Lifestyle review: LVL Lashes, Kozma and Kozma
Ever looked into the eyes of a baby and been mega jealous of their ultra-luxe lashes? I have, many times. My own are stubbornly straight and refuse to curl into Disney princess-style eye framers, despite my best e orts. Plus, I’m still nervous about curling my lashes with curlers after a tragic incident in 2014 when I inadvertently tore half of my left upper lashes out. I had to spend the next few weeks with a semi-bald eyelid. Unsurprisingly not a good look. Hence my excitement at trying out a clever semi-permanent curling technique.
I popped into the sassy Kozma and Kozma salon on Al Wasl Road to give LVL Lashes a try (48 hours before the treatment I took a patch test to ensure I wasn’t allergic to the potions used). LVL stands for Length, Volume, Lift to wait. The process takes 60 minutes to complete. I lie down on a comfy bed and have all traces of make-up and daily grime delicately removed by the therapist. She begins by protecting both my upper and lower eye areas with a silicone shield. My eyes are closed for the entirety of the procedure. My lashes are combed upwards onto the upper shields (which feels strange but not painful) before a perming lotion is applied to the roots. After around 10 minutes a neutralising lotion is then applied and I have another 10 minutes to wait.