FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE ALL EYELASH EXTENSION TECHNIQUES THE SAME?
No, all eyelash extension techniques are not the same. Don't be afraid to ask questions — after all, these are your eyes. Be sure your lash artist has an esthetician's license and is certified to apply lash extensions! Ask to see pictures of their previous work. Quality eyelash extensions should look defined, straight, and natural (even with lots of volume). If you can see glue, lashes stuck together, or several natural lashes are attached to one extension- find a new technician.
SHOULD I SHOP FOR A DEAL?
Sure, compare prices. However, for the most part, the adage "you get what you pay for" is true when it comes to eyelash extensions, and price dictates quality. Good training is expensive and should be ongoing. Quality products are expensive and have to be replenished. But some lash artists overcharge and some undercharge, which is why looking at pictures of their work is so important.
DOES A TECHNICIAN REALLY NEED A LICENSE or CERTIFICATE TO APPLY LASHES?
Yes. Always go to a lash tech that has taken courses from a reputable company.
Again, do your research on your lash expert. A serious lash artist is willing to spend a serious amount of money and even more time ensuring quality work that won’t harm your natural lashes. Not only do training courses explain how to properly isolate each lash for extension application, they teach technicians about the chemistry behind the work and math involved to ensure your extensions are the correct weight and length to avoid causing permanent harm to your natural lashes. (Or Eyes!) Yes you read that right- lashes applied improperly can cause your natural lashes to stop growing.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO FOR UPKEEP?
Cleanse your lashes.
It is so important to wash your lashes daily. Your eyelashes exist to prevent dirt and debris from entering your eyes, and this grime can build up on extensions, causing damage to lashes and possibly leading to skin disorders.
*Complimentary Cleansing Kits are provided with initial lash sets and available for purchase for non clients.
DON'T use oil-based products near your eyes.
Oil destroys the adhesive on your lash extensions, making them fall off sooner. If you wear mascara on your bottom lashes, steer clear of waterproof formulas which are oil-based and hard on your natural lashes.
Switch out your pillowcase.
Who doesn’t love a silk pillowcase?! Not only does it prevent wrinkles, but it also prevents damage to your lash extensions! As you toss and turn at night, your face (and lashes) rub against your pillowcase. While cotton causes friction, silk glides smoothly, meaning your lashes will last even longer.
DON'T be rough.
You may be tempted to fuss with your lashes once you get your extensions, but do not pick or pull at them. Just like the hair on your head, your natural eyelashes go through a shedding cycle. Tugging on your extensions can cause your real lashes to shed prematurely and could eventually damage the hair follicle, causing lashes to stop growing back.
Maintain your lashes.
Just like you keep to a strict schedule for your waxing or hair color appointments, you need to go in for your regular eyelash tune-up. Get fills no later than every three weeks to keep them looking fresh, full, and even.
⭐️ Keep in mind, everyone’s results vary. The health and length of your natural lashes as well as the shape of your eyes play a part, so don’t compare because no two lash sets will look exactly the same. That’s what makes them beautiful!
⭐️ The health of your natural lashes is my top priority. I am happy to answer any questions and explain the processes whether you are my client or not. So don’t hesitate to reach out.