Now, some of you are probably confused or have a misunderstanding of what eyelash extensions actually are, but you are not alone. We will walk you through the 411 below, touching on the “what,” types, size and process of getting them done to ensure you are knowledgeable and feel prepared to make your first appointment.
First off. Let us clarify that those fake eyelashes that are $5.99 at your local convenience store are very different than extensions that need to be handled by a professional. The “falsies” last a day, if you are lucky, and who knows the quality of the glue used. Plus, the chance of damaging your own natural lashes increases without proper application and knowledge. Eyelash extensions are applied by a clinical professional—one at a time—to your natural lashes, instead of a strip of black, plasticky lash attached all at once. They are semi-permanent and are recommended for touch up at 3 to 4 weeks, but can last up to 6 weeks with proper care.
Down to the nitty gritty. Material. Size. Density. Do and do not.
Material, size & density. There are two main types of lashes to choose from: mink and synthetic. The mink ones are used by varying celebrities including Beyoncé, and are lighter than most others. The lighter quality means less pressure on the lashes, allowing for the more dense, glamorous look you see on TV. Mink is soft and looks very natural and is the more expensive of the three options. The second option is synthetic—typically the least expensive—but without sacrificing the light, natural look that is desired, depending on density and size chosen by the client. Size usually ranges from 6mm to 17mm and can be placed as full, filler or outside corners. This means exactly what you are thinking, covering your full set of lashes, used as a fill-in for more density, or applied only to your corners, making every “wink” count. Perfectly customizable to suit your personal style.
Process & concerns. Do and do not. The application process typically takes about two hours, once all the aspects of your lash extensions are chosen. If you have any allergy concerns, please express this to your clinician, so they may suggest what is best for you. Once you have your beautiful lashes applied, refrain from water, steam, or oil based products near the eye area like eye makeup remover for at least 12 to 24 hours, and preferably two full days. If you wish to use mascara as well, it is recommended that you apply it only to the tips to prevent clumping. For all those stomach sleepers out there, try to adjust your sleeping position to your back for ultimate care of your new semi-permanent lashes. The extensions themselves will begin to fall out naturally with your eyelash growth cycle preventing damage to your own lashes.
Save time in front of the mirror by considering eyelash extensions today. You too can have model-like lashes that last with our individually applied extensions that compliment your innate beauty. Whether you want to add some drama to your eyes with big, bold lashes or simply brighten your eyes with a demure application, come see our amazing aestheticians and get those luscious, natural-looking lashes you always wanted, worry-free!