What are eyelash extensions?
They are Individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes.
Can you describe the lash extensions application process?
You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while eyelash extensions are applied, one at a time, to your own natural lashes. The procedure is often referred to as a “Beauty Sleep” as it is painless and so relaxing that clients typically fall asleep, then awaken to lush, beautiful lashes.
What do eyelash extension look like and how do they feel?
Eyelash extensions look and feel completely real. They move with your natural lashes. Each application is customized to suit each individual. Varying individual lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and length, thereby opening up the eye for added definition.
What are the benefits of wearing eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
It lengthens your natural lashes and creates fullness of lashes.
You look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep, with little or no effort.
You save time during your daily beauty regimen, allowing you to spend less time with makeup; mascara is certainly no longer necessary.
For women with naturally light colored lashes, eyelash extensions darken their existing lashes.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with routine refills. With proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are only needed once every 2 to 3 weeks in order to maintain the same look.
NOTE: Natural eyelashes grow and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing out, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 to 5 natural lashes, each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On natural lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the number of lashes being applied, it generally takes between 90 to 180 minutes to apply a full set of eyelash extensions. Touch-ups, every 2 or 3 weeks, take approximately 60 minutes.
What should I do before the procedure?
To minimize the procedure time, ensure that your eyes are free of makeup or any oily products.
Can I wear contact lenses with eyelash extensions?
Yes. After the procedure you can wear contact lenses. During the eyelash extensions application however, you should not wear contact lenses.
I do not have natural lashes. Can I wear eyelash extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are applied to natural lashes, therefore, you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Eyelash extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania (the abnormal desire to pull out one’s hair or lashes), unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.
Can I apply eyelash extensions to my own eyelashes?
Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury or lash damage. The procedure involves bonding the synthetic extension to your own natural eyelashes and should only be performed by professionally trained eyelash extensions stylists.
Can I remove the eyelash extensions myself?
NO! These extensions are glued to your natural lashes, so if you pull at them, you will pull out your natural lashes. If you need them removed immediately, I will be able to get them removed with a special adhesive dissolvent.
Do eyelash extensions damage natural lashes or cause them to fall?
Properly applied, eyelash extensions do not damage the natural lashes or cause them to fall prematurely.
Many peoples natural lashes get damaged after wearing eyelash extensions. Why is that?
Unqualified Stylists apply the adhesive carelessly, which leads to 3 - 4 natural lashes being stuck together. This can cause pain and damage the natural lashes. The pain will be felt a day or two after application, as faster growing natural lashes begin to pull out slower growing natural lashes. There should be no discomfort during or after the eyelash application.
Cheap work: You can get a full set of eyelash extensions, at some Salons or Spas, for $50 or $60. At this price, technicians usually cut corners and use low-quality products, in order to make profit.
Flares: Groups of 3-8 lashes, often with a knot at the end. These bundled lashes are far too heavy for a single natural lash to support. Alternately, if they are applied to multiple natural lashes to properly support their heavy weight, multiple natural lashes will be adhered together. Since natural lashes grow at different rates, the flares will cause faster growing natural lashes to PREMATURELY PULL OUT slower growing lashes from the root since they are bonded together. This can result in permanent damage.