ordanna is a certified eyelash extensions technician based in Canmore. She is happy to travel to your hotel or will welcome you into her beautiful home to apply your eyelash extensions. Jordanna is also a mobile hair stylist specializing in weddings so you can book your eyelash extension appointment at the same time as your hair trial. She is a soft spoken lovely woman with a lot of love for her family and the mountains she feels lucky to call home. I was nervous when Jordanna told me the process would take 2 hours to complete as I'm not one who is comfortable sitting still for so long but I was pleasantly surprised when Jordanna announced we were just finishing the last lashes because the time flew by having a lovely chat.
I have been seeing some make-up artists applying what I call Snuffleupagus
fake lashes on wedding days and not only do they look harsh they are terribly uncomfortable to wear. I have witnessed lashes popping off mid wedding day and the only option at that point is to remove them altogether. What I love in contrast to that experience is that Jordanna asks you what you want to accomplish with your lashes, length - thickness - or both? She selects lashes that are fitted specifically for your request and your existing lashes and they are tapered beautifully which makes them appear very natural and feel comfortable.
The other benefit about having eyelash extensions applied before your wedding day is that they last around 30 days for the average person, often longer which if you time it right means you can enjoy your lashes during your wedding week and on your honeymoon. Because you don't wear mascara with lash extensions (there is no need) you don't have to worry about crying during your wedding and looking like a racoon.
I tried the whole experience out for myself because my lashes are virtually non-existent and I'm someone who doesn't wear make-up and I have to say I was thrilled with the result. They look fantastic and feel really comfortable. They simply shed with the natural growth cycle of your own lashes and it's suggested that you book another appointment in about 2-4 weeks to fill them in again if you'd like to maintain them. The first time you have them applied it takes about 2 hours but then fills only take about 1 hour to complete.
For me as a wedding photographer I'm really excited about how natural they look, they look great in photographs.
I must say if you decide to get eyelash extensions by anyone make sure that come recommended by someone who has had a personal experience. It is a very exacting process and requires great skill to apply them well.
I think it would make for a fun day to bring your girls out and have an eyelash extension marathon. That way all your girls will feel fancy on your wedding day.
Below is my own personal before and after. Rather dramatic!
I am not wearing any mascara.