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Black Hair Supplies, Once A Korean Business, Shifts To Black Ownership

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

A U.S. Hair & Beauty employee rapidly scans the barcodes of the latest shipment of hair extensions. Black, burgundy and chestnut brown weaves pile up on the floor as she throws one pack down to pick up another.Hair manufacturers

U.S. Hair & Beauty is the biggest beauty supply business in Columbus, at seven stores and growing.We’ve averaged opening one store every two years," says general manager Ed Chang. "Last year, in 2017, we were able to open two stores in one year: the 161 store and the James Road store.”

The two newest locations boast more than 20,000 square feet of floor space. Shelves are lined with hair pomades, shampoos and twisting gels. Thousands of hair extension packs are neatly displayed against store walls from ceiling to floor – synthetic and human hair, curly and straight, twisted and loose.

They’ve been in business for 30 years, after opening their first store in Cleveland in the late 1980s.“In the '90s, the current owner took over U.S. Hair,” Chang says. “We’ve expanded from the little corner store types to the multi-supersized stores.”

Black beauty is a big business. More than 80 percent of last year’s spending on ethnic hair and beauty aids was attributed to black consumers, according to a 2018 Nielsen demographic spending report. But almost three-quarters of the country’s beauty supply stores are owned by Korean-Americans.Slowly, that marketplace is shifting into the hands of African-Americans, including right here in Central Ohio.
How Black Hair Became A Korean Business

Ninety-nine percent of U.S. Hair & Beauty's customers are black - a similar figure to the beauty supply industry at large.

“Black people shop at beauty supplies because when you go into a store they’ll have a section called the 'ethnic hair care' section, and they can be anywhere from one shelf to four feet to eight feet depending on the size of the store and location,” says Sherman Willis. “But they’re only stocking selected items."Willis co-owns Willis Beauty Supply, a store on Livingston Avenue.

“The black consumer, they have a bigger category than just four or five selections of one item," Willis says. "So you go to a beauty supply because normally beauty supplies carry the full line of products.”

Even though the customer base for beauty supply stores is overwhelmingly black, Sam Hwang, vice president of the National Federation of Beauty Suppliers, says 70 percent are owned by Korean-Americans. The group oversees 30 regional beauty supplier interest groups.

“Most of the hair manufacturing was done out of Korea back in the day,” Hwang says. “It was real human hair so it was really expensive, but many of the Korean women actually cut off their hair to sell for the hair industry to grow.”

By the 1970s, most importers and exporters of hair were Korean. Some first-generation Korean-Americans went to work for and eventually own beauty supply stores. Korean immigrants began selling wigs in stores, when products were previously sold door-to-door.“Otherwise, where were you going to go buy these beauty supply products if Koreans weren’t there?” Hwang says.

Moving to Tianjin

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

Moving to Tianjin Tianjin, roughly an hour by train southeast of Beijing, is the face China strives to present to the rest of the world: a progressive, high-tech manufacturing center and foreign investment magnet. The city already boasts a presence from more than half of the Fortune 500 companies and is Beijing’s test-bed for financial reforms and free-market policies.living in tianjin Tianjin is also Beijing’s proving ground for China’s first Eco-City, a blueprint for the country’s future urbanization. Slated for completion by 2020, Tianjin Eco-City’s pedestrian-friendly layout will house 350,000 residents in water and energy efficient buildings, served by carbon-smart transport systems. More prosaically, Tianjin was the 2012 meeting place of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, underscoring its growing international importance.

The city is also vying for a leadership role in cloud computing; its Binhai New Area is establishing a cloud-computing park, backed by its resident supercomputer: the Tianhe A1 (formerly the world’s fastest supercomputer). Putting business aside, this city is famed for its passion for snacking. Tianjin is a city of foodies at heart and it would be remiss of you not to sample some of China’s favorite munchies during your stay here. Try the sumptuous Goubuli Baozi (steamed bun, with a filling), Maobuwen Jiaozi (tasty steamed dumplings), and Erduoyan (mouth-watering fried rice cakes). To sample Tianjin’s full complement of appetizers, head for its widely famed Nanshi Food Street. Dining out locally is a real treat in Tianjin.

If you are in the mood for a banquet, it is worth seeking out the city’s long, covered alleyway of Shipin Jie ("Food Street"), which boasts more than 50 different restaurants jostling for business. Here you’ll find anything from soup to snake on the menu. The less adventurous should make for Fukang Lu, where you’ll find TGI Friday's and other western chains offering the usual burgers, steaks, pasta, chicken and seafood. The thriving foreign community in Tianjin is in part made up by the overspill from neighboring Beijing. The city’s carapace of European architecture juxtaposed with bold modern glass Chinese monoliths is indicative of its residents: Chinese and foreigners rubbing shoulders, comfortably co-existing in very separate worlds.

What is special or unique about your city? Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China. It is only 27 minutes from Tianjin to Beijing by train, so Tianjin is regarded as the backyard garden of Beijing. In recent years, Tianjin has received increased attention from both tourists at home and abroad because of its centuries-old history and ascendant location. In addition, the established and growing Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area (TEDA) boosts the city and makes it even more amazing. What are a newcomer's first impressions of your city? Tianjin is an ancient city of rich history and culture mixed with modern, as well as a lot of ongoing development. Some of the more traditional culture in Tianjin is very distinctive and interesting, such as "Tianjin Xiangsheng" performances.

Shanghai High School International Division

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

Shanghai High School International Division Shanghai High School International Division is an international school in Shanghai, China, that was founded in 1993 as the international division of Shanghai High School. Its sole language of instruction is English, though all students are required to take Chinese classes,and the school offers grades 1 through 12.Because it is attached to a local school and is a division thereof, it is the first government-supported international school in Shanghai; It has yet to become a standalone international school.high school Shanghai As an international school in China, SHSID developed educational goals to reflect a traditional background as well as goals to meet the needs of today’s talented students.

The school is committed to educate students for the challenges of the future. SHSID provides progressive education in a multi-cultural environment, preparing students with global perspectives, and encouraging them to accept responsibilities and become competent in their studies.[citation needed] However, the school is widely criticized for the uneven distribution of resources among students. In the system, low- achieving students usually face multiple disadvantages, such as limited class choices, controlled teaching materials, and lack of opportunities for advancement. The statement that 'encouraging them to accept responsibilities and become component in their studies' is usually regarded as an advertisement for the school enrollment. Students take admittance exams prior to entering the school. The admittance exams and future move-up exams determine the level of the courses taken by all students. However, the chance of moving up could be safely ignored and strongly discouraged because the school's policy wants to protect academically strong students.

Levels include standard (S), standard plus (S+), honors (H) and honors plus (H+). Courses are also taken in preparation for the IB and AP programs which begin in the junior year and are modeled after the education system in the United States (even though most US schools offer AP programs starting from 9th grade).[9] Typical courses taken by students include Math, Chinese, English, Physics, Chemistry, History, Economics, Music, and Art. Biology and Geography are notable exceptions to the curriculum, and are available during the later years through choice. Both curricula follow a semester system.

The grading system is controlled directly by the principal, whose main intention is to display the talents and academic performance of IB students (one out of five SHSID students are enrolled in IB program) to the U.S. Universities. Usually, only IB students benefit from the curricula. SHSID offers a variety of IB classes, including English (A1 and B), Chinese (A1 & B), Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, History, Visual Arts, Music, and Psychology (SL only). Students can take the classes for 11th and 12th grade in preparation for the IB examinations in the May of their senior year. However, only top 20% of students could take IB classes, and this creates an 'IB predominated' atmosphere in school, in which IB students, though isolated, could benefit. The IB coordinator is 蒋皓 (Erin Jiang), who is also the IB Chemistry instructor. SHSID is also a test center for the IB examinations and boasts an average IB score of 42.5, produced by only 30 IB students out of the approximate 250 class size (2015).

The Importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

The Importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Continuing Professional Development is widely recognised as fundamental to the improvement of standards and skills for individuals and their industries. Prior to attempting to understand how to make the most of the various CPD opportunities available, it is important to understand why CPD is important, why it exists and its primary purpose.CPD (Continuing Professional development) Why is CPD important and why does it exist? Continuing Professional Development exists to ensure that an individual enhances their skills and abilities once they have formally qualified. Typically, academic qualifications have already been completed at this stage and an individual is now working within their specific industry and job function.

CPD is important as it helps to ensure that further learning is progressed in a structured, practical and relevant way to guarantee that there are applied efficiencies in learning. CPD allows an individual to focus on what specific skills and knowledge they require over a short-term period, say 12 months, in order to be confident there is recognisable improvement within their proficiency and skill sets. “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein. The purpose of CPD In an ever-increasing globalised and competitive society, the importance of Continuing Professional Development cannot be overstated. The world’s industries are forever evolving, which creates exciting opportunities but which also comes with challenges. CPD enables an individual to regularly apply attention to important areas of development and takes appropriate action to reduce any shortfalls in knowledge. Equally, an individual must see Continuing Professional Development as a way to remain competitive with his or her peers, and as an opportunity to differentiate themselves at moments where this may be required, such as in job interviews or in tenders for new work and business acquisition.

As more people become professionally qualified with similar qualifications, CPD becomes more important as a means of separating yourself from the pack. A planned approach to Continuing Professional Development allows an individual to put themselves in charge of their own career development and work-related ambitions. A personal empowerment of learning brings with it an increase in confidence and resulting abilities, all of which correlate to an improvement of capability for their employment environment. Importance of CPD for Employers The responsibility for completing Continuing Professional Development lies ultimately with the individual, often within the context of their membership and involvement with industry professional bodies or institutes.

However, more and more employers are taking a proactive and supporting role with the CPD required by their employees. Aside from industry associations, the importance of CPD within the general enterprise is growing, as more employers see the benefits of more highly skilled, motivated and committed workforce. There is a common misunderstanding with some employers that CPD takes significant time which may result in periods of “out of the business”. However, the availability of more flexible CPD suited for business requirements has increased significantly in recent years, with the introduction of online learning, short courses and half-day workshops, as well as distance learning and educational exhibitions. These can provide CPD learning seminars alongside new business revenue and networking opportunities.

Tennis Camp Allows Education Students to Serve Others

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

Tennis Camp Allows Education Students to Serve Others Students from the College of Education and Human Services honed their teaching skills in an unusual setting this summer: tennis camp. Four nights a week, a group of Seton Hall students trekked to the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Branch Brook Park in Newark to head up the education portion of the Greater Newark Tennis and Education's (GNTE) summer program.Children tennis in Shanghai According to a recent article in the Star Ledger that featured the program, "It started with five kids and finished with 70 after the first year.

Now 130 are registered, but on any given evening, 50-55 kids learn the game for two hours Monday through Thursday and for another two hours on Saturday morning." After about an hour of tennis instruction, campers settle down for a short lesson in anything from history, to working on resilience and developing emotional intelligence. After their lesson the "campers" (ranging in age from 5 to 12) return to the courts for more tennis. Free for both parents and children, the tennis camp uses the sport as a springboard for learning— both on and off the court.As noted by the Star Ledger article, "Charles McKenna, the executive director of the program, said 'We want to give kids the idea that there is a bigger world beyond than what they may know.' Campus big. University big. Globally, big. That's how far the organization wants them to go.

" The education program was designed by Counseling Psychology doctoral students Pattric Davis and Shaneze Gayle. Seton Hall undergraduates joined Davis and Gayle to teach lessons four nights per week. Seton Hall undergraduates Valerie Villanueva '20, Jilliane Laurizio '20, Maylin Rivera '20 and Cecelia Pateman '21 volunteered for the program after hearing about the opportunity from CEHS Dean Maureen Gillette and Associate Dean Omayra Arocho. Pateman said she knew she wanted to volunteer right away. "I immediately hopped on the opportunity," she said. Although constructed to leverage sport as a means of learning, the nontraditional educational setting can present some challenges, making it "a little tougher," Rivera said. The setting "involves a lot more 'go with the flow'" than working in a classroom, Pateman said. But both Rivera and Pateman agreed that the unique setting was good experience for them because they have more flexibility with curriculum and are learning to be more adaptable. Pateman said that within reason, "we can do what we want with the lesson rather than following the kind of strict guidelines," education students are required to follow in a field placement.

"You have to be adaptable because you don't know all of their names and you don't know what it's like at home. You don't know all the important details that you would often have in a traditional classroom setting," said Rivera. Rivera and Pateman agreed they see themselves filling in the gaps of a traditional classroom education because the campers learn about topics that aren't typically taught in school. The students most likely "won't learn about emotional intelligence" in a classroom setting, Pateman said. Rivera added that the topics they talk about with the campers "can help them in any environment." Some of their most recent lessons focused on the lives and legacies of Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson, two African American tennis players who broke barriers in professional tennis. Gibson, who in her later years lived just down the road in East Orange, was the first African American to win a grand slam title at the French Championships in 1956.

In 1957 and 1958, Gibson won Wimbledon and the Nationals, the precursor to the US Open. Overall, Gibson won 11 grand slam tournaments, including five singles titles, five doubles titles and one mixed doubles title. Arthur Ashe was the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open. Rivera said, "hopefully the camp goers will find those stories inspirational and see they too can achieve great things." Retired tennis pro and Director of Tennis for GNTE Bob Bynum puts his 40 years of experience coaching and playing tennis to use as a tool for not just athletic improvement, but the overall development of the young people in his charge.With his own unorthodox introduction to tennis fresh in his mind (a music teacher told him and his classmates they could join the tennis team or receive a "D" in his class), Bynum knows first-hand the power the game can have on young lives.

Number of British schools in China to more than double

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

Number of British schools in China to more than double British private schools are expanding rapidly in China as they seek to cash in on growing demand in the world’s second-largest economy, according to new research.british school in china Consultancy Venture Education predicts there will be 46 British private school campuses in China by the end of the year, more than double the number two years before.Last year, a record five schools opened their first international campus in China and nine more are expected to follow suit in 2019.

Venture Education said many were expanding beyond Beijing and Shanghai to cities like Guangzhou and Chongqing.Chinese demand for British-run education has surged in the past few years as the pool of wealthy families continues to rise. Many want their children to attend top-tier Western universities like Oxford or Harvard and see campuses of “brand-name” British schools like Harrow or Wellington as the best way in. The British run schools can also allow Chinese pupils to escape reliance on the country’s notoriously difficult, ultra-competitive, gaokao university entrance examinationsUK higher education statistics showed the number of Chinese students in UK universities more than doubled in the 10 years through 2016-17.

“There’s a huge desire amongst aspirational Chinese parents for their children to learn a British-style of education and be fluent in both Mandarin and English,” said Richard Gaskell, schools director at ISC Research. “These schools provide a more Western style of education which offers greater access to the world’s best universities and, as a result, better job prospects.”In response, more British private schools are opening campuses which cater for both Chinese and expat pupils. In 2018 they accounted for more than half of British schools in China for the first time.

Some operate a “hybrid” model blending the Chinese curriculum – which is mandatory for all Chinese students in Grades 1-9 – with English-language instruction and Western pedagogy. After that, many favour the British curriculum. Among all 821 international schools in China, Venture Education said 40 per cent taught A-levels, compared to 15 per cent using the International Baccalaureate. For British schools, expanding overseas offers a new income stream at a time when schools are finding it harder to attract students at home.ISC Research has said British schools opened more branches overseas last year than in any of the past 20 years.Research by the Independent Schools Council found private school fees rose more than six-fold between 1992 and 2016, while wages only tripled.

EASY GUIDE TO RIDING THE SHANGHAI METRO

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

EASY GUIDE TO RIDING THE SHANGHAI METRO Shanghai’s subway system is one of the best in the world and the world’s largest rapid transit system by route length. Using it can save you a ton of money by avoiding taxis or DiDi (China’s equivalent to Uber – a ride-sharing app). Plus the traffic can be really bad so a subway trip can save you time as well as money. Tales you may have heard about how crowded the subway can be are certainly true, though we only had one experience with crowded trains since we avoided rush hour.To get more shanghai metro, you can visit shine news official website.

1. FIND THE NEAREST STATION Use the Google maps app (which you can download and use offline) to find the nearest station to your location. You can also ask your hotel front desk but our experience was that most front desk people’s English was very basic. Our hotel was on the outskirts of town (hotels can be expensive otherwise). We took a DiDi from the hotel to the subway as a cheaper alternative to a taxi. 2. PURCHASE YOUR TICKET Approach one of the ticket machines. The good news is that there is a translation button on the upper right corner so that you can read the instructions in English. You’ll press the name of the station you’re going to and the machine will indicate the purchase price. You will also have the option of selecting how many tickets you wish at that price, making a family or group purchase easier. Insert the funds into the machine (they do not generally provide change, so be prepared). A ticket will be dispensed. 3. WALK THROUGH SECURITY Many of the stations we went through required us to put our bags through X-ray machines. We didn’t have to empty our pockets though. Not every sign has a translation. Google translate makes signs in Chinese look like this.

4. SELECT THE PLATFORM IN THE DIRECTION YOU ARE GOING. Again, the good news is that the signage is often in English as well as Chinese. Be mindful of the signs indicating how to get on and off the train. To embark, stand to the side of the doors since exiting passengers will use the middle and you don’t want to be run over! 5. FOLLOW GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS Use the Google map app.

The map directions on signs are not properly translated and don’t always make it clear if you have to change trains. The app didn’t steer us wrong. The other benefit of using the Google map app is that the directions will tell you which exit to use. For example, we rode the metro to the Shanghai Tower. Lujiazui Station has six exits. It would have taken us a while to figure out we needed to take exit 6 without the app.

6. ARRIVAL Once you arrive at your destination, you’ll need to turn in the ticket. If it was a single-use ticket, you’ll feed it into the turnstile. If you purchased a multi-use pass, just tap the ticket and the fare will be deducted from your balance. In addition to downloading Google maps for Shanghai to use offline, you can download (or print) a metro map here. I really encourage you to give it a try. Riding on the Shanghai subway is an experience not to be missed. Take it to go downtown to explore (we took it to the Shanghai Observation Tower upon our arrival). Or take it to go to the airport from downtown or from the airport to downtown. Or take it to the airport to ride on the Maag train – the fastest train in the world.

 

Michel Platini detained over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

November 22, 2019 by freemexy  

Michel Platini detained over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar Michel Platini, the banned former Uefa president and France football legend, has been detained in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged corruption relating to Fifa’s decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, French justice sources have confirmed. Platini’s detention was first reported by the news website Mediapart on Tuesday morning, with Claude Guéant, the former secretary general of the Élysée Palace under the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, also being interviewed as a “free suspect”. To get more michel platini, you can visit shine news official website.

The detention of Platini, who voted for Qatar to host the tournament, represents the first substantial public move in an investigation into the 2022 decision opened two years ago by France’s Parquet National Financier, which is responsible for law enforcement against serious financial crime. According to the judicial sources, the PNF is investigating possible “private corruption”, “criminal conspiracy” and “influence peddling and trading in influence” over the December 2010 vote, which are categories of corruption in French law. Platini’s representatives issued a statement stressing he had not been arrested – which was confirmed by the judicial authorities’ source – and that the detention was for a “technical” reason to maintain the confidentiality of the interview. The statement said Platini had also been questioned about Uefa’s award, by a single vote, of the 2016 European Championship to France.

Platini was said to be “absolutely confident” that he had done nothing wrong and “had nothing to reproach himself for”. A main focus for the investigation is reported in French media to be the lunch Platini has acknowledged publicly he had with Sarkozy and Tamim al-Thani, the current Emir of Qatar, on 23 November 2010, less than a fortnight before the Fifa vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. At the time, France was seeking strong economic links with mega-wealthy Qatar, and Paris Saint-Germain, the club Sarkozy supports, were in decline and financial difficulties. Platini has said he understood Sarkozy wanted him to wield his Uefa vote for Qatar but denied that he was influenced. In an interview with the Guardian in 2013, Platini said of that lunch: “I knew Sarkozy wanted the people from Qatar to buy PSG. I understood that Sarkozy supported the candidature of Qatar. But he never asked me, or to vote for Russia [for 2018]. He knows my personality. I always vote for what is good for football. Not for myself, not for France.” The then Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said Platini told him he had changed his vote from the USA to Qatar after the lunch, and that a decisive three further European Fifa executive committee members changed their vote to Qatar. Platini did say in 2015, when he was a candidate to replace Blatter as president, that he “might have told” US football delegates previously that he would vote for their bid but he has denied changing his mind because of the lunch.

Afortnight ago in Paris before the Fifa congress, Platini told the Guardian that he had made his mind up to vote for Qatar before the lunch. His son, Laurent, in 2012 joined the Qatar sportswear company Burrda, owned by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), as the chief executive, which Platini has always denied had anything to do with his vote, or represented a conflict of interest. After Qatar’s shock victory in the Fifa vote, QSI did buy PSG in 2011, and the Qatar sovereign fund has since funded the club to a massive degree, enabling them to sign Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and other stars, and become a European football power. National links between the two countries were also strengthened; in 2011 Qatar Airways bought 50 A320 neo-family planes made by Airbus at its factory in Toulouse, an order reaffirmed in December 2017.

Guéant and Dion are reported to have been at the November 2010 lunch, as Sarkozy advisers. In 2015, Sarkozy responded to questions about the Elysee palace lunch by scoffing that it was an exaggeration of his power to suggest he could influence Platini. Platini and Blatter were banned from football activities after Platini was paid 2m CHF by Fifa in 2011; both men claimed it was in payment for Platini’s work as a Fifa football adviser, which he had finished nine years earlier in 2002. Platini continues to protest his innocence of any wrongdoing in relation to that payment, and has mounted a series of legal appeals against his ban, which is due to expire in October.

 

The Best (and Worst) Makeup for Eyelash Extensions

November 15, 2019 by freemexy  

First, the good news: Your new eyelash extensions look amazing. Now, for the bad news: Half your eye-makeup collection needs to go. True, eyelash extensions can last for up to six weeks, but wearing the wrong makeup can lead to lashes falling out and extension damage, which can dramatically decrease the length of time your lash extensions look full and fabulous. To help you avoid this pitfall, we've compiled a list of the best makeup you should (and can) wear when you've got your eyelash extensions in.
One weird consequence of having mile-long individual false lashes: Your eyelashes get tangled. And dragging a sticky pencil liner along the lash line, where eyelash extensions form their tenuous bonds, just worsens tangling and lash fallout. And, as anyone who's ever worn pencil liner knows, there's the lingering aftermath: Cream and gel eyeliners can leave a gummy residue on extensions, making removal an utter nightmare. You've been warned.top eyelash vendors

Fact: You can wear mascara without destroying your lashes. Just avoid "tubing" formulas (the kind envelops your lashes and slips off in water without requiring remover). Tube mascara can literally be pulled off natural lashes with a little moisture and light pressure, but this formula sticks like glue to falsies. You'll get it off—but not without losing a few (pricey, hard-earned) lashes.

If it's not obvious by now, smudge-proof and budge-proof eye makeup is generally bad news for lash extensions. This includes water-resistant or waterproof liquid liner. A liquid eyeliner may seem innocent enough (it's not creamy or gel-like), but its long-wearing capabilities will require rubbing or repeatedly touching your lashes to remove it, all of which will shorten the life span of your extensions.

Keeping your eyelash extensions clean is key to making them last as long as possible. Oil-based makeup removers are best for removing stubborn eye makeup, but they also loosen the glue that bonds extensions to your lashes. Unfortunately, you're going to want to keep oil fully away from your eyes for as long as your extensions last.

Do eyelash serums work? What you should know about the popular treatment

November 15, 2019 by freemexy  

If you're dreaming of doe-like lashes, but can't be bothered with false lashes and eyelash extensions, you may want to consider an eyelash-enhancing serum. But what exactly do these treatments entail?Best wholesale eyelash vendor

“They generally contain ingredients like panthenol and argan oil to smooth and condition lashes, humectants such as hyaluronic acid to plump lashes, and peptides to stimulate the lash’s hair follicle," said Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Which treatment's right for you? That depends on what your end goal is."I think the consumer needs to determine if they desire true regrowth or just conditioning and pick ingredients accordingly," said New York-based dermatologist Dr. Sejal Shah.

"Serums that do not contain bimatoprost and isopropyl cloprostenate or a comparable prostaglandin are more lash conditioners," Shah continued, "which likely make lashes look fuller or longer by hydrating them but don't truly stimulate growth."

“Unfortunately, we don’t have any head-to-head studies comparing the effectiveness of one product to another, so you’ll have to rely on the reputation and science provided by each brand and give them a try,” Zeichner advised.

Both physicians cautioned users to be careful when trying out any of these treatments. "Apply as directed, avoiding the eyelid and eye itself," said Shah. "Before using, patch test it on another part of the skin, such as the inner arm."

If you develop a reaction (any redness or stinging) wash the product off right away and stop using it. If the reaction is severe, contact your physician.

If you're interested in giving these new treatments a try, we've rounded up a few popular lash enhancing serums to consider plus other lash boosting options that promise gorgeous lashes in a snap.