Lashes Extensions

What Are Eyelash Extensions ?

Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service that lengthens and thickens your natural eyelashes. Eyelash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a naturally beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for everyday wear.

What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?

With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real. No one will know you have extensions. They will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!

How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions Last?

When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of your eyelashes natural growth cycle. Everyone’s experience will differ based on day to day activities but overall touchups should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. A special waterproof bonding agent is used to protect and extend the life of the lashes.

How often should I get touch-ups ?

Your natural eyelashes fall off every 60 – 120 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as exposure to steam or touching your eyes may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that have fallen out and to fill in on the new growth. Touch ups will vary from individual to individual and depend on your natural eyelash cycle as well as how you take care of your extended lashes. Most touch ups are between 2 – 3 weeks. When you come in for regular touch ups, you should normally have at least 50% of your lash extensions still attached. If you wait too long many of your extensions may fall off and you will need to have the full set re-applied. Touch ups usually last approximately 45-60 minutes.

Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions ?

Yes – even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara. It must however only be water based mascara. (DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA.) Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.

Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?

Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. However, do not wash your eye area for the first 24 hours after each application.

Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions ?

We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly break your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler.

How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?

  • Do not get lashes wet for the first 24 hours
  • Avoid hot steam or sauna and spray tanning for 48 hours Avoid running water directly on your lashes.
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Only use water based mascara (optional)
  • If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
  • Use water based eye makeup remover
  • Do not perm your lashes
  • Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
  • Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)
  • Do not cut your lashes.

Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe ?

Currently the FDA is not regulating eyelash extensions since the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelashes and do not touch the skin. The application process is pain-free and relaxing that most clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes. We recommend only using a Certified Eyelash Extension Specialist.

How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done ?

The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 1.5 hours to 2.0 hours. If you go to a newly certified professional it may take longer. You will lay comfortably on a massage or facial table with your eyes closed. The Eyelash professional will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes and upper lids. Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a lash by lash basis.

How do I choose the look I want ?

Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness and various lash materials: Example: Silk, Satin Faux-mink, Cashmere, volume lashes, genuine 100% real fur mink (cruelty free). The overall look can be anywhere from very natural, to full and lush, or very dramatic.

We normally consult with you first to see what style you are interested in. We also determine what your lashes can holdIn regards to size. Each person’s lashes will vary in strength and length. We take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The over all look can be anywhere from very natural, to full and lush, or very dramatic.

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Can Lash Extensions Damage Your Natural Lashes?

The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub, tug, or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.