Lash extensions

HOLD ON TO THOSE LASHES!!!

Foaming lash cleanser and lash cleansing brush

Foaming lash cleanser and lash cleansing brush

Well you’ve made the decision to get lash extensions! You’ve also decided you love them and can’t live without them! Now what can you do to help them last as long as possible? This is where regular lash cleansing routine can be helpful. Proper lash maintenance is pretty darn important. Not only does it keep your lashes feeling and looking fresh but it removes oils around your lash line. Those oils that you naturally produce can break down the adhesive bond created between your natural lash and the lash extension thus causing premature fall out. Insert extremely sad face here :( To cleanse your lashes use an oil-free foaming cleanser and a soft and gentle cleansing brush. Using cotton to cleanse your lashes may pull at the base of your lashes and cause your lash extensions to fall out. The soft bristles of a lash cleansing brush won’t get caught and pull out those beauties. We carry both products for you at the salon along with a variety of other fantastic products! Next time you are in, ask your lash artist more! We are always so excited to chat all things lashes, lashes, lashes!!!

PULLING INSPIRATION FOR NAIL DESIGNS

Have you ever wondered where people who wear nail art get their ideas and inspiration from? Clients often ask us, “Do people show you a picture from Instagram? Pinterest? Do they bring you their own ideas? How do they think of or where do they get their ideas?”. It is true that often people will present to us photos of other current nail designs. Clients will also alter designs or mix and match different designs to create their own. If you’re looking to advance to the next level of inspiration and are bored of the trending art you are seeing lately, read on for some advice on how to see with your nail art goggles on!

Inspiration surrounds us. It is literally everywhere. ANYTHING could be a nail design. Let’s start with clothing and fashion as our muse. Patterns on shirts are proving to be successful in transferring to your nails. You already know it is wearable and they are often just enough interest without being overpowering. Take a look at these examples.

This is a great example of a design that is loosely based off the inspiration. It gives you the overall vibe without being confined to the exacts.

This is a great example of a design that is loosely based off the inspiration. It gives you the overall vibe without being confined to the exacts.

The pattern on this shirt was already a really cool abstract design. On nails it’s even cooler!

The pattern on this shirt was already a really cool abstract design. On nails it’s even cooler!

Less is more in some cases and it rings especially true in this design. Clean and oh so chic.

Less is more in some cases and it rings especially true in this design. Clean and oh so chic.

Continuing on the subject of fashion, we have also seen some rad handbags offer up inspiring looks.

Taking the most interesting portion of this clutch and making it the focal part of this manicure is what it’s all about!

Taking the most interesting portion of this clutch and making it the focal part of this manicure is what it’s all about!

Wow! This bag is a work of art to begin with. Obviously a great choice for nails!

Wow! This bag is a work of art to begin with. Obviously a great choice for nails!

Now that you’ve seen some designs from what you wear, let’s move on to designs that come from the printed form. Imagery from brochures, greeting cards, paper goods, and even art prints are all great places to pull from. If you see something that is beautiful, you love to look at it, and it just makes you happy inside, why not wear it on your nails and enjoy that image every day!? Images can range from things that are simply fun to look at to things that offer a deeper meaning for you. We have seen anything from people’s personal business brands as daily reminders to continue to follow their dreams or even running marathon logos to motivate and empower them to push through the race.

Rifle Paper Co. has been a constant inspiration for our clients. We can’t get enough of it!

Rifle Paper Co. has been a constant inspiration for our clients. We can’t get enough of it!

Theme your nails to your adventures!

Theme your nails to your adventures!

How cute is this? Our very own Carla had her nail art inspired by her son’s drawing of their family.

How cute is this? Our very own Carla had her nail art inspired by her son’s drawing of their family.

So now that we have shed some light on the possibilities that surround you, let’s see some of your inspiration come through! But before you go, here is one more fun inspiration to indulge in.

Like we said, be inspired by the things that make you happy inside!

Like we said, be inspired by the things that make you happy inside!

Lash extensions

FLUFFY VOLUME LASH EXTENSIONS

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It’s been a treat watching trends in the art of lash extensions. Just few years back it was all about classic lashing. We are seeing more clients requesting the mega fluffy and soft volume lash extensions instead of classic lashes. With an application of 2-6 softer, thinner volume lash extension applied in a fan to one natural lash, we are able to attain looks from natural to bold. To be applied right, volume lashing take a bit more time and certainly more experience from the lash artist!. Each beautiful volume lash fan is carefully hand crafted by our talented and specially trained lash artists. Because we don’t use pre-made fans, we are able to design a look that is beautifully suited to each client based on the look you are trying to achieve and your natural lashes. We love the chance to enhance your natural beauty and send you Birdie Babes off with the magical feeling that only a nice fresh set of lashes can create! We are excited to now offer more availability for lash extensions! Give us a call at the salon or head over to our online booking to schedule your appointment now!!!

LONDON BASED LINE ART NAILS

It’s a magical moment when we see nail art inspired by other artists come to life.  Nyah nails it in this set inspired by London based line artist Meg Abbott.  

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Nyah’s use of nude with black line art creates a neutral chic look that can go with anything.  How will you use your 10 little canvases to express yourself?

NATURAL GEMSTONE NAIL ART

Gemstone nail art

Gemstone nail art

Well hello gemstones!  Taking the marble nail art craze to the next level with a collection of colorful gemstones!  This beautiful set of nails were perfectly polished by our birdie babe Ashley!  You can work with our nail artists to come up with a nail design that expresses who you are or you can sit back and give our artists the freedom to create what they do best!  Whatever your approach you shall leave with a gem of an experience!  

WINE. WOMEN. WRESTLING. YES, WRESTLING.

Hello Birdie is pleased to participate with other female-owned businesses teaming up for a great cause; helping other women and children in need. Join us on May 10 for some delightful wines, badass women and some playful-yet-impressive shows of strength.

The Women's Arm-wrestling Tournament is an elimination tournament between women business owners in Uptown San Diego.  100% of the proceeds from the evening will go to The San Diego Rescue Mission in support of their emergency and long term shelters for women and children.

Be sure to shop at the other participating businesses noted below, many of which are contributing a portion of their sales throughout the Mother's Day weekend to the shelters.