Disclaimer: I received complimentary lash extensions in exchange for my honest review. As always, my opinions are my own.
Last weekend, I had a double first: my first time visiting the New York Lash Spa and my first time getting lash extensions (!).
I’ve been intrigued by lash extensions since they popped up on my radar a few years ago, so I was excited to finally try them out.
I was very much looking forward to the service at New York Lash Spa, which I’ve heard of but hadn’t had a chance to visit yet. This is my review of the experience – the pros, the cons, the results, and what to expect.
Is it worth getting lash extensions at New York Lash Spa? Read on to find out!
Located in the trendy neighborhood of Soho, New York Lash Spa is easily accessible via the subway. The closest station is Canal St on the N, Q, R, and W lines (about a 5-minute walk to the spa).
AMBIANCE & AMENITIES
The spa was nice and quiet when I went (probably because I was one of the first appointments of the day). There’s a cute waiting room with a purple velvet couch and lots of gold furniture, though I didn’t get a chance to experience it since I didn’t have to wait before my appointment.
The actual treatment room resembles a small massage parlor room. There’s a coat rack for you to hang your belongings and a massage table-esque bed lit by two bright lights on either side. It’s not particularly fancy or luxurious, but it was nice enough. My only gripe is how cold it was. I was freezing throughout the entire lash application process and, looking back in hindsight, I should’ve said something (I think I saw a blanket in the corner…) but I didn’t, so c’est la vie.
My lash technician Monika was lovely. Since it was my first time getting lash extensions, she walked me through all the different options for length, thickness, and curl. Spoiler: There’s a lot!
It was a little overwhelming, but she was patient with me as I asked questions. I told her what I wanted – something natural with a little oomph, nothing too dramatic – and she confirmed which choices were best.
The actual lash application process took about 45 minutes. I had to keep my eyes closed the entire time but, other than the cold, I didn’t feel any discomfort.
Afterward, Monika explained how to care for the lashes (no wetting or touching lashes for the first 24 hours; no oil-based products or makeup removers, which will erode the lash glue; no trying to remove the lashes myself). She also gave me a lash brush to keep my extensions under control, which was a nice bonus!
Ok. I can’t believe I’m saying this because I’ve held off on lash extensions for so long but…I LOVE THEM! Seriously, my lashes came out exactly the way I wanted them: long, thick, but naturally so. Monika did a fantastic job.
For reference, I ended up getting the: B curl, 0.10 thickness, mix of 8-11 lengths. The nice part is they store your information in the system, so if you go back and want what you got last time, they can just pull it up without you having to remember all the details.
Two or three lashes did fall out in the first few days (not sure if that’s normal) but overall, I’m pleased with the result.
They last 6-8 weeks and I just might have to include lash extensions in my regular beauty routine…
Prices vary depending on what kind of “look” you’re going for, since they require different amounts of lashes. Below is a quick summary of New York Lash Spa’s lash extension pricing:
- Real Look (70 eyelash extensions per eye): $125
- Natural Look (90 eyelash extensions per eye): $150
- Glamour Look (110 eyelash extensions per eye): $175
- Dramatic Look (130 eyelash extensions per eye): $200
There’s also Master pricing, which I assume is for senior lash technicians:
- Master Real Look: $135
- Master Natural Look: $160
- Master Glamour Look: $185
- Master Dramatic Look: $210
Pretty standard for lash extensions. In fact, I think the Real Look pricing is quite a steal.
I’m very happy with my lash extensions and would definitely go back to New York Lash Spa.
I’m also glad I got them before my trip to Europe – the extensions make my eyes pop even when I’m not wearing makeup and, let’s be honest, I don’t have the patience to go all in on makeup when I’m traveling.
Whether you’re getting lash extensions for the first or tenth time, I recommend checking out New York Lash Spa. They made me feel very comfortable and were so patient walking me through the process for the first time.
Hope you love them as much as I do!