What are Eyelash Extensions?
This application of premium quality individual synthetic lashes, placed one by one directly onto your own lashes create the look you are after. The lashes are waterproof and available in different lengths and curls to create the desired effect. There is no direct skin contact. The lashes will make a difference in the way you look and feel about yourself, also saving you valuable time applying makeup and you will never have to use mascara again! The lashes add fullness and will really open up your eyes. Eyelash extensions can give you a completely natural (though enhanced) look, or something that makes you stand out from the crowd, the choice is completely up to you.
How is it done?
Before we start I will discuss with you what look you are after, I will then recommend what I think is the best length and curl to suit your needs, but ultimately the choice is yours. The initial application will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. There is nothing else you have to do except relax and keep your eyes closed. It is totally painless. When you open your eyes, you will have thicker and luscious lashes.
How long will they last for?
Your own lashes shed naturally and new ones continue to grow in a replenshing cycle. We naturally shed 4-10 lashes from each eye in a 2week period. The lash extensions will last as long as the cycle of your natural lash. Touch-ups are recommended, but not always needed, every 3-5 weeks depending on your individual needs. (you must still have 50% of your lashes remaining for it to be counted as a touch up). Your aftercare will affect how long your lashes last.
Can I still wear make-up?
Absolutely! You can continue to wear make-up but you will find that you no longer need to use mascara. Waterproof mascara is not recommended. If you makeup it is important to use an oil-free makeup remover. I also carry a range of after care products specifically made for eyelash extnsions.
Can I shower and swim while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
You should avoid direct contact with water for the first 24hrs around the eye area, but after that time they will be fine in water as the glue is waterproof. If possible avoid direct contact with the jets of the shower on the lashes and wear goggles when swimming.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for 24 hours
- Avoid hot steam or sauna
- Avoid running water directly on your lashes
- Do not rub your eyes
- Use water based eye makeup remover
- Do not perm your lashes
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
- Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)