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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are eyelash extensions?Eyelash Extensions are single strands of synthetic fibers that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Today, most eyelash extensions are either made from synthetic material, real silk fibers, or real mink fur. The synthetic material, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), is a thermoplastic engineered polymer that is very strong and flexible. Lashes made from PBT can be divided into two types: faux silk and faux mink. Some lashes are also made from animal fur or human hair fibers. The Eyelash Extension service is a semi-permanent, rapidly growing, and widespread service that accentuates and enhances our client's natural eyelashes and facial anatomy. The false Eyelash fibers are applied to each healthy natural eyelash one by one extending the length and even fullness of our client's natural lashes.
How do I prepare for my eyelash appointment?It is very simple to prepare for your eyelash extension appointment. I asked that you arrive on time, wearing a protective face mask. Please come to every eyelash extension appointment free of all facial make-up, this includes foundation, concealer, mascara, and/or any eyeliner. Please limit the amount of caffeine that you consume to at least one hour prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you wear contact lenses I ask that they be removed prior to the service starting, this includes eyeglasses. Prior to your full set appointment, you will have the option to have a patch test done and a consultation. During your eyelash extension consultation, we will discuss the look that you are trying to achieve as well as aftercare. Staff will ensure to answer any questions you may have throughout the entire service. Prepare to relax, recharge, and wake up flawless!
How do I care for my eyelash extensions after my appointment?Caring for eyelash extensions may seem to be overwhelming in the beginning but it is actually fairly simple. The most common misconception with eyelash extensions is that our clients may be under the impression is, is that they need to wait 24 to 48 hours to wash their fullset after their initial lash appointment. This is not at all true when in fact, waiting that long can actually work against your eyelash extension retention and make your eyelash extensions shed out prematurely. Cyanoacrylate is the main ingredient in medical-grade eyelash extension adhesives that are used primarily in eyelash extension application services today. The cyanoacrylate starts out as a liquid and dries (cures) into a solid and bonds to your natural lash during the process. This bond is very strong, but can still be broken easily if proper aftercare is not followed- i.e., not washing away the dirt, oil, skin cells, makeup residue from your lashlines extensions regularly. The scariest part about failing to clean your lashes is that you can develop an irritating eye infection called "blepharitis". Blepharitis can be treated- but you will have to refrain from wearing extensions during your "healing process". Facial moisturizers, makeups, cleansers, etc commonly contain large amounts of oils- that benefit our skin- but these oils work against the strong cyanoacrylate bonds and in some cases can even dissolve the adhesive entirely. If our strong cyanoacrylate (the Adhesive's) bonds become compromised, our eyelash extensions Will have no choice but to separate from our natural lashes. This is why it is so important to wash your eyelash extensions on a daily basis. In addition to washing with an eyelash extension shampoo (that is formulated specifically for cyanoacrylate bonds), we must brush our lashes on a daily basis. If you apply makeup daily, you must make sure to remove all traces of make that was applied, daily, with an oil-free makeup remover and a Q-tip. Please avoid using make-up wipes on your extensions, the outgrown eyelash extensions can tend to snag on the fibers on the wipe, This can cause damage.
How long do eyelash extensions last? When should I get Touch ups?Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent service. At this time there is no current product or service that can produce a "permanent" extension. This is because our lashes cycle or shed out on a regular basis. Everybody's natural lash growth cycle is a little different and can vary at different points of the year, during different periods of stress, upon experiencing new health issues, etc. Generally, our natural eyelashes are shed every 45 – 60 days due to our growth cycle and then are replaced with the growth of a new "baby" eyelash, until that one matures and the process repeats. It is recommended to book your Lash fill or touch-up appointment every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long between your fill appointments, you may experience a dramatic loss of eyelash extensions and may require a full set. Our rule of thumb is for a Phil to be considered a fill and have our clients leave satisfied we require at least 50% of the original fullset or prior fill to be remaining. If a client comes in with less than 50% of this original fullset or previous fill remaining we do suggest booking an extended fill or a full set in extreme cases.
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