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WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Each extension is glued one by one, with one extensions to one of your own lashes. Lash extensions are made in varying lengths and thickness. They stay attached to your own lashes until your lashes shed naturally. They can be worn while showering, swimming, sleeping, and exercising. The result is long, thick, beautiful eyelashes without the need for mascara, though water-based mascara may be used if desired.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSIC, VOLUME AND HYBRID EXTENSIONS?
WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Classic lashes are single extensions that are applied one-to-one on your natural lash. They are great for those short on time, who naturally have a good amount of lashes with no gaps, or who want a little more “pop”
Volume lashes are much finer and lighter in weight than classic lashes, so multiple lashes can be placed on one natural lash and still equal the weight of one classic lash. They give a more feathery, natural look, and are great for those who have sparser lashes or those who want a thicker effect than classic can provide. They also tend to last longer than classic lashes.
Hybrid lashes allow for classic and volume to be tailored to look more natural or more dramatic, depending on what length, thickness, and amount of lashes are used.
You can always start with classic and transition to volume or hybrid on your next fill to see if you like them.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
To keep your lashes full and long-lasting, it is recommended you get a fill every 2-3 weeks. Your extensions will shed as your natural lashes do during their growth cycle. Natural eyelashes grow in and shed in a 60-90 day cycle, with approximately 2 to 4 lashes shedding per day, per eye. During your fill, new eyelash extensions will be applied to the new lash growth to replace lashes that might have shed.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You get to decide what length and curl type you want, and whether you would like a natural look or a more dramatic look. You will be asked to relax in a recliner chair. Your lower lashes will be covered with collagen anti-wrinkle under eye pads. You will then be asked to close your eyes until the end of the procedure. One individual eyelash extension will be adhered with medical grade professional lash adhesive to one of your natural lashes. This process is repeated until 95% of your lashes are covered. Your extensions will last until your natural lash is shed. You will need to get fills every 2-3 weeks to maintain healthy and full eyelash extensions.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Full classic sets usually take between 1 hour and 45 minutes-2 hours, Volume and Hybrid sets usually take between 2-2.5 hours. Fills usually take between 1-1.5 hours.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET FILLS?
It is recommended that you get a fill every 2-3 weeks, depending on how fast your lash growth cycle is. Fills after 3 weeks may be subject to a full set.
CAN EYELASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY LASHES?
If applied correctly by an experienced professional, eyelash extensions will not damage your natural eyelashes. Proper aftercare is key. If you pick at your eyelashes or do not keep them clean, you will damage your lashes. If at any time you need your lashes removed, please contact us immediately! Do not attempt to pull your lashes out yourself.
WHAT IF I NEED TO OPEN MY EYES FOR SOMETHING DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Let the practitioner know, and they will assist you in opening your eyes. The adhesive must dry before you open your eyes or you risk getting glue and/or fumes into your eye which will cause stinging and burning. Occasionally a few lashes may accidentally get adhered to the bottom lashes or eye patch. The practitioner will gently remove the lash so that you can open your eyes.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Prior to your visit, make sure your face is clean and without makeup. Use only water-based cleansers so no oil residue interferes with the bonding agent. We recommend you do not drink coffee, as it will make you blink. Please silence all devices and be prepared for some relaxing and pampering time.