Cheryl checks it out: extensions
You see a celebrity like Jessica Simpson and you know it’s all
fake: the voluminous hair, the perfect manicure, the superlong lashes.
But the fact is, she looks good. So I wondered: Could extension
make a movie star out of me? I set out to test both at-home and
in-salon version of hair, lash, and nail extensions. The one thing
I didn’t realize would be tested? My patience. I spent hours
upon hours in the salon. Apparently getting va-va-voom is ve-ve-very
boring. My advice: Bring a good book, because some of this stuff
is worth the wait.
Salon – Xtreme Lashes, single synthetic lashes glued
onto your own, at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa in NYC
Specifics – Application time: 2 hours. Removal
time: They fall off as your own lashes fall out. They’ll
last: Up to 6 weeks. Cost: $450.
Overall experience – The process was
painstaking, but these incredibly long lashes look like they’re
yours – no mascara necessary! So when I finally
have my red-carpet moment and do the accompanying talk-show circuit,
I’ll definitely get them again.
Salon – Nylon Micro-Integration, bonded-on human hair,
at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa in NYC
Specifics – Application time:
4 hours. Removal time: 1 hour. They’ll last
: 3-4 months. Cost: From $2800.
Overall experience - A big shout-out to the
generous Ukrainian woman who gave up her hair for my vanity. Her
strands were pre-dyed to match mine, then heat-bonded all the way around
Crazy costly? Oh yeah. But this mane is attracting more
male attention than I’ve had in years.
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