Are you new to lashes and doing some research? Great that you are doing your due diligence to understand if lash extensions is the right service for you! In fact, not only is there things about extensions that may or may not suit you, it is also possible that you come across a different service that is more what you were looking for - like a lash lift, or top and bottom lash tint! Those services are a lot quicker and can give you some freedom from mascara, but it can't give you a custom designed look that extensions give.
The application process is a little lengthy on the initial lash extension full set appointment because a lot goes into planning and creating a blueprint for your unique eyes. Your eyes-shape, the space between your brows and lashes, your features and everything down to if you can lay down for an extended period of time and if you can visit monthly for a touch up (fills) is all info you need to take into consideration. BUT, the results is where the true value is.
After the initial consultation and your artist has a plan for what she will do, next is to prep the lashes. Like painting a wall, you need a clean canvas ready for paint otherwise it won't stay. Same with lashes. Expect a deep clean for your natural lashes in order to have squeaky clean lashes so that the adhesive that connects the lash extension to the natural lash can stick. Then comes the prep work so that your artist can see all the fine hairs that need to be properly isolated for attaching an extension. Most of the products are now all latex free, but depending what facility it is manufactured in, its not impossible that trace amounts of latex could come into contact with our skin by way of tape, undereye gel pad or other sticky materials used in securing lower lashes out of our way while lashing. Unless you have a sever allergy, you should be ok. If you are concerned, you can always book a patch test 48 hours prior to your appointment and see if a reaction occurs.
Once that is complete, lashing begins. Depending on the set your artist is doing, she may make some markings on the eyepad to blueprint the lengths and placements she plans on. From there, she will lash in layers, eye to eye, section to section. You will likely fall asleep unless something like the tape or eyepad shift and cause tearing or some discomfort. If that happens, let your artist know. Its a quick fix, and back to sleep you go!
We allow some unique customer choices on our website including a silent service or informative service. We want to know how you want your appointment to go. Less talking is always better because your facial muscles won't move and we can lash a little quicker with more precision, but we can generally do a great job while we listen to your day too. Just please no cell phones or meetings while getting lashes.
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Hi! It's Judy
I am the owner of LASH LAB & my goal is to be as transparent as possible, and to provide a real perspective on the lash biz and the different services to help you, as you shop for a trusted salon to do your lashes. I'm accessible all the time and its my way of keeping close with my customers since I can't be at everyone's next visit. Ask me anything, and visit often. Most of all, thank you for your business, all the referrals and your loyalty to our woman owned/operated business throughout the years. We've seen this lash biz really explode & it's all thanks to you!!!