What are lash Extensions? Lash extensions are synthetic fibers that are attached to the natural lashes using medical grade adhesive. With proper placement, lash extensions can make the eyes appear wider and more lifted.
Are Lash Extensions Damaging to my natural lashes? The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and given proper at home and in-between maintenance, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes.
What is the upkeep on Lash Extensions? Refills are recommended every two to three weeks to keep your lashes looking lush and full. Four week appointments are also available. Anything longer than four weeks is considered a Full Set service.
Can I use mascara with my Lash Extensions? One of the fabulous benefits of having eyelash extensions is that you no longer need mascara. Blush Salon doesn’t recommend mascara with lash extensions as it’s hard to remove and will cause the bond to break. If you must wear mascara, try to just wear it on your lower lashes and avoid waterproof mascaras.
How long will a service take? Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours depending on the style and volume desired.
How Long does removal take? The process takes less than half and hour. The specialist will use tiny tweezers and other tools specifically designed to remove lash extension. Keep in mind, you have the option to wait it out and let our lashes fall of on their own. This can take up to five weeks depending on your lash growth cycle.
Are Lash Extensions painful? You shouldn’t feel any discomfort. Your eyes are closed throughout the process.
How should I prepare for my appointment? We recommend not wearing mascara to your appointment or using any oil-based makeup products around the eyes. This will help the adhesive stick better and make the application process flow much smoother.
How soon after a service can I shower? Keep water away from your lashes for the first 24 hours after application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the adhesive before it is set and cause lashes to fall off.
What are some tips to maintaining my Lash Extensions?
Keep Them Clean: The best way to keep your lash extensions clean is by using a lash extension safe cleanser. Be sure to saturate the cotton pad because the dry cotton could catch onto your lashes. Very gently rub your eyelid and avoid rubbing your lashes. When you need to clean your lashes, use your lash wand and gently brush through your lashes.
Omit Oil Based Products: Any skin care products, creams or cosmetics that are oil based are a ‘no-no’ when it comes to lash extensions. Be sure to select products that are labeled oil free to ensure the longevity of your lashes. And when in doubt – always read the label of ingredients to make sure what you are using is truly oil free.
Wear No Mascara (or very little): The beauty of lash extensions is that you have lovely, long, full lashes without having to wear mascara. We know that some ladies may still want to wear mascara on occasion, and that’s okay as long as it’s a mascara made for lash extensions. However, wearing no mascara at all is better when it comes to extending the life of your lashes. If you simply must wear mascara, be sure to ONLY wear a water based mascara, which is not the same as a water – proof mascara. Lastly, when applying your lash extension safe mascara, only use one coat and only apply to the tips of your lashes.
Avoid Over Exposure to Moisture: Too much moisture on a constant basis is not good for your lashes. But daily washing of the face and activities like swimming are lash extension safe.
Maintain Refills Regularly: All of the tips we have mentioned are so very important, but this one is probably the most important! Sticking with your refill appointments every 2-3 weeks will keep your lashes looking their absolute best. The longer you wait for a fill, the harder it is for your lash stylist to keep your lashes looking full and fabulous. If you go too long without getting a lash refill, a full new set may be required. So maintaining your refills is a good idea in more ways than one!