1. artist setup:
station will be set up; complete with warm, clean, comfortable blankets, a leg rest, and soothing music
2. muse consultation
lash extensions: as your eye shape and natural lash count, health, and 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 natural eyelashes.
lash lift: your lash length, direction, and thickness will be examined 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.
3. canvas cleanse & prep
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.
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.
4. service completion & reveal
lash extensions: extensions will be applied over a 2-3 hour time period, depending on the style of set; sealant will be applied to cure the adhesive and lock in fumes; and the results will be revealed. First-time full set clients will receive a complimentary cleanser for daily use, as well as an aftercare card. All clients will receive three spoolies following each session.
5. photographs & video
with your permission, Melanie will take photos and short video clips of your finished result to share on muse's socials and website
6. 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.
7. 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 see you at your next session in...
i. lash extensions: 2-3 weeks
ii. lash lift: 6-8 weeks