FAQS - EYELASH EXTENSIONS
WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS & HOW ARE THEY APPLIED?
Eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes applied directly to the natural lash, close to (but not touching) the lash line with a semi-permanent bonding adhesive. A single extension is applied to a single lash, leaving the eyelashes and eyelids to move freely. They are applied carefully, one by one using specially designed tweezers. The whole process normally takes 1 – 2 hours depending on how many lashes are applied.
It is a really relaxing, non-invasive treatment and most of our clients take the time to catch up on their beauty sleep!
HOW LONG DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
Your new lashes will last between 3 to 6 weeks depending on your skincare routine and your own natural lash life cycle. To maintain the full look of your lashes, it is advisable to have infills applied every 2 – 3 weeks (depending on how well you take care of them and your natural lash cycle), as by this stage some would have fallen out as new lashes have grown through. How long your eyelash extensions last depends almost entirely on how you care for them (i.e. by removing makeup correctly, not wearing mascara, not using oily products on your face, and not tugging/pulling at your eyelash extensions).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TYPES OF LASH EXTENSIONS?
A Classic application attaches one individual extension to each suitable natural lash. The existing lashes become longer and thicker however the total number of lashes is not increased.
Hybrid extensions are a blend of Classic and Volume Lashes combined placed evenly throughout the lashes.
A Volume application attaches multiple extensions to one natural lash. Volume extensions are finer and feel softer than those used in Classic however the total number of lashes is multiplied 3+ times. This achieves a fuller, more dramatic look depending on the amount of your natural lashes.
CAN I SWIM, SHOWER OR EXERCISE OR WEAR MASCARA WHILE WEARING LASH EXTENSIONS?
The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim and exercise. However DO NOT WET your eye area for at least 24 hours after the initial eyelash extension application. This allows the bonding agent to fully dry and prolong the life of your extensions.
Mascara and any type of oil based product dissolves the bonding agent of the extensions and causes them to fall out sooner. Also, take care in washing off all eye makeup. Only use your Foaming Lash Cleanser which can be purchased in salon. This is crucial to ensure excellent lash hygiene.
WILL LASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY NATURAL EYELASHES?
With proper application and aftercare, your eyelash extensions will simply grow out with your natural lash without damage to the natural lash!
Based on the growth cycle of eyelashes, when applying lash extensions, stylists are trained to look for adult lashes to attach the individual synthetic lashes to. Young (baby) lashes are left to allow them to fully develop and when it comes times to re-lash, we have new strong lashes to bond to. Lash extensions will not cause your natural eyelashes to fall out. Remember that your natural lashes have their own life cycle of falling and growing – like the hair found elsewhere on your body. It's hard to notice small lashes falling out, but when attached to a thicker, longer lash they become much more noticeable! Once the extensions are removed, your own eyes may appear smaller, your natural lashes, shorter and sparser because you've been accustomed to a full set of longer, thicker lashes.