What are eyelash extensions?
The correct term for our service is "semi-permanent eyelash extensions." It is the only service that we offer and is commonly referred to as "individuals" (not to be confused with short term cluster or flare lashes that you may see on special at the nail salon). This revolutionary service lengthens eyelashes & creates a fuller look that lasts for weeks. An experienced, licensed lash artist should evaluate your unique eye shape and select the appropriate curl, length as well as the max weight your natural lash can handle and remain healthy. Then by a labor intensive technique where 1 eyelash or "extension" is dipped into a medical grade adhesive (for professional use only and made specifically for eyelash extensions) it is applied one at a time to your natural eyelash, never touching the skin. One by one, from inner corner to outer corner until the desired lash look is achieved.
Yes! But, you must change up your routine just a touch. Make sure your remover is oil-free! Never use over the counter mascara's or pencil liners. Waterproof is another label you should stay away from. These products are not easily removed from your lashes (hygiene concern) and the oil in the products could cause your lashes to fall off sooner. Never use a lash curler and never glue strip lashes on top of your extensions. They must be carefully glued to your skin, as close to the lash-line as possible without touching it. We don't want to see strip lash glue on your extensions when you come in for a fill and we don't want you to weigh down your extensions. Gel liners, mineral powders and all other makeup is fine. When using any product on your lashes, touch ONLY the tips. Do not do the wiggle with your mascara brush to coat the entire extension. A little goes a long way... Just the tips!
How do I wash my face & shower?
Always be gentle around your eye area, even if you don't have extensions! If you are an eye rubber, getting extensions is a good way to break you of this habit. Not rubbing your eyes will allow more baby hairs to mature and fill in your lash line! When washing your face, only use oil free products! Using cupped hands splash water from the faucet to your face without touching your eyes. When showering, avoid looking up into the shower head. Shower back facing the water. Remember these are just tips to help protect your investment. Its only the first 24 hours that we are mostly concerned with. After that, even swimming is no problem!
How do I dry my extensions?
To dry, gently pat around the eye with a towel and remove excess water by delicately combing the lash tips. Excess water adds unnecessary weight. The mascara wand is a great tool, also used gently on the tips to separate each lash so the water doesn't cause them to spike together. Never use cotton balls or paper towels that will leave lint in your lashes. Don't use a hair dryer for warm air on your face, it could cause the lash to lose its curl.