FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are individual, semi-permanent synthetic lashes that are attached one by one to your own natural lashes giving you longer, darker and more abundant lashes that need an in fill every 2 to 4 weeks depending on how the person cares for them as well as their own natural lash cycle.
Extensions are perfect for everyday wear and especially for special occasions. With proper care and touchup visits they can last a very long time. Normally a person’s natural eyelash falls out every 45-90 days and a new lash grows in immediately. Therefore, it is necessary to get touch-ups to fill in the spaces. Refills should be done every 2 weeks, however, this will vary from person to person. Your natural lash cycle and how well you take care of your lashes will affect the bonding length of the eyelash extensions.
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Should my Lash Stylist be certified?
Selecting the right professional is a very important decision. Understand that you want to choose a lash artist that can understand and provide the look and outcome you are looking for. Certification is a must in Canada to do eyelash extensions.
What are the ingredients in the glue?
Glue ingredients are Ethyl-s cyanoacrylate & poly methyl methacrylate.
There are options for Latex free also, ask your Lashes TM Stylist.
What style should I choose? Classic,Hybrid, Volume, Mega!
Natural/ Classic: Good for first time clients or those seeking a natural but noticeable look.
Full set Dramatic/ Hybrid: Looking for fuller more glamorous lashes with instant drama? Mixture of classic & volume lashes.
Volume Lashes!: Volume method of applying 2 to 4 extensions per every 1 natural lash.
Mega Volume!- Volume method of applying 6 to 10 extensions to every 1 natural lash.
What to adviod while wearing lash extensions?
Advoid oil based product- oil will break down the glue causing extensions to fall off prematurely.
Do not pull on your lashes
This may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely.
Over the counter mascara.
If you want to give your lashes an even more dramatic look without harming them, ask your technician about water based Mascara. This mascara is specially designed for eyelash extensions with essential benefits for extended lashes. Manual lash curlers.
These curlers will break both extensions and natural lashes. Ask about our Heated Eyelash Curler, which do not cause breakage.
Oil based makeup remover or oil based makeup.
The bonding agent used for your eyelash extensions is oil based, and will melt away when it contacts oil based eye products. Oil free make up and oil free eye make up remover is needed.
Eyelash perming or tinting.
These procedures can damage your new lashes.
Rubbing lashes or eyes while washing your face.
Instead, always pat lashes dry after cleansing.
How often do I need a fill?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Other factors such as exposure to steam, humidity or touching your eyes alot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. Touch-ups can take anywhere from 45 - 60 minutes, depending on how long you wait between appointments. During your touch-up appointment, we will remove make-up residue, remove grown-out extensions, prime your lashes and apply extensions to new lash growth. A good indicator of when to be in for a fill is when your extensions are 50% gone.
Who should not get eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions may not be suitable for people who:
-Have pre-existing eyelid or eye conditions such as blepharitis and ocular rosacea.
-Are very rough with themselves and do not want to follow after care instructions.
-Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it.
-Have a condition called Trichotillomania, which is compulsive pulling or twisting of hair or eyelashes.
-Are in chlorinated water many times a week.
-Cannot control rubbing their eyes.
How to care for my eyelash extensions?
Do not get lashes wet for at least 24 hours
Use oil-free eye makeup remover
Avoid hot steam or sauna (minimize hot yoga)
Avoid sleeping on your stomach to avoid pressure on the extensions
Avoid running water directly on your lashes
Do not rub, pick or pull your eyes
Advoid Mascara - If you do only use water based mascara. If applying mascara, do so from middle to tip avoiding the root area.
Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler