StyleScene Tulsa World • Page D3 • Tuesday, May 9, 2006
in Utica Square.
CLOE POISSON / Hartford Courant
ROBERT S. CROSS /
Michelle McCabe applies eyelash extensions on a client.
Extensions so subtle
no one bats an eye
Business card cases
B Y G REG M ORAGO Tracy Lewis of Avon, Conn.,
The Hartford Courant who recently got eyelash exten-
sions at Les Cheveux. “It was
make practical, attractive
fun to try once, but I’m not sure
You see them saunter down
the red carpet in designer
I’d do it again. I’m happy with
the results. I just wish they’d
gifts for graduates
gowns, bedecked in jewels and last longer.”
ﬂawless makeup. The eyes are Lewis said she had heard
huge and never ﬂinch despite about extensions the week
the camera ﬂashes. Oh, those before while getting her hair “Genie” enameled case by
eyes! Liquid pools, perfectly done. She also had heard about Debora Jedwab ($30) from
arched eyebrows, eyelashes out it from neighbors. “I was curi- Snow Goose in Utica Square.
to there. Secretly you curse the ous, and I said, well, I’m going
stars born with long, thick away for my birthday, so I
movie-star eyelashes. decided to treat myself,” she B Y J ASON A SHLEY W RIGHT
Well, you can stop swearing said. “It’s nice to try something World Scene Writer
and get yourself to a salon for that you know is not perma-
some lengthy lashes of your nent.” “Here’s my card.”
own. You think Nicole Kidman, Theresa Blankenship, an eye- It’s one of the most oft-uttered and,
Paris Hilton, Gwen Stefani, lash-extension expert who has potentially, wallet-cluttering phrases
Lucy Liu, Naomi Campbell and trained aestheticians using exchanged between business people.
Liz Hurley were blessed with Shavasana Eyelash Extension You trade contact information, then
those big, ﬂuttering eyelashes? products, said customers have Black mini briefcase card holder by Ganz ($9.95)
from Elephant Trunk in Utica Square. stuff it in your briefcase or purse
Nope. They, like a growing gotten them for cruises, along with credit cards, receipts and,
number of women across the reunions, weddings and other hopefully, a little moolah. But retriev-
country, are in on the latest special occasions. “It’s for some- ing that info can be a big pain when
beauty-shop secret: eyelash body that’s always wanted eye- it’s lost in the paper shufﬂe.
extensions. lashes and never had a lot of To keep your card-swapping tidy
What are they? They’re semi- them,” said Blankenship, who and stylish, we found a few holders for
permanent synthetic lashes that does extensions at a spa in Glas- Lavender
enameled case those business cards. They’re not only
are glued to existing lashes tonbury, Conn. “They want to great for the networking professional,
using tweezers and a lot of treat themselves.” by Spring Street
($24) from they can be fun yet practical gradua-
patience. The initial procedure Blankenship’s treats cost tion gifts, too.
can take up to two hours between $350 and $600 and last Glass Slipper in
(longer if the existing lashes up to two months. After the eye- The Plaza, 81st Jason Ashley Wright 581-8483
have to be prepped by tinting); lashes are applied, the customer Street and Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
they’ll last four to six weeks. can’t get them wet for 24 to 48 Avenue.
Eyelash extensions cost any- hours while the glue dries. Mas-
where from $150 to $500 with cara may be applied to the
touch-ups running about $40 to extensions, but it must be
$50. water-based. The synthetic hair,
Several years ago Jennifer she said, has the same molecu-
Lopez was responsible for a lar weight as human hair, so
renewed interest in false eye- wearers won’t feel as if the lash-
lashes when it was reported es are heavy.
that the beauty company Shu “If done correctly, they look
Uemura fashioned custom-made natural,” she said. “The client is
lashes using mink for her. Later, going to be very happy with
Madonna bested J.Lo with them, because they look beauti- Blue card dispenser
$10,000 mink lashes sparkling ful.” with metal clip by Wagner
with diamonds. There’s no need to use an of Switzerland ($40) from
Traditional glue-on false eye- eyelash curler, because the syn- Elephant Trunk in Utica Square.
lashes always tended to look, thetic lashes are already curled.
well, false. “When someone Both Blankenship and
wears false eyelashes, there’s a McGarvey said the trend was
line you can see. You can tell,” growing. “It’s going to be huge,”
said John McGarvey, owner of McGarvey said. “We like the
Les Cheveux salon in West way it frees women up from
Hartford, Conn. “With eyelash their daily makeup routine.”
extensions, you absolutely, 100 So far the extensions appear
percent cannot tell.” to be safe. Ophthalmologist
Which is why the procedure Thomas Steinemann of the
is gaining in popularity. Women American Academy of Ophthal-
with extensions say their eyes mology told USA Today that he
look bigger and the lashes fuller hadn’t seen or heard of safety Red bungee card case with elas-
without the need for the daily problems with eyelash exten- tic closure by Umbra ($7.95) from Turquoise leather case by Raika ($26) from
application of mascara. sions, but he advised asking Snow Goose in Utica Square. Margo’s in Utica Square.
“The hardest part for me was whether the glue was safe for
lying still for three hours,” said cosmetic use.
You’ll ﬁnd more variations
DRESS: on the little black dress at
Target, of which the store’s
Dress them up or Mossimo brand has several.
One is a sleeveless one with
down. boat neck, ﬁtted bodice and
front-waist tie. Another is a
FROM D-1 knee-length dress with
dipped neckline, shirred
selections en blanche is a
white Rose & Lula silk halter
high waistline and softly
draping skirt. Knee or Hip Pain?
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Melissa wears border design in turquoise, dress in stretchy white You’ll learn about the latest, most
a green Velvet plus a coordinating ribbon sateen. He dabbled in seer- effective treatments that may offer
strapless T- belt. The store also has an sucker, too, such a black-
and-white sundress with an
dramatic relief of your knee or hip pain.
shirt dress ultra-feminine, fully lined
($118) from crocheted dress with empire empire bodice, V-neckline
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sleeves and sheer hem by Most of these pieces can • Medications
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dress at Donna’s Fashions in a light-weight scarf or shawl.
Shops of Seville, 101st Street On your feet, do ﬂip-ﬂops
and Yale Avenue. One of her for day, Dupler suggested,
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