FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are lash extensions?
Lash extensions are silk and/or synthetic mink individual eyelashes glued on one single natural lash to enhance length, curl, fullness and thickness.
What is the difference between silk and synthetic mink?
Visually, they look very similar. It is mainly a textural difference. Synthetic mink is much lighter, softer, flexible and more like natural hair.
How long do they last?
They can last anywhere from 2-8 weeks, with a fill somewhere in between. Just depends on well you take care of them and how fast or slow your hair grows. The extensions will shed whenever your natural lash decides to shed. If your hair grows super slow, your set will probably last a little longer than someone who's hair grows very fast.
Will it damage my lashes?
Listen. I'm gonna tell you something that a lot of lash technicians will not tell you. I CARE ABOUT THE HEALTH OF YOUR LASHES! As long as the extensions are appropriately sized for your natural lashes they should not damage your lashes. Oversizing can and will weigh your natural lashes down causing them to either break or shed prematurely. I will not apply an extension to your lash if it cannot hold the weight of said lash.
Does it hurt?
Nope! Actually, most of my clients end up falling asleep. Yay for naps! Sometimes the fumes from the glue can be a little strong for those with sensitive eyes but the lashes should not poke or tug at all.
What if I have allergies/sensitivities?
A patch test is available upon request. If you do not have a reaction within 48 hours, you can choose if you'd like to have the lashes applied.
Can I use a lash growth serum? (i.e. Latisse, Lash Boost, Grande Lash, etc.)
Of course. Just as long as it's after the 24 hours after first application. The longer & thicker your natural lashes are, the more dramatic you can go with the extensions!
Can I still get extensions if I'm pregnant?
Yes, as long as you are comfortable laying on your back for an extended period of time. I've had some clients bring in special pillows or blankets to make their appointment more comfortable. Please let me know so we can plan accordingly.
Can I workout?
Of course. Just make sure you are cleaning your lashes afterwards. Sweat and oil can break down the glue and cause them to come off at a quicker rate. The cleaner the extensions are, the longer they will last you.