Frequently Asked Questions

What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent extensions comprised of individual synthetic polyester eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes.

What are the benefits of wearing eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions lengthen your natural lashes and create fullness. A number of women with naturally light colored lashes also choose extensions to darken their existing lashes. Lash extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look. Another advantage of lash extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen mascara and eyeliner is no longer necessary. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day.

What is the procedure like?
The application of a full set of lash extensions is a safe, painless, relaxing procedure that takes between 45 to 90 minutes to apply. You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while a single, synthetic lash is applied to your natural lash with medical-grade adhesive. Lashes are available in various lengths, colors, thickness and curve. Lash Touch-Ups take about 45 to 60 minutes to apply.

How long do lash extensions last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. When properly applied, eyelash extensions will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. Natural lashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). Please note that this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions. Lash Touch-Ups are necessary every two to five weeks in order to maintain your beautiful look.

Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?
No. In fact, lash extensions are kinder to your natural lashes because you don't curl or apply mascara, which can dry out and even break your eyelashes. Lash extensions look and feel completely real.

How do I care for my lash extensions?
You will not need to adjust your normal routine and lifestyle if anything extensions will make your life easier! For the first 24 hours, avoid using water, creams, sunscreen and oils around the eye area, as well as avoid swimming, sauna or spa treatments. Never pull or rub your lashes. Use a non-oily, water-based eye makeup remover. Do not use a regular eyelash curler on your extensions (you won't need one!) View our products page for items that can be used on synthetic lashes.

Can I wear mascara?
One of the main advantages of eyelash extensions is that you really don't need to wear mascara. However, if you prefer, a water-based mascara that is formulated for synthetic lashes may be used. Only apply mascara to the tips of your lash extensions. View our products page for appropriate brands.

I still have questions, how can I reach you?
We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about eyelash extensions or about the procedure itself. Please view our contact page.

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