Monday, July 11, 2011

Novalash Review. The Grand Master of Lash - Michele Horan Eyelash Extension Expert of New York

No Mascara Required.  I only have mascara
on my bottom lashes, which are natural...
(no extensions).

I have ALWAYS loved false eyelashes. Even 20 years ago when they were WAY less cool and there were very few options, I loved their ability to glamorize eyes! Today, it seems that celebs, Housewives, and A-listers everywhere are trending with luscious, large lashes - even in daytime casual wear. Lashes are no  longer just for formal affairs, women are recognizing that lashes add noticeable depth and beauty to their eyes.  For many of us, the difference is so positively dramatic, once you start, you just can't stop wearing them. The new lash craze reminds me of the eyebrow phenomenon from 10+ years ago... they frame the face, revive appearances and can be designed to add dramatic facial enhancement that gets noticed.  You can easily enhance your appearance and beauty by filling in sparse areas of your natural lashes, intensifying your eyes.  Whether you want more emphasis on the ends of your natural lashes for a sexy, cat-eye effect or you want to fill in the center for a gentle, doe-eyed look, lashes can create instant beauty on just about everyone.

Last week, on my way in to see Michele Horan for a facial, I bumped into one of her eyelash clients as she was checking out. I observed nothing extraordinary at first glance, just a tall, thin woman, in her LuLu Lemon yoga outfit, a pony tail, no make-up... but then she turned her head and behold --- her eyes were magnificent!  Her simple, casual look was glamorized with one bat of her beautiful, long, stunningly natural looking lashes!!  I grabbed Michele, "OH MY GOSH - is that one of your eyelash clients?"  She laughs, "Yes, she was just here for a fill in."  My reply: "PUT EYELASHES ON ME NOW!!!!!!"

Up until this moment, I would wear strip lashes with Duo adhesive when I had the time. I had heard of semi-permanent eyelash extensions, like the ones Michele does, but really had not entertained trying it as I had not ever seen a live person with them.  Of course I had heard people say that the beautiful lashes of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce were eyelash extensions.  I just believed that if they were, they looked so good because celebs have the best of the best eyelash extension artists at their disposal.  I had no idea Michele was an eyelash extension MASTER - right here on Long Island!  She is the "Grand Master of Lash" for the Gold Coasts' local celebs (we have a lot of them out here) to soccer moms. I have always known she gives the most outstanding facials, but I have just come to find out she has performed eyelash extension services 6 days a week for the last 6.5 years! 

I feel comfortable with people up close...
There are NO signs of glue or band.
So the thought of never having to un-glue my eyelids again and have semi-permanent lashes was just too much excitement for me to bare!  As much as I loved the look of strip lashes they make me crazy after a few hours. The glue pulls or they become undone because of runny, allergy eyes.  I can't tell you how many times I've have one of my falsies flapping in the wind (Especially in Aruba or on a cruise.  It's so un-romantic when your husband yells out, "eyelash overboard"). 

So we booked an appointment for lashes, and after 2 hours of Michele's artistry, these are my new lashes!!  They are semi-permanent, so there is no embarrassing "lift off" on the corners of the eye.  These extensions will not harm your natural lashes, and will act just like your natural lashes - shedding naturally.  They are waterproof, great for those with an active lifestyle.  You can do MORE with these extensions that you could ever do with glue-on falsies.

So what does it cost?
A full set from Michele Horan: Cost $300-$350 / Time 2 - 2.5 hours
Fill-ins, every 4-6 weeks: Cost $70 / Time 45 minutes - 1 hour
Prices do vary, complimentary consultations are invited & recommended - please call.

Michele Horan is a Licensed Esthetician & Certified Novalash Extension Specialist. 
Revite Skin Care Spa
327 Jackson Avenue
Syosset, NY
Phone: 516-457-9982
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