Lash Extensions & Lash Lifts FAQ
~ Are lash extensions safe?
Yes, lash extensions are safe, when done by a trained and certified artist! The adhesive used does not contain detectable levels of formaldehyde and contains the same ingredients used in sutureless wound closure. Lash extensions are made from a polyester fiber material that carries minimal risk of allergic reaction. Yet, allergies can develop at any time - so please consult your lash artist if you have concerns!
~ Will lash extensions damage my own natural lashes?
Lash extensions that are properly applied will not damage your natural lashes. Damage can be caused, however, by improper aftercare (picking/rubbing your lashes, poor hygiene, sleeping on them, excessive makeup, etc).
~ How long will my lashes last?
Lash extensions can last up to 4 weeks (depending on your hair growth and shed cycle), but most clients prefer to keep them full and beautiful by getting them filled in every 2-3 weeks. You can make your lash extensions last longer by cleansing daily, brushing often, avoiding oil-based products, and skipping the mascara.
~ What should I expect at my lash extensions appointment?
For your initial appointment, you will be required to complete an intake and consent form. A patch test can be done, by request, if you have a history of sensitivities to any products used. Recommendations on lash length and style, based on the shape of your eyes, face, and eyebrows, will be discussed. Then, just lay back and relax while lashes are applied! You should expect to lay as quietly as possible for up to 2 hours (3-4 for volume lashes) on a comfy massage table where every effort will be made to help you relax! Blankets, music, aromatherapy, and body pillows/cushions are available for each client. Naps are highly encouraged! Please keep talking to a minimum.
~ What is a lash lift?
A lash lift is a semi permanent procedure that lifts and curls your natural lashes, lasting up to 6 weeks. Combined with a tint, it’s a great way to give your lashes the illusion of using a lash curler and mascara, without the damage and mess!
~ What can I expect at my lash lift appointment?
After the initial consultation, you’ll lay back on a comfy massage table for 45-60 minutes while your lashes are curled, and then tinted black using a vegetable-based dye.
~ Is there maintenance required with lash lifts?
The only maintenance required is to avoid steam and moisture within 24 hours of the lash lift procedure. After that, enjoy maintenance-free lashes! Since your natural lashes shed and grow new, straighter hairs, most clients come in every 6-8 weeks to freshen up the lift, curl and tint to their lashes. Unlike extensions, it is ok to wear mascara after your lash lift.