Q. What are lash extensions?
A. They are synthetic lashes that are attached to every single isolated natural lash with an adhesive. They range in various lengths, widths, and colors.
Q. How long do they last?
A. Lash extensions for the most part will fall out with your natural lash. Your natural lashes have 3 phases before they shed and make way for your new lash to come in. All of your lashes are on different cycles and cycles can change due to age and medication. It’s normal to shed 3-5 lashes a day. You will have to come and get a fill every 2-3 weeks for maintenance.
Q. What is the maintenance for Lashes?
A. Make sure you get your fills every 2-3 weeks, wash them daily with lash shampoo and a lash cleansing brush, keep oil based products away from the eye are. Make sure makeup and makeup remover is oil free, brush your lashes regularly through the day as needed..no picking or rubbing your extensions. Oh and NO mascara EVER on your extensions for any reason!
Q. Where do I buy Lash shampoo?
A. I retail lash kits that includes lash shampoo, a lash cleansing brush, and aftercare card.
Q. Why are my lashes falling out quickly and other people’s lashes stay on for a longtime?
A. Retention has so many variables but the main and biggest one is aftercare!! You must wash your lashes with the recommended cleanser frequently to keep oils, dirt, and makeup out of your lash line. These things will build up and cause itchiness, eye infections and cause poor retention. Friction is another big one. Friction will make extensions shed pre maturely. Friction can be caused by rubbing your eyes, rubbing your lashes on your pillows and blankets, or getting them snagged on rough towels. Another culpriis going to be lash cycles. People’s lash cycles are not all the same. Some people’s lashes grow very fast which means they shed fast. If you have a fast lash growth cycle then you will definitely need to come in every 2 weeks for a fill. If your cycle is slow then as long as you follow aftercare you can most likely come in every 3 weeks. Medications, hormones, and daily vitamin intake can also play a role in your lash cycle.
Q. Can I use a lash growth serum while I have extensions on?
A. Yes! It is never bad idea to use something to promote healthy lash growth! Just make sure it doesn’t not contain those oil products I talked about above! Also keep in mind that when your lashes grow faster your extensions will shed faster. I recommend using it 2-3 times a week versus everyday!
Q. Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?
A. Not as long as they are applied properly and you as the client takes care of them they will be fine. With that being said over time with having any additional weight on them, after a removal the natural lashes will be more straight but once those lashes cycle out and the new ones come in then they will be back to their normal curl. Remember your natural lashes are always cycling out, so even if you managed to have any damage to a natural lash, it is going to shed and re grow. As long as we both do our part your naturals will be fine. It’s really just the initial shock and adjustment to going back to natural lashes after extensions that hard. When you first look in the mirror you will feel like you have such little lashes but I keep your before pictures and be assured they are the same you have just been use to see longer, darker, and fuller lashes for so long.
Q. How long does it take to apply a new set of lashes?
A. Anywhere from 2-3 hours. It depends on how many lashes you have, the condition of your lashes, and what style lashes we are applying
If they are very thin they are harder to see so proper isolation can take longer. If you have gaps in your lashes then we have a different technique we have to use and that can take extra time to camouflage as well.
Also, if you’re eye twitches a lot or you move a lot it can take longer. It’s hard to place a lash on a moving target. Try not to drink caffeine before your appointment because it contributes to twitchy eyes. The average person has anywhere from 90-160 lashes per eye.... so the math.. that’s a lot of time for isolation and hand making volume fans as well.
Q. Do you do fills are on people that already have lashes on from another artist?
A. Sometimes. I would need to see a picture of your lashes, first of the front and a top view of the lashes as well. You can also come in for a free consultation. I must be sure you do not have clusters on and that the isolation and placement of the lashes is good, otherwise I will have to do a full removal and new set. I do not fill lashes from other artists if the extensions are not applied properly to the natural lash. Lash health is the priority.
Q. Why is the bottom of my eyeball red after my appointment?
A. If this happens the day of or following day please send a picture to me or come in so I can see. Most likely the eye pads we use to isolate the bottom lashes from the top lashes moved up and scratched your eye a little. It happens sometimes when the eye waters or the client moves the face too much when they’re talking. If you ever feel uncomfortable with the eye pads you MUST tell the lash tech. I always will recommend you see a doctor because lash a can not technically give any medical advice. I can recommend not to wear contacts, just wear your glasses for that time being. There is also an eye drop at the pharmacy called Lumify that takes redness out in just a couple minutes.
Q. How do I know if I’m having an allergic reaction to something?
A. The main sign is swelling of the eyelids. If this happens I will advise that you see a doctor and get approval for your lash artist to remove the lashes as removers can further irritate the symptoms. I do offer patch tests if you want as a precaution but most of the time a patch test is not enough to guarantee there would not be a reaction. For a patch test I would have you come in a day early and would apply about three extension per eye and send you home for the day. You’ll know within 24 hours.
Q. Can I remove lash extensions myself?
A. Absolutely not! Don’t do it! You will cause more harm! Just make an appointment to come in and I’ll use the professional lash remover to them!
Q. If my lashes still look good 4-5 weeks later which fill do I book? A 3 week?
A. No it will be a new set. I offer 2 week and 3 weeks fills. After that its a new set! I set aside a certain amount of time for each fill. If you are missing more lashes or have a lot of grow out then I have to spend more time and use more products.
Q. How do I contact my lash artist directly
A. I can be contacted by phone (call or text) email, Fb messenger, or Instagram message. Texting is best. I am normally lashing clients and can not answer the phone. I do not answer business calls or texts after 6pm (Family time) If I do not respond after 6pm then I will get back to you in the morning. However if you are having an emergency such as an allergic reaction then I will respond ASAP.