1What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are popular new products that lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelashes. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. There are many different thicknesses, lengths, curves and colors available. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for day to day wear – WITHOUT MASCARA!
2What 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!
It is very important to choose a Certified Eyelash Extension Stylist, who will provide a sanitary environment, use quality products and apply the lashes without damaging your natural lashes.
3How long will a set of eyelash extensions last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Everyone’s experience will differ based on day to day activities but overall touchups should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. With proper care you can lengthen the time between refills.
4How often should I get refill?
We recommend getting a refill every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45 – 60 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, rubbing your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall out sooner. Refills average about 45 to 90 min, depending on the type you have.
5Can 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 can be worn. 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 of sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover. Check out our shop for eyelash extensions products.
6Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The Eyelash Extension Adhesive we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. Please do not expose your new set of lashes to excessive water within 24 hours of application.
7Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
You do not want to use mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly 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. Visit our store for heated eyelash curlers.
8How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for 12- 24 hours. Light mist is fine
- Avoid hot steam or sauna
- 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 LIE and say they are yours
9Is 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 and so 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.
10How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 90 min. – 180 min. Depending on the type of Eyelash Extension Set you are getting. Volume Sets can take up to 180 min. to be applied. You will lie comfortably on our facial bed, then we apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis. A fine mist (Nano mist) will conclude the application that will make the eyelash extension adhesive bond even faster and stronger. We will discuss your home care procedures and recommend after care products. Before you leave, we would like to answer any questions you have!
Love your lashes!
11What products should I use to take care of my eyelash extensions?
We will recommend products for each client since needs vary depending on lifestyle. You can also visit our online store and learn about home care products and make up options.