner of Viva La Lashes, is a professionally trained lash extensionist (certified with Novalash), lash trainer (certified with Lash Fx), make-up artist, licensed esthetician and manicurist. She was also the first person in the state of Pennsylvania to hold semi-permanent mascara certification (from both Lash Dip and Cry Baby.) Her training at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness, Artistic Academy, and NYC’s  Make-up Designory and work as an artist and esthetician for Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Juice Beauty helped hone the meticulously beautiful, diverse styles that have become her signature.

Known for her professionalism as much as her perfect applications, Rachel has worked with several named celebrity make-up artists, and her work has appeared nationally in magazines and advertisements. With a background in music, fronting an all-girl band and working with names in NYC's punk rock scene, Rachel's style transitions easily from pretty to pretty edgy. Current clients include Manic Panic, Lip Service, Demonia and Real Simple.

Since 2007, Rachel has specialized in lash extensions, working with clients to build a profile of natural looking glamour and extreme beauty.

 

Brooke Mula

A 2008 graduate of Rutger's University, Brooke possesses an arty and eclectic nature.  She is a licensed esthetician with 2 years experience in the beauty industry.  She is trained in skin analysis, exfoliation, and make-up application but her specialty lies in eyelash extensions. Brooke, born and raised in NJ, speaks fluent Spanish enabling her to relate to both American and Spanish speaking clientele.  She has always been "into people" and enjoys making her clients feel confident and beautiful.

 

 

 

Credits: Check out our favorite model, Alyson Allegra (that's her gorgeous face to the left!) on her facebook fanpage.

 

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