Q: What are Eyelash Extensions?
A: Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes. Lash 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 natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
Q: What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
A: 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!
Q: How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last?
A: 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 over all touchups should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. A special waterproof bonding agent is used. Glue does not contain any fumes or irritants and is long lasting.
Q: How often should I get touchups?
A: We recommend getting a touch up 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 expsoure to steam or touching your eyes alot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that fallen. Touch ups average about 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes.
Q. Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Q Can I swim, shower, exercise or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Q. Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
Q. How do I take care of my Eyelash Extensions?
Q. Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe?
Q. How long will it take to apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
Q. How do I choose the look I want?
Q. How do I show up to my appointment?
Q. What type of person would not be a good candidate for lashes?
A. 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 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.
A. 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. We do recommend however that you use heavy water, such as in the shower on your lashes for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light Mist is fine.
A. We do not recommend using 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.
A. Please refer to the aftercare instructions for a detailed description on how to take care of your beautiful lashes.
A. 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 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.
A. The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 1.5 hours-2 hours with someone who is experienced doing these. If you go to a newly certified professional it may take up to 3 hours. 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 . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis.
A. Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. I normally consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in. I also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to size. Each person's lashes will vary in strength and length. I take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes is very natural. There are also different kinds of lashes, check the price list for options.
A. Please show up make-up free with a fresh face so all the time in our appointment can be applying and volumizing your lashes. Some make-up and especially mascara have oil in it and can cause the bonding not to hold as well if it is not removed completely before your appointment.
A. Someone who naturally has oily lashes. This is a very small percentage and we usually wouldn’t be able to figure this out until you have lashes. Also, someone who can’t refrain from pulling, rubbing or tugging their eyelashes.
ATTENTION: There are no allergies to the adhesive but since the lashes or made of synthetic fibers there is a very minimal trace of LATEX in them. If you have a severe allergy to latex I would not recommend this service to you. I do have a few clients who do have a minor latex allergy and because the trace of latex in the lashes is so minimal they are ok with them.