Tried and Tested: XTreme Lashes
We try the signature services at venerable US eyelash extension brand XTreme Lashes at its first outpost in Hong Kong.
The Basics: Xtreme Lashes is one of the foremost eyelash extension experts in the city, attracting clients willing to spend a bit more for the security and comfort of a world-class salon and carefully vetted procedures.
The Experience: Xtreme Lashes prides itself on using safe and hygienic processes for applying extensions that keep lashes looking natural and undamaged. My session began with a one-on-one consultation to take me through the choices available. I drifted off into slumberland within the first 15 minutes as the technician began applying extensions to each individual lash. The one-and-a-half-hour process was completely pain-free and quite peaceful, with only the soft spa music and gentle whirring of the tools to be heard. I woke up to a stunning set of luscious long lashes.
The Takeaway: I was amazed at how light the lashes felt and, after a few days, I hardly noticed them at all. I also loved how there was no maintenance involved to keep them looking full and fantastic—all I had to do was make sure to stay away from oil-based face cleanser and give them a quick swipe with the brush (provided) in the mornings to even out the strands. The extensions last as long as the duration of your natural eyelash growth cycle, so you’ll have to head back after about six to eight weeks.
Full set of eyelash extensions $1,388. 3/F, V Plus, 68-70 Wellington St., Central, 3708-8961, xtremelashes.com.hk