FAQ – Eyelash Extensions
What are eyelash extensions made of?
Our lashes are precision manufactured from sterilized PBT materials and have a deep, rich black finish. They boast a semi-matte finish, and are incredibly flexible. Our mink lash extensions are tapered 2/3 to give a full look through the body of the extension, providing a full lash look. Double heated for amazing curl retention and consistency.
Are eyelash extensions safe?
A very small percentage of clients can develop sensitivities to products used during the eyelash extension procedure which can cause swelling that will reside once the lashes are removed.
Allergies are most commonly caused by natural substances; venom, pollen, metals, foods, and organic substances. Any ingredient you put into or onto your body can cause a reaction and your body may respond to this substance as a dangerous invader reacting with effects like swelling, redness, and irritation. Sometimes with synthetic materials the body gets confused and thinks the substance is a dangerous natural substance and will defend against it. The important thing to note is that eyelash extensions, when done properly do NOT touch the skin. And allergic reactions are very rarely caused by vapors alone (which is what the eye area is subjected to when getting lashes applied). The culprit of allergic reactions or skin sensitivities are way more likely to be an ingredient actually touching the skin (such as: latex tape. gel pads, or cleansers during a lash application). Because the skin under our eyes is the thinnest skin on the human body it is most susceptible to become irritated. Irritations we see as Lash Artists are often times too quickly passed off as allergies, and could also be irritations, or possibly even infections from improper home care.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Eyelash extensions last through the length of your natural growth cycle of each lash, which is between 60 to 90 days. Touch-ups are recommended every 2-4 weeks to replace lashes which have fallen off due to the life cycle of natural lashes.
How do I prepare for the service?
You should thoroughly clean your lashes with a mild cleanser. Do not use oily makeup remover to clean your lashes prior to the application. Lashes should not be curled or permed (unless directed otherwise by your technician) and all mascara should be removed. As the service is approximately 2 hours long, you can bring your own iPod or your favorite CD to listen to during the procedure if you prefer.
Can I receive eyelash extensions if my eyelashes are tinted or dyed?
Yes, it is safe to receive eyelash extensions on tinted or dyed eyelashes. However, it is not recommended to tint, dye, or perm lashes while you have eyelash extensions applied.
How do you remove eyelash extensions?
Come in and let us professionally remove them with a special remover. Please do not attempt to remove them yourself as the glue is very strong.
Going through Chemo and have some new lash growth and would like extensions. Is it possible?
Eyelash extensions are recommended for strong, healthy lashes that can carry the weight of the extensions. You will want to wait until your lashes have completely regenerated. In the meantime you can use an eyelash conditioner to help stimulate faster growth. Recommended would be a natural lash growth conditioner provides vitamins and minerals to your lashes.
FAQ – Microblading
What is microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that creates natural, beautiful eyebrows with a handheld microblade. It’s perfect for people who have overplucked or those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows. Contact us for a free consultation or schedule your first appointment.
How long does it last?
Microblading can last 1-2 years for the majority of people before a touch up is needed. The initial appointment needs to be followed by a touch-up approximately 6-8 weeks after the first appointment. At the first touchup, we will see how your skin responded to the pigment, and make any color adjustments then. The brows will continue to soften and lighten, and you may find that a touch up every year will keep your brows looking fresh.
Does microblading hurt?
Most clients report little to no pain during the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used for your comfort. Some clients almost feel like it’s a form of comfort or have some kind of appeal to the feeling, just like getting a tattoo.
How much does it cost?
M:icroblading is $475 for the initial appointment and $75 for our 6-8 week touch up appointment.
How long does the procedure btake?
Microblading can take up to a couple hours. We go over consultation paperwork, take pictures, discuss shape and color, and apply topical anesthetic. Touch ups are generally shorter.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
- If you have an ideal shape or goal in mind feel free to bring pictures of the desired shape. You can fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you usually wear.
- If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, make sure you do this at least 3 days before your appointment. Minimal shaping is done during the procedure but it is best to have them done prior to reduce any skin sensitivity.
- Clients must stop taking blood-thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
- Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume.
- If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you must wait at least one year before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure.
How long does it take to heal?
Microblading takes about 30 days to fully heal. throughout the healing process, you may experience mild scabbing. This usually last up to 2 weeks.
Who is Ineligible for Microblading?
We do not provide microblading for people: under 18 years old, pregnant or nursing, if you have diabetes, skin diseases such as Shingles, Psoriasis or Eczema (specifically on the area of treatment), allergies to makeup, keloid disorder, HIV, Hepatitis, skin cancer, Hemophilia, or your taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids.
A Few More Tips
Avoid getting the lashes wet within the first 6-8 hours. After the 6-8 hour period, they can get wet in the shower, swimming, or any other activity.
Avoid running water directly on your lashes when in the shower – do not stand with your eyes/lashes directly under the shower head. After a shower, brush/comb gently through your lashes starting at the middle and going upwards. Do not brush from the root of the lashes – this may cause your natural lashes and extensions to be pulled out prematurely.
Avoid hot steam or sauna immediately afterward. Allow enough time for the glue to bond to the lashes (best to wait 24 hours).
Do not rub your eyelashes.
Sleep on your back! Not only good for the lashes but keeps wrinkles away.
If wearing mascara, only use water based mascara and apply only on the tips of lashes to create more volume.
If applying mascara, do so from middle to tip, avoid root area.
Do not be afraid to touch your lashes. Lashes need to be cleaned especially if wearing makeup daily. Do not use an oil based makeup remover or oily makeup on lashes. Use water based eye makeup remover – a gentle liquid or foam wash with either a lint free cotton pad or designated mascara wand.
The bonding agent used for your eyelash extensions is oil based, and will break down when it contacts oil based eye products.
Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler. This can cause lash breakage.
Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)