What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are semi - permanent silk fibers which are applied strand to strand of your natural lashes. This enhances your natural eye or can create the illusion of a different shaped eye such as a more lifted appearance, wider more open eyes. Lastly, hello! No more mascara.

Classic Lashes vs Volume Lashes?

Classic lashes- A method where 1 lash extension is glued to 1 natural lash. This method is also known as 1 to 1 or 1:1. Classic lashes are perfect for clients who already have a lot of lashes, but want to add more length. Classic lashes look more natural.

Volume (3D) lashes- When multiple lashes are applied to one single natural eyelash individually isolating one natural eyelash at a time. Using very thin lashes. If two eyelash extensions are applied to one natural lash it’s described as 2D, if three eyelash extensions are applied to one natural eyelash then it’s described as 3D etc.  

This method is also known as Russian volume. The lash extensions used in this method are significantly thinner ( Usually a 0.05 diameter lash extension is used)  than the lash extensions used for the classic lash method.   

Volume lashes are lighter, fluffier and give the client a fuller look. Volume lashes are prefect for clients who don't have a lot of lashes, have sparse lashes, bald spots or just want a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash.

How long will my eyelash extensions last?

We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. On an average, 1 to 5 lashes shed every day. New lashes grow frequently and replace the lost ones to maintain the complete thick look. So your lashes never get damaged by extensions. The lifetime of a single eyelash ranges out between 150 to 200 days with the majority of them being shed in about 135 days.

How do I care for eyelash extension after application?

Less is more for the care of your lash extensions. After the first 48 hours after eyelash extensions:

Keep sauna, steam room and tanning visits to a minimum as the application of constant heat and moisture weakens the adhesive bond resulting in premature lash extension loss.

Cleanse your lashes and your eyelids daily to maintain healthy and beautiful lashes and lash follicles.

Be careful with creams and oils around the eye area.

Make sure you are using oil free make up remover.

Do not use cotton balls, cotton rounds or swabs directly on the eyelashes as the fibers may get lodges in the bond areas lash extensions.

Cleanse your face and eyes prior to showering to minimize exposure of lashes to water

What should I expect at my appointment?

Your appointment will consist of a thorough consultation where everything from your eye shape, natural lashes and even the way you wear your make up will be discussed. This information will then be used to determine a flattering, customized style for your eyes only.

Can I use mascara with lash extensions?

We advise against the use of mascara as the purpose of the eyelash extensions is to give you the look of a flawless mascara without having to wear any. However if you require a little more pop for an evening out then NON-waterproof mascara may be used ONLY on the TIPS of your lashes. Waterproof mascara is difficult to remove and can, therefore, damage your extensions in removal. Also, it contains a chemical that may interact with the adhesive and cause it to dry out resulting in premature extensions loss. Applying even Non-water proof mascara to the base of your lashes will result in the same thing, as removal of the mascara, will cause you to rub your extensions and therefore causing the extensions to shed. Additionally applying mascara will add more weight to your natural lashes. We apply the maximum volume that your natural lashes can hold and by weighting them down with products may result in the breaking and shedding of your natural lashes causing weak areas and damage.

Why wait 48 hours after application of eyelash extensions?

It takes 48 hours for the adhesive to dry thoroughly and yield a strong, durable bond. During this time, the adhesive is sensitive to moisture, steam, excessive heat, cosmetic ingredients coming into contact with the adhesive bond and friction from rubbing and cleansing.

The following activities will result in a weaker bond, premature eyelash extension loss and or irritation and therefore should be AVOIDED during the first 48 hours:

Showering or wetting your lashes

Exposure to heat, steam, sauna and friction

Application of eye and eyelash cosmetics

Rubbing your eyes into your pillow

Receiving chemical treatments, such as eyelash tinting or perming

Receiving irritating eye area treatments, such as strong chemical peels, skin re-surfacing procedures, eyebrow waxing or laser treatments.