Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent synthetic mink lashes that are applied to your own individual natural lashes to create length and fullness. At the appointment, a gel soothing pad is applied to hold down the lower lashes to keep them isolated and in place. One lash extension is applied at a time. Sometimes the extensions are applied back and forth between both eyes, or one eye is worked on, then the other.
Application of a full set of eyelashes takes approximately 2 hours. Refills are required since people shed lashes on a daily basis. Bi-weekly refills are most common, but some clients can go up to 3 weeks in between refills. You cannot shower or swim immediately afterward. It is customary to wait 24-48 hours prior to getting them wet. You can use makeup remover as long as it is oil-free but should avoid products that do contain oil.
The lashes are made of synthetic products that mimic the look and feel of natural eyelashes. They are very soft and pliable. It is not recommended to wear mascara on top of the extensions. However, you can put mascara on your bottom lashes if you would like.
An eyelash lift is a process of “lifting” or perming the natural row of top lashes. The process involves using a silicone rod to lift the lashes up and separate them. Then, a solution is applied to curl them. The effect lasts for about 5-6 weeks. The lift will also give you the illusion that you have mascara on.
Lash tinting is seeping the color of your natural lashes by using a tint made for lashes and brows. Tinting lasts approximately 5-6 weeks.