How to Prepare For Your Lash Appointment:
Arrive makeup free with no mascara, eyeliner, or concealer around your eyes. The cleaner your lashes and eyes are the better bond with the extension
Absolutely no caffeine 4 hours before your appointment.
Arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time
Average length of service for a full set is 2-3 hours, plan accordingly
Average length of service for a fill is 1-2 hours, plan accordingly
Use your appointment as a time to relax, talking is discouraged. Please feel free to bring headphones, blanket and a device to listen to your favorite playlist
Eyes must remain closed for the duration of the service, take care of any calls or texts before your appointment. Please silence your phone.
No children allowed in treatment room.
Use oil free makeup remover (provided at your first service by stylist)
Properly wash your lash extensions on a daily basis
Pay extra close attention to your lash line when removing makeup
Do not use mascara on your lash extensions, ever
Do not perm or curl your lashes
Do not pull, tug, or play with your lashes
Do not use eyeliner pencils or gel, liquid or powder only
Sleep on your back or on your side with lashes off the pillow, a silk pillowcase is recommended
Dry wet lashes by gently patting a soft, absorbent paper towel (viva brand is great)
Schedule regular fill appointments every 2-3 weeks
Do not attempt to remove your lashes, they must be professionally removed.
Eyelash extensions should not hurt when applied correctly. They are applied with professional tools by isolating one lash, and adhering one extension to your natural lash for classic lashes or fans for volume lashes. Most Lash Artists put on under eye gel pads to prevent discomfort and aid in application. It is important to go to a trusted Lash Artist who was certified through a reputable course as this will ensure that they are applying the correct weight and length of lashes to your natural lash.
When applied correctly, eyelash extensions do not damage your natural lash. Certified lash artists will apply to only one natural lash, and will apply an extension that is the appropriate weight and length to ensure the integrity of your natural lash. Eyelash extensions can be damaging if your lash artist is not using proper techniques. Lashes that are too heavy, or clusters (pre-made fans) have a larger amount of adhesive and can cause your natural lash to break. When selecting your lash artist, ask which techniques that they use and where they were certified. This will aid in maintaining healthy natural lashes and enjoying the benefits of extensions.
The price of lash extensions is determined by the particular artist level experience, products used and area. It can range anywhere between $75-$600. This means that it will vary from state to state.
Most eyelash extension adhesives have a bond time of anywhere from 4-8 weeks. However, they will only last as long as your natural lash does. Like all hair on the human body, your eyelashes grow in stages. It is normal to lose 1-4 natural lashes per day which is why a fill is recommended every 2-3 weeks.
The duration of application of extensions can take 1-3 hours depending on the number of extensions applied and the skill level of the stylist. If it’s a refill or touchup, the time it would take would be less accordingly.
Eyelash extensions can be applied to look anyway that you desire. Most reputable lash artists will be able to give you your desired look or very similar. You can choose to have shorter natural lashes, large dramatic lashes, etc. Typically speaking, eyelash extensions don’t look fake unless that is the look that you are going for.
You most definitely can wear make-up with your eyelash extensions. Extension safe makeup is oil free, usually contains sealers to prolong extension life and helps to work adjacent with your extensions for an optimal look. If you use regular make-up, it is recommended to use a daily cleanser with make-up remover that is safe for your lashes to remove residue at the end of the day. You must keep one important point in mind, makeup residue/ oil build up weaken the glue with which the eyelash extensions are kept in place. If you don’t take this precaution, it will reduce the life of eyelash extensions.
The adhesive/glue used for eyelash extensions is mostly cyanoacrylate. The subtype specifically used for this purpose is methyl-2-cyanoacrylate. Care should be taken by the stylist not to allow the adhesive to touch the skin of the eyelid since it can cause irritation and pain.
The duration of good strength of adhesion between the extension and natural eyelash is long enough for the life of natural eyelash.
Oil-based makeup removal wipes and eyelid cleansers should be avoided since they weaken the adhesive and the eyelash extension may fall off prematurely.
Most of the people who use extensions don’t experience any issues. A small number of users may develop an allergic reaction to the adhesive agent if it comes into contact with the eyelid skin. It is important to differentiate between allergy and infection because the treatment differs for both the conditions.
It is advisable to get the extensions removed by a technician, preferably the one who applied the eyelash extensions.