EYELASH EXTENSIONS FAQ
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens 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. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions 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 just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions Last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Everyone's experience will differ based on day to day activities but over all touch ups should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. A special waterproof bonding agent is used. Glue does not contain any fumes or irritants and is long lasting.
How often should I get touch-ups?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off 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 exposure to steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that fallen. Touch ups average about 45-80 minutes depends on a chosen set.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara it can be worn.. It must however only be 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 eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. We recommend only use a water based eye makeup remover or a baby shampoo dissolved in water to remove your make up.
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 use heavy water, such as in the shower on your lashes for about 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light Mist is fine.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
DO NOT use mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler. You can order a heated eyelash curler buy sending us a request.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- DO NOT get lashes wet for 12- 24 hours. Light mist is fine
- Avoid hot steam or sauna
- Avoid running water directly on your lashes
- Do not rub your eyes
- Only use water based mascara or mascara especially formulated for eyelash extensions (optional)
- If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
- Use water based eye makeup remover
- Do not perm your lashes (but you can do so BEFORE eyelash extensions application)
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
- Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)
- DO LIE and say they are yours :)
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. We recommend only using a Certified and Experienced Eyelash Extension Specialist.
How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 45 min. - 2.5 hours with someone who is experienced doing these. 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 or a medical lint free tape to cover your lower lashes . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. We 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. We take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes is very natural. We offer four different lash sets ranging from basic to glamour. Please click here to view the different lash sets and pricing.
What products should I use to take care of my eyelash extensions?
Below is a list of recommended products to care for eyelash extensions:
Blink Eye and Lip Makeup Remover 100 ml Bottle. This eyelash extension friendly cleanser contains herb extracts to naturally clean your makeup off without damaging your eyelash extensions.
Blink eye make up remover pads are oil-free. You can remove your make up with this remover very conveniently not only before eyelash extension procedure at salon, but also at home for removing make up. It contains Aloe vera extract, so it has no stimulation but will make your skin moisturized. It is ideal to remove all eye make ups.
Blink Black Diamond Coating Sealant (7mL) $30 - Members $25
Black Diamond Coating offers a thicker, more vivid look; perfect for completing your eyelash extension application. This product not only increases bonding strength, extending the life of the lashes but it also leaves a lovely glossy finish. The Sealant dries with a black tint and protects the lashes from oil, moisture and dust. It is very recommended for daily use. Great item as an "at home" after care product.
Crystal Drop Coating to complete your eyelash extension application. This product increases the bonding strength and also gives the lashes a wonderful shine. This sealant helps extend the life of your eyelash extensions and give them a glossy finish! Great item as an "at home" after care product.
A strong mascara that doesn't easily smear with sweat or tears. It coats each lash softly with specialized fine polymer which gives you full volume and rich eyelashes with out any mass.The Keratin nutrient makes your lashes stronger and gives them more luminous shine. Great with or without extensions. No clumping. No smudging.
If you like the Noir mascara you are going to like the Noir LIQUID eyeliner that is extension friendly! This eyeliner is fast drying and is smear resistant to help keep those eyes looking fabulous all day long.
Max2 Special Mascara Gold "Extension Friendly" has been created to give you darker, longer looking, and richer lashes. This premium quality mascara can be removed without the use of any cleansers, perfect for use on your synthetic ryrlash extensions. This high quality product will add volume without doing any damage to your lash extensions or their bondings.
This innovative high-performance serum formulated with advanced polypeptides helps boost the appearance of lashes and brows with a simple once a day application. Ideal for women and men with brittle, weak, thin or short lashes and brows. Money back guarantee!
FEG Eyelash Enhancer is the only effective and healthy eyelash growth products approved by FDA. Rich in growth factor, activate follicular cell growth. Function FEG can activate dormant hair follicle germ tissue, then promote rapid growth of eyelashes. The eyelashes can get longer, naturally darker and thicker after 20 days’ use.
Max2 Tonic Essence Goldis manufactured from natural herbs as an alternative to chemical substances. This product will not cause hyper-pigmentation, blurred vision, or styes. Max2 Eyelash Tonic Essence increases blood circulation and provides essential nutrients to the hair follicles which promotes amazing, rapid growth of the eyelshes. Can be used on eyebrows as well.