beauties, i'm off the wagon.
after a three month break, i have new lash extensions. this time applied by courtney akai of courtney akai boutique salon.
courtney was one of the first makeup artists in nyc to get trained in applying extensions, plus she has an impressive clientele list (including football players wives and makeup company founders!) - so you know she is a real expert. which may be why extensions with courtney are on the pricier side - $400 for a full set.
is it worth it? courtney uses a stronger glue and a closer and tighter application technique that makes lashes hold for up to 8 weeks. having paid $180 for a full set that mostly shed within a week, if your looking for long-lasting lashes and beautifully applied lashes for an upcoming occasion, courtney's your girl. i've had my lashes for 5 days and haven't seen a single one shed yet!
bonus: if you've ever gotten lash extensions before you may recall that it is a two-hour application process, so going through it with someone who has a sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge in pop culture makes all the difference. courtney's thoughts on jersey shore, "sam is the best girl on the jersey shore?! wake up, ronnie, sam is the worst girl at the shore." our entire time together was filled with gems like this that make courtney your new bff.
visit courtney on the web at courtneyakai.com to learn more about her services and visiting her 5th ave salon.