The salon, called Angel Lash was a small spot near Herald Square. It wasn't anything fancy but it was very clean and they were very nice. I quickly realized I had NOT done my research when they started asking me if I wanted a 'J' or 'C' curl and what length '9-15mm' I wanted. Finally, once I understood what they meant I chose a C curl (more curled as opposed to a more natural J curl) with a slight cat eye, size 10mm in the inner corner, size 11mm in the middle and size 12mm on the ends. The experience was a bit nerve wracking at first as they put cotton pads that go slightly into your eye to prevent getting any rogue lashes into your eye. Then you lay down and they cover you in a blanket, and I asked if I could put in my headphones and they said yes which was great. With your eyes closed they apply individual lashes to your existing lashes with medical grade glue using tweezers. The whole process took about an hour and a half, which felt like an eternity. They say a lot of people just fall asleep. When it was over they removed the eye pads and handed me a mirror and I was honestly shocked. Are those MINE? They looked incredible with absolutely no makeup (you can see the photos). You are not supposed to shower for 24 hours afterwards and you have to be very careful with your lashes. Since getting them I have been very gentle with my eyes and have been using cleansing oils instead of splashing water on my face every night. They are definitely an investment but when I wake up every morning with long black lashes, I instantly feel so much prettier and it saves me so much time in the morning. While you have them in you don't wear mascara. I still wear eyeliner but remove it very gently with a q-tip at night.
I got my second set put in and this time I choose ones that were a bit less long because I felt the first ones would sometimes poke me a bit. Here's the comparison. I got 9mm-10mm-11mm. Which do you like better?