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Eyelash Extension Info

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eyelashes: how they can suit almost anyone

Posted on 12 June, 2017 at 8:45 Comments comments (5)

The best part about eyelash extensions is that they’re totally customizable. You can go as dramatic or as natural as you desire.

Natural looks are achieved by using classic eyelash extensions. With classic eyelash extensions, one synthetic lash is placed on one natural lash. A lash tech can place one synthetic lash on each natural lash for a full look, or only cover about 70% of natural lashes for a lighter look.

Volume lashes give a more dramatic look. Volume lashes are applied by placing a fan of two-six thin synthetic lashes on each natural lash. Like classic lashes, lash artists can place as much or as little lashes as needed to achieve your desired look.

Will Eyelash Extensions pull my own eyelashes out?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:25 Comments comments (0)

You must be gentle with your eyelashes whether you have eyelash extensions or not. Excessive pulling, tugging or rubbing is not only hard on the delicate skin around your eyes, but can cause some natural lashes to come out prematurely, and your eyelash extension with them. 

If good adhesive is used and proper technique is applied, eyelash extensions are made to stay safely adhered to your natural lashes until they shed.

What are refills and how often will I need them?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:20 Comments comments (0)

 

Even though some clients get eyelash extensions for a special occasion or event, most love them and want to keep the look. Since you naturally shed your own lashes, you will also shed the lash extension with it. To maintain your lash extensions, it will require touch-ups, or refills, to replace them. This is a process of adding lash extensions to those new lashes that have reached the 5 to 6 week maturity level.

With proper care and maintenance, you can keep the look indefinitely. Therefore, I recommend refills every 2 weeks to keep your lashes looking full and beautiful.


How do I know if I can wear Eyelash Extensions?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:15 Comments comments (0)

Almost anyone can enjoy the benefit of eyelash extensions, but certain conditions can make them inappropriate for you. If one or more of the following conditions applies to you, you may not be a good candidate for eyelash extensions:

You Rub Your Eyes Frequently:  You suffer from seasonal allergies or just find you have a tendency to rub your eyes excessively.

Sensitive Skin:  Although eyelash extensions are not applied to the skin, allergic reactions are possible from the adhesive, under-eye pads or latex gloves. The area around your eyes is easily irritated by skincare products or cosmetics. Client's with known allergies should alert the lash stylist prior to beginning the procedure.

Medical Illnesses:  A common cold or sinus infection, can cause irritation and/or eye secretions which can cause inadequate bonding of the adhesive and premature loss of your eyelash extensions. You suffer from other medical illnesses, or are undergoing chemotherapy or other medical treatments.

Conditions That Affect Eyelash Growth:  You have no natural lashes. Since eyelash extensions are applied to your own natural lashes, you must have lashes in order to apply lash extensions. Your own lashes are unhealthy or you suffer from conditions that affect eyelash growth.

If any of these things apply to you, or you have a particular concern, contact your Professional Lash Stylist for a consult to determine whether eyelash extensions are right for you. 

 

Do lash extensions fall out over a certain period of time?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:15 Comments comments (0)

Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every two to four weeks.

When an inexperienced professional applies lashes, he or she often applies one synthetic lash to three to four natural lashes, causing clumps or the lash to break and fall out. In addition, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself, which is a big no-no. But if you avoid those two problems, your lashes should stay intact.

How long does it take to apply lash extensions?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:10 Comments comments (0)

Applying a full set of lashes takes anywhere from 1-2 hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every two to four weeks. 

Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness. (This is to ensure that your own lashes remain healthy.) For example, if your natural lashes are on the shorter, thinner side, you won't be able to get a crazy, dramatic Kim Kardashian look, because it won't last. It's better to start out with a classic set done by one of our juniors, so its affordable for you to try and see if youd like to have them on full time. if you aren't sure or it's your first time. It’s easier to add more lashes than to remove lashes!

What else to look for

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:10 Comments comments (0)

BEFORE:Look for a practitioner or salon that is well established and is dedicated solely to providing lash extensions as their primary business.Ask to see the products being used. Read the label of the product to check for any chemicals being used that you may be allergic to. The adhesive used should be 'pharmaceutical grade' and be safe for use on the eye area.The lashes themselves are usually advertised as synthetic, silk or mink. A softer, lighter lash such as mink will put less tension on the hair follicle.Make sure they use a fan to keep fumes away from your eyes at the workstation and that they 'cure' each lash with either a mist of isopropyl alcohol at the end of the application or by rinsing the eyes straight afterward so no adhesive residue remains on the lashes.Consider having an allergy test done first. While allergies aren't that common, it's better to be safe than sorry.

 

AFTER:Follow the aftercare advice given by the practitioner: if you want to go swimming or use mascara on your extensions, check with the practitioner first as this can vary depending on the kind of procedure you have had done.See a health professional if you experience any discomfort or irritation. A problem with your eye can quickly go from bad to worse, so don't wait. An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) is the best choice, although you'll need a referral from your GP.

 

During my appointment - What can I expect?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:05 Comments comments (0)

When you arrive, you will be asked to complete a short Client History form. I will evaluate and discuss your needs and expectations. You will be comfortably reclined on a treatment bed, with eyes closed. It's highly recommended that all eye makeup be removed prior to your appointment, but if not, it will be removed as much as possible prior to starting the procedure. Your bottom lashes will be protected with a small under eye pad. Each synthetic lash is dipped in a medical grade bonding agent and applied to an individual natural lash. The number and length of lashes applied is determined by the desired look, as well as health and thickness of your own natural lashes. The entire procedure generally takes between 60-150 minutes for a full set and as little as 30-90 minutes for refills.


How can I extend the life of my Eyelash Extensions?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 18:55 Comments comments (1)

Though easy to maintain, proper care and maintenance will ensure the life of your lash extensions.

The first 48 hours are crucial for the adhesive to dry and provide a strong, durable bond. Therefore, it's very important to adhere to the following instructions:

Keep them dry. Avoid showering, washing your face with hot water or wetting your lashes.

Avoid swimming or exposure to steam, heat or saunas.

Avoid oil-based creams and lotions on, or around, the eyes.

Do not apply eye or lash makeup.

Avoid eyelash tinting, perming or chemical treatments.

Avoid chemical peels, waxing or laser treatments around the eyes.

Avoid sleeping on side or stomach.

After the first 48 hours:  Although the adhesive has dried, certain activities can weaken the adhesive bond and result in premature loss of your lash extensions. Therefore the following guidelines are recommended:

You can swim, shower and exercise as usual but avoid excessive exposure to heat or steam.

Be gentle, don't rub your eyes excessively and don't pick or pull on the lashes as it can pull your own eyelash out along with the extension.

Avoid oil-based eye care products or oil-based eye make-up remover. Use of oil-based products can weaken the adhesive bond. I recommend using Lash and Brow Cleanser Purchased from Wondalashes to gently remove eye makeup and cleanse your lashes and eyelids.

Use of mascara may reduce the lifespan of your lash extensions. Although not needed, water-based mascara may be used if desired, but apply sparingly and remove gently. If you choose to use mascara, I strongly recommend Xcellent black Mascara purchased from Wondalashes applied to tips only. I also recommend Magic Black Sealent to help seal the adhesive and create an even stronger lash bond.

Avoid eyelash curlers as they can damage both natural and synthetic lashes.

 

After Care for your Lashes

Posted on 21 September, 2015 at 4:35 Comments comments (0)

 

Proper maintenance for your new eyelash extensions is important for longer lasting, beautiful lashes!

 

Never pick, pull or rub your lashes!

Don’t get your eyelashes wet for 24 hrs after each application.

Do not curl, tint or perm your lashes while you are wearing the eyelash extensions.

Do not wear Mascrara on lashes, this will affect the bond of the adhesive.

Do not ever use waterproof mascara on eyelash extensions. The ingredients in waterproof mascara will break down the bond of the glue. In addition, the removal of waterproof mascara requires an oil-based solution for removal. This type of solution or cleanser will break down the bond of the glue.

Avoid oil based beauty products around or on your lashes. These products include makeup, makeup remover, skin cream or cleansers. Oil from these products affects the bond between your natural eyelash and eyelash extensions. your lash extensions will fall off sooner.

Use an eyelash brush. Gently using an eyelash brush can keep them inline and looking natural.

For the first two days after application it is best to avoid swimming, saunas or steam rooms. After 2 days, it is okay to do these things, but you may experience more loss than normal.

Be careful if you are a heavy sleeper. If you dig your face into your pillow, you may experience a lot more loss than normal. Try a silk pilow case to avoid any catching or pulling.

Keep your infills regular, every 1-4 weeks.

Only use oil-free (that means water-based products only) products to remove eye make-up. When removing eye area makeup, use a cleansing brush or moistened towelette to gently cleanse the area.


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