What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are individual strands of synthetic fibers made to replicate a natural eyelash. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelashes. The single strands are applied to each individual eyelash, one by one. With proper application, lash extensions look and feel completely natural. I apply faux mink lashes in most cases.
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last?
When applied, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your own eyelashes. Depending on your activity and day-to-day routine, refills should only be required every 2 to 4 weeks.
Are lash extensions safe?
I only use professional grade adhesive which never comes in contact with your skin. The individual eyelashes are adhered about 1mm away from your skin.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are designed to give your natural lashes an improved look of fullness so mascara is not needed. However, there are oil free mascaras that can be used with your lash extensions if you feel your extensions are looking less full when you are close to your fill appointment. Keep in mind if you wear mascara, the longevity of your extensions will be greatly reduced and you will need to come in more often for a fill. You can wear mascara on the bottom lashes, however, you must remove all your eye make up with a water-based cleanser before you go to sleep or your makeup will goop up the base of your extensions and cause your extensions to come off prematurely.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions?
We do ask you to minimize the chance of wetting the extensions for the first 6 hours of wear at minimum. After that you can use your cleanser to cleanse the lash line after 24 hours. The adhesive used to apply your eyelash extensions is secure enough to allow you to get right back to your routine. However, keeping away from extensive contact with steam such as in saunas or certain facials is recommended since it can begin to loosen the bond.
How soon can I wash my face after the extensions are applied?
Do not get your lashes wet for 6 hours after the eyelash extensions are applied. It will affect the efficacy of the adhesive. After 6 hours you can wash your face making sure to wash around the eyelashes. 24 hours after lash application you can use a water based cleanser to cleanse the lash line.
How do I dry my eyelash extensions?
After cleansing your eyelashes, use a lint-free cloth to gently apply pressure to the top of your extensions while keeping your eyes closed. Be sure to wait 5-10 minutes for extensions to fully dry before brushing through them with your wand as the hair follicle can be very delicate when wet.
Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe?
Currently, the FDA is not regulating eyelash extensions because the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash hairs and do not touch the skin. The application process is pain-free. Some clients consider the process relaxing and even sleep through the appointment.
How long will it take to apply eyelash extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes about 90-160 minutes for a full set of lashes and 45-90 minutes for a refill. You will lay comfortably on a massage table with your eyes closed. During application, your lower lashes will be covered and the extensions will be applied only to your upper lashes one at a time.
How do I choose the look I want?
I will consult with you to understand what type of style you are interested in and what look will work best with your natural lashes. The overall look of the lashes can range from very natural to flirty and cute!
Do I have to do anything to prepare for the service?
Remove any eye makeup, and remove any leftover mascara. Lashes should not be permed or manually curled at the time of appointment. I would suggest washing your face since you can not get your lashes wet at minimal of 6 hours after your service.
What happens if I choose to have my eyelash extensions removed?
I do offer a removal service to have the extensions removed. This involves a short thirty-minute appointment in which a gel remover is applied on top of the extensions without touching the skin and allowed to sit for 10 minutes. Once the adhesive is dissolved, the extensions are gently wiped or brushed away exposing the natural lashes. Do not try to get them off yourself, the adhesive is meant to last for up to 8 weeks and you may do damage to your natural lashes trying to get the extensions to debond.