All Questions Answered About Eyelash Extensions

On this article we will answer every question you’ve ever had about eyelash extensions.

The beauty industry has seen it all when it comes to lashes—magnifying mascaras, “miracle” growth serums, heated curlers—you name it. But no trend is quite as polarizing as eyelash extensions.

When extensions first hit the mainstream market, it seemed like a relatively painless way to achieve wispy, fluttering lashes without the inconvenience of falsies or mascara.

But as with any new beauty service, lash extensions quickly revealed their drawbacks. For starters, some states haven’t placed regulations on the service, consequently leading to cases of irritation, infection, and damaged natural lashes due to poor hygiene and technique.

The process of getting eyelash extensions also fairly expensive, setting you back hundreds of dollars and hours of your personal time.

But is it worth it to wake up with a flawless set of semi-permanent lashes every day?

Ahead, a lash tech, dermatologist, and plastic surgeon break down everything you need to know about eyelash extensions, from before and after photos, to tips to finding the right lash artist, to cost, risks (will your natural eyelashes grow back?), and everything in-between.

MEET THE EXPERT

Agnes dos Santos is a lash expert with over 10 years of experience and the founder of Agnes dos Santos Lash Expert Salon in London .

All Questions Answered About Eyelash Extensions

What Are Lash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent fibers that are attached to your natural eyelashes in order to make your lash fringe look longer, fuller, and darker.

Individual lash extensions are applied to each of your individual natural eyelashes (one extension per natural eyelash) using a semi-permanent glue.

The material varies from studio to studio, but lash extensions can be made of synthetic, mink, faux mink, or silk fibers. Most studios offer a variety of extension lengths, curl patterns, and tints so clients can customize their look.

Types of Eyelash Extensions

Lash artists use three different kinds of eyelash extension materials: mink, silk, and synthetic. Some studios also carry “faux mink” extensions, which are technically just synthetic extensions that mimic mink extensions.

Most lash studios have their preference for the type of lash extension they use and won’t always ask you if you have a preference.

So if you’re vegan or allergic to cats, be sure to specifically request that mink lash extensions are not used on you.

No lash extension type lasts longer than the other, but mink and silk lashes tend to have a more natural look, while synthetic lashes can be thicker and darker, which is better suited for those who want a bolder look.

Within these three categories (mink, silk, and synthetic), there are varying degrees of length and curl to choose from.

Typically your lash artist will use multiple lengths and curl strengths to create a wide-eyed effect, with longer lashes being placed towards the outer corners of the eyes and shorter lashes placed on the inner corners.

What’s the Application Process Like?

“Lash extensions are carefully applied one at a time (typically 80-140 per eye) using a specially-formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate or damage the natural lash,” says Agnes. “The lash is only applied to an existing lash, not to the skin.” While the exact process varies from salon to salon, here’s what you can expect:

1 – Evaluation:

“Prior to application, the technician should go through all the risks and benefits of having eyelash extensions before applying them, and also ask about any conditions you may have that would make eyelash extensions unsuitable for you,” says Agnes. They’ll also ask you to remove your contacts if you wear them.

2 – Decide on Extension Length and Curl Strength:

Your lash artist should start the process by asking you what kind of look you’re going for, whether that be more glamorous or more natural. Based on your desired look, you’ll choose an ideal length and curl strength for the extensions. Keep in mind that your artist may decide to use up to 3-4 different extension lengths, concentrating longer extensions on the outer corners and shorter extensions on the inner eyes.

3 – Cleansing the Eye Area:

Your lash artist will have you lie down and ensure that you are in a comfortable position. Then, they will cleanse the area to remove any makeup, oil, and germs from the area. It’s helpful to your artist if you arrive makeup-free to your appointment. Applying the Tape and Eye Gels: Your eyes are closed for the duration of the process, which typically takes 1-2 hours, depending on the number of extensions your lash artist is applying. To prep for the actual application, you lash artist will apply an under-eye gel to your lower lash line to keep your lower lashes out of the way and provide a contrasted background to work against (it’s easier to see your lashes against a crisp white background). Then, the eye gels will be secured with medical-grade tape on both sides of the eye (this tape doesn’t touch your lashes, and it doesn’t hurt once it’s removed later).

4 – Application:

Using tweezers, your lash artist will dip the end of each extension in the lash glue and then apply it to your individual lash. In most cases, one eyelash extension is applied per natural lash, however, more voluminous looks can require multiple extensions per individual natural lash. The application isn’t painful, although you may feel anxious having tweezers operate so close to your eyes while they’re closed.

5 – Drying:

The lash glue dries very quickly, but your lash artist will likely have you sit for around 10 minutes once all of the extensions have been applied. Some lash artists like to point a small, handheld fan at your extensions to speed up the drying time, while others prefer to let the glue air dry. During this stage, your eyes are still closed.

6 – Removing the Tape and Gels:

Once your lashes are completely dry, your lash artist will remove the under-eye gels and tape (this doesn’t hurt at all, but let your lash professional know if you tend to experience sensitivity in this area so they can practice extra caution). Once removed, your lash artist will likely brush through the lashes with a spooly, then you’ll be asked to slowly blink your eyes open. Et voila!

Where Should You Go For Eyelash Extensions?

One of the scariest things about eyelash extensions is that the process isn’t regulated in some countries. A shocking number of states only require a cosmetology license in order to perform the service, and while these professionals are extremely skilled in their respective areas of focus (hair coloring, hair styling, hair cutting, makeup, and nails), they aren’t trained specifically to work on the eye area, which is extremely sensitive and delicate.

When booking your lash extension service, make sure your lash artist is a licensed esthetician (rather than a cosmetologist). Estheticians are specifically trained in skin-oriented treatments, like facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and—you guessed it—eyelash services. Ideally, visiting a licensed esthetician at a studio that focuses on lash services (like Agnes dos Santos Lashes in London City) is your safest bet.

The Benefits of Getting Eyelash Extensions

1 – It Works:

With lash extensions, you’ll wake up every day with long, fluttering, gorgeous lashes.The process is extremely effective at enhancing your eyes, and looks incredible on everyone.

2 – Completely Customizable:

Your look can be as natural or as dramatic as you’d like, just work with your lash artist to decide on the ideal length and curl of your extensions.

3 – Virtually Waterproof:

While you can’t get them wet in the first 48 hours, you can still swim, shower, and sweat in your extensions (although the dryer you keep them, the longer they can last).

4 – Pain-Free:

The entire process is 100 percent painless for almost everyone, from start to finish.

5 – It’s (Usually) Safe:

Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and estheticians agree that, for the most part, extensions are safe (although there are risks of irritation and infection…more on that below).

The Drawbacks

1 – Irritation and Infection Risks:

“The major risk of eyelash extensions is irritation of the eyes. Eyelash extensions typically require a [glue] to attach the extension to the natural follicle, and eyes are incredibly sensitive to these chemicals,” says Agnes. “Even many hypoallergenic ingredients can still inflame or irritate tissue by weighing them down or pulling on the hairs… hence the inherent problem with extensions.” She continues, “Anything around the eyes can irritate, either due to the chemicals or due to the friction and tugging forces around the lashes.” To prevent irritation and allergic reaction, it’s a good idea to do a patch test on your hand with the adhesive. Agnes also recommends that you request your esthetician use a latex- and formaldehyde-free adhesive, since these ingredients are two of the most common irritants.2

2 – Investment of Time and Money:

Your initial set will cost anywhere from 100-300, with refills setting you back around 50-150 every 2-4 weeks. Getting your initial set can take up to two hours, with refill appointments lasting up to an hour.
Potential Damage to Natural Lashes: Even if you see the best lash artist and execute your aftercare perfectly, it’s still very possible that you’ll see damage to your natural lashes. As your natural lashes grow, your extensions get farther and farther from the root of the lash. This makes it harder for your natural lashes to support the weight of the extension, which can cause breakage. Rubbing or itching your lashes in your sleep (either with your hands or against your pillow) can also cause damage to natural lashes.

3 – Uneven Fallout:

Your lashes are at all different stages of growth at any given time, which means that some lashes are in a period of growth, while others are getting ready to shed. This means that a few weeks after your appointment, some extensions will fall out as lashes shed and are replaced with new, extension-free eyelashes, while others will remain in tact. This can create an uneven, scattered effect if you don’t get your extensions refilled every 2-4 weeks.

4 – Washing Your Face Is a Pain:

Remember that you can’t rub your eyes when you have eyelash extensions, which means you have to work around the eye area when you’re washing your face.

Will Your Natural Eyelashes Grow Back After Extensions?

This is where things get a bit hairy. “Lash extensions alone will not ruin your lashes,” says Agnes. “Damage to the natural lashes is the result of improper application, or the stylist not selecting the correct type of lash for an existing natural lash. There are a few main factors that contribute to this problem: Applying extensions that are too heavy for the natural lash will result in premature shedding. Rubbing your eyes will also result in immediate breakage.”

That’s why visiting a properly licensed esthetician is crucial when it comes to lash extensions. But with that being said, you can do everything right and still find that eyelash extensions cause breakage to your natural eyelashes. There are factors that you have no control over (like if you rub your eyes in your sleep or if you genetically have a faster lash cycle than what is considered normal) that can compromise your natural lashes—including causing your natural lashes to fall out or break off.

Keep in mind though, eyelashes are hair⁠—and unless you have a pre-existing condition or circumstance, hair grows back. Which means your eyelashes will grow back. While damage to your natural eyelashes is certainly not ideal (nor is it sustainable over time), any breakage or fallout should resolve itself in 1-3 months, as part of a typical lash growth cycle⁠—more on that below.

How Long Do They Last?

As with the hair on your head, eyelashes follow a natural cycle of shedding and regrowth. All of your lashes are at a different stage at any point in time, which means that some of your lashes are getting ready to fall out while others are experiencing a period growth (this is true if you have eyelash extensions or not). Since an individual extension is applied to an individual lash, that extension will fall out on its own when the eyelash sheds from the lash line. If you aren’t exacerbating this shedding process by rubbing your eyes, applying mascara, or compromising the glue with oily eye products, your lash extensions should last up to a month before you need a “lash infills” appointment.

Unless you’re transitioning off of extensions, refills are necessary every 2-4 weeks to maintain the best result. Since each of your individual lashes is at a different stage in the growth cycle, you’ll start to see a more scattered appearance after 2-4 weeks as new natural lashes come in and lashes that had an extension attached begin to fall out.

The Cost

While it varies from provider to provider (and the city that you’re in), a full set of lash extensions will set you back anywhere from 100-300, with refills costing around 50-150.

If your lash artist is charging you less than 100 for your initial set, you should be skeptical of the quality of extension fibers and glue being used. Perform thorough research of the salon, as well as the esthetician performing the service.

Preparing For Your Appointment

1 – Arrive Makeup-Free:

Your lash artist needs a completely clean canvas to work with, which means no mascara, concealer, makeup, or skincare of any kind around the eye area. Expedite the process (and do your esthetician a favor) by arriving completely makeup-free.

2 – Skip the Coffee:

While this isn’t a painful process for most people, it can be nerve-wracking to have to be completely still (with your eyes closed) for up to two hours. Coffee, energy drinks, and caffeine of any kind will only amplify the jitters.

3 – Come Cozy:

While you can technically get this done before or after work, keep in mind that you’re going to be lying down for up to two hours. Dress comfortably in clothing that won’t require constant adjusting. Go to the Bathroom: Remember, this process can take up to two hours. Go to the bathroom before your lash artist starts the process, and avoid drinking for at least an hour before your appointment.

4 – Come With Photo Inspiration:

What you might consider to be a natural look can be completely different from what your esthetician thinks is a natural look. A picture is worth a thousand words, so bring photo inspiration of eyelash extension looks you like.
Make a Playlist: If you’re anxious ahead of your appointment or worried that you’ll be bored, most estheticians don’t mind if you want to listen to music or a podcast. Just let your esthetician know if it’s okay to remove your headphones for you if she needs to communicate.

5 – Stop Your Retinol:

Retinol increases sensitivity for some, especially in an area as delicate as the eyes. It’s a good idea to stop use of all retinols, acids, scrubs, and acne treatments a few days before your appointment (and if you have concerns about sensitivity, talk to your dermatologist).

6 – Research Your Lash Artist:

While the exact regulations for lash extensions vary from state to state, this process should be performed by a licensed esthetician, not a cosmetologist. Read reviews on the studio you plan to visit, as well as the esthetician you’re booking.

Know Your Allergies:

“I wouldn’t go so far as to say that lash extensions are ‘not safe’, but the procedure does have some risks to consider, including allergy to the glue (which may contain common allergens like latex, formaldehyde, and various adhesives),” says Agnes. And if you’re allergic to cats, you might find extensions made of mink hair to be irritating, causing itchiness, redness, and/or dryness. Be 100 percent certain of your allergies before making an appointment, and ask what type of extension fibers and glue are used before your esthetician starts.

Aftercare Tips

1 – Avoid Getting Them Wet the First 48 Hours:

Avoid all contact with water and steam within the first 48 hours after having your extensions applied.

2 – Don’t Use Cleansers With Oil:

Don’t use any oil-based products while you have lash extensions. This includes makeup removers, cleansers, facial oils, and oil-serum hybrids, as the oil causes the glue to dissolve.6

3 – Don’t Stand Under the Showerhead For Too Long:

“The weight of the water can lead to premature breakages,” says Agnes, recommending that you brush your lashes when you get out of the shower. “Lashes do need to be brushed every so often to remove access water and just in general with a spoolie brush.”

4 – Sleep on Your Side:

If you’re a stomach sleeper, be forewarned that your eyelashes are likely being pressed into (and rubbed against) your pillowcase, which will expedite fallout and breakage.

5 – Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes or Touching Your Extensions:

The more touching, tugging, and rubbing, the weaker your extensions become and the more likely they are to fall out or break off ahead of schedule (taking the natural lash they were attached to with them).

6 – Don’t Use an Eyelash Curler:

“Never ever use a mechanical eyelash curler,” says Agnes. “If your extensions are starting to [lose curl], use a heated eyelash curler to gently lift them. Agnes always has one of ours stashed in her makeup bag and never travels without it.”

Top Reviews from Happy Clients

Most of the womans have tried eyelash extensions london at one point or another, and we have strong feelings. Ahead, our personal experiences with eyelash extensions, plus tips to keep in mind before getting your first set.

Lara Varcoe

“I tried lash extensions once because I was curious—and because the idea of full, thick, inky-black lashes 24 hours a day is undoubtedly dreamy. The process took an hour and a half (which is normal, I’m told), and I left with a natural-looking set of fluttery lashes. I was in love with them. They looked incredible. Plus, they made my morning routine so much easier (no mascara, no more removing little bits of mascara I’d inevitably smudge elsewhere on my face). However, the bliss lasted for about two weeks.

After that, the lashes began to crisscross and look sparse. I’d brush them, keep them dry, and do everything in my power to maintain them. But the fact that I couldn’t properly wash my face and slather on eye cream began to weigh on me, and I ended up taking them off not soon after that. Once they were gone, I was relieved, but my eyelashes looked bald. They were definitely shorter and more brittle than before, but I continually conditioned and moisturized them until they were back to normal (it probably took a week or two). I’m not against lash extensions by any means; I just think they’re not for me. I still dream about them sometimes, though, so who knows? Maybe I’ll dip my toe back in the fluttery lash pond again at some point.”

Jenny Horton

“I comfortably go foundation-free to work, drinks, and dates. But mascara is pretty much non-negotiable for me. While I have fairly long lashes naturally, they’re bleach blonde, which means I feel like a naked mole rat when I’m not wearing eye makeup. So when eyelash extensions first started getting popular, I didn’t take a breath before booking an appointment. I hurriedly booked one of the first lash artists that showed up on Google in my neighborhood, and did very little research before having them done.

The result was gorgeous (I woke up with a full fringe of eyelashes and went to work without putting on any makeup at all), but after a week I started waking up to my pillowcase covered in eyelashes—both extensions and my own natural lashes. My lash artist turned out to be a cosmetologist who specializes in nails, someone who definitely shouldn’t have been working on my eye area. I later learned that the 30 minutes it took her to evaluate my eye area, apply the extensions, and let them dry should have taken over an hour if done correctly. Operating this quickly meant she was pretty rough on my natural lashes, leading to the pillowcase massacre. Losing that many lashes scarred me forever, so I would only ever get extensions again if it were for a special occasion, like my wedding.”

Svetla Vasileva

“I look back on my lash extension experience the same way I look back on my exes–I’m glad I met them and they certainly taught me a lot, but I’m ultimately better off without them. I first got lash extensions back in 2013 because I saw a deal for them on Groupon. Thus, began an almost two-year tumultuous relationship of love, loss (of lashes), and awkward in-between stages before I could go in for my fill. By the end of that time, my natural lashes had turned into little stubs. I was horrified. I was able to grow them back by religiously applying GrandeLash every night, but it was too late–the damage was done. I couldn’t un-see the sight of my short, stubby lashes, and I vowed I’d never put them through that cycle again. I know every lash extension specialist tells you that they won’t harm your natural lashes if done correctly, but maybe I just have really weak lashes–I would go to the top lash technicians and every time the last extension fell out, I was greeted with much shorter natural lashes than when I had started. Plus, by then I had discovered Lashify, which gave me the power to do my own natural-looking extensions at home that would last a few days with zero damage.”

The Takeaway

Lash extensions work, plain and simple. They can enhance almost anyone’s eyelashes, which means you’ll wake up with fuller, longer, darker lashes—but not without paying the price. Extensions are expensive, and even if you do everything you’re supposed to when it comes to aftercare, it’s still very possible that you’ll experience some damage to your natural lashes, including breakage and fallout. But with that being said, eyelashes are hair after all, and in most cases will grow back within a few weeks. When it comes to safety, dermatologists compare eyelash extensions to getting acrylic nails; they’re not necessarily good for you, but they’re not likely to cause any serious health concerns either, so you may decide that the aesthetics of extensions outweigh the potential side effects (which, most commonly, include irritation, infection, and allergic reactions).2 If you’re planning to get eyelash extensions, have them applied by a licensed esthetician to avoid these side effects.

How to Make a Makeup and Eyelash Extensions Tutorial?

Makeup and eyelash extensions tutorials for social media have taken off in recent years. Those quick, punchy videos help people discover techniques and tricks to using makeup and lash extensions that they might not have known before.

Along the way, beauty influencers like Agnes dos Santos have used it as a platform to not only reach audiences with their advice, but also gain sponsorship from cosmetics companies.

However, most might find it surprising that it isn’t easy to put together even a 30-second makeup or eyelash extensions tutorial video.

There’s a lot going on in the background of what looks like a simple thing, yet the final outcome makes it all seem like an effortless one-person endeavor. Here’s a look at how to put together a makeup tutorial for Instagram that really pops and draws attention.

Find the Right Space for your Makeup and Eyelash Extensions Tutorial

The first requirement is a clear, bright space for filming. The room should use natural light as much as possible. There should also be plenty of space for the cameras and crew, as well as sound equipment, lighting, and everything else that’s required for clean, crisp production. In other words, you don’t want to be doing this in a cramped bedroom if you want it to look professional once you upload it.

Get Your Makeup and Eyelash Extensions Products Ready

You should also gather your materials. This includes the obvious things, like the makeup itself, the vanity mirror, and other essentials. Bring more than you would actually need, in case something goes wrong and you need to re-apply anything. Unless your tutorial is happening live, it’s great to have the makeup on hand to correct or re-do anything in case you make a mistake.

Test Your Lighting Before Shooting Your Tutorial

Lighting is important, of course! Some folks get by with using a window in the back for natural light, but this isn’t always an option. You’ll want to use professional lighting options like those provided by lightbox, and have someone position them properly.

You want the lights to accentuate your features and highlight the good while helping downplay the bad. It’s smart to conduct a lighting test at the start, to get an idea of how it looks on camera.

The Perfect Camera For Your Makeup and Eyelash Extensions

A high-resolution, high-quality camera is important. The point of this is to make a video tutorial, so the camera is of vital importance. While you don’t need a professional film camera like the ones used in movies, you might want to spend a little to get something with better specifications than your webcam or just any old phone camera. Make sure it’s a dedicated video camera, rather than one meant for still images where movies are a secondary function.

Theses Tricks Will Help Your Makeup and Eyelash Extensions Tutorial

For starters, do you want to cover a more common topic? If that’s the case, you’ll want to do something to stand out from the other tutorials out there. If you’re tackling something that isn’t commonly covered, that could be a great idea. It makes your tutorial unique and interesting and gives the opportunity to build an audience that a broader topic might not.

A few ideas related to focused tutorials would be going for specific techniques or skin types. For instance, there are a thousand and one (or more) tutorials that cover an overall style or look, but how many do you see teaching how to apply eyeliner or giving your lips a nice, natural red look? Makeup also reacts differently if your skin is dry, so that could be a good topic.

Get Inspiration From Celebritries

If you’re taking inspiration from somewhere, like a celebrity, start the tutorial with that. Introduce what you’re doing at the beginning, so your audience knows what you’re building towards.

Prepare a Guideline for Your Eyelash Extensions Tutorial

It is a good idea to have a guideline on the step by step, so you don’t get lost during the process itself. Yes, you’ve done it a thousand times before, but just keep the notes handy. Sometimes the mind just goes blank when the camera is pointed at us. Making the notes also helps reinforce the order things should be done, making for a much clearer tutorial.

Focus On the Hard Parts

For delicate parts or things that may be over slowly, include close-ups or freeze-frame shots. This can help people get a better look at that part of the process, rather than risk blinking and missing it. Be sure to keep your voiceover going through this and providing needed clarification at the same time, to keep people from becoming confused.

Build Momentum

Announce the tutorial ahead of time. You can do this either by adhering to a reliable schedule such as weekly videos or through announcements on your Instagram on when the next video will go live. This creates hype and builds anticipation, making sure you reach the biggest possible audience.

Relax During Your Presentation for Makeup and Eyelash Extensions

During the filming of the tutorial itself, stay relaxed and be as natural as possible when you talk. If you’re nervous, you might ramble or come across as stiff, which hurts your credibility. Be relaxed and calm. Most audiences also like it if you keep conversational and friendly, rather than treating it as a college lecture.

After Shots Specially for Eyelash Extensions

For makeup, having before and after shots can go a long way to showing off what you just covered. For eyelash extensions london is better to get a professional individual lashes consultation and application. In other words, don’t hesitate to apply the makeup techniques on yourself as you cover the step by step. It helps you explain each part of the process and provides a clear visual transformation. Same goes with hairstyling tutorials. The still images of the before and after should be used as “punctuation marks.”

Conclusion

Makeup and Eyelash Extensions tutorials for Social Medial look easy, effortless even. But they’re the result of a lot of hard work and preparation. Fortunately, these aren’t secrets and anyone willing to make the effort can put together a great tutorial for social media, too.

10 Tips on How to apply Strip Lashes

Hi all beautiful womans out there!

The change of the season is up and there is a lot of parties to attend! The one thing that makes me feel super glam is wearing false eyelashes or lash extensions.

The first option is the easier. But I do preffer the lash extensions. And if you live in or around London I would recommend Agnes dos Santos lash experts salon.

I have very short, virtually non existent lashes, so a set of lashes gives me that wow look.

Over the years, with trial and error, I have come across the best way to apply, the way that works best for me. You might have a different way, would love you to share it with me below in the comments!

For your info, there are 3 types of false lashes:

1º) Strip lashes
2º) Accent Lashes (half lashes)
3º) Individual Lash Extensions

Choose the ones that best for you. But I do recommend Agnes dos Santos lash extensions london salon. They are the best lash experts salon in London.

So here are my 10 tips for aplying strip lashes:

1) I like to curl and put mascara on my own lashes before I start.

2) Choose a style you like. Do you want length? Do you want thickness? Do you want over the top both? (I have worn 2 sets of lashes on one eye before to give it extra thickness! it does become heavy after a while!)

3) There is a left and a right lash: you can recognise it because the shorter lashes go in the inner corner of the eye, and the longest on the outer.

4) Check the fit. Take your lash strip and bend it gently between your fingers to give it more of a curved shape to fit your eyelid. If the lash band is longer than your natural lash line, trim the access with a pair of small scissors. Only every trim the longer lashes (the outer)

5) How to apply the adhesive: squeeze directly along the strip. Spread with an orange stick or toothpick evenly. I like to have a bit of extra on the edges, they seem to lift first. Wait a few seconds for the glue to dry a little before applying to your eyes. I like to put a little on the back of my hand and apply from there. I have seen girls apply it to directly to their eyelid as an eyeliner and attach the lashes that way.

6) There are speciality applicators, I used the Ardell Applicator. You can also use tweezers or your fingers.

7) Apply lashes from the middle of the eyelid and then stick on the corners.

8) Apply as close to your natural lash line as possible.

9) Apply mascara as required, just note that it is a little more difficult to remove make up from your falsies.

10) To remove your lashes, soak a cotton bud in oil free eye make remover. Rub it over the lash band to dissolve the glue a little and gently peel off. Use the same cotton bud to clean the glue off the lash strip and store in the box it came in.

What are Lash Extensions?

Lash extensions are individually applied synthetic or natural hair fibers attached to the base of each eyelash with surgical glue.

Each fake lash is applied one by one (it’s a painstaking, time-consuming process) to your own eyelashes.

If you are very, very careful in how you take care of your eye area after having lash extensions applied, and have touchups every two to three weeks, your lash extensions can hold up pretty well.

But straying from the guidelines can cause a mess, with the lashes coming off sooner than they would have otherwise.

How to Book Appointments for Eyelash Extensions

Subsequent appointments after your initial application is mandatory for maintenance. How often you need a “fill” depends on your own natural eyelash growth cycle and on how well you take care of your lashes. Taking care of your lash extensions is a big deal.

If you decide to give this a try (and the result can be gorgeous), you need to follow these guidelines to ensure your experience goes as smoothly as possible:

Research your lash professional. It’s best if your lash technician is professionally certified and trained in an established method of application.

Don’t be embarrassed to ask about credentials; the best ones will be proud to show you their work.

Choose your look carefully, just the way you choose a hairstyle by looking at pictures. Most lash technicians will walk you through this.

There’s a fine line between gorgeous, fluttery eyelashes london and spidery, obviously fake-looking lashes.

Considetarions Before Getting Eyelash Extensions

Understand there are potential risks although they’re rare. The most common complaints about lash extensions are allergic reactions to the glue, eye infections from contact with unsanitary tools, or an infected follicle from two lashes being glued together, and/or from the glue itself clogging a hair follicle.

Understand the process. Applying a full set of new lashes can take anywhere from 90 to 180 minutes.

Depending on the look you want to achieve, anywhere from 60–120 individual lashes will be applied to each eye.

To prepare the eye area for extensions, your lash technician should be taping your lower lashes down to your skin, and placing hydrating eye pads on top.

This is done to prevent the glue from getting on the lower part of your eye as lashes are applied.

The Very Basics of Lash Extensions

If you’ve often wished to wake up with prolonged, full, dark, feathery eyelashes – while not having to paint on several coats of mascara – you could have by now viewed as semi-permanent lashes extensions, a trend which has risen in recognition in excess of the previous number of many years.

Going one particular phase past false lashes, these personal lashes extension last for weeks.
And when the trend is now prevalent in certain celebrity circles and huge cities, you could possibly even now have questions regarding the security, cost, comfort, and overall approach. To help us suss out the authentic deal about lash extensions – the excellent, the terrible, plus the annoying – we talked to a number of pros about what it will take to attain your dream lashes, below.

The Very Basics of Lash Extensions

Contrary to gluing a strip of falsies for your lash line, the method of applying eyelash extensions is a lot more meticulous. Initially, a technician will walk you by way of the numerous lash extension alternatives: fibre (synthetic, silk, and faux-mink), length, and curl type. Most salons possess a menu to assist guidebook the consultation and determine the lash extension that can greatest match your aesthetic.

Yes, it is possible to just roll from bed with thick, inspired eyelashes london, if that’s everything you want. But, should you be attempting to realize a my-lashes-but-better look, wherever people may possibly just think you have been born by using a soft, fluttery set? That’s 100% feasible, as well. With the growing interest in extensions, the process of application had become so state-of-the-art, the seem is now absolutely customisable.

At your consultation, you’ll be able to clarify your lash aesthetic to your technician – full, super-long, natural, and so forth – and she or he will help you craft your dream lash.

Presently you can find numerous unique textures for lash extensions, explains celebrity lash expert Agnes dos Santos from PerfectEyelashes.Com Salon. “You can go that has a premium mink fibre lashes, russian and even classic lash, and that is flexible and light.
Or, silk diamond lash, that are particularly soft towards the touch, but develop a a lot more dramatic search compared to the faux-mink fibre, with out resulting in any strain for the pure lashes. For clientele going to get a a lot more all-natural look, “I advise them request a set of 80-90 eyelash per eye, depending on the dimension of their eyelids”.

When you have found your sought after lash seem, this may be sorted at free of charge eyelashes consultation.

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The subsequent stage would be the application – and do not anticipate this to be snappy. Your lash technician might be using tweezer being a device to precisely affix all around 160 personal lash for your eyes. They do this by gluing one false lash onto every single of your own natural lashes, one personal lash at a time.

When your normal eyelashes sheds so does the extension that is attached to it – that’s why they should be touched up. Understandably, the original set will get upwards of two hours to apply. Due to the fact your eyes are taped mostly closed.
Warning: assume an awkward eyelid place that some come across unnerving where your eyes are tapped slightly open – attempt to make use of the time for you to just chill out and be along with your ideas.

The Positives of lash Extensions

If you’ve ever viewed an individual with distractingly long lashes, so luscious and fluttery they could not quite possibly be all-natural, then you definitely know the number 1 advantage of extensions: You receive to stroll close to together with the lashes you want you have been born with, no mascara or sticky lash glue needed.

Considered one of most significant pros of eyelashes extensions is you never really need to put on mascara ever again, explains lash skilled Daria of Agnes dos Santos Salon. “Lashes make your eyes pop, and really enable breathe existence into an otherwise exhausted encounter.” Some gals even state that they’re more inclined to consider an all-natural strategy their makeup whenever they have extensions on since the truly feel so assured with prolonged, complete lashes.

Tailor-made lashes sound good, suitable? But for every lash devotee around, there’s someone who’ll be rapid to warn you: extensions aren’t low-maintenance, amazingly uncomfortable, and stupid costly to retain.

The Cons of lash Extensions

You will find some really serious drawbacks to lash salon in london that you just really should learn about ahead of assessing regardless of whether or not they are really worth it for you personally. 1st and foremost, they are pricey. A complete starter set can quickly set you back between £80 and £150, based on the style of lashes you need and your technician, Agnes, founder of Agnes dos Santos says.

And that’s not even contemplating the touch-up value. You need to change your extensions every two to 3 weeks, since the extensions will shed with your pure lash cycle, and these replacements expense an additional £70, minimum. And for that bargain-hunters amid us, Agnes dos Santos warns: beware of places or locations that charge less, as they can harm your natural lashes.

You’ll find every one of these spots that say they do lash extensions for £50, but generally, what you happen to be acquiring is actually a cluster, Agnes tells Refinery: A cluster is fundamentally a bunch of lashes which have been pre-glued collectively – and they’re incredibly hefty. They will completely ruin your eyelashes.

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If you’d have asked me some months ago if I fancied spending two plus a half hours obtaining eyelashes extension glued to my personal eyelashes, I’d have given you a firm slap across your correct cheek.

Yes, possibly that will happen to be an extreme response, but allow me finish…

Six months ago I had laser eye surgical treatment. Just before the method (and greatly through) I was totally petrified of any one going anyplace close to my eyes.

But I managed to get as a result of it with only several tears. And if I can have an real real-life laser in my eye, surely a number of minor lashes in that basic place shouldn’t be so poor, correct?

So I produced an appointment for individual lash extensions, took a brief ‘before lash photo’ and set off on my merry way.

I was advised the whole application could consider as much as two hours, which seemed like a little of the bummer. But a number of individuals stated that it is so comforting there is in fact a superb likelihood I’d fall asleep. Turns out, my lash stylist was so good, we chatted non-stop the entire time.

I sat back, and my eyelash technician asked me what result I was seeking. Becoming a total eyelash extensions novice, and admitting that my eye makeup program just consists of mascara along with a tiny flick of eyeliner if I’m remaining ‘fancy’,

I told her to just do what she thought would search ideal.

As she began applying the false lashes to a single eye at a time, she explained that the lashes come in several diverse lengths, thicknesses and degree of curl, so she’d picked which ones to make use of as outlined by what my very own lash had been like, so they’d search as pure as possible.

She picked 3 diverse lengths: the longest ones for your outer edge of my eyes, and middle length for the, erm, middle of my eye plus the shortest ones to go in the inner corner.

The way in which it operates is the lash beautician applies just one eyelashes to just about every certainly one of your lashes. So, naturally, I took a guess at how many eyelashes just about every individual has on average…

I’ve acquired like one hundred false lashes on every of my eyes

She also explained that the eyelashes were glued ideal towards the bottom of each eyelash, but not on your eyelid. So no glue goes anywhere close to your actual eye.

Once the whole lashes application was more than, the lash stylist handed me the mirror and I felt like a goddess.

It looked a lot better than I imagined it could – a million occasions superior than if I was wearing mascara. But I wasn’t! There wasn’t a scrap of something on my eyes. I was officially planning to wake up like this tomorrow morning!

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I skipped out the door having a minor eyelash brush I’d been offered to gently separate the lashes each morning, and fluttered my way onto the tube!

The very first two weeks, the lashes looked flawless, I did not put on any mascara whatsoever, but as time went on, and my normal lashes started falling out and taking the extension with them, this was the time for you to lash infills.

I noticed I wanted to book my free of charge lash consultation for the lash technician to apply a little bit touch ups to make one of the most of my lash. With out the eyelashes touchups my purely natural lashes was seeking empty, but after touch ups they may be seeking improved than my own lash ever could.

During the night, I simply just made use of an oil-free vegan lashes makeup remover and cotton pads to quite gently wipe my eyes, and it had been all very good.

I believe I waved goodbye to the final lash extension right after all around 6 weeks. Yes, it had been a sad day, but I’ve to admit, it did feel very good to have the eyelashes extension london.

Concerns with regards to the eyelashes extensions london.

The eyelashes can take up to two hours to apply. No, it does not hurt in any respect. They do not harm your all-natural lashes. In fact lash expert Agnes dos Santos says that eyelash extensions improve your natural lashes

You must avoid touching the lash for 24 hours to allow the glue to absolutely dry. Also, don’t get them wet during that 24 hours either.

If looked just after thoroughly, they might final in between four and 6 weeks. eyelash extensions charges get started from £150 for any complete set, and £60 for any half set in london

The lashes extension fall out naturally above time (mainly because that’s what your normal eyelashes do). But if you desire them removed, tend not to do it on your own – get them eliminated by a lash expert. You won’t feel the ought to put on mascara, but you can if you are feeling additional.

Just be careful when removing your makeup – use an oil-free makeup remover, and rub pretty gently. Stick with oil-free products simply because oil will break-down the glue. You really do not should have a break in amongst lash applications. So you can have small major ups if you’re within the market place for that kind of issue.

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Individual lash extensions owner and eyelash entrepreneur Agnes dos Santos had this nugget of wisdom to share: “I used to get eyelash extensions, if you in essence get synthetic eyelashes semi-permanently glued onto your actual eyelashes. I wished to look like Bambi. I was on a date with a guy and among them fell onto my cheek, and he informed me make a wish. So I produced a wish on the fake eyelash. That was when I decided to obtain them eliminated.” In our guide, this tends to make her the workplace skilled on the topic. So we coerced her to write us all a manual to share with the planet. Since who isn’t going to want to have semi-permanent Bambi lashes, also?

All You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

In spite of working at a elegance business, I’m the laziest in the lazy in relation to preparing within the morning. In my excellent planet, I would wake up hunting precisely as I did the day before-this is why, for most of 9th grade, I slept in my makeup. That doesn’t perform and I never advocate it.

Then in 2012 came the answer to my prayers: eyelash extensions. Similar to the ones it is possible to get on your head, eyelash extensions are personal lashes, created of silk, mink, or something synthetic, which can be attached for your existing lashes semi-permanently. If you have ever dreamt of waking up with Bambi lashes but with no that ring of leftover mascara dangling a foot below your eye, this is your remedy. Curious? A minimum of somewhat? Good, so get off Google search-here’s everything you should learn about obtaining eyelash extensions:

1. Eyelash extensions are incredibly luxurious method.

Really-it’s pleasant. You lie down in the bed and close your eyes for an hour plus a half whilst calming music plays while in the background plus a technician attaches minor feathery nothings for your lashes. It is one of the most socially acceptable naptime a operating grownup could request for. And if you’re not currently offered, most experts salons for eyelashes london offer a complimentary massage while you are about the working table.

2. Every eyelash extension experience is customizable.

When you are completed, you’ll not end up hunting like you simply got a everlasting strip lash attached to your lid. 1st, you are able to choose the length. Most salons will carry eyelash extensions lengths from 9 to 15mm (or, from normal to Kardashian length). The sweet spot for most is 10-12.

Soon after you choose your length, select your curl. A “J” curl is for any a lot more all-natural, awake appear, whilst a “C” curl is actually a a lot more dramatic, “I in no way depart property without my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler” search. If you want to get creative, you’ll be able to do “J” about the inner corners of your eyes and “C” within the outer edges for any a lot more cat eye look.

Now, with regards to material, you’ve got a great deal to choose from: Faux Mink, Faux Fox, Silk, Real Mink, and final but not least, Real Human Hair. The distinctions between these appears are negligible so select the Faux Mink considering that it is one of the most affordable.

3. Eyelash extensions final longer than you feel.

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With correct care, I could get my extensions to last as much as a month along with a half. Most locations advocate you come back every 2-3 weeks to get a touch up, but if you are searching to conserve a bit of cash, it is possible to prolong their lifespan. Just be cautious to not get water in your lashes and do not use oily items near your eyes.

4. Yes, it is possible to dress in makeup with them.

If you can’t stand the thought of ditching your smoky eye, never fear, you do not really need to. Only liquid-based eye merchandise can be damaging towards the extensions, but you’ll be able to get away having a small wing of liquid liner so long as you’re not dragging it along the lash line. Make certain to meticulously remove the shadow or liner with oil-free makeup remover and Q-tips for precision. Most significantly, stay far from mascara totally since it leaves the eyelash extensions crusty and damaged. It is only acceptable should you be in the end of your cycle and will be getting a fresh set in the couple of days.

5. Extensions can ruin your eyelashes-but they don’t must.

Which is, in the event you do not perform from the guidelines. I’m one among the numerous individuals who have manufactured the mistake of pulling out the eyelash extensions myself-not only is it incredibly agonising nonetheless it leaves you with number of to no all-natural eyelashes left. Nonetheless, right after what I want to call the intense “eyelash rehab” program of applying Vaseline to my lashes each and every evening, my natural eyelashes were back to typical after a month as well as a half.

6. The only approach to eliminate them is always to get them professionally removed or have them fall out naturally.

Having the eyelash extensions removed is as easy as having them put on-painless and reasonably fast. Every salon can have this service accessible. If you’re not hunting to invest any a lot more funds, nonetheless, the extensions do fall out together with the all-natural shedding of one’s lashes.