FAQ

What are Lash Extensions? 

Eyelash Extensions is a single strand, tapered lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses and curvature designed to attach to your own natural lash.  Pretty much… it looks just a single, real human lash with enhanced thickness and curve. 


Unlike fake lashes that come in a strip, these are applied one single lash at a time using a physician developed adhesive.  The lash extension will never be attached to your skin or your eyelid, so it follows the natural growth and bloom of your own lashes. Lash extensions are also surprisingly weightless, and once attached, just looks like they’re yours to begin with.

What happens during a Lash Extension Procedure? 

Well, after your Lash Artist has a conversation with you to assess the look and feel you’re going for, you just lay back, close your eyes and relax.  Simple, Right?
 

Your Lash Artist will then do the following:

  • Remove your existing eye makeup or oils

  • Apply an under eye pad to keep your skin flat and away from your own lashes.  

  • Flawlessly bond a single lash extension to your own individual lash, how many depends on the style, eye shape, etc.

  • Your eyes will remain closed through the process; all you need to do is to lie still and think positive affirmations.

  • Your Lash Artist will check on you from time to time to make sure you’re comfortable and feeling safe.

 Then BAM! You look amazing almost instantly…
 

Will getting Lash Extensions kill my own lashes?

No, it won’t – as long as it’s properly applied and cared for.  This is why the application technique requires training and certification.  Your natural lashes will continue growing because the technique requires that we take several different "separation" steps during the process; at all times attaching each extension to a single lash without eyelid contact.  Not only that but, the AFTER CARE is extremely important to ensure the longevity of the lashes.

How long will lash extensions last and when will I need touch ups? 

We know it seems hard to believe that extensions can last between three (3) to five (5) weeks.  However, most of our clients who follow the recommended Lash Care Do's and Don'ts report an average lash extension life span of four (4) weeks.

Remember, each lash extension is bonded to your own individual lashes so expect to lose some extensions as your own lashes shed and go through their natural growth cycle.  Even more so as you get exposed to environments or engage in activities which keep your eyes wet (Swimming, Working out, etc)

We recommend getting a touch up when your extensions are at 50% of their initial fullness.  If you've lost more than 50% of your extensions, you will need a full set.  Though usually most people go through several touch ups before needing it.

 

What if I choose NOT to get a touch up, can I take the extensions off myself? 

NO.  Please don't forget, lash extensions are attached to your own individual eyelash using an adhesive.  You WILL damage your natural lashes if you attempt to remove them yourself.  It is best if a certified Lash specialist or technician can remove your extensions for you, since it will require the use of an adhesive remover gel and careful separation.  There's really no need to risk the damage, and usually lash extension removal is very affordable and painless. 

I wear Contacts, is that a problem?  

Not at all, you'll be fine.  The adhesive will never touch your skin so no worries. 
 

Ok, so who CAN'T wear lash extensions? 

Ah, great question….  It's a NO go for the following:
 

  • Anyone with adhesive allergies. 

  • Anyone who just had Lasik has to wait at least 4 weeks and seek their doctor's approval prior to getting extensions. 

  • Anyone who just had an eyelift (Blephoroplasty) must wait 4 to 6 MONTHS after the operation and also gain their doctor's approval.

  • Anyone who had Chemotherapy in the last 6 MONTHS. 

  • Anyone who's on Thyroid Medication may find keeping the lashes beyond 2 weeks a challenge. 

  • Anyone who has a medical condition related to their eyes, sight or eye area should really consult their doctor first.

Lash Extension Do's & Dont's :  Before and After Care

Before Getting your Extensions 

  1. DO come with a clean, make-up free face if possible. Try to avoid mascara. If you have it on, we’ll just wipe it off.

  2. DON’T saturate the skin around your eyes with moisturizers or oils.

  3. DON’T curl or perm your lashes since this will affect lash bonding and curl, and subsequently, the look.


After Getting your Extensions
With proper care, you lash extensions will last up to four (4) weeks!  But more importantly, we’re talking about your eyes here and you need to keep them healthy and safe, no matter what.  Keeping your extensions clean, and in top condition helps towards that.

  1. DO take caution when touching, handling or having contact with your eye area.

  2. DON’T expose your lashes or the eye area to any wetness or liquid for at least 24 hours after your appointment.  That means water, sweat, oil, moisturizers – if it’s liquid, keep it away from those freshly framed peepers for a day.

  3. DON’T rub or scratch your eyes. 

  4. DON’T sleep on your face or on your eyes.  And definitely don't use sleeping eye masks.

  5. DON’T use facial masques that contain Alpha or Beta Hydroxy, Vitamin C or any kind of acidic substance that can interact with the adhesive on your eye extensions.

  6. DON’T do a chemical peel or a facial steam.

  7. DON’T hang out in humid environments like steam rooms, saunas, heated yoga rooms and tanning salons.  NO Sweat Lodges!

  8. DON’T use water proof mascara or water proof eye liner.

 

So how am I supposed to clean my face again? 

Carefully… Use oil-free face wipes or oil-free make up remover to gently clean your eye area.  Be delicate around your lash line. Once the initial 24 hour waiting period has passed after you get your extensions, it's ok to use water - again, gently.  Don't rub, or pick, or pull. 

Exercise caution when using cotton balls or buds, or even when you're using any kind of fiber towel since these can catch on to your lashes and inadvertently pull them out.  Most of our clients actually appreciate having to take this kind of care since it's good practice for keeping the delicate skin around one's eyes smooth and wrinkle free. 

What about eye makeup?  Or Mascara?  Or Lash curlers?

  • Of course you can wear eye makeup, but it's better for your lash extensions if they are NOT oil-based.  And again, do be careful during application. 

  • Lash Extensions are thick and luscious enough that you usually don't need mascara.  In fact, most of our clients like extensions for that reason alone.  

  • DO NOT EVER use WATER PROOF or any kind of water soluble mascara when wearing extensions.  These totally dissolve the adhesive and you will lose your extensions. 

  • Eye-lash curlers are also unnecessary since the beauty of lash extensions is that they already come with curl!