Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions about semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Have more questions? Please feel free to call us (267-603-4251) or email us to schedule a complimentary consultation.
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
How long do lash extensions last?
Properly applied extensions should last as long as your natural lash life cycle, anywhere from 3-8 weeks depending on the individual. Of course rubbing or pulling will make them shed quicker. Aftercare is the key to longevity. A refill every 2-3 weeks is recommended.
How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 45 min. - 1.5 hours. You will lay comfortably on a massage or facial table with your eyes closed. Our certified lash stylists will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis.
What should I do to prepare for the procedure?
1. Please refrain from applying eye makeup prior to coming in for the procedure. The extensions are connected with glue and therefore any debris may shorten the lifecycle of the extensions and cause them to fall off earlier. In the case makeup application is inevitable, we do have makeup remover and face wash available at our office for your convenience.
2. We recommend that you remove your contact lenses prior to receiving the procedure because your eyes will be closed while receiving your eyelash extensions and your contact lens may cause eye dryness. Removing contacts will remarkably increase comfort level.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. Our Lash Bash Look Book make it easy and simple to communicate to your lash stylist your desired look. We also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to size. Each person's lashes will vary in strength and length. We take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes is very natural and you'll receive compliments everywhere you go (we promise!).
How often should I get touch-ups
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45 - 60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as expsoure to steam or touching your eyes alot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that have fallen. Touch ups average about 45 minutes.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not wash your eye area for about 24 hours after the eyelash application.