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Hybrid Lash Extensions - The Lowdown

Hybrid lash extensions are the latest buzzword for lash technicians, lets find out why!

There’s been a lot of interest (and confusion) about the hybrid lash extensions - so I thought I would take the time to clarify what they are, and whether it’s as glam or as natural as you need. They’re super popular; and for all the right reasons!

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So before I go into hybrid’s, it’s good to understand a bit of lash terminology first.

Individual lash extensions are the classic technique, with one lash extension placed on one natural lash. As with all the techniques (the individuals, volumes and hybrids), there are various lengths, curls, and thicknesses for a bespoke look to work with your eye shape and natural lashes.

The volume lash extensions, also known as Russian volume, are multiple extensions, from 2-6 extensions, on one natural lash. You might have heard the term 3D lashes - this would mean 3 extensions on one natural lash. 2D is 2 extensions on one lash, 4D is 4 extensions, etc etc… These volume lashes are ultra thin, and weigh the same amount as an individual lash extension. So cause no extra weight.

So now onto hybrid, hoorah! Hybrid lash extensions are a 50/50 mix, half individual 1 to 1 classic extensions, and the other half volume lash extensions.

Hybrid lash extensions give the best of both volume and individuals - offering a denser, thicker look than the individuals, but a less uniformed and softer look that is achieved with volumes.

Hybrid's are great for clients who have natural gaps or fine lashes - as the volumes can hide these sparse areas you may have. At Belleza Natural, your natural lashes are always taken into consideration when deciding the best look and style for you - knowing what your natural lashes can support so you continue to have healthy happy lashes all the time :) No need for breaks!

You could go for a staggered, spikey look (often known as the Kim Karsadhian look) or go for a shorter more natural whispy set. Here’s an example of a hybrid set I’ve done recently.

Love from Belleza Natural x

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5 creative ways to wear pink for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wearing pink is just a small simple way you can show support for this cause. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. There are a number of ways to raise awareness, learn more here about how you can get involved. Here’s 5 fun simple ways to wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness:

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Pink Nails

Shellac is half gel, half polish product by Creative Nail Design (CND) that is a staple of any nail addict. From Bubble Bath, to Hotter Than You Pink, you can't really go wrong with your favorite pink shade.

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Pink Lashes

If you love lashes and you love pink, consider lash highlights! They can be subtle and stylish all at the same time.

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Tree Of Life Pendant

Not exactly pink, but true to the cause and stunning. Alex Woo’s tree of life pendant was designed with the award winning actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, to represent harmony, hope and renewal.

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Pink Hair Don’t Care.

Says it all really - amazing.

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Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party.

Moschino's SS15 Milan collection was a frenzied flash of pink, hot pants, muled sandals, huge plastic smiles and even bigger bouffant blonde curls. Any excuse to rock this good time girl Barbie look I'd say.

Now offering eyelash extensions at Nobu Hotel's Ibiza Bay Spa by Six Senses

Belleza Natural now offer eyelash extensions at the exclusive Six Senses Spa at Nobu Hotel's Ibiza Bay. With founders Robert DeNiro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper; this is an exclusive destination in front of the bay of Talamanca. Be sure to check out the other amazing treatments at their Six Senses Spa, as well as Nobu Ibiza's world class restaurants.

Enquiries and lash bookings: nobuhotelibizabayspa@nobuhotels.com or (+34) 971 877 718

Appointments via Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay.

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Belleza Natural eyelash extensions - featured in Marie Claire!

So pleased that Belleza Natural's eyelash extensions are featured in Marie Claire's Ibiza special. Check out the article and find out the best hot spots on the island for your next Ibiza holiday. Nice that they also include Destino Ibiza as a go to destination, I couldn't agree more and I'm so pleased that I also do eyelash extensions at this beautiful resort. From the gorgeous pool, stunning treatment rooms, amazing day parties and of course eyelash extensions by moi - Destino is a must. 

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/travel/ibiza-ultimate-parties-and-more-575833

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Belleza Natural loves.... Thu Nguyen.

Thu Nguyen - Hair & Make up artist Ibiza

Thu is a mobile hair and make up artist and offers a perfect styling for every occasion, originally from Munich she is based in Ibiza all year. Experienced in Weddings, photo shoots, hen parties, party make up and much more...

Offering various looks for make-up stylings, from natural to glam - for all occasions. She gives her best to fulfil the clients every wish. Thu knows that every woman is unique and gets a bespoke styling according to her wishes.

http://www.wedding-makeup-ibiza.com/

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Obsessed with eyelashes? How to make them last longer...

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Belleza Natural Eyelash Extensions

How incredible your eyelash extensions will look after leaving your treatment is 90% about how you maintain them with lash extension care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all know cleaning oils and bacteria off of our eyelash extensions can help them to last weeks longer, yet so many people are afraid just the opposite will happen. Every day I have lash clients tell me that they are afraid to clean their lashes, or that they feel cleaning the lashes actually makes the extensions fall off sooner. 

Like anything, confidence is key. I will in detail show you the three easy steps to maintain and clean your lash extensions. You will see that not only do they last weeks longer, they will feel softer, less itchy, and more comfortable overall. Cleaning is so important because our lashes can get bacteria, and even mites if we do not take care of them. It won't matter if your mega volume lashes are on point if you have a stye or eye infection! 

Oil is the enemy of lash extensions because it causes the adhesive to soften and clump up. So keeping natural oils from lids and fingers at bay is just as important as using oil free products near the eye area. 

You can gently pat dry with a regular towel just be careful not to pull because the lashes can sometimes get caught on towel. Just do a gently pat in this case, or use a blow of the hair dryer on a cool setting.

1. No water for 24 hours. no steam for 48 hours.

2. Avoid getting any products on the lashes that contain oil or glycol as well as saline, or salts.  If you sweat heavily rinse with water or oil free make up after your workout. Same goes for crying.  Try and use eye drops that are saline free, if you are someone who needs eye drops.

 

3. When removing your eye makeup (liner, shadow, etc.), gently go over the area with a Q Tip instead of placing cotton pads or puffs over your lids—not only could you eventually weaken the extensions and mess them up, the cotton fibers get stuck on lashes. (Not cute).

 

4. Use either water or oil free eye make up remover. Can't find oil free eye make up remover in Ibiza? I sell them so do ask!

 

5. Brush lashes regularly with a clean mascara wand. Close one eye, place the wand on top of your lashes, then roll the brush over lashes to keep them defined.

 

6. Sleep on your back. This might sound like a crazy request (unless you already sleep on your back), but it's really important directly following your application, since the glue takes a while to dry fully and you'll otherwise get weird kinks. After a night or two, resume your normal sleeping position.

 

7. Resist playing with them. Your eyelashes shed naturally, so when you have extensions, this will help push them off. If an extension looks out of place, avoid playing with it or twisting or pulling it off—you'll risk losing your natural lashes. Let them come out on their own, and use a wand to brush them back into place in the meantime.

Are you guys obsessed with lash extensions like I am ;)

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How to keep your eyelash extensions clean

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If you've had eyelash extensions before, you'll be familiar with the aftercare of not getting the lashes wet for 24 hours. But some people take this advice a little too far, and don't get them wet at all ever - gross!

Some people may notice a build up of gunk (dead skin, old make up, oils) on their lash line - then of course this needs to be cleaned. Clogged lashes can be unhygienic. Also, if the lashes are not clean when you arrive for your next lash appointment - the technician will spend more time cleaning them which eats into your precious extension application time. Dirty lashes can potentially create a shorter life of extensions as oils build up on the lashes causing them to fall out sooner.

So how should you keep your lashes clean... It's usually ok to clean the lashes just with water. Oil free eye make up remover is great to remove make up also. Just be sure to not use cotton wall buds or face wipes - the fibres will pull at the eyelash extensions. Also face wipes are full of oils. I recommend using a Q Tip (ear bud) that's damp with water, and gently stroke along the lash line.

It could be useful to use baby shampoo and lukewarm water if you notice you need to clean your lash line more thoroughly. With your finger tips, work the foam right into the lash line, rinse, pat dry and allow your lashes to dry naturally. 

All these methods can be incorporated into your daily skincare routing. If you're in the shower, try to avoid putting your face directly under the shower stream.

Clean your lashes every day or every second day, and be sure they're squeaky clean before your next lash appointment. Simple and quick ways to keep those lashes healthy and the eyelash extensions lasting for longer.

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New years resolution: Be more awesome than last year!

New year, new lashes!

With the new year comes the perfect excuse to freshen up your beauty regime - and of course I'd recommend that means new lashes!! But how will lash extensions help you achieve your other new years resolutions...?! Well:

You'll look damn fine, all the time.

Wake up and feel absolutely amazing, naturally. Or if you're looking to get dressed up to go partying in Ibiza, you won't needed added makeup for that wow factor.

You'll always be on time (no more 'Ibiza time' excuses!)

Wouldn't we all want to be a bit more prompt to social and work arrangements.... When you have your lash extensions, you'll shave precious extra seconds off when getting ready - no need to spend time applying mascara or trying to look your best, you already will ;)

Be more confident

Bold beautiful lashes will give you that extra confidence boost, so you can present yourself how you feel on the inside already - self fulfilled, full of love, and an absolute Ibiza goddess. Are you used to individual extensions? Why not give the Russian volumes a go for a bolder look.

Making stronger eye contact

Ibiza tinder date?! Job interview?! Chatting with a stranger?! Your eye-contact-game needs to be on point. face to face communication is always better when you're showing off your new lash extensions.

Embracing natural beauty

Belleza Natural Ibiza has all the lengths, curls and thicknesses you need - whether it's individual eyelash extensions or Russian volumes, they are totally natural looking. Embrace what mother nature's given you.

Lots of love from Rose xxx

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The Do's and Dont's of Eyelash Extensions

Belleza Natural believes that there’s more to eyelash extensions than just application, which is why I've created this blog to explore the ‘Do’s & Dont’s of Lash Extensions”. Proper care is essential for healthy eyelash extensions. With proper care, you can prolong the life of your lashes, maintain proper hygiene, and keep your beautiful lashes healthy.

After you get your lashes done, follow these steps to keep lashes healthy:

DO – Cleanse lashes daily using an extension safe cleanser

DO – Use a clean mascara wand to comb through and groom lashes daily

DO – Use oil free cosmetics and face wash to avoid breaking down bonds

DO – Use extension safe mascaras

DO – Follow advice of lash artist or professional esthetician

To maintain the utmost health and integrity of lashes, we recommend avoiding the following:

DON’T – Get lashes wet within 24-48 hours of application

DON’T – Come in contact with heat sources such as saunas, fires or BBQ’s

DON’T – Pull or twist lashes.  This can cause your natural lash to fall out

DON’T – Use heated curlers on synthetic lashes, this can cause melting

DON’T – Forget to remove make-up or skin oil residue daily

DON’T – Remove eyelash extensions yourself

DON’T – Attempt to apply lashes on yourself

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Keeping those lashes looking lush at The Body Camp.

Not a bad spot to be doing eyelash extensions...

Luxury health and fitness retreat The Body Camp. Where you can reach your personal fitness and weight loss goals, focus your mind and learn how to cook delicious nutritious food. And get your lashes done!

http://www.thebodycamp.com/

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Eyelash Extensions: How to make them last

1. Arrive to the appointment with clean eyes. Be sure that your lashes are free of any makeup and/or oily residue. Not only does this speed up the application time, the adhesive will stick better to clean lashes.

2. This means shower before your appointment and/or wash your hair & body separately.

3. For 48 hours after your application, you should avoid steam. No saunas, hot yoga, sweaty gym sessions, etc.

4. Make sure the products you use are all oil free. Oils in your makeup remover, skin care products, makeup, etc will breakdown the adhesive on your lashes. Ask Belleza Natural for recommended products.

5. Where no mascara on your extensions! It becomes very difficult to remove the mascara from the extensions.

6. Do not pull or tug on your lashes. If they're criss-crossing, use a disposable mascara wand to comb through your lashes, root to end.

7. Less is more. The less eye makeup you wear, the less your play with your lashes, the longer they will last.



4 different types of Eyelash Extensions.... The ugly, the bad, the good, and the luxurious.

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The good, the bad and the ugly!

There are 4 different types of Eyelash Extensions available on the market – choose yours wisely!

Strip lashes

Cluster lashes

Single lashes

Volume lashes

Strip Lashes

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Strip lashes are also referred to as Party lashes. These strips are applied using a latex / rubbery glue that will only secure the lashes in place for one night/event. Sometimes the strips can even come loose while you are still out and about. These lashes hardly ever look natural and your own lashes are visible underneath. Clients can buy this at their local beauty store / pharmacy and apply themselves. This is the worst option when it comes to Eyelash Extensions but luckily they do not damage your natural lashes as they are removed the same / following day. These can be classified as ‘the ugly’.

 

Cluster Lashes

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Run! Very far away! If someone offers you this service it is very clear that they have a very small background on eyelash extensions. These lashes can be extremely dangerous when used in conjunction with a professional adhesive. What makes them so bad? Well, everything! First of all the weight of one cluster is simply too heavy for your natural lashes. Because they are so thick and clumpy they suck up a tremendous amount of adhesive which is simply not necessary. Less is more! The most dangerous part is that they are applied onto 3-5 natural lashes and therefore they deter natural lash growth and pull out your lashes.  These are definitely classified as ‘the bad’.

Single Lashes

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Ah, the good old single lashes. These lashes come in a variety of lengths, curls and thicknesses to enhance your natural beauty. Each lash is applied individually onto one of your natural lashes and therefore will not cause any damage if correctly applied. Your natural lash will shed with the extension still attached and a new lash will grow in its place. Touch ups are required every 2-3 weeks. These are the ‘good’ lashes.

 

Volume Lashes

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The Rolls Royce of Eyelash Extensions! Clients are constantly demanding fuller and more dramatic lashes and there is now a safe way to make this possible! Using super fine lashes we pick up 2-6 individual lashes and spread them into a fan (NOT a cluster). This fan will always be lighter or equal to the weight of one Single lash. One fan is applied to one natural lash and will not cause any lash damage if correctly applied. Touch ups are required every 2-4 weeks. 

Have you tried the Russian Volume eyelash extensions yet?

Volume Russian Lashes is a revolutionary lashing technique where 2 to 6 super fine extensions are applied to one single natural eyelash - SAFELY - creating a look so soft and full it seems to be enhanced with Photoshop!

Whatever your lash look, volume lashes are suitable for everyday wear and a real treat on special occasions such as weddings. 

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