How long does it take to apply lash extensions? Applying a full set of lashes takes anywhere from one and a half to three hours depending on your natural eyelash health, density, and the desired look.
Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes? The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. If applied properly, eyelash extensions are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Our lash techs will only apply a certain length or thickness depending on the state of your natural lashes to ensure they remain healthy. For example, if your natural lashes are on the shorter, thinner side, you won’t be able to get an extremely dramatic Kim Kardashian look as it can be too heavy for your natural lashes, causing them to collapse under the weight of the extension and damage the hair follicle. We will never lash you with more extensions than your natural lash can comfortably carry. Excessive eye rubbing, tugging, or pulling of the extensions can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes so be sure to care for your lashes properly. With the right after care and proper application technique, the only lash loss you will see will pertain to your natural hair growth cycle. The application of eyelash extensions has no impact on this process during or after you decide to stop applying them. Many people feel that their natural lashes get thinner or shorter after they stop applying lash extensions when the reality is, you have been accustomed to waking up every day with thicker, darker, longer lashes, so understandably, it’s going to be a bit of an adjustment to go back to your natural lashes. The application of lash extensions has no chemical effect on the thickness or length of your natural lashes. In fact, we have witnessed dozens of client’s lashes improve through the application of extensions. When there is no longer a need for mechanical lash curlers and waterproof mascara, we see a tremendous improvement in previously damaged lashes. We do recommend the use of Lash enhancing or vitamin serums to give your lashes a healthy boost in order to support any look you are looking to achieve with extensions.
How often do I need a fill? Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes (please note that we don't shed all lashes at once), typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person’s lash growth is somewhat variable (just like hair growth), we suggest lash maintenance every two to four weeks to maintain a full look.
I had extensions applied at a different studio and I’m in pain/ they look terrible! I need them removed, can you help? Come visit us immediately so we can remove your old extensions! We’ve rectified work by other salons many times, often when a client is in pain or discomfort from improper application. We will happily remove your old lash extensions, and if you wish, apply a new set.
How should I prep for my appointment? Make sure your eyelashes are squeaky clean. There should be no traces of eye makeup prior to your appointment. Use an oil-free make up remover if possible and rinse well. Any traces of oil or makeup (especially mascara!) will create a barrier between the adhesive and your natural lashes, causing your extensions to drop off prematurely.
Can I apply mascara to my lash extensions? Most clients don’t find it necessary to wear mascara with eyelash extensions. However, if you must wear mascara, we advise using a water-based formula. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATERPROOF MASCARA! If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy.
Any activities I should avoid after my appointment? Keep water away from your lashes for the first 12 to 24 hours after application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the adhesive before it sets and cause lashes to fall off. That means reschedule your workout, no showers and bring an umbrella, just in case.
Any products I should avoid? The aftercare varies depending on the glue used. For instance, with glue for sensitive eyes, oil based products or makeup removers around the eye area are not recommended. Using waterproof mascara on the extensions is not recommended for any type of glue, as it is hard to remove and can actually pull off the lashes prematurely when trying to take it off.
Can I have eyelash extensions if my lashes are sparse, short, fine, or curly? In the majority of cases, most clients’ lashes are good candidates for lash extensions. However, there may be limitations to the type of look achievable if your natural lashes are particularly sparse, fine or curly. For example, a healthy strong straight host lash is needed in order to attach the extension properly and lashes that have severe bends may not be viable for extensions. If you’re questioning whether or not your lashes can handle extensions we would be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation and provide you with our assessment.
What is your cancellation policy? We have a 24-hour cancellation policy, so please call ahead if you need to reschedule to void being charged.