Frequently Asked Questions
Classic vs. Volume
When deciding to get lash extensions, knowing the differences between classic and volume is important in choosing the appropriate style for yourself.
Classic lashing has been around for years and is the process in which one eyelash extension is applied to one natural lash. Classic lashing adds length and creates a very natural look. Classic lashes can have anywhere from 60-120 extensions per eye.
Volume lashing is a newer application of lashing and is the process where clusters of lashes are added to a single natural lash. Clusters can have anywhere from 2-6 extensions and are signified by 2D, 3D and so on. Volume lashing can have anywhere from 250-600 lash extensions.
How long do lashes last?
Eyelash extensions follow your natural lash shedding cycle. Although everyones lash cycle is different, it takes between 4-6 weeks for a lash to complete a full cycle. Fills are necessary anywhere in between two to four weeks. Proper aftercare is essential to the longevity of your extensions.
Will lash extensions ruin my natural lashes?
When applied by certified lash technicians, lash extensions should not, in any way, damage or jeopardize the health of your own lashes.
Can I wear mascara with my eyelash extensions?
When you have lash extensions you won't need to wear mascara. If you do decide to use it water based mascara is preferred. Oil based mascaras will dissolve the extensions bonding adhesive and your lash extensions will fall off at a faster rate.
Do lash extensions hurt?
The application should not hurt or iritate your eyes. The adhesive used to attach the lashes is especially designed to be used near eyes, though the fumes may cause some stinging or watery eyes, but this is not common if lashes are being applied by a professional.
Eyelash Lifts & Tints
What is a lash lift?
Lash lifts are a new perming technique. Using silicone pads, this new technique can lift, curl and lengthen your own natural lashes to create a brighter, fuller looks.
Does the lash lift procedure hurt?
No, the procedure is totally painless. You will have your eyes closed for the entire treatment. Althought it may feel a little strange being unable to open your eyes for this time, it offers you a chance to relax during the treatment.
Is the procedure safe?
Yes. Lashes are lifted onto our specially shaped lifting pads before products are applied. Products are carefully place, making sure not to come in contact with the eye.
Will the lash lifts/tint damage my natural lashes?
No. Select a a carefully trained and skilled professional to ensure proper lash lift procedures are followed.
How long will a lash lift last?
A last lift can last 6-8 weeks but can vary from person to person. There is no need for any maintenance appointments in between but you will need to have the process repeated every 6-8 weeks to lift the new hair growth. There are some situations that may cause the lift to drop/weaken prematurely such as swimming, heat, etc.
Will I have a reaction to the lotion?
Very few people have a reaction to the lotion but that doesn't mean you won't be one of them. You can opt to have a patch test 24 hours beforehand. A patch test is quick and simple; consisting of placing 2 drops of lotion behind the ear for 15 minutes. If any subsequent irritation occurs over the next 24 hours (redness, itchiness or inflammation) can be a tell tale sign of any allergies to the lotion.
I wear contact lenses, can I have this procedure?
Yes, However, we will ask you to remove them temporarily during the treatment. You will be able to reapply immediately after the treatment.
How do I clean my eyes?
Gently, using mild products. Always wait 24 hours to do this as before 24 hours can jeopardize the integrity of the treatment.
Can I wear makeup after my lash lift?
Yes, but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment. A non-waterproof mascara is advised, as the removal of waterproof mascara can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift.
Can I use an eyelash curler?
No. There will be no need for an eyelash curler. This treatments give better results than using a curler. More importantly, using one may weaken and damage your lashes.