Lash extensions offer instant and effortless glamour without the constant maintenance of mascara or strip lashes. If it’s your first time making an appointment, here are a few tips to know before you come in!
Pre Lash: Come to your appointment with lashes clean and free from oils (no mascara, eyeliner, or eye shadow). Any oil residue left will make it difficult for the lash adhesive to stick. Contact lenses will have to be removed during the lashing process.
Time: Natural Classic Full Set (1.5 hours), Dramatic Classic Full Set (3 hours). Feel free to come prepared with headphones if you wish to pass the time!
Post Lash: After your lashes are complete, remember not to get your lashes wet for 24 hours, not to wear eye makeup for the next 24 hours, and not expose your lashes to extreme heat (sauna, steam room, hot showers) for the next 48 hours.
Lash Maintenance: After the first 24 hours, it is okay to wet your face and eyes again but with care. The more protective you are of your lashes, the longer they will last! Refrain from using ANY oil products (eye cream, make up remover, cleanser, mascara) while wearing lash extensions. Oil will break down all the adhesive and cause extensions to fall out.
If you wear eye makeup, be sure to cleanse your lashes every night with a proper lash cleanser. If you don’t wear eye makeup, you will need to cleanse your lashes 2-3x a week.
Points to remember:
- Depending on maintenance and care, lashes will last about 2-3 weeks
- Refills can be applied at any time but are recommended every 2-4 weeks
- Oils will break down the lash glue and cause them to fall out
- Lash extensions will NOT harm your real lashes when applied properly
Check out some of my before/after lash pictures!