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Lash Extensions: All You Need to Know!

Lash extensions rock!

Remember the good old days of applying 7 coats of mascara to give yourself long, full, voluminous lashes, only for them to end up looking like a crunchy, flaky mess? Or struggling with strip lashes; glue and perfect placement? Well, hopefully, you realize that these dated techniques of trying to perfect your lashes is done and over with. Lash extensions are on the rise, and for a good reason. But before you make an appointment, I’m sure you have a few questions about what to expect So we’re here to answer everything!

What Exactly Are Lash Extensions and How Do They Work?

This is the most asked question, even once people book their appointments. Eyelash extensions are an exciting new way to extend the length and thickness of your natural eyelashes. Lash extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are applied to each individual, natural eyelash – one by one, for a natural, beautiful and luscious look.

Am I An Ideal Candidate for Lash Extensions?

An ideal candidate for lash extensions should have their own natural lashes that are at least 3mm long. If you don’t have eyelashes or yours are very sparse, you’ll have to stick to strip lashes until they regrow. Also, let your eyelash technician know of any eye condition’s you have, as some are not suitable for extensions.

What to Keep in Mind.

When making your appointment to get lash extensions, there are a few things to keep in mind. What type of lashes you’d like, allergies/intolerances, and your everyday routine. Let your lash technician know if you have had any reactions to glue (from previous lash extensions), medical tape, Vaseline, or latex. Your lash technician may ask you if you have any allergies to cats if using mink lash extensions. The most common lash extensions are synthetic though unless requested.

How To Be Prepared For My Lash Extension Apt.

Preparing for your appointment is easy:

  • Don’t use mascara a few days before, and day of. We all know how hard mascara is to remove fully.
  • If you wear contacts regularly, opt for your glasses for the appointment. You’ll have your eyes closed the entire time, and it will become uncomfortable.
  • Wear comfortable clothing; you won’t have much opportunity to get up and move around.
  • Invest in an eyelash cleanser or micellar water. Our lashes, like everything else on our bodies, need to be washed and kept clean. The proper cleanser will ensure your lashes will look beautiful, last and stay clean.

What About Afterwards?

Let’s talk aftercare and a little about your daily routine. Immediately after eyelash extensions are complete, you’ll want to keep your lashes dry for the first 24 hours. This gives the glue time to dry and adhere properly. So, that means no swimming, sauna, steamy showers, hot yoga, etc. After that, you can go about daily life and get back to the gym. If you wear makeup, you’ll have to get an oil-free remover, and also sweep in a downward motion when taking makeup off. Although there are oil-free mascaras available, its suggested not to wear any at all, plus you shouldn’t need mascara on the extensions. If you are a die-hard mascara fan, try to avoid using it on the base of the lashes, just lightly coat the tips.

You’ll need a little maintenance for your lashes daily as well. They will require a brushing from a clean spoolie (your lash technician will supply you with these). This will keep them separated and fanned out nicely. As well as removing any that may have fallen out and got tangled up. Lash extensions will also require a lash fill every 2-5 weeks; this depends on your lash cycle and lifestyle. The better you take care of them, the longer you can go between lash appointments. Dragging your appointment on may be costlier because the technician will be applying more lashes to fill the holes.

Is the Procedure Uncomfortable?

It’s very relaxing, you lay on a bed, with your eyes closed, while a lash technician is gluing lashes on one by one. There is calming music playing, and it’s very peaceful – this is where the saying “going for a lash nap” comes from. Each and every appointment is 100% customized to the individual, and there is no ‘guide.’ A lash technician works with their clients’ eyes and picks lashes suited for their desired outcome. Some will want a natural appearance, while others will want to look more dramatic.

Now that you know the basics, the last thing you have to do is call and book your appointment. Beautique Med Spa is just a phone call away.

1 Comment

  1. Tim Yaotome says:

    Thanks for the heads up on thinking about what lashes to use, any kind of allergies, and one’s daily cleaning routine before getting extensions. There’s a high school friends reunion coming up, and I want to look my best. I will definitely keep this in mind while I find spas that have this treatment.

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