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LASH EXTENSIONS: FAQ’s

What are eyelash extensions?
Semi-permanent eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken eyelashes. They are single strands of synthetic or real mink lashes that are curved and tapered to replicate natural eyelashes. For a naturally luxurious and elegant look, eyelash extensions are applied individually- lash by lash- and are perfect for special occasions as well as everyday wear.


How long do eyelash extensions last?
As semi-permanent eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes, each extension lasts as long as your natural lash. Your eyelashes grow in cycles, and shed naturally 2-3 lashes daily. Like your natural lashes, your lash extensions can last up to 2 months, depending on several factors, mainly the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes and the care you take in maintaining your eyelash extensions. To maintain the look of your lashes a retouch will be required every 2-3 weeks.

Can I swim, shower or exercise while wearing eyelash extensions?
YES! Of course! After the initial cure time of 24 hours you absolutely can shower, swim, exercise and even sleep worry-free while wearing them. In fact, we would like to encourage you to PLEASE get them wet after your initial cure time and wash them daily. Your natural lashes collect dirt and debris from the environment, and so do your lash extensions.

How often should I get fill-ins?
We recommend getting a retouch every 2-3 weeks. A natural lash sheds every 60-90 days on average and is replaced by a new eyelash. At any given time each of your natural lashes is at a different stage of its natural growth cycle. Fill-ins are needed to replenish the lashes that have completed their life cycle. When you come in for your fill-in, your goal is to have at least 50% of your lash extensions in place. If you have less than 50% of your lash extensions in place, you will need to schedule a longer appointment.

Can I wear mascara with my lash extensions?
Sure, you can wear mascara. So long as it is applied only to the tips of your lash extensions and is water-based rather than waterproof. The chemicals in waterproof mascara as well as the removal process will definitely cause you to prematurely lose some of your lash extensions. One of the main advantages of wearing lash extensions is never having to wear mascara again, so we don’t recommend mascara.

What is the application process like?
The process is actually quite relaxing, and most people sleep through most of it! You are reclined comfortably with your eyes closed and feet up. Your initial set of eyelash extensions takes between 1-2 hours, and fill-ins can be done in as little as 30 minutes.

How do I take care of my lash extensions?
Your lashes are pretty easy to take care of and fit easy into your lifestyle. After your appointment your lash extensions will be dry to the touch but require a full 24 hours to cure, so you must keep them COMPLETELY DRY FOR THE FIRST 24hrs after application. After that, wash your lash line daily. Use only OIL FREE products on and around your eyes. Avoid waterproof and hard-to-remove eye makeup products and take off all traces of eye makeup every night. Gently brush the tips daily and avoid picking or pulling on your lash extensions. Always come to your appointments with a clean lash line so that every minute of your appointment is spent applying lashes.