Have you noticed that almost every celebrity in TV and movies seem to have perfect lashes no matter what scenario they are in? These days, more often then not, those are lash extensions and they are not just for the celebrties anymore. Look around, they are everywhere! Women are tossing their mascara in the drawer for good and saying good bye to clumps, smears and flaking lashes. Lash extensions are a revolutionary product that will provide you with longer, fuller, natural looking eyelashes and the best part, besides looking amazing, they are nearly undetectable. Unlike traditional artificial strip eye lashes, Lash extensions are weightless and applied one by one to your own individual eyelashes so they look, act and feel just like your own lashes.
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are single strands of synthetic or genuine hair that is designed to replicate a natural lash. Along with a specially formulated bonding agent, they are applied one by one to your own natural eyelash to create longer, fuller eyelashes. When eyelash extensions are properly applied they look and feel completely natural. You can look at before and after photos in the gallery.
Will it hurt to get lash extensions?
No, you lie comfortably on your back on a massage table, eyes closed....relaxed. Most clients nap while getting their extensions.
How long will it take to get a new set of Eyelash extensions?
In order for your eyelash extensions to look and feel their best each lash extension will be attached with careful and tedious precision to your own natural eyelash. Depending on the desired fullness of your lashes, a new set of lash extensions will take from 1.5-2hours.
How long will they last?
When eyelash extensions are applied and cared for properly they will last the length of the natural growth and shedding process of the natural lash that they are attached to. Some lashes could remain attached for up to 8 weeks, although to keep your lashes looking their best, touch ups are required about every 2-3 weeks.
How do i maintain my lash extensions?
The best way to maintain your new lashes is to get your touch ups every 2-3 weeks. If you wait too long between visits your lash extensions will all shed and you will require a new set of lashes. Your natural lashes shed every 45-60 days and new growth will follow. Keeping your eyelash extensions free of oils from eye make up removers, cleansers and moisturizers will also help to maintain the adhesive bond of the extension. Touch up sessions take about 45, 75 to 90 minutes.
Can I get my eyelash extensions wet? Can I swim and exercise?
Upon completion of your lashes we will use a cool humidifer on your extensions to cure the adhesive. This will reduce your wait time to get your lashes wet, from 24 hrs to about 6 hours after your extensions! Once they are completely bonded the extensions are water proof allowing you to shower, swim and exercise.
Can I use mascara and an eyelash curler on my lash extensions?
You must never use a crimp eyelash curler on lash extensions. The curler will damage the lash extension and perhaps pull out your natural eyelash! Although you really wont need mascara since the lash extensions give the illusion of wearing mascara, It is OK to use only non water proof mascara on lash extensions and only on the tips of the lash extensions. When removing mascara you must be very gentle and use only oil free make up remover. I usually recommend that clients make up a small solution of 1 part natural, organic baby shampoo to 1 part water and keep it at their sink and shower to thoroughly cleanse eyelash extensions daily.
How do I choose the style and design (length and fullness) of lash extensions that I want?
Lash extensions are available in a variety of lengths, thickness and color. Before we begin the lash session, we will talk about your own personal style and the desired outcome. Keep in mind that eyelash extensions are attached to your own natural healthy, strong lashes. Clients with short and thinner natural lashes will not be able to achieve the same fullness or dramatic look as someone with fuller, thicker natural lashes. I will consider your desired look and then examine your natural lashes to choose the best shape, length and thickness for you and what your natural lashes can hold while still maintaining natural lash health.
May I bring friends or my children to my lash appointments?
The application of eyelash extensions is tedious and potentially dangerous work outside of the proper environment. During your lash sevice I will be using an adhesive and pointed tweezers around the eye area. Solitude and stillness are the best environemnt for accurate and safe results. Therefore I do not permit children under the age of 10 in the treatment room. Adult guests are welcome to wait in our comfy waiting lounge. Children under 12 must be attended by an adult in the waiting lounge.