So my friend Pam Fodor, owner of Boston Avenue Salon in Tulsa, OK, posts on her Facebook page that she needs “models” to volunteer to get lash extensions. Pam, as a certified cosmetology teacher, is training the cosmetologists in her salon and needs some warm bodies to work on. The idea sounded intriguing so…here we go!
Now I have known Pam since we were teenagers. And this ain’t my first rodeo. She gave me my mullet in the 80’s, my wedge in the 90’s, and started hiding my grey in the 2000’s. So here in the 2010’s a new pair of lashes just might help me to feel a little younger, a little cuter, and less of the 40-something-no-one-notices-anymore.
So I show up at 10:00 a.m. and get shown to the table where Kiley Durham (the baby girl of another of our tribe) has me lie down and proceeds to prep me for the extensions. I won’t lie. The prep sucked. In order for the procedure to be successful, the cosmetologist has to tape down your lower row of lashes…yes, tape them down. And since this was Kiley’s first rodeo, she had to perfect her technique. After about 30 minutes of prep, I put my ear buds in and with the soothing sounds of Anoushka Shankar playing in my ear, Kiley gets to work. The rest of the procedure went relatively smooth. There was only one time throughout the rest of my appointment where I felt any discomfort at all; a readjustment of a lash that had adhered itself to another. It stung a little as she pulled it away.
After 2 hours, Kiley hands me the mirror. Oh. My. Gosh. Pam, who was standing over me when I opened my eyes for the first time exclaimed…”17 year-old Michelle is looking at me!” Well…that is an exaggeration by my loving friend who makes me beautiful. But I do love them!
Bottom line- I wouldn’t ordinary spend the $$$ to actually buy a pair. But for a special occasion like a wedding or a black-tie event, I could see it being worth the expense.
And I have to add. We are all so proud of Kiley! She is going to excell at cosmotology! Her touch is feather light, and she is simply the sweetest thing!! So stop in on Pam and the girls at Boston Avenue Salon!!