Look at those Eyes:Indulge Spa goes Xtreme with lash extensions
Author: Rebecca Edwards | Photographer: Claire Bove
Christina Bucci, owner and operator of Indulge Spa since 2004, has the ability to help you relax as well as enhance your appearance without surgery. Statuesque, beautiful and brunette, Bucci is as approachable as she is attractive, and her mission statement is straight forward and genuine: “to offer services that allow people to indulge themselves.”
“With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it’s important for people to take care of themselves,” Bucci said. “Spa services can play an important role in that self-care routine.”
Indulge Spa offers a variety of stress-relieving, beauty boosting services, including five types of massage by licensed therapists who specialize in deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, hot stone therapy and Shiatsu stretch. Deep-cleansing, relaxing facials as well as a wide array of waxing procedures are also available for both men and women.
After 19 years of massaging, six days a week and often as many as four-six massages a day, Bucci is now concentrating her talents and expertise on facials and Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions. She was first introduced to Xtreme Lashes at Frederic Fekkai’s salon on Rodeo Drive in California, where she learned that Xtreme was the number-one company for lashes and the top pick of most Hollywood celebrities. Today, her own subtle yet eye-popping lashes are a testament to the beauty and quality of the product and the standard of care you can expect when she applies yours.
Xtreme Lashes was founded in 2005 by a registered nurse, Jo Mousselli, who formulated a safe and hygienic process for applying these faux-mink extensions to the natural lash. Mousselli’s background and knowledge allowed her to incorporate a medical-grade adhesive (the same used by surgeons) for applying the lashes.
Bucci is now concentrating her talents and expertise on facials and Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions. She was first introduced to Xtreme Lashes at Frederic Fekkai’s salon on Rodeo Drive in California, where she learned that Xtreme was the number-one company for lashes and the top pick of most Hollywood celebrities.
“The technique of applying Xtreme Lashes to your own individual lash (one by one) calls for the highest grade of products as well as training,” said Bucci, who has been perfecting her lash craft for almost a decade. “It’s not a skill you learn in a weekend.”
According to Bucci, before you can purchase Xtreme’s high-end lash products, you must complete rigorous hours of training and testing. Xtreme has the most comprehensive, educational training offered, to assure that their attention to detail (which includes hypo-allergenic medical-grade adhesive, high-quality faux-mink lashes and the widest variety of lash shapes, sizes, lengths and colors) will afford the consumer the finest experience possible in this industry.
“Part of that training is to assure that your Xtreme stylist consults with you beforehand to create a specific lash application designed with your eye shape and lifestyle in mind,” Bucci said. “The idea is for you to leave my establishment so that your friends will look at you and wonder why you look so good but not ask, ‘oh, when did you get false eyelashes?’ Achieving that natural look is the highest compliment I can get and it is what I strive for.”
When considering lash extensions, Bucci’s advises doing your homework. “There is a true art to lash work. It is an intricate application and calls for a very steady hand,” she said. “The quality of service and safety to your eyes should be at the forefront of your search; the product being used and the experience and training of the stylist are of utmost importance.”
A proper lash application should never be uncomfortable, painful or show signs of clumpy residual adhesive or damage to your natural lashes. “After the curing period, you can go mascara-free and wake up looking beautiful. It will give your eyes a lift without surgery,” Bucci said.
It’s often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It’s quite obvious that Bucci’s passion for this art is soul-inspired.
For more about Indulge Spa or to make an appointment, please visit indulgespaofhhi.com or call (843) 842-4416.