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15
Sep

For the Ladies

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If you’ve stopped by our Eyelash Extension Studio in Toronto at 777 Richmond St West lately you might have noticed some changes. There’s been a lot going on for the ladies here and far away: the #metoo movement, the #enough statements, women of all sizes becoming relevant in fashion etc. It’s been a big year for all the ladies and frankly we deserve it!!! The Toronto Studio has always been pretty but now we wanted it to be STRONG, just like the women we service.

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Like Whiskey in a Teacup our clients for strong and fragile at the same time – yes as a woman we can be both. The gallery walls continue to grow with ladies that have inspired us: Rosa Parks, Stevie Nicks, Evita Peron, Madonna….the list grows. We wanted our clients in Toronto to look pretty and feel celebrated for their strength. We’re super proud of the hard working, fierce ladies that some to see us and wanted to make them feel special….they deserve it.

Love & Lashes xo 

10
Sep

Over it!!!

No

You’ve had eyelash extensions done, maybe one time or maybe many times but you’ve decided you’re over it! Having lash extensions was great, but maintaining them just wasn’t for you, so now what happens? Here are the options:

  1. You may already have an appt with us for a relash (refill) upcoming at the Toronto or Burlington Studio so! you can either call the office 1.855.721.7108 and change the booking from a relash to a removal. Or you can just let the lash artist know that you would like them removed instead of relashed.
  2. You can wait for them to grow off, as you know eyelashes grow in a cycle. Baby hair grows in and pushes the adult hair with the lash extension on it out. After 3 to 4 weeks there will almost no lashes left. Because these are classic single strand lashes they will not look gappy (is that even a word?). They will appear more and more sparse until they are gone.
  3. If you have decided to go with option #2 you can accelerate the process of the eyelash extensions coming off by applying mascara to the remaining extensions. Remember eyelash extensions HATE waterproof mascara so using it will make the lashes lift off.
  4. Here’s what you DO NOT do: do not try to remove them at home on your own. Trying to use coconut oil, baby oil or any other kind of oil and rubbing them off is not a good idea. It’s very likely you will affect your natural hair, potentially pulling it out…leaving gaps in your lash line where your natural lashes are supposed to be.
  5. All this being said, we can only remove the work done within our own studios….annoying I know. However! not all lash adhesives are the same, if a highly toxic product has been used initially our remover (a gentle remover) would not work.
  6. Does removal hurt?? no not at all….the process is very gentle, just as gentle as the application.

We’d be sad to see you go but we get it….all good things sometimes come to an end.

xo, Love and Lashes 

 

6
Sep

$75 Classic Full Sets of Eyelash Extensions

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Full Set Classic Lashes

You’ve decided you want eyelash extensions (great decision btw) and you live in the city. Toronto is FILLED with tons of eyelash extension studios, they used to be hard to find – now they’re on every corner. You’re a smart consumer so you’re doing your research online, but with so many Lash Extensions Studios to look at you’re getting a bit over whelmed. So why chose FCL for lash extensions? here’s why:

  • A Full Set of Eyelash Extensions with us is exactly that: a FULL SET. We do not lash count, we book by time and 2 hrs is booked to complete the full set (in lash language that’s a lot of time). It doesn’t matter if it takes 170 lashes per side to get the lashes full, if you have 170 natural hair available then 170 extensions are applied.
  • There is NEVER an extra charge, the cost is $75 for a Full Set of Lash Extensions – that’s it…. no surprises.
  • Eyelash extensions are all we do, we don’t offer any other services. Lash application, all day every day.
  • We run on time all the time, time is valuable and so we value yours.
  • We call the Health Board, not because we want to chat but because we ask them to come inspect us every 3 months to ensure we are up to code with no exceptions.
  • You work hard for your money, we all do. Yes, it’s nice to have guilty pleasures but we didn’t want lashes to be one of them. January 2017 we LOWERED our full set prices from $150 to $75, making lashes more affordable to everyone.
  • The adhesive is formaldehyde free, manufactured in Canada with no toxins.
  • Quality: the quality of the work is still the best in the city, only the cost has lowered
  • Open 7 days a week and week days until 10 pm, you don’t have to rush from work to get your lashes done. Go home, eat, change into your comfy clothes and come get your service done.
  • Located on the second level of 777 Richmond St West, there is a double security door to ensure your safety and the safety of the FCL staff. People just can’t walk in unannounced.
  • Lash Naps: lying straight for the application is not comfortable at all, we listened to our clients and bought Lazy Boy Recliners………so much more comfortable.
  • If you’re not happy with your lashes all you have to do is tell us and we’ll fix it! we want you to be happy and some see us again.

We think that all of these are pretty good reasons to come see us: full lashes in a comfy safe environment with great prices.

Love & Lashes xo 

26
Mar

Lash Party Prep!

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So you’ve made the decision to get lash extensions, found the BEST spot in Toronto, know where you’re going but what do you need to do before the appointment? Not too much but here’s the deets:

  • if you’re able to come 15 mins early for the appt that would be great, it gives you time to catch your breath before we get started
  • remove your eye make up before you come, if you can’t that’s totally okay – we have make up remover and pads there….just ask for them
  • let the important peeps in your life know you’ll holler at them when you are done your lashes. Your eyes will be closed during the service so you can’t text or answer the phone
  • maybe pop to the washroom, once we get started it’s not a good idea to stop for a bathroom break
  • if you are getting a FULL SET of lashes you can expect to be with us about 1 hr 40 mins. If you are getting a HALF SET of lashes, expect to be with us about 45 mins
  • we will give you a little kit with everything you need to take care of your lashes, and a card with your instructions so don’t stress
  • they will be sealed before you leave so you can get them wet right away, shower/swimming no problem
  • we accept Visa/Mastercard or cash (no debit – sorrrrryyyyy)

That’s it! that’s all!! pretty simple right??

Love & Lashes xo

 

23
Mar

FCL Toronto – Where the heck is it??

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FCL Toronto 777 Richmond St West certainly offers the best lashes in Toronto at the best price but where the heck is it??? We’ve had more than a few people become frustrated trying to find us – even we refer to it as Narnia. There are a few really good reasons it’s on the second level and a little out of the way.

#1. Safety – because we are open until 10 pm Monday to Friday as well as 7 days a week including Sundays it’s important that everyone stays safe. 777 Richmond has a double door security feature, so you Buzz us at 2023 then come up the stairs to the top landing where there is a second door to open. The Buzzer  in our suite is only answered if we are expecting a client. This is for the safety of the artists working and for the safety of clients who are there having a little lash nap.

#2. I’m sure you’ve noticed we have the best price in Toronto, offering Full Sets of lashes for $75 with no lash count. If we were located at street level, the cost of the lease would be insane. We are only able to offer this type of pricing because the rent is more affordable on the second level and we can carry those cost savings back to our client base.

#3. The building itself is GORGEOUS, 777 Richmond was a warehouse for many years before being purchased and converted into commercial loft style space. During the renovation the integrity of the building was maintained. The floors, ceilings and lighting is all original. The wood from demolition was kept and remade into the doors to the loft spaces. The building has character, is a reminder of the history of Queen West and really is just cool AF.

So! we might not be the easiest lash studio to find in Toronto but we try our very best to be helpful and have a few really good reasons for it!

Love & Lashes xo 

 

  1. Plant Power!!!!

    When you step into FCL Toronto (777 Richmond St West) one of the first things you will notice is there are TONS of green plants. They’re on almost every surface, on shelves and huge Elephant Ear plants dominates in the corner of … Continue reading

  2. Where to start?

    Ok, so you want to have your lashes done (good idea btw) but you’ve never had lash extensions before and you don’t know where to start. Everyone knows someone who has had their lashes done and there is a nightmare … Continue reading

  3. Lashes and Glasses??

    Can you have have lashes when you wear glasses? You sure can!! many clients wear eyeglasses on a daily basis while others wear glasses only sometimes. Either way you can totally have eyelash extensions when you wear eyeglasses. It’s simply … Continue reading

  4. Pretty and Pregnant!!

    Can pregnant women get lash extensions? Is it safe? We can’t answer that in a general sense but we can answer that question specific to Flirt Custom Lash Studio. Word on the street is that being preggy is less than … Continue reading

  5. No Counting!!!

    We get this question a lot “how many lashes do you get in a Full Set?”, in the lash biz that’s called Lash Counting. Referring to the number of lashes applied for the price given ie/ 60 lashes per eye … Continue reading

  6. Formaldehyde Free!

    When most of us think about Formaldehyde we think about the big pail of dissection frogs kept for science glass. Formaldehyde is an additive that is super cheap and can be used both as a gas and a building agent … Continue reading

  7. Microblading The Brows

    Brows on point is every girls goal….pencils, powders, gels are dipped and mixed to create the perfect arch. All of us are getting busier and busier and the idea of waking up made up becomes more appealing as the days … Continue reading

  8. Autumn Lash Loss

    The leaves are falling and so are your lashes, you’re noticing that as the cooler temperatures start your eyelash extensions seem to be falling at a faster rate. No, your lashes aren’t throwing a temper tantrum and throwing themselves on … Continue reading

  9. Where to find “The Pretty”

    “So here are you exactly?”, we get that question a lot…..and we totally get it. The reason we decided to be located on the second level of a building with double security features is because it doesn’t matter how great … Continue reading

  10. Open late…it’s a date!

    Let’s face it, there isn’t enough hours in the day…work, family, health, chores – its a lot. Add it all up and there’s basically no time left to take care of the most important person: YOU!. Maintaining the “pretty” has … Continue reading

  11. Open Sunday!

    Rome was not created in a day and neither was your cuteness, I mean how can any women be expected to squish in all of the appts needed to achieve your Wake Up Made Up natural look. Along with running … Continue reading

  12. The Mommy Chronicles

    When thinking about a regular beauty routine that makes you feel confident, trying to keep it cute 24/7 – few people include a busy mom as part of the group that keep such a routine. In fact, a HUGE portion of … Continue reading

  13. Toronto’s Top Lash Studio!!

    In November of 2015 Flirt Custom Lash Studio was named within the TOP 5 EYELASH EXTENSION SALON’S in Toronto!. Usually we “fish” for compliments and LOVE hearing how wonderful we are and how beautiful the Queen West loft space is. … Continue reading

  14. Am I Too Old For Lashes?

    Too many women have said they are too old for eyelash extensions, even if ONE woman has said it, that’s one too many. No one is too old to keep it pulled together. Part of being a woman is feeling … Continue reading

  15. Toronto Space

    FCL Toronto is the jewel in all the Flirt Custom Lash Studio locations, a truly beautiful space where we give “good face”. Located on the second level of 777 Richmond St West, above Light Form and across the hall from … Continue reading

  16. Queen West Gorgeous
  17. Here’s What To Look For:

    Until about 3 years ago, eyelash extensions were relatively unheard of in Toronto and the surrounding areas. They have EXPLODED as a beauty service over that past 2 years and with good reason – applying mascara is a bitch. Once … Continue reading

  18. Easy Does It…

    The temperature in Toronto is rising and so is the humidity, maxi dresses become the summer uniform and a messy buns are seen as far as the eye can see. At the same time, the pleasure in taking time to … Continue reading

  19. Swimming?? Yes or No??

    (Poolside Glam cause mascara just isn’t an option) Have you heard that you can’t get eyelash extensions wet because they’ll fall off? Yup, we’ve heard that too and all we can say is that the poor person that had his/her … Continue reading

  20. Toronto Heat

    There is no other city that does summer in the city like Toronto does, well truth be told Toronto does every season well but summer is the best! You can’t swing a cat without hitting an outdoor patio, there is … Continue reading

  21. Seasonal Allergies and Your Lashes

    At this time of year, we get more calls about puffy red lids than we do any other time: * Did you change your adhesive? * I’ve never had a problem before, what did you change? *OMG! do I have … Continue reading

  22. He Walked a Mile in Toronto

    Last Thursday saw the annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes event organized by the White Ribbon Campaign, cause you really can’t know what someone else is feeling until you “walk a mile in their shoes”. Ladies walk miles in … Continue reading

  23. Eyeliner!!

    We get this question a lot, can I use eyeliner? and if so which ones? We’ve got the answers for you Boo. Let’s start with the eyeliner that is a NO NO hands down no exceptions – waterproof liquid liner. … Continue reading

  24. Toronto’s Lash Game is #onpoint

    Courtney, a reformed mascara user and now Lash Junkie was so excited about her new silk lash extensions done by Paddy a Lash Fairy at FCL Toronto, that she just can’t hide it. She had always wanted to try extensions … Continue reading

  25. Toronto Gives Good Face…

    Flirt Custom Lash Studio Toronto is on Fire! and we are beginning to understand why that is. Other than the obvious, that we give good lash…we’re also giving good price. In Toronto, single strand lash extensions are a pricey little … Continue reading

  26. Silk Extensions vs Mink Extensions

      In “lash language” there are 4 types of extensions manufactured for lash studios for purchase to use in their application: Synthetics, Minks, Silks and Fur. Let’s address the easiest to explain first – fur….yup it’s single strand fur usually … Continue reading

  27. Sun….Sand and Lashes

    Winter is about to take up full time residence, so most of us are already thinking about make a quick exit for more cooperative temperatures. However regardless of the warm weather and chilly drinks, the question still remains. How can … Continue reading

  28. Queen West Gorgeous

    Lash Fairies on the loose at our Toronto Queen West Location. Video Production by Justin Borja

  29. Less is so much more….

    FCL generally lives by the philosophy that more is more: more champagne, more shoes, more lip gloss, more sparkles…you get the idea. However when it comes to everyday beauty, that idea gets flipped upside down. Less make-up applied in the … Continue reading

  30. The Ultimate Push Present

      It’s with certainty that FCL has assisted in the making of babies by putting some “wiggle wiggle wiggle” in winks across the GTA. Waking up made up is the name of our lash game, now it seems that pregnant … Continue reading

  31. #BBLU

    Because Bad Bitches Link Up (#BBLU) it only made sense that when Steph Daga of BlushPretty suggested that we hook up in a new space in Toronto, I thought the idea was genius!   (The best t-shirt!) Make-up, hair and … Continue reading

  32. Pelle Beauty – Skin Ninja’s

    As much as I’m a lash junkie, I am equally a skin junkie. I started caring for my skin before I could reach the sink without a stool – no really I did. I think your skin is a reflection … Continue reading

  33. Wet and Wild!

    We get this question a lot…”Can I get these wet?” yes you can 100% get the eyelash extensions wet. In fact, we are one of the only studios in the Toronto area that cures the extensions so you can get … Continue reading

  34. We’re so happy because she’s so happy!!

    Emails like this is what it is all about for us, FCL Brampton was running behind that day so Vicky from head office in Burlington called to let her know. Your time is valuable to us why waste it sitting … Continue reading

  35. Tips for the Bride to Be…

    Here comes the bride and her fuss free awesome silk lash extensions! Weddings are no joke, days filled with events and just about everyone you know will be there. Sleep is at a minimum and stress at a maximum. More … Continue reading

  36. Hella Sexy Dope in Queen West

    Just hanging out on Queen West makes you feel Hella Dope, the neighbourhood vibes with great independent restaurants, chic shops, the best cupcakes in the city and an appreciation of a cocktail or 5. Because FCL likes to be at … Continue reading

  37. We’re not all the same in the Lash Game

    We’re just not all the same in the lash game, there used to be a time when price would indicate who was a professional within the craft. No longer is that the case, people with no experience using SCARY products … Continue reading

  38. 99 Problems but Raccoon Eyes Ain’t One

    Hot fun in the summer time! Well almost, anything above zero is considered balmy after the winter we’ve had. Warmer weather means longer days and even longer nights in Toronto, from the office to the closest patio. After 8 hours … Continue reading

  39. Biology 101

    You don’t know what you don’t know until you know…I’m a poet and didn’t know it! Anyway, here’s a fun fact: eyelashes grow in stages just like the hair on your head. Growing, falling out and then replenishing. When some … Continue reading

  40. Toronto’s Best Kept Secret

    Ladies in Toronto know how to work it! And know its all about the eyes, perfect brows can make the difference between looking like a million dollars and the hot mess express. Our friends at the The Brow House have … Continue reading

  41. Who’s Who in the FCL Zoo

      So you call a phone number to book an appt at one of the FCL locations, the phone is answered by Vicky. Then you arrive at one of the locations and someone else is doing your lashes, while doing … Continue reading

  42. And this is how we do it!

    Close your eyes and open for a BIG surprise! How many times have you fallen for that one, and let’s face it…the surprise sucked. At FCL, you close your eyes and the only surprise is a good one. Unless you’re … Continue reading

  43. Woodgreen Warriors – ROAR Toronto

      So we know that FCL is all about the ladies, looking good and feeling FIERCE is the name of our game. Last week, I told you about the reason behind ROAR…being held March 9 th at FCL Toronto 777 … Continue reading

  44. ROAR…Toronto

    So….I live a pretty great life ( Hi Haters!). I own a biz, a home, an emotionally dependent French Bulldog  ( or maybe he owns me – who knows) and for the most part if there is something I would … Continue reading

  45. “I’m a Model Ya Know What I Mean”….

    If you follow FCL anywhere online, you’ll often see that we shout out for lash models. After receiving some feedback saying that one lash model “expected” a full set we thought we should clarify the training process and what exactly … Continue reading

  46. The Best Lash Extensions in Toronto

    FCL has worked hard to become the best in the West ( Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington). But like most businesses we are striving for world domination, for now however we’re thrilled to hear ladies are saying FCL gives the … Continue reading

  47. I Don’t Get it! Half Set? Full Set??

    Every business has it’s own language, and if we’re working in that biz everyday we can take for granted that everyone around us knows what the heck we’re talking about. Lash language is the same, the most confusing pieces of … Continue reading

  48. Saying That was a BAD Idea – The Dating Tutor

    If you’re single then you are most likely online dating, or at the very least have tried it. There’s a TON of sites,some free, some not so free, others catering to a specific demographic. Chances are when you were little … Continue reading

  49. The Dating Tutor – Taking it back to the Old School

    Remember when you had a math tutor? It wasn’t that you didn’t understand math it was more that you needed a little help with the basic concepts in order to build on them. You thought you were a math whiz, … Continue reading

  50. Much Love to 2013

    Today is the first day of 2014, I’ve been scrolling through Instagram and trolling peoples Flipgram ( I think that’s what its called) anyway the pics flipped so fast it made me crossed eyed and didn’t allow me to creep … Continue reading

  51. New Kids on the Block

      So Flirt Custom Lash Studio has settled right into our new location at 777 Richmond St West. I’m always running around like a lunatic, not to mention I’m not the hippest creature that ever lived. Lovely Lynda keeps me … Continue reading

  52. FCL Toronto To The Rescue!

    If it’s convenient (meaning you don’t need an appt) and it’s inexpensive then is must be the best thing ever right? Well, not in this case and thank heavens for Lynda at our FCL Toronto location at 777 Richmond St … Continue reading

  53. Our Dangerously Sweet Neighbour

      On my first site visit to our new location in the Queen West area, I drove past this adorable little white shop on the corner of Queen St West. I wasn’t sure but I thought I saw giant Macaron’s … Continue reading

  54. Poppin’ Bottles in Queen West!

      Last Wednesday we were on and poppin’ at our new Toronto location in Trinity Bellwoods, we’re one block south of the HOTTEST area’s of the city. When Steph from BlushPretty suggested we needed a larger location we quickly (like … Continue reading

  55. Tuesdays and Saturdays just became your FAV days of the week

    Feeling a little less than Lashtastic? We have the solution for that, single strand silk lash extensions applied one at a time by a professional. Our Brampton/Mississauga location offers full sets for 1/2 price ($75.00 regularly $150)  every Tuesday and … Continue reading

  56. A What?

    If you’re plugged into what’s happening with FCL (and really why wouldn’t you be?) then you’ve seen a shout out for a “Lash Mob” going up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you have no idea what the heck we’re … Continue reading

  57. Missin’ ya…

      You had that lovin’ feeling for your lash extensions but life got in the way (it happens) and you weren’t able to maintain them. You think about the beautiful little silk extensions with fondness, life was just so much … Continue reading

  58. SURPRISE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      We’re not at all very good at keeping secrets but we’re celebrating something this weekend. This a been a CHORE keeping it under wraps but bear with us cause we’re about to totally spill the beans. To celebrate this … Continue reading

  59. Eat your Veggies doll . . .

    ” I want my lashes to be thick like yours ” and “Is all that hair yours ?”, two of the statements I hear all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE compliments so keep’em coming. However, because I … Continue reading

  60. Call for a good time !!

      With locations in Brampton/Mississauga, Burlington and Toronto, we wanted to make sure that you could call us from anywhere anytime. You are too fierce to be spending money on long distance charges, those funds can be spent on much … Continue reading

  61. With a Grateful Heart . . . Thank-you

    After all the turkey’ing and pumpkin pie’ing ( I’m aware that these are not really words ) this long weekend is all about giving thanks. Sitting back with a cocktail ( or 5 ) and thinking about what we are … Continue reading

  62. What’s the Catch ??

    Eyelash extensions have EXPLODED in popularity over the past 2 years, lashes are becoming just as mainstream as getting your nails did. FCL was in the professional lash game a little before the trend popped off. We wanted to make … Continue reading

  63. This Girl is on Fire !

    Flirt Custom Lash Studio is coming to Toronto – finally, we’ve been getting lashy with it in Brampton for 3 years and in Burlington for 2 years. It only makes sense to open up in such a concentrated area of … Continue reading

  64. Thats the best !

    If you’ve booked with FCL before, we go through the whole conversation ( mostly one sided ) about pre-appointment instructions. Everything is fine until we would say ” and it’s best to wash your hair before you come because you … Continue reading

  65. Here Comes The Bride AND . . . She’s Getting a Discount !!

    You’re getting married and we’re so excited for you !!!! Lash extensions have become so popular among brides for numerous reasons. Many of which being that once they have been applied they are fuss free, a lifting strip lash caught … Continue reading

  66. It’s Getting Hot in Here !!

    Summer took it’s sweet time getting here but it’s here and lawdy it is hot !!!! Finding ways to beat the heat and take off anything that isn’t needed makes sense to us. Taking all your clothes off is generally … Continue reading

  67. Stay Pretty in Burlington 7 Days a Week !

    Doll if you’re like us you have TONS on the go and getting GLAM can be stressful ! We totally get it and because we love you, we want to make this easier for you. Flirt Custom Lash Studio in … Continue reading

  68. How do I get my eye make-up off ??

    “How do I get my eye make-up off ??”, I get this question tons and it really speaks to the overall care of your extensions. If we’re talking about eye shadow, liner etc then the simple answer is : Oil … Continue reading

  69. Happy Lashing Elf’s !!

    Christmas season is here and the studio’s in Brampton and Burlington are in full swing . . . tweezers are on fire with creative energy. This week some of my clients reasons for Christmas GLAM surprised and delighted me. One … Continue reading

  70. A FABULOUS Combination

    If you haven’t been to Julie’s Spa in Burlington for your beauty services then you are missing out ! It’s located South of the QEW and has tons of parking  . . . let’s face it Burlington beauties should not … Continue reading