After months of waiting and research I have found a location near my home that offers Professional (with a capital P) Eyelash Extensions- right at the day spa I've been going to. They recently added this service and I'm so ecstatic.
When I walked in for my treatment I overheard some of the staff talking to each other gleefully about their ""lash extensions"". I asked them what they were talking about and they told me they had been wearing them. Wow. Just Wow. YOU CAN NOT TELL that the lashes were extensions. I had the staff nearly bending over backward in the light, from below, from above, this way and that just to get a good look at them. I could swear the lashes were theirs (but who has gorgeous lashes like that naturally?) They looked great! I got to see her work first hand and am very impressed.
I spoke with the actual technician and she was able to walk through my list of questions with ease. I must admit I gave her a gauntlet to walk through. She was patient, understanding and very knowledgeable (again, I do my homework, it's my eyes, afterall) and passed each of my tests.
Now, I love my lashes and am addicted. No more mascara induced racoon eyes!