Last week I was invited to Ardan Medspa + Salon in Wellesley to test out their Yumi Lashes services. Now, I'm sure you've heard of lash extensions or had them done before, and while they look great, they are not the best for your natural lashes (they tend to rip out or make your natural lashes fall off). The process is also super expensive and your lashes needs to be refilled every 2-3 weeks. That's where Yumi Lashes come in.
Yumi Lashes is a NEW advanced Keratin based treatment designed to lift and boost your natural eyelashes without the need for fake eyelashes or extensions. This lash treatment is pretty painless, safe and non-invasive and will lend a remarkable amount of length, thickness and uplift to your own eyelashes (it is also hypo-allergenic and paraben-free). As a result, you have thick, dark lashes that beautifully curve upwards. The service also includes a lash tint which gives them a thicker, darker and longer looking lash. There are two tints to choose from - a true black and a blue-black. I chose the true black.
The process was way quicker than I expected (under an hour) and Kimberly who worked on my lashes was AMAZING. She walked me through the entire process step-by-step so I knew exactly what she was doing. There was a bit of a burning sensation during the treatment, but it was definitely bearable and short lasting.
The lifting and boosting effect lasts around 8-12 weeks which is the natural life cycle of the eyelash. For the first 48 hours you are not to get the lashes wet. Once the 48 hours has passed, you can wear mascara and treat your eyelashes just as you normally would. The salon also sells the Yumi keratin lash serum to use in the morning and before you go to bed to help extend the life of the process. I would suggest purchasing this as it has really helped my eyelashes stay separate and full. Make sure to use this before putting on your mascara as well!
Ardan Medspa + Salon is the ONLY spa in Boston to provide this service. Yumi Lashes is $175 and the serum is $80. Scroll down for my before and after shots! To book an appointment call 781.235.7788.