Looking to get your lashes done? These salons offer everything from conventional eyelash extensions to 3D volume options.
Thinking of getting eyelash extensions but worried that the process might ruin your natural ones? Well, the good news is, lash extension procedures have improved significantly over the years and there are lots of skilled technicians in Hong Kong ready to make your peepers pop. Extensions can help to open up your eyes and best of all, mean you can ditch the mascara (and possibly even eyeliner too) while they’re in place. So here’s our pick of the salons offering eyelash extensions in Hong Kong. It’s time to put down the eyelash curlers and get booking!
It’s no secret that Team Sassy is a big fan of eyebrow and lash grooming salon, PrincessBrows, which is why we want to bring its G.E.L. Lashes to your attention. It’s a great option for those of you who know you want to enhance your eyelashes, but don’t want to fully commit to extensions. It’s essentially a keratin treatment that works by nourishing and protecting your own lashes, at the same time as helping to lengthen and lift. It also darkens your natural lash colour with the use of some pigment, making it look like you’re wearing mascara 24/7. The best part is it’ll last for 8-12 weeks and only costs $950 (plus there’s no need for top-ups throughout or to have to pay for removal afterwards)! If you want to extend the life of your lashes further, you can also purchase its keratin mascara to apply at home.
PrincessBrows, Unit 1604-1605, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2799 0800
Matsu.Lash is conveniently located in Central and promises to sort out your lash look in just a couple of hours, with results that will last for weeks. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its focus on using high-quality Japanese extension techniques. All of its lash artists have been specially trained in Japan (how’s that for commitment!). They aim to enhance the natural look of your eyes and take time to recommend customised solutions based on what best suits your facial features. They also take great care to make sure your own lashes aren’t damaged in the process. You’ll be able to choose between a classic lash look, a volume lash look or even go for coloured extensions if you’re looking for something a bit different!
Sassy Perk: If you mention Sassy when booking in for a classic set of lash extensions (up to 140 single lashes in total), you’ll pay a special promotional price of $680, instead of the regular price of $1,000.
Lyla Lash is a cosy, chic, lash bar located in the heart of LKF. It specialises in both classic and volume lash extensions, using high-quality products from Japan. For the classic look, individual extensions are applied to your natural lashes using a one-to-one ratio, while the volume look uses lightweight extensions to create a fan-like effect before they are applied to your lashes. Prices start from $680 for a Classic Basic Set of 100 lashes and go up to $1,100 for 3D Russian Volume lashes. If you’d rather steer clear of extensions but do want to give your eyelashes a bit more oomph or colour, the salon’s lifting ($680) and tinting ($220) services come highly recommended too! No matter what you book in for, its experienced staff go out of their way to make sure you leave fully satisfied.
Xtreme Lashes offers premium eyelash extensions, which are designed to mimic and enhance your own lashes, rather than leave you looking unrecognisable! The company, which was established by a registered nurse, has been around for more than a decade and now has a global presence in over 50 countries (including two outlets here in Hong Kong). Its highly skilled technicians will use specialist tools to determine the ideal length, thickness and number of extensions they can add, without damaging your natural lashes underneath. A classic set of single layer lashes costs $1,488.
Xtreme Lashes Central, 3/F, V-Plus, 68-70 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3708 8961, WhatsApp booking: 9141 0363
Looking for a bold Beyoncé-look? Jump on the celeb-approved NovaLash bandwagon, and book yourself a session with these highly-trained lash experts (a full classic set costs $1,860). NovaLash was founded in the U.S. and claims its extensions have twice the wear time of other leading brands. Oil-proof adhesive is used, so there’s no need to avoid your regular skincare products. The studio itself has more than 20 luxurious private rooms, so you should always be able to secure a booking no matter how last minute you leave it.
NovaLash, 10/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2536 0998, www.novalash.hk
Suavis Lash won the Best Beauty and Nail Salon award in our 2019 Sassy Best of Hong Kong Reader Awards, so it’s definitely doing something right. It specialises in Japanese extension techniques (from $800 for upper lashes) and 3D Russian volume extensions (from $1,600). You can vary the thickness, length and curvature of the lashes to get your desired look. Plus you can take your pick from four different styles of extensions: natural, cute, sexy or glamorous. Our pick is the appropriately titled “sexy”, where lashes are applied on the outer corner of your eye to achieve an elegant, yet seductive cat-eye look.
Suavis Lash, 8/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2336 6328, [email protected]
Eyelash extensions aren’t the cheapest beauty treatment out there, but Cerynne is definitely one of the more affordable options. Prices start at just $580 for 100 single upper lash extensions, or $880 for 100 3D volume upper lashes. There’s also a discount for first-time customers. And although the salon is located in slap bang in the middle of Central, it’s managed to create a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. In fact, the name Cerynne is pronounced as “serene”.
Fuss-free and efficient service is what you’ll get at aQuaeria, a charming and airy Japanese nail and lash salon. The team is led by an instructor who is certified by the Japan Lash Association and ensures her colleagues are constantly updated on the latest techniques. When it comes to the extensions themselves, there are more than 50 types of length, thickness and curl to choose from. You’ll also be able to pick your level of technician to suit your price point. 100 upper lash extensions with a regular technician start from $780 (or $960 for a top technician), while volume extensions cost $1,200.
L For Lashes was responsible for bringing the award-winning JB Lashes concept from the US to Hong Kong, which means you can rest assured all its tools and materials are FDA-approved. Its glue has even been specially-formulated for those with sensitive skin. It even says its lashes are up to 40% lighter than others, so you get that weightless feeling. Expect to pay $1,680 for a full set of extensions (between 120-140 lashes), or $1,344 if you’re a first-time customer.
L For Lashes, 25/F, Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3580 0853, www.lforlashes.com
Plurecil uses Pro Care Eyelash extensions at its salons in Central and TST, and guarantees you won’t even feel them on your lids. Its friendly staff will take the time to talk through the (many!) options available. We love that you can choose to add a faint colour to your lashes (matched to your hair and eye colour of course), from standard browns to electric blues. If you’re after some bling, rhinestones and feather lashes can be added on as extras. Prices start at $800 for 80 upper lash extensions.
Kesalan Patharan is a Japanese makeup brand that was established in 1987 and first brought its eyelash extension service to Hong Kong a decade ago, so it’s a tried and tested old-timer. Its prides itself on offering a complete lash service – including a consultation to decide what’s right for you, as well as after-care tips. Expect to pay from $880 for 120 lash extensions, or $600 for 80 lashes if you’re a first-time customer.
Blanc originated in Tokyo and now has a presence in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and of course, Hong Kong. Its prices are incredibly reasonable, with trials for new customers starting at just $599 for 80 upper lash extensions or $699 for 100. You’ll need to be decisive because there’s more than 165 different combinations to choose from, so it’s worth bringing in photos of the look you’re hoping to achieve to let the technicians make recommendations.
Blanc Eyelash Salon, Unit B, 8/F, Way On Commercial Building, 500 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2385 5322, [email protected]
Graceous (which also has outlets in Singapore) is a Japanese-style salon, conveniently located on Hollywood Road. Its services are fully-customisable so expect plenty of choice regarding the colour, length, curl and thickness of your extensions. 100 upper lash extensions will set you back $1,000, or you can pay $1,400 for unlimited lashes. You can even choose to add on a gel eye patch ($40) while your therapist gets to work.
Graceous, 2/F, 29 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2433 5922, www.graceous.com.hk
This is another Japanese beauty salon, whose therapists have experience working in London, New York and Shanghai. You’ll be able to choose your level of technician (expect to pay around $100 extra for a senior therapist), with upper lash extensions starting from $900 for 80 extensions or $1,100 for volume extensions. Carte Blanche has recently extended its weekday opening hours to 9pm, so it’s perfect for those who work late!
Carte Blanche, Shop 277 and 277a, 2/F, Mira Place 2, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2739 1960, www.carteblanche-hk.com
M&A first set up shop in the 852 in 2009 and has been expanding ever since. In that time it reckons it’s given more than 10,000 customers lash makeovers. It’s now got 5 branches across the city and uses several different types of extensions, including Korean-style single layer and Japanese-style multi-layer. Korean blink lashes cost $980, with super-light Japanese mink lashes costing $1,288.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Vivian Lee on 30, July 2018 and updated by Team Sassy on 9, September 2019.