Eyelash Extension FAQ’s
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are an exciting new way to extend the length and thickness of your 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.
Lashes are applied while you are lying down with your eyes closed. A complete full set takes approximately 2 hours to apply. After cleaning and priming your lashes, your bottom lashes are protected with an anti-aging eyepad or medical tape and then lash extensions are applied 1-to-1 with medical-adhesive. It is a very relaxing, non-invasive procedure and most clients fall asleep!
How Often Should I get Refills?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require another full set. Other factors such as exposure to steam, humidity or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. Touch-ups can take anywhere from 30- 60 minutes, depending on how long you wait between appointments. During your touch-up appointment, we will remove make-up residue, remove grown-out extensions, prime your lashes and apply extensions to new lash growth.
I'm a Bride-to-Be, When Should I Book?
If you’ve never had eyelash extensions applied before then we recommend booking a full-set 2 weeks before your wedding date, and then to book a fill 1 or 2 days before the date. This will allow time to experiment with different lashes, learn proper aftercare and ensure there are no allergies to the product. Booking a month in advance plus 2 fills before the date would be an ideal situation.
Can I Apply Mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, it must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover. We can apply a semi-permanent mascara to the extensions if you like a heavier mascara look.
Can I Swim, Shower, Exercise or Visit a Spa with Lashes??
Absolutely! 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 at least 4 hours after the eyelash application.
Preparing to be Lashed.
Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup. This will minimize the cleanup time and allow more time for applying the extensions. You will need to keep your lashes dry for 24 hours after the application so it’s also a good idea to have your hair washed the day of or night before.
How Do I Take Care of My New Lashes?
- Do not get lashes wet for at least 24 hours
- Use oil-free eye makeup remover
- Avoid hot steam or sauna (minimize hot yoga)
- Avoid sleeping on your stomach to avoid pressure on the extensions
- Avoid running water directly on your lashes
- Do not rub, pick or pull your eyes
- Only use water based mascara (optional). If applying mascara, do so from middle to tip avoiding the root area.
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler