Eyelash Extension FAQS
What are classic semi-permanent eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are individual hairs that lengthen and/or thicken the natural eyelashes with a single strand of silk, mink fur, fox fur, or synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one lash at a time, for a natural, elegant and luscious look. Eyelash extensions are perfect for special occasions as well as for every day wear.
What are classic lashes?
Classic lashes are applied in a 1:1 hair ratio.
What are volume lashes?
Volume lashes are applied in a 2-10:1 hair ratio in flair like clusters that are pre-made, or hand made.
What do they look like and how do they feel?
Depending on desired style of the set it can appear natural or dramatic. Eyelash extensions when applied correctly should feel like you are wearing your own natural lashes. The feel or softness of the lash will vary by fabric.
What type of adhesive is used for eyelash extensions?
Semi-permanent lashes, also known as individual eyelash extensions, are eyelashes applied with an adhesive which is usually cyanoacrylate. There are different types of cyanoacrylates including ethyl, methyl, butyl, and octyl, which is designed for bonding to different surfaces. Lash adhesives are made from methyl-2-cyanoacrylate which is designed to bond a smooth surface (the eyelash extension) to a porous surface (the natural eyelash). It is designed to be used around the eyes and on the natural lashes, but not on the skin which can cause irritation.
How long do they last?
The life of your lashes vary on an individual basis. The life of a set depends primarily on lifestyle, maintenance, and the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Touch-ups are recommended every 2-4 weeks to maintain the fullness of the initial set. Eyelash extension adhesives are specially formulated with a unique waterproof bonding agent enabling the client to get them wet. Other glues may not last
as long because of an inferior bonding strength. One cannot guarantee a specific time frame of the life span of an individual's set.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing lashes?
Yes. Our specially formulated bonding agent allows you to shower, swim, exercise, sleep and spa worry-free while wearing Lashes . You can enjoy these lashes with little need to adjust your lifestyle. Please do not swim or spa for 48 hours after the procedure to allow the bonding agent to fully cure.
How often should I get touch-ups?
We recommend getting a touch up every two to four weeks. A natural eyelash falls off every 60 to 90 days on average due to the natural growth cycle and is naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. At any given moment, each of your natural eyelashes is at a different stage of its life cycle. A touch up is needed to replenish the lashes that have completed their life cycle.
Can I apply semi-permanent eyelash extensions to my own eyelashes?
No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply Eyelash extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury, clumpy, unnatural looking lashes, or damage to your own lashes. Extend Your Lashes specialists are trained and certified to apply one lash at a time to your individual natural eyelashes to achieve long, thick, luscious, and natural looking eyelashes.
Can I apply mascara to lashes ?
One of the main advantages of Eyelash Extensions is never needing mascara again. However, if you must have the mascara look, only water based mascara can be used. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara along with any type of oil based mascara will dissolve the bonding agent and cause the lashes to fall off.
Can you describe the application process?
You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while extensions are applied individually to your natural eyelashes. Depending on the experience of the professional applying Lashes , it generally takes between 90 to 150 minutes to apply one set of lashes depending on the technician . The procedure is so relaxing and comfortable that many clients fall asleep.
How much does it cost for an application of lashes?
Depending on your location and the amount of eyelash extensions needed, professionals are currently charging between $150 and $600 for a full set.
Pricing may way vary based on these factors:
Location of technician
Skillset/Experience of technician
Who uses Eyelash Extensions?
Hollywood has long since enjoyed extending their beauty with Eyelash Extensions. Models and actors have been using eyelash extensions for years. Now, you can have them too. Because they look so real, anyone could be wearing them and you would never know! Be the first in your area to wear Eyelash Extensions.
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 primary ingredient in our glue is the same ingredient used by plastic surgeons in the U.S. for suture-less wound closure. The application process is pain-free and relaxing. In fact, many clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified technician can cause damage to your eyes and lashes. Do not trust your eyes to just anyone.
Eyelash Extensions After-Care Instructions
Congratulations on your beautiful set of eyelash extensions. There is a symbiotic relationship between you and your lash extensions. To maintain your lashes, please follow our simple plan to maximize your results
Initial 12-48 Hours
* Avoid getting the lashes wet for the first twenty-four hours following your lash extension application. Including steam, saunas, and swimming pools.
* Also avoid suntan beds for the initial forty-eight hours following your application.
* Avoid oil based skincare, mascara and cleansing products. Only water base (oil free) products are approved. Oil based products will affect the adhesion and cause the lashes to fall out prematurely. Also avoid oil based eyeliner. Should mascara be worn, only approved lash extension mascara is permissible.
* Keep your fingers off your lashes. Every time you touch them you are transferring natural oils and GERMS
* Use of all manual lash curlers is prohibited. Only heated curlers are permitted.
* Grooming-brush your lashes with a mascara wand to groom your lashes, ideally when your lashes are wet out of the shower. The lashes are softer and suppler at that time.
* Use only heated eyelash curlers, as mechanical curlers will break the bond. When using your heated eyelash curler bush your lashes to sooth them all in the same direction. Use a clean mascara wand to support your lashes. Cur lashes in and upward motion.
* Use only powdered, liquid or gel eyeliner. Please inform all your service reps regarding your lashes hen going for facial work. Caution is recommended when having services such as lasers, chemical peels, hydroxyl treatments, or any other acidic based services.
* We recommend you apply protective coating once or twice per week. Particularly if you have oily skin.
* Natural lash cycle is 60-90 days. When one lash falls out there is another lash growing in. Therefore you will need regular refills every 2 to 4 weeks to keep you lashes looking full and beautiful.
Arrive with clean lashes!
No make-up, mascara, or creams on or around the eyelashes when coming for a service or services.
What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes, is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments
Am I a good candidate for Microblading?
This technique is a process that may be used to improve or create eyebrow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend the eyebrows, or may be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little/no hair. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattoo artist/beauty therapist control of the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.
The treatment begins with developing the desired shape, then using individual tattoo strokes or 'feathers' in the area to plot the shape and style requested. The color choice is patient specific and is mixed using a natural selection of semi-permanent micropigments to complement hair color and skin tone. Varying shades of hypoallergenic micropigments react differently with each skin type and fade accordingly, depending on skin regimen, sun exposure, environmental and after care precautions. Immediately post treatment, eyebrows will appear darker than expected, but will fade 50% during the healing process over the following 2 weeks. The 2nd application 6 weeks later includes a touch up to ensure micro-pigments are healing properly and responding well.
How long does it last?
Microblading, although semi-permanent, lasts between 6 – 18 months if proper aftercare instructions are maintained. The treatment is typically a 2 step application process, the initial appointment includes consultation and initial application, the second appointment is 6 weeks to touch up and ensure longevity of the colors used
Will the Microblading procedure hurt?
On a scale of 1-10 (where 10 is extreme pain), the procedure can be between 1-3, depending on your personal pain tolerance. Some clients say the most uncomfortable part in the procedure is when the skin is pricked prior to the number solution application. The pricking feels similar to having your brows tweezed, and allows the numbing solution to penetrate deeper and faster.
How is the color and shape of the brow determined?
Before beginning the procedure, the technician will spend time discussing your ideal shape and sketching your brow outline for your approval. Once you are satisfied with the shape, the procedure will begin. The technician will also work with you to select a color together using a Microblading chart and pictures from previous clients as a guide. This portion of your appointment can take up to 45 minutes, depending on the client
Permanent makeup is not recommended for any clients who are/have:
• Pregnant or nursing
• Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• A Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Skin irritations (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc..) or Psoriasis near the treated area
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Had Botox in the past 2 months
• Used Accutane in the past year
• A tendency to form keloids
Before Your Appointment
• Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning 7 – 10 days prior to the procedure to avoid sunburn.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen or other blood thinners at least 24 hours before the procedure.
• Do not consume alcohol or caffeine the evening before or morning of your procedure to avoid bleeding during the microblading process.
• Do not wax, thread, or tint your eyebrows at least 3 days before the procedure.
• Please note that you will be more sensitive to pain during your menstrual cycle
After Your Appointment • 4-5 hours after the procedure: — Clean the area with sterile/distilled water and a clean cotton pad to remove the numbing cream. Allow the area to air dry.
• First 10 days after the procedure: — Dry skin - After 4 days of dry healing, apply Grapeseed oil sparingly.
Oily skin - Pat the area with a cotton pad moistened with sterile/distilled water every night. — Do not use tap (or unsterile) water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on the treated area.
• First 10 days after the procedure, cont’d. — Avoid strenuous physical activity to prevent sweating (which will impact the pigment retention). — Avoid sleeping on your face; try sleeping on your back or side instead. — As part of the normal healing process, the treated area will begin to scab 5 – 7 days after the treatment. Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off to avoid scarring. — If heavy scabbing and/or itchiness occur, use a small amount of Grape Seed Oil on the area with a clean cotton swab. — As the scabs flake off, the pigment may disappear. Do not be alarmed. The color will return within 3 – 5 weeks.
• Three – four weeks after the procedure: — Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning. — No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion. — Once the scabbing process ends (approx. 14 – 21 days after the procedure), begin using sunscreen to protect your eyebrows.