+ WHAT ARE LASH EXTENSIONS?
Lash extensions are single strands of sterilized synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. These synthetic eyelashes are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and fuller look. Lash extensions hold their bond onto a natural eyelash until the natural lash sheds itself during its own lash cycle. Lash extensions come in a variety of lengths, thickness, finishes and curl types. The style of lashes will vary per client. Different looks can be achieved.
+ AM I GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions MAY NOT be suitable for clients that:
- Have very little natural eyelashes or have nothing. It's very difficult (if not impossible) to apply extensions because there's nowhere to apply them to
- Have pre-existing eye(lid) conditions such as chronic dry eye, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and ocular rosacea
- Have Trichotillomania (compulsive pulling or twisting hair, eyebrows and eyelashes)
- Have very sensitive eyes or possible allergies to adhesive (recommended to book an appointment for a patch test)
- In chlorinated water frequently (recommend wearing goggles to protect your lashes)
- Who are rough with their lashes
- Have difficulty following aftercare instructions or do not care to follow them
- Have extremely curly eyelashes. Recommended to get a lash lift before hand to help straighten your lashes. This will help the lash extension lay properly on the natural lash
- Had blepharoplasty surgery (must wait a minimum of 1 year after your surgery)
+ HOW LONG DO EYELASH EXTENSION LAST?
Eyelash extensions can last up to 6 weeks if properly cared for. However they won't look as full at 6 weeks. Lash extensions should last as long as your natural lash stays in before it sheds, this is anywhere from 50-90 days on average. Therefore, a fill is required to keep them looking full.
+ HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A LASH FILL?
It's recommended to get a fill every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait too long to get a fill, most of your lashes would have fallen off and that will require a full set. If you've lost 50% or more lashes, that will be considered as a full set. Other factors such as lifestyle (exercises daily, visits the sauna often, hot yoga), skin type (extremely oily skin) and constant touching or pulling of the lashes may cause the extensions to fall off sooner.
+ NEVER HAD EXTENSIONS BEFORE: GOING TO AN EVENT OR VACATION
If you've never had eyelash extensions before, I recommend booking an appointment 2 to 2.5 weeks prior to your event or vacation the latest. This will allow you to become comfortable with the lash extensions, experiment with different type of lashes, learn proper lash care and ensure that there are no allergies to the products used. Then schedule a fill 1-3 days before your departure or function. Booking a month in advance would be the ideal situation.
+ CAN I EXERCISE, SWIM, AND DO YOGA?
Yes, you can do all of the above. The lash extensions are waterproof and will only come off with your natural lash when it sheds on its own. It's recommended NOT to wet your lashes for 5 hours after the application.
+ CAN I WEAR MASCARA ON MY LASH EXTENSIONS?
Yes you can but I highly recommend that you DON'T. Mascara will make the lash extensions look messy and clumpy. The brush in the mascara can potentially pull on your lashes and cause them to be damaged, loosened or removed. AVOID waterproof mascara.
+ HOW DO I TAKE THEM OFF?
I strongly recommend getting them removed by a professional. NEVER try to remove them yourselves by pulling or plucking the last extensions. This can cause your natural lashes to fall out prematurely and cause both breakage and permanent damage to the hair follicle.
APPOINTMENT PREP & AFTERCARE
+ PREPARING FOR YOUR LASH EXTENSION APPOINTMENT
- Do not consume any caffeinated beverages before your appointment. Caffeine can cause your eyes to flutter during an appointment.
- Please plan to arrive 10 minute prior to your appointment time to update all necessary consultation forms and prepare for your appointment to begin on time.
- Please makeup sure to arrive without contacts, concealer, eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow etc.) on the day of your appointment.
- Avoid curling your natural lashes with a lash curler for 24 hours prior to your appointment. Makeup removal will result in time being taken from lashing and a removal fee of $25 will be added to the service.
- WASH YOUR LASHES: It's recommended to wash your lashes daily using an oil free lash shampoo and foam pump. Use a soft clean cleansing brush to gently wash your lashes
- GROOM YOUR LASHES DAILY: You can brush your lashes with a disposable mascara wand or spoolie.
- FLUFF your lashes and set them back into place: after a shower, set your blow dryer on the lowest setting on cool and dry them back to place.
- DO NOT wet your lashes 5 hours after the lash appointment
- USE PRODUCTS ON/NEAR LASHES that contain oil. This includes cosmetics, makeup removers, cleansers or moisturizers. Look for products that are water based but not waterproof. It is not recommended to use mascara
- DO NOT CURL your lashes with a manual lash curler. This can break you natural lashes. You lashes should not need to be curled, but if you would like a heated eyelash curler is permitted. Exposure to extreme heat will crimp, singe or loosen the curl of your lashes
- DO NOT PULL on your new lashes. This can cause your natural lashes to fall out prematurely and cause both breakage and permanent damage to the hair follicle. Please remember, the less you touch your lashes, the longer they will last between fills
- DO NOT WORRY when you lose an extension. Each extension will fall out with its own natural lash during its normal growth cycle. Anywhere between 2-4 lashes a day is considered normal
LASH EXTENSION RATES
+ CLASSIC LASH EXTENSIONS
Security deposit of $25 is required for lash appointments. Security deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Appointment is secured once deposit is received
- Half Classic $60
- Full Classic $90
- Diva Classic $150 - Hybrid (mixed of classic and volume lashes)
NATURAL LASH GROWTH CYLCE
+ EYELASH FUNCTION
Eyelashes go through a three-phase growth cycle. Long, thick eyelashes are touted as one of the most desirable features a person can have. Thousands of products are sold to enhance the look of lashes from mascara to lash conditioner to lash extensions. So, when you wake up in the morning and notice and eyelash or two that have fallen out and are resting on your cheeks, it can be a little unsettling. It's important to understand that this is a normal process, like every other hair on your body, eyelashes are perpetually moving through a natural growth cycle.
Eyelashes aren't just a pretty feature on the body; they have a very specific and important function. Eyelashes are designed to prevent objects from getting in the eyes. Each eyelash is actually a sensory hair that reflexively shuts the eyelid whenever it is touched by dirt, dust or anything else that could possibly get in the eye. The upper lid typically has about 90-150 lashes on it, while the bottom lashes have between 70-80 lashes. Most eyelashes grow to be 10mm long just 3/8 inch.
+ EYELASH AND HAIR GROWTH
Although it may not seem like it, hair growth is a preset function of the body. Every hair on your body follows a three-phase growth cycle and eventually falls out, which is typically nothing to worry about.
ANAGEN (GROWTH) PHASE
The anagen phase is also called the growth phase. This is the phase when lashes are actively growing. It can last between 30-45 days. Only about 40% of the upper lashes and 15% of the lower lashes are in the anagen phase at any one time. Each will grow to a specific length and then stop.
CATAGEN (TRANSITION) PHASE
The catagen phase is also known as the transition phase. During this phase, the lash stops growing and the hair follicle shrinks. If an eyelash falls out or is plucked during this phase, won't grow back right away because the follicle needs to complete the cartagen phase before it can move on to the next one. This phase lasts between two and three weeks.
TELOGEN (RESTING) PHASE
The telogen phase is also referred to as the resting phase. This can last more than 100 days before the eyelash falls out and a new one begins to grow. Each individual lash is in its own phase of the growing cycle, its normal for a few lashes to fall out most days. It typically takes between four to eight weeks to full replace and eyelash.