What are eyelash extensions? Eyelash extensions are individual strands of synthetic yarn fibers made to replicate a natural eyelash. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelashes. The strands are applied to each individual eyelash, one by one. With proper application, lash extensions look and feel completely natural.
What are classic lashes? Individual lashes, one eyelash extensions per one real lash. These look best on clients who have a lot of natural lashes, or who are wanting a look that seems a bit more natural. One hour and 45 minutes is required for a full set of eyelashes. Fills are one hour long.
What are hybrid lashes? A 50/50 mix of classis lashes and volume lashes that creates a beautiful textured look. These are great for clients with any type of lashes or for those who are ready for an upgrade from their classic lashes! Two and hours is required for a full set of eyelashes. Fills are one hour long.
What are volume lashes? Fans and fluff! These fans are handmade by me, multiple lash extensions per one natural lash. Contrary to popular belief, these lashes are actually lighter in weight than your classic lashes and tend to last longer in between fills! These are great for all types of lashes and an excellent option for clients with minimal natural lashes. Three hours are required for a full set of eyelashes. Fills are one hour and fifteen minutes long.
How long will a set of eyelash extensions last? Eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your own eyelashes. Depending on your activity and day-to-day routine, fills should only be required every 2 to 4 weeks.
Are eyelash extensions safe? I only use professional grade adhesive which never comes in contact with your skin. Our adhesive is latex free and formaldehyde free. Synthetic eyelashes adhere about 1 mm away from your skin to ensure no irritation.
Can I apply mascara to my eyelash extensions? NO! Our eyelash extensions are designed to give your natural lashes an improved look of fullness and length, so mascara is not needed. However, we do offer a water-based sealant mascara to be used only on classic eyelash extensions for those who feel the need for a little more glamour.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions? Yes. We do ask you to minimize the chance of wetting the extensions for the first 24 hours of wear. After that 24 hour period, the adhesive used to apply your eyelash extensions is secure enough to allow you to get right back to your routine. However, keeping away from extensive contact with steam such as in saunas or certain facials is recommended since it can begin to loosen the bond.
How do I dry my eyelash extensions? After cleansing your eyelashes with your eyelash cleanser, brush your extensions with a clean mascara wand and use a lint-free cloth to gently apply pressure to the bottom of your extensions while keeping your eyes closed. An even gentler option after brushing is to dry your extensions using a small handheld fan. Using the fan to lightly blow air onto your extensions dries them in no time and helps to keep the shape! After fanning, don’t forget to brush again with a clean mascara wand.
How do I take care of my new eyelash extensions? Do not get extensions wet for 24 hours after application. Avoid rubbing and pulling your eyelashes. Do not use any oil based or waterproof mascara, eyeliner, or makeup remover. Only use mascara on your bottom lashes. Do not use an eyelash curler on your extensions. Cleanse your extensions with Lash Bath daily to avoid buildup. Book a fill appointment every 2-3 weeks (when you have 40% or more left) to fill in areas where your natural lashes have fallen out and new lashes are growing in.
Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe? 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. Most clients consider the process relaxing and even sleep through the appointment.
How long will it take to apply eyelash extensions and how is it done? The application process for lash extensions normally takes about one to three hours for a full set of lashes depending on which kind are being applied. Fills range from 45 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes. You will lay comfortably on a massage table with your eyes closed while relaxing music is played. During application, your lower lashes will be covered and the extensions will be applied only to your upper lashes one at a time.
How do I choose the look I want? I will consult with you to understand what type of style you are interested in and what look will work best with your natural lashes. The overall look of the lashes can range from very natural to very voluminous!
Do I have to do anything to prepare for the service? Use an oil free makeup remover to remove any eye makeup, mascara, and oil. Lashes should not be permed or manually curled at the time of appointment.
What happens if I choose to have my eyelash extensions removed? We do offer a service to have the extensions removed involving a short fifteen minute appointment in which we apply a gel remover. The gel remover is applied on top of the extensions without touching the skin and allowed to sit. Once the adhesive is dissolved the extensions are gently wiped away with lint free applicators exposing the natural lashes.