As you may know, I am always trying new lash extension spots around the city. I’ve never had the patience to sit down and really learn how to do makeup elaborately so extensions have been my saving grace. This month, I tried out JJ Eyelashes. They have 5 locations around NYC and offer not only extensions, but also lash lifts, microblading, waxing and other services. I went to the Soho location because it’s the closest to my apartment and I was pleasantly surprised by the service and speed of the appointment. JJ Eyelashes really stood out to me as one of the most friendly and established lash extension salons in NYC.
NYC subways are always a mess (and I’m always running behind schedule) so I was 10 minutes late to my appointment, but I called the salon to let them know and they were super accommodating over the phone. They have a 15 minute late policy so thankfully I made it on time!
The Soho Location
When you enter the store, there is a reception desk and a seating area with water and magazines. They also have makeup removers and q-tips in case you forgot to take off your eye-makeup before your appointment! This was a nice touch that made it feel more welcoming. My technician, Jessica, came to greet me at the front and escorted me down a colorful hallway to my bed. It was very clean and private which stood out to me as one of the best things about JJ Eyelashes.
The first thing we did was discuss the style of lashes I wanted to get. I was booked for the Ruby set (80 lashes) and Jessica took a look at my natural lashes to see what would be possible given their shape and length. I do not have a lot of lashes, but they are pretty long and thin.
Jessica brought over a chart to show me the two different lash curls (j-curl or c-curl), lash shape (natural, cat-eye, and dramatic) and the lash lengths (a wide range from ~8mm – 15mm).
I went with the natural shape and 12mm length in a C-curl. I like my lash extensions to look a little more exaggerated as opposed to a more blended natural look.
Now I know this is sponsored, but I wouldn’t say this if it wasn’t true, the bed was SO much more comfortable than most beds at lash extension salons. They also provided a cozy blanket and I was drifting in and out of sleep with the spa music in the background.
For those of you who have never had lashes done before, it’s a very simple process. You spend an hour or so with your eyes closed while the technician applies an extension to each individual lash.
Before and After
I had a very good experience at JJ Eyelashes. Their locations are all in super convenient areas of the city and they have some later appointment slots which is perfect for any other ladies out there with 9-5s. Being in a clean space and knowing that your technician is highly trained at applying the extensions is an extreme comfort as well. Definitely looking forward to coming back for my two week refills and continuing to show off my new lashes around the city!