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What is an eyelash extension?
Most women don’t have the time or patience to apply fake eyelashes every day. So it’s no surprise that lash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years. But to what lengths are you willing to go for fuller lashes?
There are three types of eyelash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. The sizes of the extensions range from 6mm to 17mm. Each lash is applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue. The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They DO NOT. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes.
Why should I get an eyelash extension treatment?
Eyelash extensions allow you to forego the application of mascara. Once the extensions are in, they are very easy to maintain. Extensions are a nice way to shorten your daily makeup routine, and add a little low-maintenance drama to your everyday countenance.
What to expect during the treatment
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups that are normally recommended every three to four weeks. A half set of lashes are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look. Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness. Our artists generally recommend that you start out with a half set (50 to 60 percent of your top lashes).
What to expect after the procedure
Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. Touch ups are recommended every three to four weeks.
Our eyelash artist applies one synthetic lash to three to four natural lashes. This causes clumps or can cause the lash to break and fall out. In addition, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself.
How long will the results last?
With proper care, lash extensions can last up to two months — and once you invest in the full set, you can get touch-ups (which are less costly than the initial application) as needed.