- Frequently Asked Questions -
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
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.
Do I need to prep for my appointment?
Prior to your appointment, try your best to arrive without any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes or wear mascara the day before and the day of your appointment. It will help minimize the cleanup time and more time for lashing.
Will it ruin my or cause my natural lashes to fall out?
Based on the growth cycle of eyelashes, when applying lashes, lash stylist are trained to look for adult lashes to attach the individual synthetic lashes. Young (baby) lashes are left to allow them to fully develop and when it comes times to re-lash, we have new strong lashes to bond to.Lash extensions will not cause your natural eyelashes to fall out. Remember that your natural lashes have their own life cycle of falling and growing – like the hair found elsewhere on your body. It's hard to notice small lashes falling out, but when attached to a thicker, longer lash they become much more noticeable! Once the extensions are removed, your own eyes may appear smaller, your natural lashes, shorter and sparser because you've been accustomed to a full set of longer, thicker lashes.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Lash extensions are applied while you are lying down with your eyes closed on a comfortable spa bed in a serene setting. This usually takes about 1.5 hours for a full set of lashes, but also depends on the set of lashes you decide to get. After prepping your lashes, your bottom lashes are protected with a gel eye pad, lash extensions are then applied 1-to-1 with medical grade adhesive. It is a really relaxing, non-invasive treatment and most of our clients take the time to catch up on their beauty sleep!
What 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!
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How long will my new lashes last?
Your new lashes will last between 2 to 4 weeks depending on your skincare routine and your
own natural lash life cycle. To maintain the full look of your lashes, it will require you to
maintain refills every 2-3 weeks.
How often should I be coming in to get a fill?
We recommend getting refills every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait too long your extensions will
fall out and you will require a full set. Factors such as exposure to humidity, steam or touching
your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall quicker. Refills can take from 45 - 60 minutes, depending on the state of your remaining lashes. A good sign of when you need a refill is when your extensions are 50%-60% gone.
Can I apply mascara to my lash extensions?
Yes, however you must only apply water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara and any type of oil based mascara dissolves the bonding agent of the extensions and causes them to fall out sooner. Also, take care in washing off all eye makeup. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
How do I take care of my lash extensions?
-Do not get your lashes wet for at least 24-48 hours after application
-Do not go tanning for 24 hours after application
-Use an oil-free eye makeup remover
-Try not to run water directly on your lashes
-Do not rub, pick or pull your eye
-Avoid using an eyelash curler
-Try to avoid exposure to heat, steam, sauna and friction
-Avoid receiving chemical treatments, such as eyelash tinting or perming
-Avoid receiving irritating eye area treatments, such as strong chemical peels, skin re-surfacing procedures, eyebrow waxing or laser treatments.