Eyelash Extensions

Why wear extensions? 
Most women don’t have the time or patience to apply fake eyelashes everyday. We barely have time to apply mascara or use an eyelash curler! So it’s no surprise that lash extensions have become so popular in the past years.

What are the most common types of lash extensions?
The two most common types of lash extensions are Silk and Mink. The sizes range from 6mm to 17mm. Your eyelash technician will discuss the best suited size for your eye shape and eyelashes. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a special formulated adhesive that will not irritate the eye or damage the natural lash. 

How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
The length of your first appointment depends on which length and thickness you and your eyelash technician select. Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness (this is to ensure that your own natural lashes remain healthy). 

What happens if the glue gets in my eyes?
Since your eyes are shut throughout the application, no glue will ever get in your eye. The glue will also not irritate your eyes, for your safety our adhesive is formaldehyde free. We carry two different types of adhesives: regular and sensitive. Their use is based on ones sensitivity as allergic reactions are possible.

Can I get the lashes wet? 
Yes! This is the main reason for extensions. We have the best adhesive that can allow you to get them wet right away, no need to wait 24hrs.

What is a fill? 
The eyelash adhesive is a permanent bond to the natural lash. Once your natural lash has gone through the lash cycle, the last step will be shedding, your natural lash will shed along with the attached extension. In addition your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself, which is a big NO-NO! When you notice your lashes are a little more sparse compared to when you first got your full set, this means a touch-up is needed to apply more extensions.

How often do I get fills? 
Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural lashes, which is typically 6-8 weeks. That being said, because each persons growth cycle is different, I suggest lash maintenance every 2-4 weeks (depending on the look).

Is it okay if I also wear Mascara? 
No mascara is needed with extensions. If you decide to wear some in case you can't get in for a touch-up, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. Using mascara at the base of the extensions can get very clumpy! Very little is needed to give your eyes that pop along with the extensions before your next fill.

Will my natural lashes get harmed or damaged? 
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own natural lashes. They DO NOT. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure to not rub your eyes, tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.

Do my eyelashes grow?
THEY GROW! Eyelashes do have a 3-step growing cycle (Anagen, Catagen and Telogen). Anagen are the smallest, finest and shortest least developed eyelash hairs that continue to grow for up to 2 months. Catagen refers to the resting phase of the growth cycle that are medium in length and texture. The resting lash remains in the follicle for up to 2 months before detaching. Leading the last step is Telogen, the longest darkest and coarsest of all the eyelash hairs. The hair is no longer attached to the dermal papilla and it sits dead in the fallicle until something pushes, pulls or causes it to fall out. These lash hairs are dead and are simply waiting to shed.

What are the pros and cons of wearing mink Lashes like Celebrities? 
We all want different types of looks – some people go for drama, and others for something more natural. The benefits of mink lash extensions are that they are more feathery looking and lighter in general. So, they put less pressure on your lashes which is the reason to why they come at a higher cost.

Still have questions? 
Email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can: info@dollfacebeautylounge.com