{falsies for me} + an interview with esthetician, Cayla Williams

Well, falsies don’t do them quite the justice they deserve (it just sounded good in the title).

And by falsies, I actually mean mink eyelash extensions. Yes, mink.

Luxurious. Beautiful. Eye-catching {pun intended}. 

I’m totally using this wedding as an opportunity to pamper myself and I’ve had my eye on these lashes since I got engaged. In fact, they were first thing I had planned. No joke. I need ‘um.

I also recently learned that the esthetician that introduced me to these beauties, is the only one  in the Yakima Valley that offers the mink version.  Her name is Cayla Williams of the Hair Cafe Studios (Tieton). 

I couldn’t resist the interview. 🙂

Mink eyelash extensions | eyelash extensions...before and after | Cayla Williams, Esthetician at Hair Cafe Studios

First, a little about Cayla:

I graduated from the Euro Institute of Skin Care in Renton, WA in July 2008. I have been a working at Hair Cafe Studios since October 2008. I have always had a passion for skin care, beauty, and making people feel good. I love going to work everyday and enjoy making women feel good about themselves.

Can you tell us a little about this mink eyelash extension process?

The mink eyelash extensions are applied individually to each individual eyelash. The process for a full-set takes about 2 hours during which you are laying down with your eyes closed listening to relaxing music, or if you’d like you can being headphones to listen to. The process is painless and relaxing, in fact most people fall asleep. They are available in a variety of different lengths and thicknesses – from natural to dramatic. They eliminate the need to wear mascara and eliminate the need to use an eyelash curler.

Can they get wet?

They are waterproof, sweat-proof, and tear-proof.  They are great for brides because they stand out in photos and are great if you’re going on a honeymoon because they’ll last all the way through.

How long do they last?

They fall out naturally with your own eyelashes, so depending on your natural lash cycle, you come in for a fill about every 2 – 4 weeks. The procedure of the fill is to replace extensions that have fallen off with a new eyelash extension on your new lash growth. The process for a fill is about 1 hour.

What if you don’t want a fill and only prefer them as a one-time-thing?

If you choose to just wear the lashes for your wedding and not keep them up they would last up to 6 weeks. If you did choose not to keep them up you have 2 options; either let them all fall off naturally or I have a solution I can put on the lashes to remove them in a short, painless visit.

When is the best time for a bride to get the last extensions?

I recommend coming in about a month and a half before your wedding to get the lashes. That way you can play around with different lengths and looks to see what you like best and what look you want for your big day. The lashes also get thicker with each fill. Although it’s not necessary to come in a month and a half before the wedding, I recommend at least making your appointment even if it’s only a couple of days before the wedding in advance because I do get booked out a few weeks in advance.

What are some other procedures you do for brides?

I also do European facials, facial and body waxing (including Brazilian), eyelash/eyebrow tinting, peels, and body treatments.

What would you recommend for a bride to get her face glowing for the big day?

I recommend a series of glycolic acid peels about 2 months before the wedding to remove that top layer of dull, dead skin to reveal radiant skin. Peels are also good for acne scarring, reducing pore size, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and pigmentation issues.

Do facials help?

A European facial is not only a great way to un-wind and relax, but is a great deep cleansing, massage, hydrating mask, and extraction of impurities if necessary.

How can we book an appointment with you?

I offer appointments evenings and weekends to accommodate to all of your skin care and beauty needs. You can look at actual client before and after pictures of eyelash extensions on my Myspace page. To schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 509-961-1699.

Cayla was also sweet enough to offer 20% off of the last extensions for the bride, bridal party, mother of the bride, and sisters of bride!

Thank you, Cayla!

Get booking,



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2 responses to “{falsies for me} + an interview with esthetician, Cayla Williams

  1. Jenn

    And about how much does this cost? if you dont mind sharing.

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