What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are essentially synthetic lashes that are placed on top of your natural lashes to create a more voluminous look. They can be made out of a number of materials and are fabricated in different lengths, thicknesses, and curls. Eyelash extensions are applied to the natural lash in order to enhance the look of a person’s eye
WILL IT DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES?
Good quality eyelash extensions require time and precision. There are instances that can damage lashes. For example, if the extensions are attached to more than one natural lash, they will cause whichever lash that grows faster to pull out the other lash or lashes. Breakage can also occur if the weight or length of the extensions exceeds what the natural lashes can handle. If you do have breakage, a great solution is a lash serum. That helps your lashes grow faster and stronger. When lashes are correctly applied, they cause no damage to your natural lashes.
HOW ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS APPLIED?
They are applied by placing a fake lash dipped in adhesive onto a natural lash that can hold the weight of the extension.
WILL THE SERVICE HURT?
The service should not be painful at all.
HOW LONG WILL MY EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
Depending on the adhesive used, your eyelash extensions should last 4-6 weeks if they are well taken care of but it also largely depends on your local environment such as natural heat and humidity in the air which will reduce their life
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE MY LASHES STAY LONGER?
The best tip is to stop touching them, the oils in your fingers can break down the adhesive, not to mention that you are probably pulling some off on your own. The less you mess with them the better off you’ll be. Next, follow the proper aftercare instructions. Additionally, you can purchase a sealant but use it sparingly. Consider going a length shorter to increase retention. Sleep on your back after your lash appointment as it takes a while for the glue to fully set. Wash your lashes daily and gently. Use a good makeup remover wipes when removing eye makeup. Do not use cotton pads as they get stuck and weakened the extensions.
WHAT WILL THEY LOOK LIKE ON ME?
It’s almost impossible to tell unless you already have them applied. Take a look at a few google images and choose your favorites! Every look is subjective to your own personal tastes, so try out what you like.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET THEM TOUCHED-UP OR REFILLED?
Preferably every 2-3 weeks is best, but we understand life can get busy, so come in as soon as you can! But we recommend the latest three weeks.
CAN I STILL WEAR MY USUAL MAKEUP AROUND MY EYE?
Yes, just don’t put too much weight on your extensions otherwise you’ll be putting more stress on your natural lashes. Also, make sure not to have on any liquid eyeliner, mascara, oil-based eye makeup. Not only is it hard to clean up after getting stuck between the lashes but it will limit the life of the extensions.
CAN I GET THEM WET RIGHT AWAY?
First off don’t get them wet for 24- 48 hours, this means sweat, tears, showering, swimming and much more. After the 24-hour period you should gently wash them every day afterwards. This helps avoid possible build up and blepharitis (Never heard of it? Look it up it’s a real thing).
HOW SHOULD I TAKE CARE OF MY NEW EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Avoid anything oil based as it will break down the adhesive. Also avoid heat, most lashes are synthetic and will lose curl or even become singed when exposed to excessive heat even for a second, like opening the oven.
ARE THE ADHESIVE CHEMICALS YOU USE SAFE?
Extremely safe when used correctly by a trained technician. Although it’s important to keep in mind everyone’s skin sensitivities are different and unique so please let us know if you are sensitive to other chemical based products.
HOW LONG WILL THE SERVICE LAST?
Depending on the style and volume that you prefer, the duration of your lash appointment varies between 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
WHAT LOOK IS BEST FOR ME?
The answer depends on your eye shape and lashes. Generally speaking; Cat-eye makes your eyes look wider, or more almond shaped, Natural makes your eyes look more open/larger, and Drama will make them look more noticeable. Don’t be afraid to try something new as you might just love it
WHAT LENGTH OF LASHES SHOULD I GET?
Again, the length of your natural lashes will greatly affect the maximum length of extensions you want to apply to them. Too long and they will fall out faster and cause breakage. Consider that everyone’s eyes are set different so what looks like a 14mm extension on your friend may not look the same as a 14mm lash extension on you. A tip: if you wear glasses and don’t want your new extensions to brush them as you blink, don’t go longer than a 12mm lash.
WHY DO MY LASHES LAY SIDEWAYS AFTER A FEW WEEKS?
Natural eyelashes grow out in a corkscrew motion. Therefore, as your natural lashes grow, they begin to twist and the attached lash follows suit.
WHY DO MY REAL LASHES USUALLY FALL OUT SOON AFTER RECEIVING EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
This is a hard question to answer because we are always looking for ways to increase retention, but everyone is different. Here are a few possibilities; You are going a lash cycle which is when a majority of your natural lashes are moving from the growth stage to a shedding stage in their natural cycle. Lash sheds are also common in the Spring and Fall. You got them wet in the first 24 hours and the adhesive did not cure completely. Humidity also has an effect on the curing process so maybe the salon wasn’t humid enough/was too humid to adhere properly. You traveled from an area where the humidity was drastically different, say California to Utah. It could be that you have a tendency for oily skin that causes the adhesive to break down (ask your lash artist to double prime with alcohol or saline solution). There are dozens of potential problems and solutions, but please don’t assume that it is your lash artists fault.
DO I NEED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM MY LASHES, IF SO, HOW OFTEN?
Every 6 months to a year, a two-week break can be beneficial but is not necessary. However, if you decide to continue getting lash extensions without taking a break, we do recommend using a lash serum to maintain and strengthen the natural lashes.