Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions are a unique way to extend the length and increase the thickness of your natural lashes. Lash extensions are carefully applied to each eyelash for a natural or dramatic look.
Classic lashes are 1 extension to 1 natural lash. Volume lashes are handmade fans of 3-6+ very thin extensions that are applied to 1 natural lash.
HOW IS IT DONE?
When you come in for an appointment you want to make sure you're lashes and entire eye area are clean. The lash artist then gently tapes down the bottom lashes. Your lashes are then primed and the application begins, I separate each lash individually with tweezers and place a thin extension on top of your natural lash with a medical-grade lash adhesive.
LONG WILL EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
There are several factors that affect the longevity of lash extensions.
How well and thoroughly you follow aftercare instructions
The length of your natural eyelash growth cycle
Your skin type and makeup routine
Fills are recommended every 2 - 3 weeks max after the initial application to keep your lashes in the best shape.
ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS SAFE?
Eyelash extensions are completely safe when applied properly by a trained professional.
WILL EYELASH EXTENSIONS HURT?
There is no pain involved during the application process or with daily wear of lash extensions. They are virtually weightless, soft, and flexible.
ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS RIGHT FOR ME?
Almost anyone can enjoy eyelash extensions, but if one or more of the following conditions apply to you, you may not be a good candidate for this service.
You currently use face products with activated ingredients such as glycolic acid or products containing oils such as canola oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil.. these ingredients don't allow the lash adhesive to cure the extension to your natural lash, consider changing your skin routine.
Cannot lay on your back, holding still, for an extended period of time 1.5 hours - 2 hours.
You do not follow instructions well and are unable to maintain the aftercare guidelines. If you do not understand the requirements before and after the lash application, this is probably not a service for you.
You rub your eyes frequently. If you rub your eyes frequently due to allergies, or if rubbing your eyes is just a habit, we do not suggest this service.
You have highly sensitive skin. We do not recommend lash extensions if you experience irritation around the eye area after using skincare or makeup.
You are sick or feeling ill. If you have a cold or sinus infection, we suggest waiting to get lash extensions until you are feeling 100% better. Illness plays a large role in poor retention of lash extensions.
Your natural eyelashes are very curly. If your natural lashes are very curly you are not a good candidate for extensions. Curly lashes tend to dramatically shorten the wear time of lash extensions.
You do not have many natural eyelashes or they are very short. If you do not have natural lashes, you will be unable to wear extensions. Extensions must be placed on the natural eyelash, not directly on the skin. Consider using a different form of eyelash treatments.
HOW LONG WILL THE EYELASH EXTENSION SERVICE TAKE?
Full sets take anywhere from 1-3 hours and fills 1-2hours depending on the service. Exact times will be displayed when booking.
CAN I WEAR MASCARA WITH MY EXTENSIONS?
It is important NOT to wear mascara on your lash extensions. Keeping your lashes clean and free of buildup will optimise wear time. One of the many great benefits of lash extensions is the immediate, dramatic thickening and darkening of the lash line, eliminating the need for mascara all together.
WILL MY NATURAL LASHES FALL OUT?
The natural cycle of a natural eyelash is 90 days. As your natural lashes shed, new lashes grow in their place. Lash shedding is a completely natural process that happens to everyone. During heavy shedding cycles, the average person can shed 3-5 lashes a day per eye.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THE SERVICE IS DONE BY A HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONAL WHO IS LICENSED?
Do your research. Ask questions. Educate yourself. It is extremely important to know if a lash stylist is licensed and properly trained. Be sure the stylist provides authentic before and after pictures that clearly show their work. Lastly, seek referrals from a trusted friend or family member.