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.