What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extension are used to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. Lash extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. They are semi-permanent lasting 2-4 weeks and to maintain your lashes fills are required within this time frame. They are virtually weightless.
How much do Eyelash Extensions cost?
The cost of a full set of eyelash extensions will vary depending on what type of lashes you want to wear and how many lashes are being applied. A more natural set (Classic Extensions) will be less costly and a fuller set (Volume Extensions) will be more. This is not based on the length of extension but the amount of natural lashed you have and the amount of extensions that are used to create the desired look. Your full set of lashes will be the most costly and the most time consuming. Fill prices and times are much less but widely vary based on how many lashed you have lost.
For more information on prices give us a call to speak to one staff members.
What is the difference between Classic, Hybrid and Volume Eyelash Extensions?
There are 3 types of lashes:
The most traditional form is a classic set. This is a 1:1 ratio of one extension applied to one natural lash. This means we can only applied as many extensions as you have natural lashes. If you have a lot of natural lashes and want to add some length, have a defined curl and the look f mascara, then a classic set will definitely be right for you.
Volume lashes are a more technical technique where the ratio ranges any where from 2:1 – 6:1 and sometimes more. Multiple lashes are picked up and made into a fan and then placed on one natural lash. This gives a more dense, fluffy look to your lashes. This look can be great for those who lack a lot of natural lashes, filling in gaps in the lash line and creating an illusion of more lashes than you already have. For those who have great natural lashes already this can pump up the drama of your lashes adding anywhere between 120-600 lashes per eye!
For those of you who cant decide or want the best of both worlds, there is a hybrid set. This is a combination of classic lashes and volume lashes mixing that 1:1 ratio with the 2-6:1 ratio. This will give you a fuller look with out the full drama. If you have a good amount of natural lashes but maybe have some gaps the volume fans can be great to fill in those spots.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Eyelash extensions can last up to 6 weeks when properly cared for. However they are no longer full at 6 weeks. Therefore fill appointments are recommended to maintain your lashes. The extensions will shed with the natural growth cycle of your own lashes. Like the hair on our head, our eyelashes shed and regrow. It takes about 60-90 day to complete the lash cycle of one individual lash. The single lash extension that is applied will fall out with a natural one (some with your natural lash attached). It is recommended that you get a fill every 2-3 weeks. . If you choose to get touch-ups in between they will last as long as you continue to fill them in. If you wait to longer you may require a full set.
What are “Fill Appointments?”
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Other factors such as exposure to steam, humidity or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. Touch-ups can take anywhere from 45 – 90 minutes, depending on how long you wait between appointments and what type of lashes you wear. During your touch-up appointment, we will remove make-up residue, remove grown-out extensions, prime your lashes and apply extensions to new lash growth. A good indicator of when to be in for a fill is when your extensions are 50% gone.
Will eyelash extensions cause my natural lashes to fall out?
On an average, 1 to 5 natural lashes fall out of each eye every day (with or without extensions on). New lashes grow frequently and replace the lost ones. So your lashes never get damaged by extensions. Each individual natural eyelash is in its own growth cycle. Meaning our natural eyelashes fall out and regrow at different rates. It normal to see extensions fall out with a natural eyelash still attached to it. It is NEVER normal for your natural eyelashes to fall out in clumps. Excessive loss and/or thinning of the natural lashes can mean damage is occurring. This can be due to poor application or extensions being too long/heavy. Always research and choose a properly educated lash professional!
I have sensitivities to makeup and/or other beauty products/services, can I still have an eyelash service done?
If you have any eye sensitivities we do recommend you to book an appointment for a ‘Patch Test’ first. During this appointment we will have a consultation with you and apply a small amount of product to your eyelashes or sensitive skin to test whether you are a good candidate for the service. Specially formulated resin adhesives are used that are sage for repetitive wear around the eyes.
Who should NOT wear eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions may not be suitable for people who:
Have pre-existing eyelid or eye conditions such as blepharitis and ocular rosacea
Are very rough with themselves and do not want to follow after care instructions
Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it
Have a condition called Trichotillomania, which is compulsive pulling or twisting of hair or eyelashes
Are in chlorinated water many times a week
Cannot control rubbing their eyes
I’m a bride-to-be or going on vacation, when is the best time to book an appointment?
If you’ve never had eyelash extensions applied before then we recommend booking a full-set 2 weeks before your wedding date or departure date at the latest. And then to book a fill 1 or 2 days before the date. This will allow time to experiment with different lashes, learn proper aftercare and ensure there are no allergies to the product. Booking a month in advance plus 2 fills before the date would be an ideal situation.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my appointment?
Yes! Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup. This will minimize the cleanup time and allow more time for applying the extensions. If you have an idea of what you would like your lashes to look like, feel free to bring in a picture. We cannot guarantee that you lashes will be able to handle the style you have chosen but we can work with you to try to achieve a look similar or one that suits you.
How do I take care of my new eyelash extensions?
- Do NOT use oil based products in the eye area. This includes sunblock, makeup removers, and moisturizers.
- Do NOT use a lash curler on your lashes.
- Try not to rub, twist or pull your lashes as it could damage or cause premature loss.
- Sleep on your back or a silk pillow case to prevent friction.
- Prebook your lash fill, every 2-4 weeks. After 4 weeks can result in needing a full set.
- Brush your lashes morning and night only when they are dry to detangle and remove shedding lashes.
- Cleanse your lashes daily! Neglecting to cleanse your lashes can result in poor retention and can create a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to infection and loss of natural lashes.