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A New Lola for Spring 2013!

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Our new Crowfoot location opens tomorrow (May 10th)!

 Hey Northwest Calgary folks! Are you ready to get lashed this spring? We are so excited to announce the brand-new Crowfoot location opening tomorrow.  We’ll get you looking absolutely gorgeous for summer with stunning Lola Lash Bar lashes.

First of all, we want to thank all of our amazing customers for being so supportive and allowing us to grow our business across the city. Calgarians love their lash extensions and we can’t wait to open up to a whole new neighbourhood of ladies just waiting to bat those lashes.

Wondering what to expect from this brand new location?

  • Glamour and opulence at every turn – this isn’t your Grandma’s lash bar.
  • A private room! For those who have some extra juicy gossip to share with your lash technician or if you just want a bit of heavenly silence after a stressful day.
  • Friendly, experienced lash technicians to ensure safe and perfected application of your lash extensions.
  • The usual selection of top of the line lash extensions. Are you a Lolita, a Lash-Doll or a Bombshell? Come in and find out what length suits your eye shape best. We also have the beautiful mink lashes available for a softer more natural look.
  • An amazing selection of gorgeous products like LiLash, Adara Coconut Oil and our favourite Japonesque Heated Curlers.
  • Complimentary consultations for any occasion. Whether you are planning your wedding, vacation, stagette and beyond – we can’t wait to help you plan out your lash calendar.
  • All of this in an amazing luxe environment designed to make you feel comfortable while you enjoy your lash application.

So much to fall in love with over here at our Crowfoot lash bar. We absolutely cannot wait to have each and everyone of you in for a lash application!

xo, lola

Where you will find us at our third location: Suite 103-150 Crowfoot Crescent NW

Who is Lola?

Lola, the enigmatic mystery woman behind the brand of Lola Lash Bar? Well, she is many things to us. Here at the lash bar we like to think there is a Lola residing in each and everyone of us girls. Lola is confident, beautiful, smart, fearless and seductive. She goes for what she wants and does it with style. She looks for the beauty in all situations and shares it with everyone else. She is coy but not a tease. And she knows how to wink like no other.

katyperryWe can all relate to her confidence and beauty. There is just something about getting your lashes down that totally brings out your inner Lola. Something sparks and you feel like you can do anything. We love how the gorgeous long lashes incite confidence in our beautiful clients. Maybe it is the ease of waking up looking fresh-faced and stunning or maybe it just brings forth a new element of mystery to each girl. We are left wondering – who is she? How does she do it? And, we want to know her! All Lola girls have that in common.

What do your Lola lashes make you feel like? Does it bring out new characteristics in your personality? Do you transform into a total Lola? Katy Perry is a total Lola girl. She is so talented as well as being a great young businesswoman. Check out those lashes too! We love the allure of mystery about her too.

xo, lola

New Year’s Resolashions!

Let’s make a resolution to keep a better beauty routine in 2013! We are excited to share our tips for keeping your lashes in tip-top shape all year long.

Conditioner Isn't Just for Your Mane

One of our absolute favorite products to keep your lashes looking and feeing fabulous is LiLash. Using this product is a great way to keep your lashes healthy and strong. LiLash, the world’s most popular purified eyelash serum, fortifies and conditions your lash follicles to enhance the natural beauty of your gorgeous eyes. This product is incredible for extension wearers - strengthens and conditions to prevent lash breakage. And grows new lashes so we can apply more extensions! You can pick this up at any of our two locations.

Don't Touch!

Another super simple tip is to just stop rubbing and touching your eyes. Don’t tug at your lashes. Gently remove eye makeup with an oil-free remover, rinse with water and pat dry.

Heat It Up

Mechanical lash curlers are notorious for pulling out lashes and tugging on your eyelids. We absolutely love the Japonesque Heated Curler which you can also pick up at Lola. It's battery powered and fits into your purse, meaning you can curl your lashes with ease and care anywhere!

3-Month Rule

If you are using mascara, make sure you remove mascara thoroughly every night and dispose of your tubes after about three months of use. Your lashes are not just for winks and coy looks, they help protect your eyes from getting damaged so protect them!

You Are What You Eat

And lastly, a healthy and balanced diet is essential in keeping your lashes long, strong and lustrous. Try eating more protein-rich food and foods containing essential fatty acids, such as eggs, yogurt, white meat, nuts or salmon. This will help to increase the growth rate of eyelashes. Additionally, foods loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C such as berries, citrus fruits, avocados, peaches and carrots are essential for prevention of split hair and creating a healthy, glowing skin complexion. Just remember, anything that is good for our skin is also beneficial for our eyelashes!

xo, lola

Last Minute Gift Ideas at Lola

We know you are out there, you last minute Christmas shoppers. Don’t despair over the picked-over mall shops. Come visit us at Lola Lash Bar and we will set you up with the perfect gift for the glamourai in your life.

We have some fabulous last minute gift ideas at our one-stop shop! Whether the gift is for your girlfriend, wife, mother, sister, BFF or a deserving co-worker – you will be sure to brighten up her Christmas Day with a present from Lola!

Book her in for a full set of Eyelash Extensions ($90) and splurge for the Anti-Wrinkle Under Eye Gel Pad ($5). Absolutely luxurious and will leave her feeling fantastic with her new set of ultra-long lashes. She can choose which style of lashes she wants ranging from the Lolita to the full out Bombshell lashes!

If you are feeling extra giving this year, why not treat her to a full set of Mink Eyelash Extensions ($195). An anti-wrinkle collagen eye treatment is included in the experience making this the perfect gift for the luxury lover.

If you are not sure what she likes, why not pick up a gift card for her and a couple of our great stocking stuffers and make a cute gift out of it! Our lashed-up staff can help you pick out great treats like the Japonesque heated eyelash curler, Butter London lipgloss and nail polish and even some luxe Adara coconut oil.

With only four more shopping days until Christmas, you’ve got your work cut out for you so why not visit us at our Downtown or McKenzie Towne locations for a great shopping experience.

xo, lola

Lola’s Favorite Things 2012!

Lola's Favorite Things 2012We are so excited to share this super exciting news with you! Our week of Lola's Favorite Things is here! Yes, you heard that right – six days of incredible jump-out-of-your-seat giveaways!

Starting today, November 18th and ending on November 23rd we have great prizes on our Facebook page each day and we can’t wait to share them with you. Without further ado here is the list you’ve all been waiting for:

1. November 18th – Thank you to Holt Renfrew for this beautiful Links of London key pendant!

www.holtrenfrew.com
facebook.com/holtrenfrew
twitter.com/holtrenfrew

2. November 19th – We are so excited to welcome Fierce Girl Fitness to the community! Their opening day is November 19th and we can’t wait to give away this awesome 3 month fitness class package to some lucky winner. They offer lots of fun classes including kickboxing, yoga, pole and coyote ugly!

www.fiercegirlfitness.com
facebook.com/fiercegirlfitness
twitter.com/fiercegirlfit

3. November 20th – If you are anything like us, you just LOVE frozen yogurt. We are giving away two Menchie’s Gift Cards for delicious frozen yogurt. They currently have a location in Airdrie (worth the trip!) and are also opening up two Calgary locations in the near future!

www.menchies.com
facebook.com/pages/Menchies-Frozen-Yogurt-Airdrie/247588445336430
twitter.com/menchiesyogurt

4. November 21st – Have you heard of BeautyGram? If not you must get acquainted with this lovely beauty product delivery service that has been featured on Dragon’s Den along with being featured in the Emmy’s Gifting Lounge. One lucky winner will receive their seasonal Santa Gram, chockfull of holiday glam products.

www.beautygram.com
facebook.com/BeautyGram
twitter.com/BeautyGrams

5. November 22nd – Our very own partner-in-crime, Blo Blow Dry Bar is giving away a Deep Conditioning Blo Out with the luxurious Moroccan Oil product! Get your hair bloed for your holiday parties this year!

www.blomedry.com
facebook.com/bloheartsyou
twitter.com/bloheartsyou

6. November 23rd – Lastly, here at Lola Lash Bar we are giving away the Lash of Luxury package which includes a full-set of lash extensions, fill, mascara, sealer and make-up remover! You will be looking absolutely stunning once we are through with you!

www.lolalashbar.com
facebook.com/lolalashbar
twitter.com/lolalashbar

Now get over to our Facebook page (facebook.com/lolalashbar) for your chance to win!

xo, lola

Lola’s Favorite Things!


What do you do to make November special? It is kind of an off-month, in between two big holiday months (perhaps we should start celebrating American Thanksgiving?) and is usually full of cold weather and preparing oneself for the holiday season.

Here at Lola, we decided that November needs a little something to make each day a bit sweeter. For this month we are running a Facebook promotion called Lola’s Favorite Things in celebration of the return of Oprah’s Favorite Things airing on November 18th and her trip to Calgary in January!

Stay tuned for 5 days of absolutely fabulous giveaways starting November 18th!

xo, lola

Lash Out This Halloween!

We just love Halloween over here at Lola Lash Bar! The one time of year where you can really go crazy with your eye makeup and lashes! We are so excited that we just had to share the many things we are doing over here to help you complete your costume and ensure you win the grand prize at your Halloween Party.

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We have many glam options for your luscious lashes but here are a few of our faves:

Colored Lash Extensions! These are the best way to instantly transform your eyes using color lashes. They come in literally every color of the rainbow. We often just add ten lashes to each eye for a little pop of color or if you want to be ultra dramatic you can do the entire set!

blogstriplashes-11-201x300Strip Lashes! If you don’t have lash extensions – do not fear! We have these great little strip lashes that are super easy to apply. We carry many different styles – from a natural look to very dramatic. This is a great option if you and your girlfriends are all coming in at once – they are quick to apply and we’ll have you all looking fantastic in no time!

Lash Extensions! It’s technically a holiday so why not treat yourself to some lash extensions. Not only will they pump up the dramatics for Halloween but you can keep the maintained well in to the Christmas season – its not too early to start thinking about Holiday Parties!  Or if you already have extensions – go a size up in length or thickness for your costume.bloglashextensions-12-300x276

We are also so pleased to offer make-up applications for the Halloween weekend.  Get in touch with us about your idea and we will try to make it happen.  You can book online at both our Downtown and McKenzie Towne locations here: http://www.lolalashbar.com/book-online/

Also, we would love to see your own glam-o-ween looks for the upcoming weekend! Share your photos on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/lolalashbar

xo,
lola

What’s In Our Bag? Lola dishes out the must-haves!

inourbagOur clients are always asking us about our absolute favorite lash and beauty must-haves – we can’t wait to share what is in our beauty bag at the moment! You can pick up any of these items at Lola Lash Bar too!

1 – Japonesque Heated Eyelash Curler ($18). It is the only type of lash curler that you are allowed to use on your lash extensions! Please avoid the mechanical curlers – they will damage your lashes.

2 – LashFood Liquid Eyeliner ($27). This eyeliner is the best! It nourishes your natural eyelashes and it is safe to wear with eyelash extensions making it easy for you to up the glam eye quotient before a night on the town!

3 – Butter London Lippy Lipgloss ($20). You can't go wrong with a pretty lipgloss and Butter London just does it right for us. Slip one of these into your purse to maintain sweet lips all day long!

4 – Spoolie Brush ($5). The Spoolie Brush is a no-brainer for lash lovers. Use it to brush your lashes back into place if they shift. Do this once or twice a day. Avoid using your fingers to adjust lashes.

5 – Adara Coconut Oil in Rose ($14). Totally unrelated to lash but we believe that taking care of your skin is one of the most important elements of a solid beauty routine. Stay moisturized and smell great with Adara’s Virgin Coconut Oil. It fits perfectly into your bag along with all of these great must-haves!

 

 

Stay tuned for our next blog all about Halloween + what you can do with lashes to make your costume really stand out!

Also, October is the 1st Anniversary of our fab downtown location! Thank you to everyone who has become our client over the last year and for your continued support of gorgeous lashes! We ♥ lashing you all!

xo, lola

Lash-up for Bridal Season!

Oh gosh, we just love the autumn bridal season. As much as summer weddings are a dream, there is just something so beautiful about getting married in the fall. And we love helping out brides with their lash needs!

Our Bombshell lashes are a bride’s best friend. Not only are they the most dramatic lashes we have but they also show up amazingly in your wedding photos. Seriously glam.

Typically, we like our brides to come in about two weeks prior to their wedding to have the extensions applied and to learn about all of the maintenance and care of the lashes. We then ask the bride to come in 1-2 days before the wedding to get a fill and touch-up so that the lashes are absolutely perfect for the wedding.  The reason we get the bride to come in two weeks beforehand is so she can have a chance to learn how best to take care of them as well as avoid any problems like suddenly discovering that she has an allergy. So much better to be looking gorgeous than having a last-minute cosmetics emergency.

 

Did we mention we love hosting parties for the bride-to-be and her girlfriends? Lash Bash is Lola’s go-to Stagette or Bridal Shower party plan! Available at both of our locations, you and your beautiful entourage can stop by for strip lashes or extensions along with other fun options for your night on the town. Also, book blow-outs with our neighbour Blo Blow Dry Bar for the full look. Refreshments and treats can be arranged. Call us for more information here: 403-236-0246

Come visit us at the Bridal Expo this weekend! We will be setting up shop with our best pals Blo Blow Dry Bar for a wedding-filled day at the Expo. Come talk to us about your wedding needs and the latest trends in bridal hair and makeup!


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Bridal Expo Calgary
Sunday, September 16th.
BMO Centre, Stampede Park.
10:00am – 5:00pm

 

Lola Lash Bar in McKenzie Towne is Now Open!

We are so excited to officially announce the opening of Lola Lash Bar McKenzie Towne and the launch of our new blog! Our new space is absolutely breathtaking and we hope you love it too. Stocked to the brim with top of the line beauty products and only the best for lash extensions and maintenance, this luxe lash bar is bigger meaning we can take more clients at the same time compared to our equally lovely but tinier downtown lash bar.

The hardest decision is choosing the lashes of your dreams! Are you a Lolita, a Lash-doll or a Bombshell? Or are you even more glamourous than those? Perhaps the mink eyelash extensions are more your style. They are softer, lightweight and more durable than our standard synthetic lashes. Not to mention the luxury anti-wrinkle eye treatment that is included in the application. You will be feeling like a new woman after visiting Lola!

We are all about maintenance so you can be assured that our certified eyelash technicians will give you all the care-for tips and information to ensure that your lashes last as long as they can until it is time for a fill. We have plenty of beautiful products that will help you maintain and extend the life of your lashes including LashCare sealer, mascara and oil-free liquid protein removers.

Just think of us as a little glam oasis down south. Come in and doll yourself up with some beautiful eyelash extensions. We are located at 23 McKenzie Towne Ave SE. Book an appointment online or call 403-236-0246 and watch our Facebook and Twitter for updates on last-minute bookings!

Come visit soon!

xo, lola