Chanell is amazing, meticulous, and extremely talented. I have been availing of her skills since May, when I had my first set of extensions put on. My eyes look amazing. My eyelashes are long and think and glorious and elicit lots of compliments, but still look natural enough that nobody has ever called me on them. I feel lovely all day long. True story: A few days after I had them put on, my husband looks at me and says, "Babe, your eyes are getting more beautiful." And of course I cracked up. Like, NO KIDDING SHERLOCK HOLMES. YOU THINIK?
I once asked Chanell about what made her seek out her esthetician license. She said simply "Because I wanted to do eyelashes.' This totally shows in the work she does. She didn't go to some workshop because the day spa she worked for wanted to add a new service to cash in on a fad. No. She sought out her license and paid for it herself and opened a business because she wanted to do exactly what she is doing. That love for what she does really shines through in her work.
After I got my first set of lashes, I went on a 6 week vacation. Toward the end of that trip (because my Butterfly Kisses lashed looked amazing for four solid weeks) I decided to get a new set of lashes before I went home. DISASTROUS! They looked clumpy and fake and totally amateur. Thankfully they started dropping off after a few days. I went straight to Chanell when I got home and will now never go anywhere else. I also have two friends who got extensions because they loved mine, but didn't go to Chanell. In both cases they were extremely disappointed. One of my friends said: You got the eyelash hero, I got the eyelash zero.
If you're going to do it, do it right and visit Chanell.
UPDATE APRIL 2016: I started developing an allergy to the lash glue a few months back. I was so bummed. But Chanell researched the problem and ordered me special "sensitive eyes" glue (at no extra cost, of course) and now everything is perfect again. She is such a professional!