A coat or two of mascara can open up your eyes in a dramatic way, but what if you could wake up with long,
thick eyelashes already intact?
If you're looking for length and thickness, plus a quick and easy beauty routine, eyelash extensions may be for you!
What is the difference between the traditional false eyelashes and the lash extensions?
The main differences are the:
♥ Adhesive formula
♥ Lash type
♥ Application technique
♥ Lash appearance
♥ Lasting duration
Traditional false lashes are in a strip or multiple lashes knotted together and applied onto the eyelid using a hard drying adhesive. They often cause discomfort and sometimes natural lashes to fall out. They last only a day and look unnatural and feel heavy. They can cause a great deal of damage to natural lashes.
How are eyelash extensions applied?Eyelash Extensions are attached to your natural lashes one-at-a-time, using a medical grade bonding adhesive. Because the bonding is to each individual lash and not to skin, extensions will last significantly longer than traditional false lashes or flares. Extensions can look and feel like human lashes. Their application is painless, totally comfortable, and relaxing. Most clients will fall asleep!
While the initial application can take up to one hour for a mini set to two hours for a full set, the touch-ups take only about 30 minutes to an hour.
How long do extensions last? How about maintenance?Eyelash extensions shed naturally as your lashes shed, and become wispier as time goes on. The amount of time they last depends on how well you take care of them and how fast your hair grows. Six weeks is a safe bet. However, extensions can last indefinitely with touch up appointments every 3-4 weeks. You can also have them professionally removed.
As far as maintenance, it is very important not to rub or pull on the lashes. Careful cleansing is necessary for overall lash hygiene and wellness. Avoid using oil based products around the lashes to preserve the bond. They are so easy to take care of and feel completely natural. Swim, shower and exercise worry free!
What types of results should I expect to see?Lash extensions can be styled to be anywhere from subtle to dramatic. Depending on the condition of the natural lashes, one could expect to have as much as a 50% increase in both thickness and length. There are many different options in length, thickness and curl degree.
With almost everything applied to the body there is always risk of allergy. The fact that the lashes are applied to the eyelashes not the skin makes reactions extremely rare. An allergic reaction would require removal of the extensions.
Please come in with clean dry lashes the day of the procedure/fill. If you wear waterproof mascara, please do not use it for several days before your appointment because it leaves a film that makes the extensions fall off. You can use water based mascara instead.
Please remove contacts prior to your appointment.
How much do extensions typically cost?The initial application can range anywhere from $300-$600+ in NYC salons, depending on geographic region and how many lashes are applied to each eye. Maintenance typically ranges from $75-$200 per session.
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After Care Instructions
♥ Do not get your eyelashes wet for at least 24 hours to allow the adhesive to completely dry.
♥ Avoid hot steam from the shower and sauna for 2 days.
♥ Be very gentle with your eyelashes.
♥ Do not rub your eyes excessively.
♥ Do not use an eyelash curler.
♥ Do not use any oil-based eye makeup remover.
♥ Mascara will not be necessary with your beautiful new eyelashes, but if you really want to apply mascara, just apply to the tips only - do not apply mascara near the base of the eyelash.
♥ Do not use waterproof mascara.
Depending on your own natural eyelash growth cycle and how well you follow these after care instructions, you will probably need a touch-up every 3 weeks. Those who have a faster eyelash growth cycle may need a touch-up sooner, while those with a slower eyelash growth cycle may not need a touch-up as often.