Frequently Asked Questions – Lashes

What are Eyelash Extensions:

A new fashion trend is growing in the U.S. semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Wearers can have long, beautiful, yet natural looking eyelashes 24 hours a day, seven days a week without the hassles of mascara. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They provide length and thickens to a persons natural eyelashes. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for the day to day wear.

What do Eyelash Extension look like when applied:

With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real. No one will know you have extensions. They will think you were born with beautiful. long lashes!

How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last:

Eyelash extensions are considered “semi-permanent,” as they can remain in place for the natural cycle of the eyelash itself. A person’s natural eyelash typically falls out every 60 to 90 days and is naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Because of this natural cycle, it is usually necessary to get touch-ups to fill in every two to four weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Everyone’s experience will differ based on day to day activities. Other factors such as exposure to steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A special waterproof bonding agent is used. Glue does not contain any fumes or irritants and is long lasting.

Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions:

There is no need to apply mascara to your extensions.

Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions:

Yes. The bonding agent 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 DO NOT use heavy water, such as in the shower on your lashes for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light mist is fine.

Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions:

I do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes.

How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?

  • Do not get lashes wet for 24 hours.
  • Avoid hot steam or sauna
  • Avoid running water directly on your lashes
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • 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 come out prematurely)

Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe:

Currently the FDA is not regulating eyelash extensions because the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash hairs and do not touch the skin. The application process is pain-free and relaxing that most clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes. I recommend only using a Certified Eyelash Extension Specialist.

How long will it take to apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done:

The application of a full set of eyelash extensions typically takes between two and three hours, depending on how many extensions are desired. Touch ups average about 90 minutes. The application procedure is painless. You will lay comfortably on a massage or facial table with your eyes closed. The Eyelash professional will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis. Most clients go to sleep during the procedure.

How do I choose the look I want:

Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. I normally consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in. We also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to size. Each person’s lashes will vary in strength and length. I take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes is very natural.

What are the lashes made out of:

PBT | silk blend fibers, which are the same fibers tooth brush hairs are made from. They are a synthetic fiber. They are heated and treated with formulations that give appearance and feel of mink or silks, faux mink or Siberian mink. They are lightweight and flexible.

What do you apply Eyelash Extensions with:

A very strong adhesive made with cyanoacrylate. It never touches the skin.

If I am allergic to latex can I wear Eyelash Extensions:

Yes, there is no latex in the adhesive. I, also, do a patch test to determine any allergic reaction before starting the extensions.

How long do Eyelash Extensions last:

They will last until your natural lash sheds. Around 3-5 weeks. You have approximately 150 follicles in your upper lash line and approximately 70 in your lower lash line. They grow and shed at different rates. There is the anagen phase, which we refer to as baby hairs. Then there is the catagen phase, which we call the teenagers and the telogen phase, or the adult hairs. The baby hairs are too weak so we try to use the teenage hairs and the adults. On a daily basis you will be shedding lashes. This is normal and your lashes are healthy.

What is the maintenance:

Maintenance depends on the strength of the adhesive used and how you care for them at home. I recommend you get a fill every 2 to 3 weeks to keep them looking full and beautiful.

Will Eyelash Extensions damage my own lashes:

They will not damage your eyelashes if they are applied correctly. Choosing the proper curl and diameter and using the right amount of adhesive prevents damage. You cannot remove your lash extensions yourself or pull them out as that will damage your natural lashes. Cleansing daily is very important.

How should I sleep:

I recommend sleeping on your back.

What is the difference between Classic and Volume:

Classic lashes are a one-to-one. Meaning one lash extension applied to one mature natural lash applied to every lash. Volume extensions are handmade fans of 2 or more very lightweight extensions. Volume gives a more fluffy full appearance, hence the name Volume!

Can you trim extensions:

No, trimming your lashes runs the risk of trimming your natural lashes. Plus extensions are tapered at the end so they already come to a point.