Frequently Asked Questions about Eyelash Extensions
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic lashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied on to individual eyelashes, depending on the technique used see our article volume vs classic, for a natural look to lengthen and add volume to the existing lashes. Eyelash Extensions are for professional application only. Self-application and application by untrained individuals is strongly discouraged.
What are Eyelash Extensions made out of?
Most Eyelash Extensions are made from synthetic polyester or silk. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Testing has shown that there are higher percentages of people who will have adverse reactions to contact with lash extensions created from animal hairs, such as mink.
What do they look like and how do they feel?
With proper application, Eyelash Extensions look and feel completely real. Each application is customized to suit the individual. We offer a variety of thicknesses of lashes, curls and lengths ranging from 5mm to 16mm. Varying individual synthetic lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness of the Eyelash Extensions applied is determined by the health of your natural lashes as well as personal preference. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and opening of the eye.
What are the benefits of wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Most women choose Eyelash Extensions to add volume their natural lashes while others want to add length. A lot of women like to not apply mascara and cut down on their morning ritual.
Eyelash Extensions can create a younger appearance on many clients. Lots of clients who were contemplating having work done on their eyes have informed us that they no longer feel the need as a result of wearing Eyelash Extensions. Eyelash Extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
How long do Eyelash Extensions Last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. When properly applied, Eyelash Extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more.
Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing in, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable.
When eyelashes are extended with Eyelash Extensions, it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions. Lash Stylists will apply Eyelash Extensions primarily to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, without jeopardizing the health of ‘baby' lashes. The will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few Eyelash Extensions may shed within the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months.
With proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Touch ups do depend on which technique you have applied, volume vs. classic. Your Eyelash Extensions Stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the expertise and experience of the Lash Stylist and technique being used, it generally takes between 120 to 150 minutes to apply a full set of Eyelash Extensions. Touch-ups can be done in as little as 45 to 60 minutes.
Can you describe the application process?
You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while Eyelash Extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no discomfort or pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most clients find it is so relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep.
* One note of caution: We hear countless stories of individuals who go to an untrained lash technicians because the cost is low. They receive a substandard set of lashes that is clumpy, painful and often damaging to their lashes. A proper application of lashes is not painful during or after the procedure. Eyelash extension application is an exacting process that takes skill and time. If the cost is very cheap, you should certainly question the training of the technician as well as the quality of the product. These same individuals often end up seeking out an experienced Eyelash Extensions Stylist after they try the cheap alternatives. Ultimately, most have realized from experience that “you get what you pay for” is often true. We only use professional grade products and adhesive.
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