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. Noone 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 touchups 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 expsoure to steam or touching your eyes alot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that fallen. Touch ups average about 45 minutes.
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. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
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 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light Mist is fine.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
We do not recommend using 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.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for12- 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 (optional)
- If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
- 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)
- 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 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. - 1.5 hours with someone who is experienced doing these. If you go to a newly certified professional it may take up to 3 hours. 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.
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. There are also available though LASH OUT! 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:
Lashfresh Condition Mist w/ Silk Protein (1oz) $28
Prevents glue from drying, conditions lash extensions. Strengthens lashes and prevents breakage.
Lashfresh Condition Mist w/Silk Protein Travel Size (8mL) $14
Travel Size Condition Mist to freshen lashes on the fly!
Lashfresh Eyelash Extension Conditioner Vial, Direct App (3.5mL) $15
Direct application, same benefits as Condition Mist.g
Lashfresh Clean Wash (4oz) $24
Made specifically for extension users, a gentle wash that cleans the eye area and eyelashes. Great for non-extension wearers as well.
Lashfresh Foaming Eye & Lash Clean Wash (1.7 oz) $14
Foaming version of our Clean Wash
Lashfresh Hydra Mist (2oz) $16
Freshens lashes throughout the day, freshens the eye area and soothes irritation
Lashfresh Hydra Mist Travel Size (8mL) $12
Travel Size Hydra Mist to hydrate lashes on the go.
LashCare Protein Remover & Primer Pads (100 Ct) $20
Removes any makeup, oils or residue on lashes.
LashCare Protein Remover & Primer, Liquid (80mL) $20
Removes any makeup, oils, residue or mascara on lashes.
LashCare Volume-Up Mascara, Black Tube (5mL) $20
Provides volume, length and intensity. Made for eyelash extensions. Washes off easily, water-based.
LashCare Coating Sealer (5mL) $20
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