Permanent Eyebrows Make You Look Younger

Eyebrows are vital communicators in human expression and here at JJ Eyelashes we want to help you express yourself and your beauty. An eyebrow line is a face framer. For every individual there is a detailed, artistic process to creating the perfect brow effect. Our New York permanent eyebrow procedure can provide you with a beautiful brow line that seemingly takes away years from your appearance. We use a hair-stroke technique that incorporates shading and creates a depth illusion, giving you permanent eyebrows that are totally natural-looking.

Whether you need permanent makeup in NYC or want beautiful New York eyelash extensions, JJ Eyelashes is the place to visit!  Join us online or book an appointment here.


JJ Founder May Lee Featured on NBC Miami

Via NBC Miami “Experts to Make Your Peepers Pop”.

Why do you think there is such a fascination with long eyelashes?

Eyelash extensions enhance a woman’s beauty and make her look more sexy, attractive, and it defines the eye shape. It’s like waking up every morning and not having to do your makeup because the lashes do it all.

There seems to be endless eyelash extension services in the city. Tell us about JJ Eyelashes and how it stands out from the others. 
JJ Eyelashes focuses on client satisfaction. Our fully trained professional technicians customize the lashes to fit the client’s eye shape and facial structure, using two different curls in lengths ranging from 7mm to 17mm. We can even customize lashes for those who have a lazy eye. That’s what separates us from others. It truly is an experience.

Read the full interview with with May Lee here.

Eyelash Extension Application Training

Interested in learning the art of excellence in eyelash extension application? JJ eyelashes offers professional and detailed training that guarantees complete understanding of the advanced technique. Unlike traditional false eyelashes, which last between 3 and 5 days and are applied to the upper lid, here at JJ we specialize in individually applied eyelash extensions. This ensures extensions last 3-6 weeks, when the proper technique is used.

Our certification program consists of a 1 Day Training and an Advanced 2 Day Training. The 8-hour courses are given by our licensed and credentialed aestheticians. By teaching only 1-3 students at a time, our course allows each trainee to receive individualized attention in order to acquire the skills necessary to complete this course. Each trainee will be personally guided through the process so that a full understanding of the eyelash extension procedure in received. Others topics of interest include client safety and appropriate hygiene. Starter kits are not included and start at $200.

Looking for professional training to apply eyelash extensions in NYC?  Visit JJ online or book a training course today.

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JJ Eyelashes Ruby and Diamond Sets

Here at JJ we offer two different New York eyelash extension sets; the Ruby set and the Diamond set. The most prominent difference between these two sets is the amount of pieces each includes; the Ruby has 80 and the Diamond  has 100. By pieces, we are referring to each eyelash extension; our extensions are placed on each individual eyelash, unlike present-day strips. More pieces guarantees a fuller look, but sometimes all you need is 80 pieces to bring out your beautiful eyes. Every customer is different!

Recent trends indicate that “bigger is better” and with our wide variety of extension lengths and shapes, we let you be the judge of that (but not without our help). We want you to be satisfied with your lashes, so we offer a personal consultation to help you to pick a size and shape that will compliment your face and bring attention to your beautiful eyes!

If you’re looking for New York eyelash extensions, JJ is the place to visit! Voted “Best Of New York 2012” for eyelashes by NY Magazine! Join us online or book an appointment directly.

12 Reasons People Choose Permanent Makeup

Anyone who desires a soft and natural-looking enhancement to their appearance should consider permanent makeup in NYC. People choose permanent makeup for a wide variety of reasons and at JJ Eyelashes you will find an experienced professional to work with you to achieve your desired results.

12 Reasons People Choose Permanent Makeup

  • Post surgical/injury, those seeking reconstruction of areolas after surgery; camouflage of scars form burns, surgery, accidents or injuries; redefinition of facial features.
  • Alopecia areata or universalis sufferers who have lost some or all of their facial hair, including eyebrows and/or eyelashes.
  • Chemotherapy recipients with full or partial hair loss.
  • Vitiligo sufferers who may have areas of sin which have lost their pigment.
  • Physically active people who want to look their best throughout activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics.
  • People with allergies and sensitive skin- these people often can’t wear other cosmetics.
  • Visually impaired people who have difficulty applying their cosmetics.
  • Motor impaired, including arthritics, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup.
  • Entertainers, actresses, and models to enhance their looks and save time.
  • Men who want feature enhancement that looks natural and not made up.
  • Women who want to look their best all the time, even when they wake up.
  • Mothers and other busy professionals who don’t have the time for makeup.

Whether you need permanent makeup in NYC or want beautiful New York eyelash extensions, JJ Eyelashes is the place to visit! Join us online or book an appointment today.

“The Best Above and Beyond” Review on JJ’s NEW Soho Location

“I have tried 3 different lash places and this is by far the best above and beyond. Their beds are extremely comfortable (and they even provide a foot massage!) and they’ve always been very gentle in the application… so much so that i always fall asleep. They know what they’re doing and are extremely quick and professional in their application. I went to Barbi lashes and not only did all their lashes fall out within a week but they also broke my lashes in half so all that remained were stubs.

JJ lashes lasted, and i am not exaggerating, over a MONTH. Well into 6 weeks before they began shedding.  Prior to using them I would never had believed lashes could last past 1.5-2 weeks but these lashes lasted, in full bloom, for over a month. Even a friend of mine who I recommended remarked the same. These are the women to go to if you want thick, long and LASTING lashes.” –Meredith Z. on Yelp

You can book an appointment for eyelash extensions in NYC or permanent makeup in NYC at our new Soho location here.

After Your Eyelash Extension Procedure

We want you to look and feel as beautiful as possible after leaving JJ Midtown and JJ Soho! To ensure your lashes last as long (and look as good!) as possible, here are a few tips for after your eyelash extension procedure.

After Your Eyelash Extension Procedure

  1. Avoid getting lashes wet for 24 hours. (no scuba diving!)
  2. Avoid hot, humid environments for the first 48 hours after the procedure. It can unseat the glue. (no steam rooms or saunas)
  3. Avoid mascara. For a special occasion, if you must apply mascara, go with water-based rather than oil-based and avoid applying to the root of the extensions.
  4. Avoid using eyelash curlers. If you must, use a heated eyelash curler (on low heat) to curl your extensions, not a mechanical curler.
  5. DO NOT use oil-based products or perm/tint the lash extensions.
  6. Gently remove eye makeup with oil-free cleansers.
  7. Avoid rubbing your eyes and pulling off your eyelash extensions.
  8. After showering, gently pat your lashes dry with tissue and use an eyelash comb to groom any stray lashes, gently and only when needed.
  9. DO NOT attempt to remove the lashes yourself. Let them fall away by themselves or have us professionally remove them.

If properly taken care of, JJ’s eyelash extensions should last between 3-6 weeks.  After that, you may need to book an appointment for a touch-up. For the best eyelash extensions in New York, visit us online or book an appointment today!

“J” Curl vs. “C” Curl

Here at JJ Eyelashes we offer the highest quality New York eyelash extensions that come in a wide range of colors, lengths, and thicknesses. In addition, we offer our lashes in two different shapes; the “J” curl and the “C” curl.

  • J Curl – Shaped like the letter “J”, this curl curves very slightly from the base (where the synthetic lash attaches to your real lash) and curves more dramatically towards the end of the lash.
  • C Curl – Shaped like the letter “C”, this curl curves all the way from the base to the end of the synthetic lash, offering a more dramatic, curled effect.

We can help you decide what lashes are right for you based on the shape of your real lashes and the desired effect you’re looking for. Book an appointment here or check us out online for more information on our Midtown and Soho locations.

Meet May Lee: The JJ Eyelashes Visionary

May Lee is the owner and founder of JJ Eyelashes and is a licensed permanent makeup artist with over twenty years of experience. Her true artistry, warm personality, and genuine desire to improve people’s lives inspired her to pursue a career in beauty. May has successfully trained hundreds of professionals in permanent makeup all over the world and has developed into a true master of her art.

May Lee grew up in Seoul, South Korea and moved to New York in the early 90’s where she spent her time as a dedicated mother and freelance makeup artist. May opened up JJ Permanent Makeup in Manhattan in 2007. As a result of growth in clientele and demand, she moved her business to its current Midtown location and rebranded it as JJ Eyelashes.

With continued growth in clientele and demand, May opened a second JJ Eyelashes location in Soho last year, which was recognized as the premiere destination for semi-permanent eyelashes in New York in 2012 by New York Magazine. May Lee’s dedication to her clients and her craft makes JJ Eyelashes one of the leading permanent makeup and semi-permanent eyelash destinations in NYC. Seeing the reactions of her clients every day inspires her to continue to grow and learn. In her words, “Seeing the difference I can make in someone’s life is a feeling that’s just.. unexplainable.”

“Oh, JJ. I can’t quit you.” Review on JJ’s NEW Soho Location

“The SoHo space was spacious, nicely lit and inviting. Tea and water in the waiting area, soft music in the lash applying area. The receptionist is friendly and helps with the consultation. And the application process here felt quicker and more efficient than the Midtown location. They also covered me with a warm blanket and gave me a foot massage so I may have just fallen asleep and not realized time was passing. And when I awoke, I had thick, long, dark eyelashes framing my baby blues. Goodbye for now, mascara! Oh, JJ. I can’t quit you.” – Jane K. on Yelp

You can book an appointment for eyelash extensions in NYC or permanent makeup in NYC at our new Soho location here.