The Benefits of Botox

The Benefits of Botox

True story. There are a lot of benefits of Botox, not just looking younger. A lot of people nowadays are getting Botox for other reasons. Something else you might not know, here at Ooh La Lash we have a nurse on site that is certified to inject Botox.     What are the benefits of Botox?     A little Botox can make those eyebrows match but still have their own personality. It can help your droopy eyebrows become tighter and more expressive.   Botox can also help with headaches. It helps reduce migraine pain and can help you focus better at work and doing day to day tasks.   With summer coming, wouldn’t you love to sweat a little less? Botox can help you sweat less.   It helps with Bells Palsy. Do you know someone that is affected by Bells Palsy? This will help their paralyzed side of their face.   It can stop eye twitching.   It can help you squint less and minimize the negative effects of squinting. It can help reduce sensitivity to light and nausea.   By coming into Ooh La Lash and speaking with our certified Botox specialist, you can figure out a plan to help with any of the above. As well, our specialist will ensure you do not go overboard. You want your Botox to look natural and make you look younger, more refreshed.     Did you know we have opened a new location?   D SPA KINGSWAY/ETOBICOKE 4242 Dundas Street West Etobicoke, Ontario     Text to book your appointment today (416) 835-4809!  
How To Get Summer To You More Quickly

How To Get Summer To You More Quickly

For those of you who don’t have the luxury of living by a summer California beach, you understand the winter is a very difficult time to look cute, and apparently winter is not going anywhere quickly. When it’s -30 and it feels like you’re in an icy wind tunnel, the last thing on your mind is probably your beauty routine. But don’t lose hope! It is still possible to be fabulous in the winter! Here are some winter beauty tips to help you get and keep beautiful all winter long!
  1. Make those hot showers quick!
When I was in school I used to have to walk half an hour uphill in snowstorms to get home. All I wanted was a scalding hot shower and maybe 12 Christmas cookies to make me feel better as soon as I got home. While it feels wonderful, a long hot shower is awful for your skin. Too long in the heat breaks down the fatty acids in your skin that hold moisture and leave your skin dry. Try to be in the shower for no more than 15 minutes or turn the heat down a bit to save your skin.
  1. Sunscreen
Sounds crazy I know, you thought sunscreen was reserved for those lucky women still in their bikinis on the beach. Not true! Just because you can’t feel your toes doesn’t mean UVA and UVB rays are not reaching your skin. Especially when being reflected off all that snow, the suns rays can still be very harmful! Now I’m not saying you need to lather your whole body in SPF 60 everyday, but try to pick a moisturizer or foundation with at least SPF 30. This will keep your skin undamaged and reduce the incidence of wrinkles.
  1. Sunless Tanner
I know I just said the sun was still out in the winter, but it isn’t reaching behind my ten layers of sweaters through the winter. If you want to keep tan all winter long (that backless New Years dress is calling your name!) I would recommend a great sunless tanner. This isn’t the 80’s (or wherever Donald Trump shops), sunless tanner will not make you look like an Oompa Loompa. Get a great buildable formula and make sure to do a test patch first to make sure you like how the colour develops on your skin. Contrary to popular belief, sunless tanner is not just a layer of fake colour, most contain the active ingredient dihydroxyacetone that changes the outer pigments of your skin temporarily (don’t worry, it’s safe!). Check some reviews and find out what is best for you. I’m partial to St. Tropez or Loving Tan. But the biggest tip of all is skip the tanning bed! You might look sun-kissed for a week, but in the future, it causes wrinkly leather-like skin and possibly fatal health consequences!
  1. Oil Hair Treatments
When hair is exposed to the elements it often becomes dry and brittle. For a little boost use a warm olive or coconut oil mask on your hair. Just leave it in for 15 minutes and shampoo! A cheap and easy fix to those frizzy winter locks! So, if the weather outside is frightful your beauty can still be oh so delightful! Follow some of these tips to keep you radiant all winter long.
BEAUTY IN THE WINK OF AN EYE

BEAUTY IN THE WINK OF AN EYE

We have a new lash lift treatment and it will actually change your lash game: KERATIN LASH LIFT TREATMENT / YUMI LASHES An innovative technique that increases the length, curve and thickness of your lashes; filling them in with proteins, vitamins and pigments. A powerful alternative to lash extensions that enhances your own natural lashes.
  • The YUMI Lash effect lasts between 4-8 weeks, which is the natural life cycle of an eyelash.
  • The treatment has many anti-ageing qualities.
  • YUMI Tint deposits pigment into your lashes. Wide range of tints available to enhance any eye colour.
  • Unlike other less advanced products, the YUMI Lash effect actually lasts until your lash sheds naturally.
  • Treatment takes approx. 60 mins and is very comfortable for the client.
  • Products are not applied directly to the skin. The product is formaldehyde free and does not contain parabens or harsh ingredients. All YUMI products are individually packaged for one time use only. We sterilize and sanitize our tools after each use to ensure the highest standard of hygienic control. All Master trained YUMI technicians are required to work within the guidelines and standards of Canada.
THE YUMI PROCESS: Performed in several steps with application of various components. Sugar based eyelash glue affixes the eyelashes to the silicone. Next, we create a bend (from easy to extreme). Then, your eyelashes are coated with vitamins, proteins and pigment (color intensity is chosen by the client). Finish the procedure with nourishing oil In order to work with the brand you need to be trained by the official representative of YUMI Lashes, so you can also rest assured that you’re dealing with a professionally trained technician. RESULTS:
  • Your eyelashes are significantly longer and thicker, due to the nourishment they have received from the treatment.
  • Eyelashes look as though you just applied a fresh coat of glossy mascara.
WITH YUMI LASHES YOU CAN:
  • sleep as you want, lashes cannot be damaged
  • apply mascara
  • go to the sauna
  • swim
Picture, Picture, Pictures! Getting Ready For The Holiday Season

Picture, Picture, Pictures! Getting Ready For The Holiday Season

The holiday season is coming up. You know what that means! Pictures, pictures, pictures. It’s the season of parties and rushing around. It is also the season of spending time with the ones you love, and if you are anything like us – showing off your lashes. Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a busy time for everyone. Who wants to spend extra time to get ready when you have so much going on? Everyone can use a little extra time during the holidays to wrap presents, get places, etc. What are the benefits of getting your lashes done for Christmas and New Year’s Eve?
  • You are always photo ready. Whether it is Christmas morning as you get up, or Christmas Eve with your families.
  • New Year’s Eve lashes we can make as dramatic or as natural as possible.
  • It’s a natural look, which makes getting ready for all your events faster and easier.
  • You can easily transition from day events to night events without much touch up.
  • Your selfies will always look on point. No filter needed, right?
  • Going away for New Year’s Eve on a beach vacation? This is the perfect time to have that beach look. You won’t have to wear any makeup when hitting the beach for the New Year’s Eve.
Make your appointment early since this is a busy time and we book up quickly. If you are heading down south, don’t forget we also do laser hair removal for your arms, legs, brazilian and underarm which eliminates shaving completely on your vacation. Book your appointments today to ensure you get in to help you out with your time management during the holidays.

Our Fav Halloween Looks

It’s every girls favourite time of year. It’s fall and that means it is Halloween. So we are giving the low down on the best looks for Halloween makeup for this year’s celebrations!     The Cat Always a classic look for any girl. Butterfly We absolutely love the butterfly eye. It is simple yet so detail oriented. Spider Nothing is more Halloween that a spider eye. Deer We are quite “fawn’d” of this look. Very simple makeup tutorials are on Youtube for this look. Cat Woman What is more sexy then a full leather outfit? Super Woman Girl Power! The Joker We love this take on the classic Joker version. Why let all the boys have all the fun? Pumpkin Self explanatory. This is everything Halloween. Spider Woman/Man Again, don’t let the boys have all the fun! Leopard We love this modern, funky take on the classic jungle cat. Flapper Girl Everyone loved the roaring 20’s. Such a classic look. Unicorn There are so many pretty options you can do with this look. Owl You won’t see this look everywhere, and that is why we love it. It takes a different spin on the classic animal dress up. Mermaid I think every girl wants to be a mermaid at one point in their life. So this is your perfect opportunity.   Every single look we have described here is going to make you stand out at your Halloween party. What is better than original makeup and outfit? Add lashes. Our dramatic lashes will add that extra wow to your Halloween costume. Book today!
Why Go Hairless?

Why Go Hairless?

The time, money, and pain that women and some men go through for a hairless smooth skin is out of this world! So why not say goodbye to the razors, tweezers, and monthly waxing appointments? Here’s 5 reasons why you should definitely consider jumping on your laser hair removal treatment!  
  1. Laser hair removal treatments are quicker than you might expect. For example, it only takes 20 minutes to perform a treatment on the underarm and Brazilian area. Who doesn’t love an in and out appointment?
  2. You will save money in the long run. With the permanent reduction of hair, you no longer need to purchase endless razors, shaving cream, depilatory creams, and you will no longer need to have monthly waxing appointments. The cost of laser hair removal has decreased as the cost of waxing has increased. The results are far superior to waxing and the cost, over time, is much less.
  3. You can eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is simply the best option and the only solution to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs. It is also a great option for those who have sensitive skin and experience skin irritation from shaving and waxing.
  4. You will save time. Laser hair removal eliminates the need to shave daily. Add that up over a lifetime and just think how many weeks you spend with a razor in hand! Some research shows that the average woman will spend 75 days in a lifetime getting rid of that unwanted hair!
  5. No need to grow hair between treatments. Unlike waxing, you can shave between treatments. Say goodbye to the days of having to grow your hair out; with laser hair removal, you can shave as much as you like between sessions.
Remember when choosing a clinic as an option to look at how reputable the clinic and technician is; happy clients mean a happy experience. Go somewhere that offers a free consultation and meet the technician. Checking out the facility and putting a face to the name  so you can ensure you are going to a clean, comfortable environment. Lastly GET A Patch test! Everyone has different hair and skin types make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment! The benefits of laser versus other forms of hair removal are abundantly clear. As the costs of treatment decrease, we no longer need to deliberate the pros and cons of this solution.   Contact Ooh La Lash today to book your free consultation!
Age Is Just A Number – Why Lashes Are For Everyone

Age Is Just A Number – Why Lashes Are For Everyone

They say age is just a number, and we agree. Lashes are not just for the fun outgoing 25 year old, they can be for everyone. We know you moms work so hard, and dedicate your lives to your kids. When do you have time to take care of yourself? You have to get your kids ready and also get ready so you are always feeling rushed. What if you could take a nap and do something for yourself? Take an hour of your day to get a lash nap. You get to relax AND get lashes. A nap is unheard of for most moms, and you get sleep when you can. We offer a pampered service so you leave feeling rested and relaxed. The best part about getting your lashes done is that you can select what kind of lashes you want. When you first arrive at Ooh La Lash we will sit down with you and help you select the type of lashes that best fit your eyes and your lifestyle. You may want the long glam lashes or more of a natural set. It all depends what you prefer and they type of eyes you have. Founder and CEO Natalie told us “we have a lot of moms that come with their daughters so their daughters can get glam lashes and love the lashes but know they are not practical for them. They are always surprised that we can do different lengths, shapes and types of lashes.” We love to cater to all ages. Imagine being able to wake up and do everything you can for your family while not having to worry about makeup? Natalie is a mom and knows how little time moms have, “I actually feel pretty with my lashes on even when I am running after my daughter all day.” Make your appointment today for your lashes.
Easy Summer Work Outs For You

Easy Summer Work Outs For You

It happens every year- the weather gets warmer and nobody wants to be locked up in a stuffy gym. Grab a mat (or towel) and a timer and burn that unwanted body fat with this 10-15-20 fun and easy cardio routine! 10 Long Jumps: Do a long jump the length of your mat or towel, and then shuffle backwards to your start position. 10 Pushups: Kneeling or full, depending on your fitness level. 15 Sumo Squats: Stand up with your feet wider than your hips and your toes slightly turned out as you sit back into a squat. 15 Burpees: Start with a jump, and then squat down, place your hands on your mat, and jump out into a plank position. Jump feet back towards your hands, pop up into standing position, and finish with a clap at the top. 20 Bicycle Crunches: Lie on your back and bend both knees into your chest, hands clasped behind your head. Find a focal point to the left and right of your body. Look at those two focal points as you twist and crunch to each side, reaching your right elbow to your left knee, and vice versa. 20 Mountain Climbers: Start in a plank position and alternate driving your knees into chest, keeping your hips flat and parallel to the ground. Get out of that turtleneck and show off that bod – PRONTO 😉
Summer Time Fine

Summer Time Fine

Summer time is such a short time for those that live in Toronto. So we have to make the most of it. Who wants to spend time doing your makeup when you could be outside on a patio? What happens when your new Tinder date asks you to hit up the beach for your second or third date? Cottage weekend with your new boyfriend? You don’t want to be that girl that goes to the beach or the cottage with a full face of makeup and fake lashes.   Solution? Eyelash extensions. They give you that fresh face so you don’t need any makeup. You can head to the beach, get in the water, sun tan on the dock at the cottage all with a natural look without the fuss of makeup.   We are here to answer some common questions we get regarding eyelash extensions:   How often do I need to get them touched up?   It really depends on you. We suggest around 2 weeks to keep them looking fresh. If you rarely wear makeup, you might be able to go longer. But if you wear makeup daily with them, they will come off faster – just like natural lashes.   You can wear makeup with them?   Yes of course. We highly suggest no mascara on top of them and we highly suggest you buy special eyeliner that doesn’t have the oil that regular eyeliner has. When you put regular eyeliner on, the oil will of course go onto your lashes and it will make them not last as long. We sell different kinds of eyeliner that will prevent this from happening.   Are eyelash extensions bad for your regular eyelashes?   Some are. But the eyelash extensions we have do not. We adhere the lashes right to your lashes so they shed just like your normal lashes. They are ultra lightweight so they don’t push down on your lashes causing them to shed faster.   We are always here to answer any questions before your appointment, during or after. We will provide you with the proper care when you leave your appointment so you can get the most out of your lashes.
Do Blondes Have More Fun?

Do Blondes Have More Fun?

As a member of the blonde squad, I have my fair share of hair care related nightmare stories. One particular story comes to mind during my first year of University. After years of box bleaching, straightening and a severe lack of haircuts I finally bit the bullet and got a trim. Due to the extreme damage my hair dresser ended up having to chop a hefty chunk of hair off. Feeling naked without my long hair I then proceeded to order hair extensions off the internet, claiming to be high quality human hair, but at only $45 (red flag much?). A friend of mine told me that they were probably synthetic, but I denied it and continued to try to curl my new favourite accessory. I’m sure you can guess that the smell of burnt plastic lingered in my dorm room for days and my extensions did not look so cute. Moral of the story 1) Do not buy $45 dollar hair extensions and 2) There are way better options to getting long and healthy hair. Older and wiser, I have since learned a few great beauty tips for healthy happy hair!  
  1. Keep the dye at a minimum
If you are like me, the appearance of roots makes you cringe, even if they’re barely visible. I used to completely bleach my whole head with box dye every 6 weeks or so. So not necessary, and directly results in damaged strands. Try to rock your natural hair colour, it probably suits you pretty well! However, if you do want to dye try to keep your colourings to a minimum. It’s best to use a professional, but if that breaks the bank, use a dye with less harsh chemicals and try to only process your roots, using the same colour and brand each time. If the brassiness of your hair is just too much, try a great purple shampoo once a week to keep your blonde fresh. For all colour make sure to use a coloured hair specific shampoo.
  1. Feed you hair all the good stuff
Just like your body needs specific nutrition to keep feeling great so does your hair. Proper nutrition will keep your hair healthy and shiny! For direct hair help you can also use kitchen products as cheap and natural hair masks. Products like coconut oil, mayonnaise and avocados are amazing ingredients to put in a DIY hair mask!
  1. Snip Snip!
It sounds counter intuitive, but get regular hair cuts. If you leave dead and split ends for too long your hair will never grow. Regular trims (once every three months or so) will actually result in longer, healthier hair.
  1. Ditch the daily wash
Washing your hair with shampoo everyday can leave it dry and damaged. Try starting with every other day and then if you can progress to every three or four days. Your scalp will acclimate its oil production and leave your hair growing faster and healthier. When you do shampoo, try to use a gentle formula with mainly or all natural ingredients. So there you have it, 4 tips to keep your hair healthy, happy and gorgeous! Stick to these and you will find your self doing an excessive amount of hair flipping to show off that luxurious mane.

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Natalie Costa - founder of Ooh La Lash

Ooh La Lash Premade Russian Volume fans Lash line. After years of success in the lash industry, her passion for high-quality lash application and products continues to grow.

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