muse mobile lash artistry
At muse, beauty takes a form of self-care which enhances what you already have. You, as a client, are simultaneously the muse and the canvas. For this reason—in tandem with the idea that self-care shouldn't have to leave the comfort of your own space—your artist comes to you.
How does it work? Simply book your session, input your location details when prompted, and Melanie will arrive with everything she needs to provide you a quality lash experience in which your comfort and lash health take priority above all else.
The only thing she needs of each client's space: access to an electrical outlet.
I. Artist setup: station will be set up, complete with warm, comfortable blankets, a leg rest, and soothing music.
II. Muse consultation
i. Lash extensions: as your eye shape, natural lash count, natural lash health, and natural lash direction are being analyzed, you will
discuss what your preferences are in terms of style, density, shape, length, etc. Melanie will then map out emphasis points on your
eyelids while your eyes are open. It is important to note that some people's natural lashes can handle more than others, so during this
stage, Melanie will set realistic expectations with you. Your end result is entirely dependent on your natural lashes, and since natural lash
health is her greatest priority, she may have to make modifications to any specified style to ensure that no damage is being done to your
ii. Lash lift: your lash length, direction, and thickness will be taken into account as Melanie determines which shield size will be used during
your session, as well as the length of time each treatment step will last. The longer your lashes, the larger the shield; the thicker your
lashes, the more time each treatment will need to stay on.
III. Canvas cleanse and prep
i. Lash extensions: for retention purposes, it is of utmost importance that the natural lashes are properly cleansed so as to avoid adhesion
of any extensions to oils, debris, or buildup that may be present. A foam cleanser is used with a soft bristled brush to cleanse the entire
eye area, followed by a thorough rinse with warm water and a patting dry with a soft towel. Your lower lashes will then be taped down,
and primer will be applied to your natural lashes to prep them for extensions and to maximize retention. This is also where Melanie will
map out your extension lengths based off of the markings she made previously.
ii. Lash lift: because your eyelashes will be exposed to a chemical, it is important that they are properly cleansed so as to ensure the
efficacy of the treatment. A foam cleanser is used with a soft bristled brush to cleanse the entire eye area, followed by a thorough rinse
with warm water and a patting dry with a soft towel. Your lower lashes will then be taped down, and a shield will be adhered to each
eyelid so that it doesn’t move as the procedure is being completed.
IV. Service completion and reveal
i. Lash extensions: extensions will be applied over a 2-3 hour time period, sealant will be applied, and the results will be revealed. First-
time full set clients will be given a complimentary cleanser for daily use, and an aftercare card. All clients will receive three spoolies
following each session.
ii. Lash lift: over the course of approximately one hour, your lashes will be adhered to each shield to keep them where we want them, and
the lifting and neutralizing serums will be applied in two separate steps. If you’re getting a tint as well, it would be applied following both
treatment serums. Conditioning serum is used to remove the lashes from the shield, and results will then be revealed. You will receive a
sachet of the conditioning serum for nightly use, as well as three applicators and three spoolies.
V. Photographs and video: with your permission, Melanie will take photos and short video clips of your finished result to share on muse's socials
VI. Coverage of remaining payment: cash, credit/debit card, Zelle, Venmo, Apple Pay, and Cash App are all accepted forms of payment. Cash,
Zelle, and credit/debit card are preferred.
VII. Artist cleanup: station will be broken down and packed up, while Melanie kindly asks for a google review if you feel so inclined :) She will then be
off, and will see you at your next session in…
i. Lash extensions: 2-3 weeks
ii. Lash lift: 6-8 weeks
about: the artist
While her interests in beauty and wellness have manifested themselves in various ways over the years, one thing has remained constant in Melanie's career — vision. Trends come and go, styles go in and out, but the vision for Muse has always been built on the belief that beauty should be a timeless experience unmarked by virality. At muse, it takes a form of self-care which simply enhances the subtleties that are already there. The goal after each session? To get you one step closer to becoming your own muse.
After obtaining a BA in Media & Communication Studies from UMBC, Melanie worked as marketing director at an Ohio-based aesthetic surgeon's office. Finding that her preferred path involved more creativity and hands-on work, she began freelance product photography. Her love for skincare grew exponentially throughout this process, until she finally decided to become a licensed esthetician and start muse. Her favorite services to provide are eyelash extensions.