What Are Lash Extensions?
Lash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthen and thicken 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 and are perfect for special occasions or for day-to-day wear.
What do Lash Extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash, the look and feel is natural. Everyone will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How long will a set of Lash Extensions last?
When applied properly, lash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes, normally 4-5 weeks. Everyone's experience will differ based on day-to-day activities but overall, infills should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks.
How often should I get infills?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your lash extensions will eventually shed and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes shed every 45 - 60 days, due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as expsoure to steam or excessively touching/rubbing your eyes may cause the extensions to fall out sooner. The purpose of an infill is to maintain the appearance of your lash extensions, by replacing those that have shed. Infills generally last an hour.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Only water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil-based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your lash extensions, causing them to shed sooner. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The adhesive we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you avoid heavy water, such as in the shower, on your lashes for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light Mist is fine.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for 12- 24 hours
- Avoid hot steam or sauna
- Avoid running water directly on your lashes
- Do not rub your eyes
- Only use water based mascara (optional)
- If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
- Use water based eye makeup remover
- Do not perm your lashes
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
- Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to shed prematurely)
How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 1.5-2hrs. You will lay comfortably on one of our fully reclining armchairs with your eyes closed. Your lash technician will then apply an under-eye gel pad/microporous tape to protect your lower lashes. The extensions will then be applied to each individual eyelash on a lash-for-lash basis.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thicknesses. Our lash technicians will consult with you to see what look you are going for and also determine the appropriate length and volume for your natural lashes. Each person's lashes will vary in strength and length and we take this into consideration when creating a look for you.