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Jakpost guide to getting flirty lash extension

Liza Yosephine
Liza Yosephine

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, April 21, 2018  /  11:01 am
Jakpost guide to getting flirty lash extension

More and more beauty salons are opening up in Jakarta that specifically cater to lash enthusiasts.  (Courtesy of Dandelion/File)

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. With such high stakes, some may choose to decorate those windows and emphasize their lashes for an added allure.

More and more beauty salons are opening up in Jakarta specifically catering to lash enthusiasts in the Indonesian capital.

Those thinking of diving into the lash-extensions realm for the first time, or even those who are seeking new places to try out, may want to consult the following list before making an appointment.

Dandelion

First established in Surabaya, East Java, Dandelion expanded to Jakarta and has recently opened its third branch, located in Senopati, its second in the capital city.

The salon, which provides eyelash extensions, waxing and nail art services, has grown to become a local favorite. Most recently, it won Best Beauty Clinic of the Year at the BeautyFest Asia, a beauty festival held in Jakarta in March.

Cofounder Shellen Halim said Dandelion emphasized hygiene and quality in eyelash extensions.

"We ensure that our tools and practices adhere to medical-grade standards. This way, there is little to no chance of infection or discomfort," Shellen said during the opening of the branch recently.

Dandelion eyelash extensions application.Dandelion eyelash extensions application. (Courtesy of Dandelion/File)

The salon uses two types of imported lashes, namely Novolash from the United States and Airy from Japan. There are also different designs available in their application, from a natural setting, that follows the pattern of the original lashes, to a more dramatic setting of a full and enhanced look.

Where: Jl. Senopati No.41C, RT.6/RW.3, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

Price: A basic full set starts at Rp 650,000, while a refill starts at Rp 400,000. For an appointment with a certified top stylist, a full set starts at Rp 800,000 and refills from Rp 500,000.

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Two Cents

Two Cents first started as a home-to-home service in Jakarta in 2015. In 2017 it opened its first branch in Menteng, while also continuing to provide home services.

Its lash experts are ready to cover the entire Jakarta region, as well as several parts of Tangerang, with additional charges depending on the location. A call to SCBD in South Jakarta will cost approximately Rp 30,000, while to Pluit it could be around Rp 60,000.

Cofounder Cecilia Juarso said the salon used eyelash extensions from Japan, emphasizing a comfortable wear.

"We specialize in providing everyday and natural looking lashes. So, while they look full, it still feels comfortable for day-to-day activities," Cecilia said.

If taken care of properly, Cecilia said, lashes last up to four weeks. However, it is recommended to touch up once every two weeks, she added.

Two Cents is located in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Two Cents is located in Menteng, Central Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

While the salon tries its best to accommodate walk-in customers, it is recommended to schedule an appointment approximately three days in advance.

Where: Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No.81, RT.3/RW.5, Menteng, Central Jakarta.

Price: A natural-look set starts at Rp 480,000, with touch ups starting at Rp 280,000. A fuller “Volume 3D” starts at Rp 680,000 and its touch ups start at Rp 380,000.

Wonderbelle

Wonderbelle in Setiabudi offers an Instagram-worthy beauty experience, not only does it have alluring and photogenic lashes, its store is also specially designed to be camera-ready.

Wonderbelle in Setiabudi.Wonderbelle in Setiabudi. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Manager Alysia Cathelin said the salon had its own trademarked lashes imported from South Korea. Comfort is key, Alysia said, adding that eyelash extension services have a one-week guarantee for any necessary repairs if needed.

"Lashes are worn when we sleep, when we shower, when we work, so of course they have to be comfortable," Alysia said.

With its main branch opened in Setiabudi, Wonderbelle is making lash extensions accessible in different areas around Jakarta by opening branches spread around different corners of the capital.

Another branch is located in Srengseng Kembangan in West Jakarta, while its most recently opened one is also located in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. Its next branch is set to open in Muara Karang in North Jakarta.

Where: Jalan Setia Budi III No.11 A, RT.2/RW.3, Setiabudi, South Jakarta.

Price: Lash extensions start at Rp 600,000 and a retouch starts at Rp 380,000.

Byra Lash Bar

While Byra Lash Bar offers the traditional eyelash extensions, those wanting fuller-looking lashes without the application of extensions can opt for a lash lift.

The salon offers a keratin-based lash-enhancement treatment as an alternative, which aims to add a boost and curve natural lashes upward to make them appear thicker and longer.

Where: Jl. Cisanggiri I No.2, RT.10/RW.4, Petogogan, South Jakarta.

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