Eyelash Extension

How does it work?

The entire procedure usually takes about two hours. First, you’ll lie down while an eyelash extension specialist uses surgical tape to hold down your bottom lashes, which aren’t used in the procedure. Then, individual synthetic fiber lashes are dipped one by one into a bonding agent and applied to your existing individual lashes. The procedure is painless, even relaxing.

Will they damage my lashes?

Eyelash Extensions are safe to use because the glue does not touch the lash or eyelid. And there’s no rule against wearing them with contact lenses. Because they are attached to the natural eyelash they will not damage last growth. You just can’t pull at them. We offer lash removal that will ensure your natural lash is not damaged should you decide you want to go back to a natural!

How long do they last?

Your lash extensions will last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks depending on the growth cycle of your natural eyelashes. The growth cycle consists of three stages; growing phase, resting phase, and the shedding phase. Because natural eyelashes shed and replace themselves on their own, regular touch-ups are usually recommended to replace any strays that have fallen out during this growth cycle. The lifespan of an eyelash varies by individual, anywhere from 2 weeks to three months, but for maximum results, regular touch-ups (recommended every 2-2 1/2 weeks) will provide optimal results. With good maintenance programs, many clients keep their extensions year round!

How do I care for them?

It’s critical to avoid getting your lashes wet with water, oils or creams in the first 24 hours. Avoid pulling and rubbing lashes when washing your face. Toss out your eye makeup, use a non-oily makeup remover instead of a cleanser. We have several products we can recommend.

What about overall look, length, and colors?

Eyelash extensions create more drama than mascara, but still look fresh and natural. You’ll look the wide-eyed first thing in the morning and throughout the day! Eyelash extensions come in an assortment of lengths depending on personal preference. A full set of extensions can lengthen your lashes up to 50% and will thicken them by 30 to 50%. You can also choose different colors. We recommend black or brown, depending on your coloring and the effect you crave.

How much do they cost?

Eyelash extensions can run you anywhere from $250 to $900 in today’s market. Uptown girl charges $400 for a full set. In addition, optimal maintenance requires touch-ups that are recommended every 2-3 1/2 weeks for $60/:30 minutes, $120/hr.. Your lashes can have much or of an effect than a French manicure every two weeks. You decide. Not everyone is blessed with naturally luscious lashes. Eyelash extensions are a gift to give yourself, so consider them for a test run. 90% of first-time customers become regular clients.

Mission

Uptown girl’s primary mission is to cater to the Uptown girls among us, identifying the latest in popular beauty trends for the quintessential cosmopolitan and modern-day woman by way of offering the finest in eyelash and hair extension product lines and application methods in today’s beauty trend services arena.

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extensions are the best ‘semi-permanent’ alternative on the market today to extend the length and thickness of your eyelashes. With a full set of eyelash extensions

(Our exclusive ‘FABULASH’ Starter Set), there is no need to use lash curlers or mascara. Imagine beautiful and fresh eyes the moment you wake up!

The Lashes are made of a synthetic silk material, which is very soft and naturally curved. Lashes are crimp resistance and flexible. Size availability ranges from 6mm – 15mm and come in various thicknesses. We assess the proper length and thickness for you based upon your current natural lashes and desired look. Lashes are available in Black and Brown. Uptown Girl uses only premier product lines for all of our eyelash applications. Among them are NovaLash, Lavish Lashes, and Butterfly Lash Solutions.

Lash extensions are applied on a hair-by-hair basis to your own lashes, attached by a specially formulated adhesive that creates a polypeptide bond that is non-damaging to human lashes. The adhesive dries very softly on lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own.

Going to the RIGHT PRACTITIONER IS CRITICAL. The application method entails great precision and care, usually developed through many years of hands-on experience. Thus, when properly applied by an experienced practitioner, lashes will last for the length of the natural growth cycle of each eyelash hair. In between touch-ups can help to maintain your new set year round!

Uptown girl’s ‘FABULASH’ Starter Set will provide you with a full set of lash extensions. Application time is about 120 minutes (2 hours). The procedure is painless, even relaxing. Laying backside down, your lower lashes are held down by sensitive tape and with eyes closed the application process begins. Touch-ups to maintain lashes year round start at $60/30 minutes.

Lashes can be removed at any time should you opt not to have them fall out naturally. However, do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own, seek professional removal from your practitioner.

About Me

Susan Cunningham

Susan Cunningham
Founder/CEOB.A., Curry College, Communications, cum laude
M.A., New York University, Education

As Founder and operating partner, Susan brings over 12 years of solidified sales, marketing, and business development experience to Uptown girl. A client herself, coupled with a strong passion for beauty and fashion luxuries, Susan identified a need for specialized beauty offerings for the quintessential cosmopolitan girl.

From early on Susan has had entrepreneurial aspirations, as young as 12 years old when she created and operated a performing arts academy from her New England home basement offering acting, vocal, modeling and dance classes to the neighborhood children. Susan went onto pursue more conventional roles, beginning with education, albeit undertaking a myriad of curricular activities and internships during the process. Among them; Political PR Consultant, Class Secretary, Cheerleading squad, Honors club, Legislative Assistant to a Massachusetts State Senator, and Fitness Marketing Coordinator for Reebok International.

A dedicated and tenacious leader in the many roles she assumes, Susan came to New York City in 1998 to pursue a Masters Degree at New York University. Upon graduating, Susan entered into the corporate world holding executive positions in sales and marketing within the financial publishing, creative design, and commercial real estate industries.

It was Susan’s love of proprietorship, people, beauty and luxury services that initiated the vision for Uptown girl. Making people feel great is what truly drives her, providing inspiration and personal reward for any of the work she takes on.