WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent synthetic eyelashes that are applied onto each individual eyelash, one extension at a time. They can provide a natural, elegant look or give you that wow factor when people stare into your eyes. Eyelash extensions help lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes.
DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS HURT?
Absolutely not, in fact, most clients find the procedure very relaxing.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY LASH EXTENSIONS?
Generally your appointment will take about one to two hours to complete depending on the amount of eyelash extensions you desire.
DO LASH EXTENSIONS FALL OUT OVER A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME?
Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every three to four weeks. In addition, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself, which is a big no-no. But if you avoid those two problems, your lashes should stay intact. When an inexperienced professional applies lashes, he or she often applies one synthetic lash to three to four natural lashes, causing clumps or the lash to break and fall out.
CAN YOU SHOWER OR SWIM RIGHT AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?
Keep water away from your lashes for at least 8 hours after the application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the adhesive before it is set and cause lashes to fall off. The after-care varies depending on the glue used. For instance, with glue for sensitive eyes, oil-based products or makeup removers around the eye area are not recommended.
IS IT OKAY TO WEAR MASCARA? ARE THERE PRODUCTS YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY AVOID?
One of the benefits of having eyelash extensions is that your eyelashes will look full, long and beautiful that you will not need to use mascara anymore. However, if you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy. Using water-proof mascara on the extensions is not recommended for any type of glue, as it is hard to remove and can actually pull off the lashes prematurely when trying to take it off.
WILL YOUR NATURAL LASHES GET HARMED OR DAMAGED?
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.