FAQ LASHES

What are lash extensions?

 

Lash extensions are individual synthetic lashes - applied to enhance the length, curl and volume of your natural lashes. It is a detailed service which requires the precision of a certified lash technician. The resulting length and volume will vary, and is determined by your natural lashes and desired look. 

 

How long will lash extensions last?

 

Lash extensions require regular maintenance and gentle aftercare. There are three phases in the natural growth cycle, and there are lashes in each phase at all times. This means that lashes will shed at varying times. Natural shedding is completely normal and healthy, and the extension that is applied to the lash will shed as well. For this reason, and normal wear, lash fills are recommended every 2-3 weeks.

 

Why do I need to fill my lash extensions?

 

During your fill appointment, outgrown lashes are removed, while extensions are applied to new growth. Fill times vary based on your individual lash needs - natural lash shedding, amount of natural lashes, aftercare. Retention is best when proper aftercare is followed.

 

Do lash extensions damage the natural lash?

 

No. Lash extensions are attached to each individual natural lash. Throughout the service, the natural lashes are isolated to ensure that they are not adhered to each other - which can cause lash damage.

 

Why are fills booked by time and not by week?

 

Everybody has a different amount of natural lashes, their growth cycles and aftercare will vary as well. One client’s retention may be great after two weeks - taking a shorter amount of time to fill - while another client may have less retention by that same time. By booking fills by time, this allows the client to book the fill their lash extensions need, at whatever timeframe they choose.

 

How do I choose which fill I want to book?

 

It is essentially your choice! Your lash artist will be able to help you figure out what fill time will work best for your lashes and your lifestyle. While you can choose whichever time you want, please keep in mind that if you like to go longer in between fills, have a lot of natural lashes, or prefer a more voluminous look, you should book an extended fill.

 

What are the differences between lash techniques?

 

Classic - 1:1 - One individual extension is placed on one natural lash, creating a natural look that corresponds with how many natural lashes you have. For example, a client with a lot of natural lashes will have a fuller look than someone with fewer natural lashes.

 

Volume - Volume fans are handmade using extensions with a lighter weight than classic lashes. Fans can include anywhere from 2-8 extensions per fan, and are always placed on one, isolated natural lash. Volume sets can create a more dramatic look, or they can create a natural, but fluffier look. The placement of fans is great for clients that are looking for a more dramatic look, but may not have a lot of natural lashes.

 

Hybrid - Hybrid sets are a mixture of both classic lashes and volume fans. This technique gives a little more drama than a classic set. With using both classic and volume techniques, a more textured look can be created.

 

What is the aftercare for lash extensions?

 

Lash extension aftercare is simple, but certain products and habits should be avoided. Try to avoid using oil based products on the lash line, as this can weaken the adhesive bond over time. Cleansing your lashes and eye area regularly is very important. Rubbing, pulling or picking at your extensions can cause retention issues, as well as natural lash damage. If anything is uncomfortable, always let your lash technician know!

How should you prep for your lash extension appointment?

  • arrive with clean lashes (do not use oil-based cleansers/eye makeup remover on your lashes prior to your appointment)

  • allow 1.5-2 hours for the initial lash application

  • contact users should remove contacts prior to application

 

please note: if you are planning on receiving lash extensions for a special event, book your full set 2-3 weeks before the event date, and plan on a fill a couple days before.