Eyelash Extension Info

Eyelash Extension Info

eyelashes: how they can suit almost anyone

Posted on 12 June, 2017 at 8:45 Comments comments (8472)

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 (13657)

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.

How long does it take to apply lash extensions?

Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 19:10 Comments comments (1800)

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 (962)

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.