Q: What are lash extensions? What kind of lashes do you use?
We use two of the top of the line lashes made of a synthetic mink and come in a variety of curls, lengths, and diameters. Depending on which style you choose, we place a classic lash extension on your natural lash or the 1:1 method. And with volume lashes, we custom make volume fans and are able to increase the fullness of your lashes while maintaining fluffiness and lightness.
Q: How long will they last? And how long are the appointments?
They last about 3 weeks (depending on your activity level and lifestyle). A full set takes anywhere from 2.5-3 hours and a fill takes 1-1.5 hours.
Q: Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?
Definitely not. When applied properly by a highly trained esthetician and certified lash artist, your natural lashes are completely safe. Several clients have been with us for 3+ years and their natural lashes are strong and long. In this field, many "lash artists" are not estheticians or certified artists and do not properly isolate your natural lash (which results in lashes glued together) or place very heavy lashes (we use the lightest weight lashes on the market).
Q: Can I still exercise? Swim? Get Facials?
Yes, but steam, excessive water, and oils do weaken the bond of the adhesive so if you are doing hot yoga everyday or swimming/wearing tons of sunscreen, etc. you may need to come in closer to 2-2.5 weeks instead of the usual 3-4 weeks. But, not everyone is affected by steam/oil, it varies from person to person. If you do sweat heavily every day, please rinse your lashes with water after.
Q: Do I still have to wear mascara?
No! That's the best part of lash extensions. You truly don't need mascara and will wake up every morning and feel awake and gorgeous and can head straight out the door (well, don't forget your coffee)
Q: Can I wear eye makeup?
Yes. You can. Just make sure you remove it with an oil-free makeup remover.
Q: I don't have any natural lashes, am I still a good candidate?
If you have very few natural lashes or even gaps in your lashes, you are a great candidate for lashes. Using volume lashes is probably your best bet because you can fill in the gaps and create a full lashline even if your natural lashes are sparse. It's an amazing transformation!