Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hand-Tied Hair Extensions

Pictured: Our stylist Brooke

Q: What are Hand-Tied Hair Extensions?
A: The stylist creates a crown of beads underneath the top layer of hair, hand-sewing a weft of natural hair in one or two rows depending on volume and length.

Q: What type of hair is it and how long does the hair last?
A: The hair is Asian, cuticle-intact Remy hair. It will last up to 1 year with proper care.

Q: What differentiates between hand-tied and other methods?
A: Hand-tied wefts require no glue, tape, or heat, leaving installation damage free!

Q: Can I work out, swim or sweat while wearing hand-tied extensions?
A: Yes! You are not required to change your lifestyle choices based on your hairstyle choice! I will provide you with an at-home care guide outline proper care & product use to ensure that you protect your investment with EasiHairPro extensions.
Q: Can I wear my hair up in a ponytail, braid, or top knot?
A: Yes! It doesn’t matter how fine your hair is, these seamless wefts blend perfectly which allows you to wear your hair up any way you want!
Q: Can I go to bed with wet hair?
A: No, never go to bed with wet hair instead wear dry hair in a loose braid or ponytail while sleeping, along with a satin pillowcase.
Q: What type of product should I use?
A: Salon professional, color friendly shampoos are a must to prevent premature slipping and fading. Conditioner must be applied ONLY mid-shaft thru ends.
Q: Can I use my routine styling tools, such as curling iron, flat iron, or hairdryer?
A: Yes, of course!
Q: What is the required maintenance and process?
A: Maintenance is required every 6-8 weeks. This is key to avoid tangles between the extension and your natural hair. A special tool is used to pop open the beads and move up the extensions to its original installation position. This process is damage-free and comfortable.

Visit our website for more info.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

BLOOM UPDATE




-We will only have 5-stylists available per day to ease into operations and following social distancing guidelines.

-Clients are required to wait in their cars before entering the shop. We will text you for entry at your appointment time. 


-We will be wearing masks, we require that you do as well to your appointment to aid in a safe and healthy environment. 


-In an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, we will continue to do our part in sanitation to keep our community healthy and safe from spreading the virus. 
INFECTION PREVENTION
The practice of infection prevention is nothing new in our industry, given that regulations, state guidelines, and best practices have been in place for decades to protect ourselves and our clients. 

We have added a few extra things to help with prevention:

-Sanitizer stations for clients to easily access at the entry of each room and in the front waiting area. 

-Commercial-grade vinyl coverings to our treatment beds for staff to easily disinfect between clients. 

-The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology has required wearing masks mandatory by all licensed professionals during services. 

-The Oklahoma State government is now mandating everyone to wear masks in public. 

-We have reversible and washable masks available for purchase.

-We will continue to be up to date with current CDC regulations and requirements for proper safety guidelines.

-We will continue to practice social distancing and will refrain from hugging and shaking hands for the time being. 

-The safety of our staff and clients are always our top concern and priority for the health and wellness of everyone.  
UPDATING INFORMATION
We have created this blog to keep you properly informed. We've added helpful information about Bloom operations.

We have easily defined our services on our scheduling website, clearly outlining the differences between each look. Our fills are based on volume and growth. Example: If you prefer a "Minimalist" look, you can now click on this specific design for options. To see our service menu, click here.

We are taking all the necessary safety precautions during this uncertain time. We appreciate your business and hope everyone is happy and healthy. 

-Amber S. 

LASH DESIGNS



Our designs are customized to you by length, volume, and curl for the natural eyelash pattern and support. We have many length options to follow the multi-dimensional growth pattern by short, medium, and long. The curl options for a beautifully soft curve gives a gentle lift and a curlier option for a higher lift. For volume options we delicately handcraft lash bouquets to each natural eyelash customized to your individual needs for fullness.

LASH LOOKS
All eyes and needs are different. Each look will depend on your natural eyelash length and support. We recommend following the professional recommendation. Afterward, when we see how your eyelashes hold, we can then gradually work up in length and fullness. 

We understand that everyone may have a preferred look in mind, we have categorized looks based on volume customized to your eyes.

MINIMALIST | MINI
Those who prefer a gentle look that consists of weightless, smaller-width fans, multi-dimensional to each individual natural eyelash. 

MAXIMALIST | MAXI
Those who prefer a bolder look that consists of weightless wider-width fans, multi-dimensional to each individual natural eyelash. 

MIDIMALIST | MIDI
Those who prefer a blend of both that consists of lengthening and added volume for a look that's not too little or too much.

MATERIAL
Our extensions are black, made of soft, rich silk or cashmere options. They are individually handmade and delicately crafted, never pre-made. 

ADHESIVE
Our hypo-allergenic adhesive is for sensitive eyes in black or clear colors. These are medical-grade, and formaldehyde-free. Formulated to dry quickly with minimal down-time for lasting-hold and wear. 

LASH FILLS
Our lash fills are based on our natural eyelash growth and needs. 

Our eyelashes continue to grow and we naturally lose 2-4 per day. As eyelashes begin to grow they will gradually get longer and need to be replaced by a new extension for continued wear. 

Our lifestyle such as exercise; can affect retention by the oil in our sweat or facial products. The heat from a dryer or cooking could weaken the bond and/or singe the extensions. Our health can also affect hair growth such as certain medications can slow growth or speed it up. 

We understand this so we have options besides the standard growth for those who may need in sooner at a discounted rate or prefer to visit once per month to save on cost. 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Services


Q + A


 Bloom Lashes + Locks Boutique  Eyelash extensions are hand-crafted to the natural eyelash support by multi-dimensional lengths and balanced volume.

The application process is very relaxing, we understand this is your time to relax. We have pillows, blankets, music, and a humidifier for your comfort.​ 

Eyelash Extensions enhancement is based on the individual's natural eyelash support. The stylist will not compromise the integrity of their work or the natural eyelashes. Please follow professional recommendations. 

We recommend starting conservatively with eyelash extensions to gradually adjust to your new look then work up to more length or volume if needed. 

If visiting from another eyelash studio, a certain look may be desired. We ask for grace and patience as we get to know your needs and expectations. 



  What are eyelash extensions? 
Eyelash extensions are a natural-looking enhancement to your own individual natural eyelashes. This specialized technique requires skill and precision to expertly mimic your own natural eyelashes for proper support in length and volume. 
  How long do eyelash extensions last? 
Every "body" is different, and it depends on individual needs, varying 2-4 weeks.
We offer options for fills that best suit individual growth cycles, lifestyles, and needs. 

  Are your products safe & gentle? 
Yes, our products are hypo-allergenic, latex-free, formaldehyde-free, and cruelty-free. All of our products are formulated for sensitivities and we understand there is always a possibility to develop an allergy at any time. We do our best to always be conscientious of our ingredients.


  Are lash extensions healthy for the natural lash? 
Yes, with proper application and proper home care. We take great care in the health of the natural eyelashes by
individually applying the extensions according to the natural eyelash support by length, volume, and curl. Our weightless cashmere extensions and medical-grade adhesive are latex-free and formaldehyde-free, for a soft, smooth and seamless application without touching the skin. The natural eyelash goes through a cycle of growth and naturally sheds with the extension attached, keeping your lashes strong and healthy. Proper at-home-care and hygiene are a must to keep natural eyelashes healthy. Always wash hands before touching eyes, do not touch, rub, or pick eyes to avoid spreading germs. Wash eyes every evening to remove oils, dirt, or cosmetics. This will aid in avoiding the break down of adhesive.

  Take note: We apply the eyelash extensions based on natural eyelash support. 
Example: If you are used to wearing strip lashes on your eyelid skin but naturally have a minimal amount of natural lashes it is not possible to achieve that same strip lash look without potential damage to the hair follicle. It is important to have realistic expectations by what the natural eyelashes can achieve and support. The stylist will not compromise the integrity of your natural eyelashes and will follow our policy. Please do not leave negative feedback due to this.

  Can anyone wear lashes? 
Those with an allergy to any adhesive should not wear eyelash extensions. 
Retention depends on skin-type, environment, lifestyle, and care. Such as:

                                                      Naturally Oily Skin Type
                                                      Oil in Product/Cosmetics 
                                                     Climate; High Heat; Steam
                                                   Exercise; Excessive Sweating
                                                  Medications; rapid hair-growth

  How do I care for the eyelash extensions?  
Always wash hands before touching your eyes, do not rub, pick, or apply anything on or near the eyes that can interfere with the bond of the eyelash extensions. Proper hygiene and care should be taken at home to avoid loss or infection. Please follow these guidelines:


Avoid moisture-steam 24hrs after service.
Always wash hands before touching the eyes.
                                   Do not over-brush lashes - only fluff extensions.
                              Avoid oil such as; oily skin, sweat, and oil in products.
                            No sauna, oven, blow-dryer; will singe/straighten/weaken
                       Excessive  eye-makeup wear; when removing can cause fallout
                    We can not guarantee longevity if proper at-home care is not given. 
                 Avoid; sprays, sunscreen, creams, foundation, primer, eyeliner, mascara.
  What are the differences in Lash Extensions Sets? 
  Minimalist [ MINI ]  Minimum Volume
Midimalist [ MIDI ]  Medium Volume
 Maximalist [ MAXI ]  Maximum Volume
BASED ON NATURAL SUPPORT by Shape, Length, Strength, Volume.


  What is a lash fill? 
 The natural eyelash has phases of lash growth and will cycle at different times. When your eyelash sheds, a new eyelash grows out and a new extension is applied. Every “body” is different, we naturally lose 2-4 eyelashes per day. Take proper at-home care and schedule according to your natural eyelash growth cycle to keep up with the eyelash extensions look. 
  How often should I get a lash fill? 
We recommend fill-ins every 2-4 weeks due to the natural growth cycle. We offer different fill options by volume to best suit your needs. It is important to care for your eyelashes at home by washing your eyes every evening for proper hygiene and do not touch, pick, or pull them.
  What are the differences in Lash Fills? 
REFILL | Standard

REVIVE | Extended

RENEW | ReApply
BASED ON NATURAL SUPPORT by Shape, Length, Strength, Volume.

  Do you accept transfers from other salons? 
Absolutely! Please schedule an appointment accordingly and allow grace as we get to know your lash needs. Take note; if in poor condition, this will require correction or a new set application. 


  How should I prepare for my appointment? 
Please arrive on time, it is best to come in with no eye-makeup and clean eyes. We have an option to wash at the salon before the appointment as well. For special events; we recommend scheduling a week in advance to get used to your new eyelash extensions look. 

  Concerned about glue sensitivity? 
Our adhesive is hypo-allergenic and pigment-free. Although allergy is rare, for concerns we recommend scheduling a 48-hour allergy test. If sensitivity occurs contact us for removal. 


  How long does the application take? 
Plan to set aside 1-2 hours for your set application and 30-60 minutes for your fill. We do not take walk-ins and our door remains locked during business hours for no distractions. Check your confirmation email for the door code to enter the boutique. This service is gentle, painless and very relaxing, with a comfortable bed, soothing music, humidifier, and blanket if needed. 

  What is Lash +/or Brow [Lift] Lamination? 
The lamination is a semi-permanent enhancement for lift to the natural lashes or brows.
We add organic oil for softer healthier hairs. 30-45 minutes. 24-hr downtime.

  What are eyelash and eyebrow tint? 
The vegetable-based, semi-permanent-tint adds pigment to the natural hairs from root to tip that lasts the length of your natural growth for up to one month. 

  Is the eyelash or eyebrow tint safe? 
Absolutely. If you are concerned about sensitivities; we recommend a 48-hour allergy test. We place a small amount behind the ear. Any sign of allergy; wash and apply cortisone cream. 

  Will this look natural? 
This is a soft enhancement. We have different pigments depending on the look you prefer. Lashes will have a soft coat of mascara look and for brows, soft powder to the brows look.

  What is an eyebrow wax + shape? 
This is a cosmetic treatment by using 
soft wax to clean up excess hair to define and/or shape the eyebrows. We recommended a touch-up every 2-4 weeks. 


  Will this look natural? 
Yes, we follow your natural eyebrow pattern. If the eyebrows need to be more defined and shaped we can do this as well. We will consult with you before the application.

  Need to know? 
Those taking medications such as Retin-A or Accutane are advised to not proceed.

  What to expect. 
The stylist cleans the brows to remove dirt, oil, and makeup; trims hairs according to shape; the wax is applied and removed; tweezing for definition. The eyebrows will be cleaned again and a light lotion is applied to calm the skin of redness or irritation. 

The Lash [ Lift ] Lamination



This semi-permanent treatment that lasts up to a month is perfect for those who naturally have long, full eyelashes. 

$75 Lift +25 Lash Tint


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

THE [ MINI ] MINIMALIST


Do you love a delicate & delightful look? 

Natural-looking classic definition 
gently enhances and extends length.


$120 | MINI | NEW 


 $45 | STANDARD

 $60 | EXTENDED


 $90 | MINI | RENEW 

THE [ MIDI ] MIDIMALIST


Do you love a gentle & graceful look? 

Multi-dimensional balance blends 
classic lengthening & creates volume.


$150 | MIDI | NEW 


 $60 | STANDARD

 $75 | EXTENDED


$120 | MIDI | RENEW 

THE [ MAXI ] MAXIMALIST


Do you love a bold & beautiful look? 

Hand-crafted delicate bouquets
bloom fullness & boosts volume.


$180 | MAXI | NEW 


 $75 | STANDARD

 $90 | EXTENDED


$150 | MAXI | RENEW 


___________________




Do you love a daring & dramatic look?

Hand-crafted vivid bouquets
bloom full & ultimate volume.


$210 | MEGA | NEW 


 $75 | 1-2w | EXPRESS

 $90 | 2-3w | STANDARD

$105 | 3-4w | EXTENDED


$180 | MEGA | RENEW 

The [ Shop ] Owners



Welcome, 

When we opened our business in 2007, we imagined a lively little lash boutique, a cozy place to work every day, to encourage women entrepreneurs to learn a new skill and for our clients to enjoy a relaxing environment to feel confident and beautiful.

For many years we worked diligently to grow in our lovely community of Tulsa. Every small business has challenges and sacrifices, and we built up from there. Paul became a stay-at-home-schooling dad and I became the sole provider for our family.

I am grateful to have worked in this industry for 17 years and still able to provide this skill that I love so much. We are so thankful for the wonderful staff that believed in our vision along the way and our amazing clients supporting our creativity.

Thank you for helping our business bloom into a dream come true

Paul & Amber S.

The [ Lash ] Industry


Eyelash extensions have come a long from when they first became popular in the early 2000's they were created to extend the length and curl of the natural eyelashes. The extensions were thin and came in tiny pots, the stylist would take out a few sizes depending on the natural eyelash lengths, place on a towel and pick up by hand, one extension at a time and affix with a tweezer and thick, slow-drying black glue onto each natural eyelash. All of this would take FOREVER and not to mention it was just for lengthening, not volume so it would look very whispy. 

The industry needed that fuller look. Lash companies began producing thick extensions to create a fuller-looking lash line. They could be heavy and if improperly applied, unhealthy for the natural eyelashes and would be uncomfortable for the client. At this time, eyelash manufacturers were producing the individual extensions in a strip to place the different lengths on a lash palette for easier tweezer pick up and quicker application. Stylists needed to apply multi-dimension according to the natural lash pattern for proper weight balance.

Several years ago, a lash artist in Russia came up with a unique way to create a fuller lash line by handcrafting multiple, lightweight thin extensions into a soft fan. Also known as "Russian Volume" this technique created a lash bouquet that would be applied to each individual natural eyelash to expand fullness and fill gaps for added volume. This innovative and specialized technique changed the lash industry forever. This multi-faceted look became widely known as volume eyelash extensions. This look can only be achieved with very fine weightless extensions and not to be created with classic, thicker extensions for proper application.

Eyelash extensions are meant to enhance the natural eyelashes length, volume, and curl. All eyes are unique in shapes and sizes, and some can have a minimal amount of lashes or a lot, straight or curly, coarse or fine. All looks are based on natural eyelash support. We advise consulting with your licensed stylist and follow their recommendation. There may be a set expectation by the client but a stylist can only apply what the natural eyelashes will allow. Every "look" is customized and will look different on each person. 

We now have a variety of options to choose from based on natural eyelash support. The "Classic" one-to-one application creates lengthening. The blended "Hybrid" of the classic lengthening and volume fullness. The "Volume" technique is the most popular to create a soft, full and healthy look. Any level of volume can be achieved. One may choose natural-looking volume with smaller lash bouquets to create a slightly fuller look. Or, for those who prefer not too little or too much a medium volume look can be worn. For those who love bold, that look can be achieved for naturally strong eyelashes. 

Every person has different lash growth cycles and needs depending on their body, health, and lifestyle. There are 3 different cycles of growth. The anagen is the beginning stages of the hair in it's most fragile state. The catagen is the strongest stage in medium growth and the telogen is the mature stage and longest state preparing to shed for the new growth. We naturally lose 2-4 eyelashes per day. The key to extending the life of the extensions is proper at-home care and hygiene. Avoid oil, sweat or cosmetic build-up. Always wash hands before touching the eyes. Foam wash eyes at the end of every day will aid in health and longevity.

The stylist will accommodate needs based on natural eyelash support and will maintain professionalism to not compromise the integrity of their work and the health of the natural eyelashes. The application of eyelash extensions requires hours of dedication and patience to perfect this specialized skillIf a specific look is demanded outside of the stylist's professional recommendation, this can cause a stressful situation that may require the refusal of service if needed. Please be respectful of operations and arrive on-time for the services, the stylist will have a dedicated time allotted for proper application.  

Our industry has grown over the years to help those that are tired of applying eye makeup every day. Eyelash extensions have given us the confidence to have a beautiful natural look and feel that lasts for weeks. We praise these talented artists that have a true passion for their craft by continuing their education and keeping up with new and inventive trends. Most importantly providing healthy applications and professional service to their clients. Thank you to our clients for their love of lashes, you have empowered us to keep moving forward and providing our skills and services.


-Amber S. 

BLOOM owner