Q&A

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do eyelash extensions damage my natural lashes?

No, if your eyelash extensions are applied properly, they should not harm your natural lashes in any way.  Eyelash extensions are applied individually to each natural lash, not to the skin or to any other surrounding lashes.   By properly placing each extension to one single natural lash, this allows the lashes to grow and shed as they normally would, preventing the loss or damage to your natural lashes.  Also, we choose the weight of extensions used on you, based on your natural lashes.  Therefore, your natural lashes will not be harmed from using extensions that are too heavy or too long for your lashes to support.

Do I ever need to take a break from getting eyelash extensions?

No, if your eyelash extensions are being applied properly (individually to each single natural lash), your lashes will continue to process through their natural growth cycle.

Do my eyelashes grow back shorter after getting eyelash extensions?

Your natural eyelashes should not be affected in any way from eyelash extensions.  If you have your extensions removed after wearing them for an extended period of time, it is common for your natural lashes to appear as though they are shorter and less full, simply from being used to having darker, thicker, and longer extensions on.

What are mink eyelash extensions?

Mink eyelash extensions more commonly now refers to the “style” of extension, rather than the material.  Eyelash extensions come in synthetic mink, and real mink.  Synthetic mink extensions are made from synthetic fibers, and real mink extensions come from the mink animal.  Synthetic mink are much more widely used by eyelash extensions.  This is because synthetic mink extensions hold their style and curl longer, are easier to maintain for the client requiring less fills, and minimizes the possibility of allergic reactions.

What is the possibility of having an allergic reaction?

Allergic reactions are extremely rare however an allergic reaction is a possibility. We do provide the option of having a patch test done to see if you experience any discomfort during or after application, before having your full set applied.  It is also possible to develop an allergic reaction even if you have been getting eyelash extensions for any amount of time.  A few symptoms you might see are redness of the eyes, redness and swelling of eyelids, and itchiness or soreness on and around the eye area, etc.  

What kind of adhesive is used?

We use a medical grade, FDA approved adhesive for applying eyelash extensions.  Each technician works with an adhesive that performs best with their experience and speed of application to ensure the best retention.

Can I wear mascara?

We sell extension safe mascara for you to use if you desire.  It is not recommended to use waterproof, or volumizing mascara, or to use mascara on your volume extensions.  If you do choose to wear mascara, it is important that you use an approved make up remover to remove mascara every day to keep your extensions clean.

Can I get my eyelash extensions wet?

Yes, you can get your eyelash extensions wet right after you service.  The adhesive actually cures, by using water to form a bond.  Therefore, water is completely safe at any time for your eyelash extensions.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

We recommend that you get fill ins about every 3-4 weeks.  It is at that time that you should have about 50% of your eyelash extensions remaining with the use of proper aftercare.  If you are getting eyelash extensions for a one time special occasion, your extensions could be completely gone after about 8 weeks.

How do I take care of my eyelash extensions?

The cleanser that we recommended, doubles as a make-up remover, and is available for purchase in our store.  Use a small amount of cleanser on a brush or wand, to clean from the lash line to the ends of the extensions.  Other facial cleansers can be used to continue your daily skin care regimen as long as they are not used on or with in a half inch of the eye area.