What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent alternative to applying false lashes or mascara. The goal is to apply an eyelash extension, using a specific adhesive, on each natural lash to enhance the length, curl, fullness, and thickness of natural lashes.
What are eyelash extensions made out of?
There are 3 types of eyelash extensions: Synthetic Silk, Faux mink, and Mink. Synthetic Silk and Faux Mink lashes are made with a plastic fiber called PBT, Polybutylene Terephthalate; essentially a type of polyester that can be molded into various lash curls using heat. The difference between Synthetic silk and Faux mink is the level of quality, Faux mink is a high quality of PBT and is currently the most popular in the lash industry.
Mink lashes are made with real Mink Fur to give the lashes the softest, realest, and the most long-lasting look. Luckily, there are brands that are cruelty-free, however these lashes are expensive to purchase and expensive to charge.
How long to eyelash extensions last?
Eyelash extensions are applied directly on your natural lashes using a specific adhesive so they will fall out with your natural lash cycle every
6 - 8 weeks. We recommend maintaining your eyelash extensions with a fill ever 2 - 3 weeks.
Who can preform the service?
The service can be only performed by a state licensed Cosmetologist
or Esthetician. In some states such as Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, Missouri, and Wisconsin, there are no current regulations on who can preform the service.
Do eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes?
This is a very common question amongst clients and new lash artists.
It is very important to address this question carefully. Your lashes will remain healthy and strong IF you visit a well-trained lash artist that uses appropriate lengths and diameters based on your natural lashes, applies lashes properly, and follows up with aftercare recommendations. If not, your natural lashes may be comprised. It is highly recommended to do your research on a great lash artist prior to getting eyelash extensions applied. As an artist, it is your responsibility to make the health of your clients lashes a priority.
Do eyelash extension hurt?
If applied correctly, eyelash extensions do not hurt. If applied incorrectly, you may feel some pulling, pinching, and discomfort. We will address the reasons why this may occur more throughout the training book.
Do you clean your lashes or get them wet in the shower?
Absolutely yes! You are encouraged to cleanse your lashes on a daily basis. It is recommended to avoid water or steam ONLY within the first 24 hours to allow the adhesive to fully cure. After that, wash away! It is best if you use oil-free cleansers and products when carrying for your lashes. Having your lashes fall out is normal and a sign of a healthy lash cycle.
Can I wear eye make-up?
You are more than welcome to wear eye make-up, however, we only recommend using oil-free products. Oils break down your lash adhesive even when fully cure causing your lash extensions to fall off prematurely. We discourage using mascara on your eyelash extensions because it will add more weight and put stress on your natural lashes. If you choose to apply mascara, we recommend that you do not use a waterproof brand.