Good INFORMATION to know
1. It’s a very luxurious process.
Really—it’s enjoyable. You lie down and close your eyes for about an hour and a half while calming music plays in the background and I attach little feathery nothings to your lashes. It’s the most socially acceptable nap time a working adult could ask for.
2. Every lash extension experience is customized.
First, you can choose the length. I carry extension lengths from
9 to 15mm (or, from natural to Kardashian length). The sweet
spot for most is 10-12.
You may also choose the full lash set or if you are an Eyelash
Extension newbie, you may want to try the Mini version first.
After you pick your length, pick your curl. A “J” curl is for a more
natural, awake look, while a “C” curl is a more dramatic, If you
want to get creative, you can do “J” on the inner corners of your
eyes and “C” on the outer edges for a more cat eye look.
Now, in terms of eyelash material, you have a lot to choose from:
Synthetic blends, Faux Mink, Silk, Real Mink, Cashmere or a
blend of Mink and Cashmere and last but not least, Real Human
Hair. The most affordable is synthetic/faux mink.
3. Eyelash extensions last longer than you think.
With proper care, extensions can last up to 4 weeks (and even
longer). It is recommended to come back every 2-3 weeks for a
touch up/fill in, but if you’re looking to save a bit of money, you
can prolong their lifespan. Just be careful not to get water on your
lashes within the first 24 hours and don’t use oily products near
4. And....Yes, you can wear makeup with them.
If you can't stand the thought of ditching your smoky eye, don't
worry, you don't have to. Only liquid-based eye products can be
damaging to the extensions, but you can get away with a tiny
wing of liquid liner as long as you're not dragging it along the lash
line. Make sure to carefully remove the shadow or liner with
oil-free makeup remover and Q-tips for precision. Most
importantly, stay away from mascara entirely as it leaves the
extensions crusty and damaged. It's only acceptable if you're at
the end of your cycle and will be getting a fresh set in a few days.
5. Extensions can ruin your eyelashes—but they don’t have to.
That is, if you don’t play by the rules. Many people have made the
mistake of pulling out the extensions–not only can it be extremely
painful, but it leaves you with few to no natural eyelashes left.
However, after what I like to call the intense “eyelash rehab”
program, is to apply Vaseline to the lashes every night. Your
natural eyelashes will be back to normal in about 4 to 6 weeks.
6. The only way to get rid of extensions is to get them
professionally removed or have them fall out naturally.
Having the extensions removed is as easy as having them put
on –painless - and relatively quick. I have this service available.
If you're not looking to spend any more money, however, the
extensions do fall out with the natural shedding of your lashes.
This is a much slower process, but it is $free.
MORE FAQ About Eyelash Extensions.
Do eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes?
There isn’t much evidence that shows whether eyelash extensions
actually affect your natural lash length or health long-term.
It usually takes years of bad application and improper care for
long-term lash damage to happen as a result. I use only high
end ingredient extension glue. I always use a 'sensitive/extra
strong professional glue. I do not use any glues that are known
eye irritants or that cause redness, etc) I always ask my clients
what their allergies are, as well. So, if you have had a bad
experience before, I need to know.
How much does it cost to get eyelash extensions?
You can Click here for all my Eyelash extension prices> EYELASH EXTENSIONS
Can I wear makeup to my eyelash extension appointment?
A Big No. You’ll want to show up to your appointment with clean skin and no eye makeup. That means absolutely no eye shadow, eyeliner, and/or mascara. Anything on your lids or lashes could affect how your extensions turn out.
* See Below..instructions before your appointment.
Can I swim or shower with my eyelash extensions?
You can, but not until you’ve waited at least 24 hours after your appointment. “Eyelash adhesives vary in the time they take to cure, from either 12 to 24 hours. it's best to wait 24 hours. It’s super important that you are gentle with your lashes and make sure that no water touches them during this time. You can shower after getting lashes as long as you don’t get the lashes wet and don’t stay in the steam for too long.
Can you wear eye makeup with eyelash extensions?
I don't recommend using mascara with lash extensions. Why? Because when you attempt to take it off at the end of the day, you can actually cause your extensions to break from the friction and makeup remover. As for eyeliner, avoid using cream-based formulas. They often contain oils and waxes that can break down lash glue.
Can you wash your eyes with eyelash extensions?
Only use cleansers specifically formulated to be safe for eyelash extensions. Other products may contain ingredients that can weaken the bond of your lash extensions and cause them to shed prematurely. And if you’re wearing eye makeup, use oil-free pads and gently swipe downward, rather than back and forth, to get your lids and lashes clean. And whatever you do, avoid rubbing or tugging at your eyes.
Basically - take care of your new eyelashes (might need just a little pampering... and they will last longer.
If you are ready to have long, beautiful lashes. Why wait?
Before Your Appointment
What you should do before your Eyelash Extension appointment.
Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with mild, oil free cleanser.
Do not use oil based makeup removers to clean your lashes prior to the application.
Do not put on any mascara. We don’t want to spend time cleaning your lashes. We’d rather spend time working on perfecting your lashes.
If you are a contact lens wearer, please remove contact lenses and wear glasses to your appointment, or bring a lens case and remove them when you arrive at your appointment.
Plan to set aside 2 hours for your appointment. (If you are planning on the Mini lash set, set aside 1 to 1.5 hours)