Let's Face the Facts
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are the application of synthetic lashes to your natural lash. Eyelash extensions add length, curl, and volume to your natural lashes and can be customized to enhance and draw attention to your eyes. Extensions come in a variety of thicknesses, lengths, and colors (although black is most common to give the mascara look).
Do Eyelash Extensions Damage Your Natural Lashes?
A properly trained and certified lash artist knows how to select and apply an appropriate eyelash extensions based on your length and strength of your natural lash. your lash artist's first priority should be to preserve your natural lash and eye health. your eyelash extensions should never hurt or cause your natural lash to break off. It is recommended to never pull or tug on your eyelash extensions so as not to damage the natural lash. your extension will shed with your natural lash cycle.
How Long do Eyelash Extensions Last?
With proper at home care, the adhesive will last anywhere from 6-8 weeks. However, you do lose 3-7 natural lashes everyday so after an average of 2-3 weeks, most clients will want to come in for a "touch up" to keep their lashes looking full. There are many factors that could affect the retention of your extensions including improper home car, not cleaning the lash line, oily eyelids, the use of oil based products on or around the eyeline, medications, allergies, thyroid or hormonal issues, lifestyle, seasonal changes, a natural heavy lash shed, and so much more. If you do run into an issue with your retentions, please contact me so we can troubleshot and discuss next steps.
Can I Wear Makeup/Mascara?
The eyelash extensions and the adhesive are both deep black to give the appearance of mascara and often times eyeline, so makeup is not really necessary. If you do decide to wear makeup/mascara, avoid oil based and waterproof products as those will break down the adhesive faster. The most important bond of the eyelash extension and the natural lash is at the base so mascara may be worn on the tips of extensions which can allow you to go an extra few days before your touch up and straighten any "lazy lashes". I do carry oil-free/extension friendly mascaras and eyeliners for purchase for your convenience.
How Do I Clean My
It is necessary to clean and brush your lashes/lash line daily to prevent eye irritation, infection, blepharitis or other eye health issues. To do so, use an oil-free makeup remover on your lash line/extensions to fully remove any makeup/debris in the lashes so as to keep your eyes healthy and allow the lashes to perform their primary function of keeping things out of your eyes. I carry an amazing cleanser that is formulated for eyelash extension wearers that's gentle and safe on the natural lash and extension adhesive. Visit the CARE INSTRUCTIONS page for more detailed information.
How Are You Different If I Have Had a Bad Experience Somewhere Else?
I am a licensed Cosmetologist and hold several professional Certifications for eyelash extensions. While I specialize in natural looking eyelash extensions, I also focus on ensuring your natural lash health is protected throughout the duration of wearing eyelash extensions. If at any point I observe damage being done to your natural lashes or it is assumed that the extensions are too heavy for your natural lash, adjustments in the length and/or weight of your extensions will be made and discussed with you to ensure your natural lash health is protected. If ever you are concerned about the process or your natural lashes, I invite you to ask as many questions as necessary to feel comfortable and confident in my ability to not only give you great lashes, but an amazing experience that you can enjoy indefinitely.