Eyelash extensions are here to stay, but not all lash salons are alike. The aim is to get long, dark eyelashes that are still natural-looking. One beauty salon that we’ve tried and loved is The Lash Company. This homegrown salon specialises in single strand eyelash extensions, which look more natural and tend to be gentler on your natural lashes too. We sent two more lucky reviewers to the salon’s newest Katong outlet to try it out!
Eyelash Review #1
“Since my first attempt at sultry Kardashian-esque peepers for a wedding years back, I’ve only associated lash extensions with one thing: discomfort. Rushed through the process to make room for the next wave of conveyor-belt customers, I recall being shooed out of the little parlour with a hefty bill, barely dry lashes and stinging, teary eyes caused from the adhesive. Never again, I vowed.
But praise be; with the promise of some positive online reviews, I ventured east and found a beauty hub that has restored my faith. What really sets The Lash Company apart is their above-and-beyond approach to quality service and customer care before, during and after application. Upon arrival, my lash artist Nieda takes the time to ensure she understands my desired effect – I already have a healthy set of lashes, but I‘m after more length and curve to open up and frame my eyes without looking too dramatic. I opt for the lightweight Full Classic ($108) to give my existing lashes a boost in dimension and volume.
As I get comfy on the bed, what follows is the full TLC treatment. First, a deep cleansing lash spa to remove all residue and ensure a clean lash line. Next, a lip balm and a hydrating collagen eye mask are applied to my face, before Nieda gets started on my lashes. She’s delicate, precise and ever so gentle, to the point that I drift off to sleep. When I wake, Nieda takes me to the mirror to reveal her work – symmetrical and weightless lashes with the just enough curve and density. What’s more, I’m given a complimentary after-care kit, complete with sponge and a spoolie wand to clean and comb them. Safe to say, this seamless session will have me coming back for more!”
– Leanda Rathmell
Eyelash Review #2
“I’ve been a fan of The Lash Company since I first visited the salon in Kampong Bahru two years ago. Founder and owner Fiona is excellent at her craft. She knows exactly what her clients want and executes each set of eyelash extensions impeccably, without any discomfort. I remember falling asleep the few times she’s done my lashes!
While The Lash Company Katong opened in March this year, the space still looks fresh and clean with a welcoming vibe. In fact, I think I might even like this outlet a tad more because it’s more spacious. Wood furnishings decorate the homey interiors, completed with a generously sized “selfie” backdrop for that perfect “after” pic.
The Natural Classic ($88) used to be my go-to. For one thing, it’s affordable and quick (typically completed in an hour), and it gives me a natural lash effect suitable for everyday wear. This time, however, I left it to my lash artist Nieda to decide on the style that’ll suit me best. My only requirement? Nothing too dramatic. With those last words, I made myself comfortable and left her to work her magic on my eyes.
The length, curl and number of lashes used are chosen to suit my eye shape and natural lashes. This results in a customised set of flutters that flatter the features. We decided on the Full Classic ($108), which is a step up from what I was used to. There were a few embarrassing moments where I dozed off because Nieda was so gentle throughout the 90-minute session!
I love how my new lashes look, and have received a number of compliments on them. I can skip the mascara and eyeliner, which means more time to sleep in – always welcomed! Surprisingly, the lashes don’t feel heavy or weigh down on my natural lashes, either.”
– Anthia Chng
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