LASH EXTENSIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent lash extensions, which are applied to individual eyelashes one extension at a time, to create an elegant and fabulous look. Thicker at the base and tapering to a fine point, these individual synthetic eyelashes are contoured to replicate natural eyelashes. Lengthening and adding fullness to your existing lashes.
With professional application, lash extensions look completely real, adding curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition. For the best overall effect, we select the thickness and lash length best suited to the shape and frame of your natural lash line, taking into account the health and thickness of your natural lashes. Designed to move with your own lashes, they are indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. With regular touch-up applications, it will be almost impossible to tell that you are wearing them.
There’s nothing fake about the way these fantastic lash extensions feel. Lash extensions are an exact replica of an eyelash, weighing about as much as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out ahead of their natural cycle as other enhancement methods can.
The most obvious benefit of lash extensions is longer, fuller looking lashes night and day. Other advantages include being able to: darken the appearance of naturally light colored lashes; create fun looks with highlighting and layering; achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look with a brighter, more open and rested eye; save time during your beauty regimen. Because our lashes are bigger at the base, you won’t need mascara, eyeliner or even eye makeup for a stunning look. Overall, lash extensions will give you the appearance of having put significant effort into your eye makeup when, in reality, you spent no time at all. No application of eye makeup and no need for removal at the end of the day. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day. Say goodbye to the application of mascara, stained tears and mascara raccoon masks around the eyes. With lash extensions you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep with little to no effort.
When properly applied, Lash extensions will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more and the look can be maintained indefinitely with refills.
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 lash 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 lash 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 lash extensions will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few lash 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. Your Lash Stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.
To apply a full set of lash extensions, depending on the number of lashes being applied, allow between 120 to 180 minutes – for touch-ups, around 45 to 90 minutes.
This is a relaxing and comfortable service with no discomfort or pain whatsoever. Some clients have been known to fall asleep. It’s as simple as lying back with your eyes closed while your lash extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes.