Frequently Asked Questions
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions is a practice that enhances the length, thickness and fullness of natural eyelashes. The extensions may consist of silk, mink, or synthetic hair. Methods of applying the extensions include full strips, clusters, and individual, one-by-one extensions.e
What are the most common types of lash extensions?
There are three types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 17mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity.
What is the different between Classic and Volume lashes?
There are two different techniques in lashing; Volume and Classic. Volume is a technique in which you are safely applying customized fans of lashes using 2-6 super fine, lightweight extensions per natural lash. Because Volume lashes are lightweight they can weigh less or equivalent to one Classic eyelash extension. Classic lashes is applying one extension to one natural lash. Both Techniques enhance the natural lashes by thickness and length.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks. A half set of lashes are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look.
How do I care for my lash extensions?
Allow 4 hours for adhesive to fully cure keeping lashes free from water, oils, moisture, and steam. Always use oil free facial cleansers and products around the eye. Do not use manual lash curlers, lash perms, or waterproof mascara on lashes. The use of Q-tips or cotton balls are not recommended near the lash line. Natural skin oils, rubbing, scratching, picking, and pulling will shorten the life of your extensions. The use of suggested lash products may extend the frequency between lash fills.
What happens when you cry?
If you experience any burning or discomfort during the procedure, causing your eyes to tear or making you cry, this is a huge red flag and you should certainly speak up. You may need to have your technician change the glue. Getting lash extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.
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.
Is it okay to also wear mascara?
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.
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.