At Lash Boutique we love ALL lashes, but some we love more than others. False lashes are not created equally and there is a definite hierarchy. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each type
Individual Eyelash Extensions
Our obvious favorite is individual eyelash extensions (cuz hey, that’s what we do!). Individual eyelash extensions are glued one by one to your own lashes. It takes about an hour to have the lashes applied, and they need to be filled in approximately every two to three weeks to maintain the full look. If this sounds high maintenance to you, trust us, it’s not. Having individual eyelash extensions will cut out most of your morning beauty regime. There’s nothing better than waking up with long perfect eyelashes. #FLAWLESS. You can ditch that mascara, and likely that eyeliner as well. Individual eyelash extensions can look as natural or as glam as you want them to. Some clients go for a super natural look, and others like to have an extensions glued to every single one of their natural lashes on both their top and bottom lash line. They are fully customizable.
Strip lashes are great for a temporary look. It takes a little while to fully master the art of applying them properly. We love them for special events, costume parties, halloween, or any time that you want a super bold look. Of course, there are many natural looking strip lashes on the market, but we don’t recommend them for every day. The largest reasons being that they are so time consuming to apply. Another downfall is that they only last for one use, and quality falsies can get very expensive. They are a great way to try out a new look if you’re not ready to commit to extensions. Strip lashes come in fun materials like feathers, jewels, even paper!
First of all, you should NEVER have cluster lashes permanently glued to your lashes. There are some “Lash Technicians” out there who will offer this as a service, but it is extremely damaging to your own set of natural lashes. The weight of the cluster is too much for a natural lash to support, and they twist and turn as your lashes creating a yucky spidery look (see horrifying image below). We have seen and heard horror stories of women who have lost their lashes due to this. Now that being said, temporarily applied cluster lashes are just fine. They look more natural as compared to strip lashes, and work well for giving your lashes just a little boost.