Eyelash Extensions Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your own eyelashes. Lash Extensions are synthetic lashes that are designed to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to your eyelash individually for the most natural look. Eyelash Extensions are customizable so perfect for special occasions or for everyday wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, and proper after-care, lash extensions look and feel real. No one will know you have extensions. They will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in several lengths and thicknesses. Upon consultation, together we will decide the look that would complement you. We also would need to determine what size and quantity your natural lashes can hold. Each person’s lashes will vary in volume, curl and length. We take this into consideration when creating a look for you. There are generally four different lash sets ranging from a classic look to a full glamour look.
How long do you have to wait to get your eyelash extensions wet?
24 hours. You shouldn't get the lash extensions wet for 24 hours as this may compromise adhesion (glue). That means no swimming, hot yoga, gym, hot tubs, or steam rooms. Use caution when showering not to wet your face.
Is the product FDA approved / 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. We offer a special glue for sensitive eyes, if necessary. Eyelash extensions are safe for contact wearers. The application process is pain-free and relaxing that most clients fall asleep during the procedure.
What is the expectation of eyelash extension fall out?
Before a natural lash even falls out at maturity a new lash has already started its growing phase in its place. This is ongoing, with people shedding anywhere from 1 to 5 natural eyelashes each day. This means that you could lose 1 to 5 eyelash extensions per day, and up to 20-30 lashes per week. (The average person has 90-110 lashes per eye).
How long does a full set of eyelash extensions last?
Eyelash extensions last through a full growth cycle, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person's lash growth is somewhat variable, just as your hair growth. We suggest a “fill”, light maintenance, every two to three weeks to maintain your look.
Are eyelash extensions bad for your natural eyelashes?
Properly applied, eyelash extensions are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won't fall out. However, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes.
Can you put on eye makeup with eyelash extensions?
You can, but less is best. Mascara that is specifically formulated for lash extensions can be applied to the tips of the extensions. Oil-free eye makeup remover should be used to remove any makeup. Eye shadow and eyeliner can also be applied as long as it is oil-free and removed daily. It’s key to avoid any makeup that is long-wearing which require rubbing or repeatedly touching your lashes to remove it, all of which will shorten your extensions' lifespan.
How do you take your makeup off with eyelash extensions?
Avoid oil-based skincare products around the eyes as well as greasy eye pencils and concealers as they will breakdown the eyelash glue. Also avoid applying heavy eyeliner as removing it tugs at the lashes, resulting in more fallout. Avoid waterproof mascara. Use a cotton swab dipped in oil-free makeup remover to take off makeup at your lash line. Note: There is eyelash extension mascara available to purchase at www.taketwosalon.com
Can you reverse damage done to your lashes by another technician?
Your natural lashes will continue to shed off like normal, and a new natural lash will grow back. However, there are products available to purchase to give them a boost.
Can you sleep on your face with eyelash extensions?
Yes, if applied correctly, eyelash extensions are made to stay safely adhered to your natural lashes until they shed. If you tend to sleep on your stomach, or cover your eyes with a mask, blanket or pillow, it will decrease the life of your eyelash extensions. A silk pillowcase may help eyelash extensions last longer.
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