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 Product cost Etc. 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 extension after care
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. Don'ts * 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. Do's * 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.