EyeLASH EXTENSION

FAQ'S 

+WHAT ARE LASH EXTENSIONS?

 Our lash extensions are custom made from silk and mink hair. They are carefully and precisely attached to each individual lash (not your skin). Once applied, the lashes are natural looking and virtually weightless. Different looks can be achieved with various curl and length options. 

+IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD DO TO PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

Yes! Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes or wear mascara the day of your appointment. This will minimize the ‘cleanup’ time and allow more time to apply extensions. This will also ensure a nice clean set of lashes the extensions can bond to. 

*If you wear contacts, please bring your container to put your contacts in while you are having the procedure done. You may put your contacts back in right after the appointment is over. 

 

+HOW LONG DOES THE "FULL SET" OR INITIAL APPLICATION TAKE?

A full set generally takes up to 2 hours. 

 

+HOW LONG DO FILL APPOINTMENTS TAKE?

Fills take half the time of full set applications. 

While some individual eyelash extensions may last as long as 2 months, to maintain the fullness and for best results, we recommend you book your fills every 3-4 weeks.

 

+HOW LONG WILL THE LASH EXTENSIONS LAST FOR?

On average, the full set will "look good" for  approximately 3 weeks before requiring a touch up. If you do not touch up at this time, they will continue to shed and completely fall off by 4 – 6 weeks. When applied correctly, lash extensions will stay on your natural lashes for the remaining life of your lash cycle. Your extension will fall out with your natural lash when its time to shed, and permanence will depend on how well they are maintained. 

These are averages only. Some experience a much better retention rate than others.Factors include the strength and texture of your natural lash, your lifestyle, and the way you care for your Eyelash Extensions.

 

+WHY DO I NEED TO COME IN FOR FILLS?

Your natural eyelash growth cycle is between 30 and 90 days. All of your eyelashes do not fall out at the same time, they replenish gradually day by day. You may lose 2 or 3 lashes per day and when your lashes are short you do not notice. However when wearing extensions there is a length difference which leads you to believe that they shed more than usual.  In fact, the enhancements do not interfere with the life cycle or premature shedding, when applied properly. 

Coming in for fills will let us fill in the areas that have lost lashes that have shed over your cycle time, to create the full look again like when you receive your first time application. If you were not to fill at all, the lash extensions would all eventually shed with your natural ones and be completely gone by the 6 week mark. 

 

+ARE LASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGING TO MY NATURAL LASHES? WILL THEY CAUSE MY NATURAL LASHES TO FALL OUT?

The application of lash extensions, when applied properly by a trained professional, will not cause hair loss, nor will it cause eyelashes to fall out.

Our adhesive is a Medical Grade A adhesive and is approved by Health Canada. It is formulated to create a polypeptide bond, specifically for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft and instantly allowing the lashes to stay flexible and weightless just like your natural lashes. It will not damage your natural lashes or cause them to fall out. 

*Remember that your natural lashes have their own life cycle of falling and growing.

It is hard to notice small lashes falling out, but when attached to a thicker, longer lash they become much more noticeable! Once the extensions are removed, your own eyes may appear smaller, your natural lashes, shorter and more sparse because you’ve been accustomed to a full set of longer, thicker lashes. Many girls tend to think they have lost hair and their eyelashes are so much smaller than they remembered, but this because you have been so used to seeing yourself with full thicker lashes. 

 

+CAN I WEAR MASCARA WITH MY EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Mascara is simply not necessary but if you are looking to achieve a more dramatic look for an evening out, we recommend purchasing a gentle NON WATERPROOF MASCARA AND A BRAND THAT IS NOT OIL BASED.

+WILL MAKEUP AFFECT MY LASH EXTENSIONS?

No. Eyeshadows, eyeliners and face makeup will not damage your lashes. You must be mindful of how you are REMOVING eye makeup though, being gentle and light with no harsh rubbing of your eyes and especially your lash extensions.

 

We do recommend however, for 24 hours after your application or fill that you refrain from eye make-up as much as you can (as your new lashes will make your eyes really stand out!) since the oils from eyeshadow and liners will break down the bond. When you do wear eye makeup, use a lint free applicator and oil-free makeup remover to keep the skin around your eyes clean. Liquid liner is preferred over pencil and powder, as it is not as greasy and easier to cleanse. 

 

+CAN I USE AN EYELASH GROWTH SERUM WHILE I HAVE MY EXTENSIONS ON?

We advise you speak to your technician first about which brand you are using as some may not work well with extensions on. Many of our clients use Eye Envy while they have their extensions on. This is a great brand of growth serum that is ok with extensions. 

 

+ARE THE LASHES REMOVABLE?

Yes. At anytime for any reason you feel you would like to remove your extensions, they can be removed by a professional only with the use of our remover specific for the extensions. Please do not attempt to remove them yourself as you will most likely pull out your natural eyelashes with them, and cause damage to your natural lashes and prevent future growth. We will not be responsible for any damage to your natural lashes if you try to remove them on your own. 

 

+CAN I GET MY EXTENSIONS WET?

After your initial application or fill, we recommend to keep your lashes dry for 24-48 hours to ensure the adhesive sets and your extensions bond completely. Avoid the shower (take a warm bath instead), steam rooms, massages, facials, tanning , and sweaty workouts. You can wash your face, however, use a face cloth to rinse around the eye area. Do not stick your face directly under the shower in the stream of water. 

After 48 hours you can go on with your regular routine i.e, washing your face, exercising etc.

 

+DO YOU RECOMMEND LASH EXTENSIONS FOR MY WEDDING OR TRAVEL?

Yes! Eyelash Extensions provide the luxury of waking up glamorous, minimizing makeup application time and the fuss of mascara! However if you’ve never tried it before you should have them applied at least 2-4 days before you leave for travel, just in case you happen to fall into the small percentage of those who may have a reaction. For brides, we recommend you come in for a full set around 3 weeks before your big day to decide on the look you want and to rule out any possible irritation. You can then have a fill right before your big day and your lashes will be glamours and full.

 

+WHO SHOULD NOT WEAR 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 proper aftercare instructions

-Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it

-Have a condition called Trichotillomania, which is hair loss resulting from compulsive pulling or twisting of the hair, brows or in this case, eyelashes

-Have non-healthy lashes (alopecia, cancer, postpartum, demodex folliculorm

-Are in chlorinated water many times a week

-Cannot control rubbing their eyes especially if you have seasonal allergies 

-Have had recent eye or eyelid surgery within the past four weeks

-Have non-healthy skin surrounding the eye area or face area from any type of invasive treatment (recent laser surgery, micro-dermabrasion, chemical peeling, retin-A within 24 hours)

-Have never had extensions before (or not for a while), and you are pregnant or nursing

 LASH AFTERCARE

 

~ Do not wash eyes or let any water come in contact with your fresh lashes for 24 hrs

~ Avoid steam and sweat for 24 hrs

~ Avoid strong heat such as ovens or bbq's

~ Do not rub or pull on extensions

~ Avoid oil based and waterproof mascaras/makeup removers

~Only use extension safe mascara

~ Do not use an eyelash curler on extensions

~Use extension safe lash growth serums to maintain natural lash health

~Be sure to gently brush and cleanse lashes with an oil-free cleanser daily. 

~Book your fills for every two to three weeks. Lashes go through natural shedding and growth cycles, which is why regular maintenance is important! Proper care can, however, increase time between required fill appointments.

~DO NOT attempt to remove eyelash extensions yourself!