-- Eyelash extensions have made waves since breaking into the beauty service scene. Now, experts are helping you channel your inner Cara Delevingne with the latest in trends -- eyebrow extensions.
"I think the fashion industry definitely influenced the trend with models having thicker brows,” says Courtney Buhler, owner of Lash Affair, a full service eyelash and eyebrow lounge in Canada. “We’ve been wanting to get away from the days in our teens where we’d over-tweeze. Plus the fuller the eyebrow, the more youthful you’ll look.”
Eyebrow extensions begin with a consultation where an expert works with you to see what shape best suits your face.
“We typically judge it by looking at the hair on a customer’s head,” says Buhler. “If the hair is thick, you’ll usually want thicker brows. It's also based on face shape and size of the forehead."
The extensions (which are similar to synthetic lash extensions) are then applied with one of two adhesives, depending on how much hair need is needed.
"There's a skin safe adhesive and a hair safe adhesive," Buhler says. "The skin adhesive is FDA regulated and can be applied directly to the skin. It was developed for women who had gone through chemo, or with alopecia who didn’t have any brows at all."
For women that simply want to thicken their brows, the extensions are applied onto the base of the existing hair.
Customers can choose from five colors, length, and level of thickness.
The extensions have a a two-to-three week lifespan, according to Buhler.
Prices range from $50 to $200 depending on level of restoration.