FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
HOW LONG DO THEY REALLY LAST?
Typically, Eyelash Extensions last approximately 2-4 weeks and may vary for each individual. Factors such as the ones below may lessen the life of your extensions.
Natural Process of Shedding: Naturally, every hair on our body follows a specific growth cycle, including our eyelashes. Our hair and natural lashes sheds on a daily basis. It typically takes between 1 to 2 months to fully replace an eyelash. We do not have control of this as this is a way for your body to renew itself. Also, each natural lash has a different life cycle. One lash may grow faster than the one next to it.
Facial Services, Steamers & Saunas: Avoid acidic facials such as Chemical, Alpha and/or Beta Hydroxy peels as it will dissolve the adhesive bond. Make sure your facial cleanser's ingredients do not include any acids. Steamers and Saunas should also be avoided as well.
Oily Skin: The golden rule to remember to prolong the life of your extensions is any type of oil, including oil that your skin produces, is the natural enemy of the adhesive bond. Cleansing daily is a must. Use an oil-free makeup remover to cleanse the eyes and lashes gently with a lint-free brush or pad. When washing your face, wash around the eyes as your facial cleanser may contain oil and pat dry.
Side & Stomach Sleepers: Even if you do not have any Eyelash Extensions on, you will notice more shedding on the side you sleep on making your lashes sparse. As professionals, we will try to make your extensions even as possible.
Having a tendency to Pull, Touch, and/or Rub eyes: Pulling on lashes may damage your natural lashes from growing. If you constantly touch your lashes, you may be transferring oil to your lashes and oil will loosen the adhesive bond. Because the lashes are so light in weight, some clients forget that they have Eyelash Extensions on and may rub their eyes. Please refrain for pulling, touching, or rubbing the eyes to prolong the life of your Eyelash Extensions.
Mascaras, Eyeliners, Heat Curlers & Manual Eyelash Curlers: After getting Eyelash Extensions, most clients do not have the need to wear mascara or eyeliner and it is not recommended, but if want a more dramatic look, only use mascara and eyeliner that is formulated for Eyelash Extensions. For mascara, apply a very thin coat to the tip of your lashes. Never use waterproof mascaras, heat curlers and manual lash curlers as it will damage the extensions.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET TOUCH-UPS?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks to maintain that full look. Due to the natural growth cycle eyelashes shed on a daily basis and then naturally replace with the new growth, other factors such as how you treat your lashes (rubbing, pulling), hygiene, sleeping habits, therefore the time for touch up depends on how full you want your lashes to look.
CAN I SWIM, SHOWER, EXERCISE, OR VISIT A SPA WHILE WEARING EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Yes, after 24 hours. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc.
WHO ISN'T A RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR LASH EXTENSIONS?
If you are recovering from surgery, showing signs of eye-related infections or broken/irritated eye area tissue, allergic to acrylates or cyanoacrylates, allergic to any ingredients in your eyelash extension application products (surgical paper tape can be used if allergic to gel patch ingredients), undergoing chemotherapy, alopecia, rubbing your eyes frequently, medical conditions which may cause hyposensitivity, allergy, irritation to the skin, and/or
conditions that affect the eyelash growth, and/or constant watery eyes.
What Is A Patch Test?
There is a small number of people who are allergic to eyelash extension adhesive.Several
extensions are place on each eye and wait 24 hrs to determine if client have any allergic reaction.Process will take approximately 15 mins and only be done once.