Lash extensions are semi-permanent synthetic, faux mink or silk fibers which are applied strand by strand to your natural lashes.
The extensions are carefully applied one at a time using a specially-formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate or damage the natural lash.
Unlike false eyelashes, where the strip or individual lashes are applied to the skin, lash extensions are attached directly to the lash itself. The results are more lush, dense lashes that may even let you skip mascara
DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS LOOK NATURAL?
The final look is meant to enhance your natural lashes with more length, fullness, and lift. Whether that look is more dramatic or more natural is up to the client, but generally, the more lashes applied, the more dramatic the effect. A typical treatment involves anywhere from 80-140 individual extensions per eye, with lashes ranging in length from 6-14mm.
It’s not one size fits all, For instance, if you have damaged lashes, or naturally weak, short natural lashes, it’s not always possible to get a more dramatic look that a client with stronger, thicker lashes can achieve.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
The bad news? Expect the treatment to take one to two hours, depending on your desired look. The good news? You can use it as an excuse to lie down, relax, and take a forced break from your phone.
A good lash technician will take their time. Safety should be your number-one concern. Finding someone who is certified to apply the lashes is a must.
HOW DO YOU CARE FOR LASH EXTENSIONS?
Avoid water for the first day until the glue has a chance to fully dry. Treat your new lashes with TLC—don't curl them, slap on mascara, or rub your eyes. Basically, avoid anything that requires you to touch your lashes, and stay away from oil-based products and cleansers as well.
And cleanse regularly using a lash extension safe cleanser.
HOW LONG DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
Because extensions are attached to the lash itself, they last as long as the natural growth cycle, or about six weeks. To extend the life of the extensions, we recommends using a lash conditioner (yes, it exists!) and to gently comb through your lashes with a dry spoolie brush. We recommends getting “refills” every two to three weeks to fill in any sparse areas.
WHY DO I NEED INFILLS?
Following the life circle of lashes, between 2-5 lashes fall out every day, depending on one’s health, which means on average in 21 days, you would have lost up to 60 lashes before new lashes are produced, and some lashes grow longer than others, causing uneven extensions. This is why we need infills every 2-3 weeks to maintain the gorgeous look. Scientist have proved, people who tend to be more active, naturally have healthier lashes.
HOW CAN LASH EXTENSIONS BE REMOVED?
Please do not try to remove lash extensions yourself, you will end up pulling out your natural lashes if you pick or pull on the extensions. We apply a special gel onto the extensions, that is made to weaken the bond of the glue, this way no damage is done to your natural lashes.
DO YOU FILL IN OTHER LASH ARTISTS' WORK?
We will happily infill someone elses work if the lash extensions are applied correctly and safely, if we think otherwise we will be honest with you and recommend a removal and fullset.
Please ensure you book "Other salon Infill" when booking.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT AFFECT YOUR EYELASH EXTENSIONS’ LONGEVITY?
Not following the aftercare instructions
Using products that contain oils, on or around the eye area (moisturise, sunscreen, liquid eyeliner, etc)
Swimming, sunbathing, spray tans, steam or sauna without using goggles
Clients that have oily skin or hair
Using a hair dryer near the eye area
Taking antibiotics or medical treatment, while their eyelashes have been extended
Sleeping on your face
Not cleaning your lash extensions: Like your hair, your lash extensions should be cleaned a couple of times per week and brushed every day using a lash brush and lash cleanser. If you do not cleanse your lash extensions properly, dirt, oil, makeup will make extensions stick together, your pores will be blocked, so there is no place for new lashes come out causing lash damage.
Beware booking an appointment at a non-specialist salon! Inexperienced technicians or those who rush can use lashes that are too heavy/clumped together (often called ‘Express Volume”) – this incorrect technique usually results in damaged lashes. Our aim at Lady Lash is to give you beautiful lashes all the time, with no damage to your natural lashes. We customize your lash extensions so they are the right weight and thickness for you, and apply them carefully – one by one – so your natural lashes will remain as healthy as ever!
If you are still concerned, and are a little lash-obsessed (don’t worry, we are too!), we’d recommend using a growth formula that helps strengthen and condition your natural lashes. We stock Lash Friday Lash Safe Growth Serum which is a terrific, highly effective lash growth serum that is salon-exclusive and totally compatible with lash extensions.
ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS SAFE WHEN PREGNANT?
Generally speaking, eyelash extensions are a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. Lady Lash uses a high-quality, low-fume adhesive that is manufactured specifically for cosmetic use near the eye, and the adhesive is applied to your lash hairs rather than your skin. Allergic reactions to the adhesive are very rare and can be easily treated if they manifest. In saying this, if you are pregnant and have never had eyelash extensions before or have never been to Lady Lash and used our glue products, we strongly recommend a patch test out before your treatment. This patch test must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the booking.
Why do we need to patch test before proceeding? Firstly, the lash extension procedure requires you to lay flat on your back for over one hour; a position that is not recommended for women in the advanced stages of pregnancy. It also requires that you lie quite still – which can be hard if you’re heavily pregnant! The patch test gives you a chance to see what it’s like lying in that position for a short time, so that you can gauge how well your body will respond to a prolonged appointment Secondly, if you are unlucky enough to have an allergic reaction your doctor may not be able to give you the required treatment due to your pregnancy. So we highly recommend a patch test first before proceeding.
Please note: if we have been doing your lashes here at Lady Lash and you become pregnant, there’s no problem continuing with the extensions – just let us know so that we can make sure you are comfortable at all times! You’d already be familiar with all of our products and glue, so reactions are far less likely to manifest.