Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use mascara on my lashes or use an eyelash curler?
You can use water based mascara on the tips of your extensions only, although its frowned upon. Eyelash Curlers will bend and break your natural lashes.
How long will my extensions last?
For most clients, they last at least 2-3 weeks. Some people can go as long as 5 weeks while some need to come in every 2-3 weeks. It all depends on how fast your lashes go through their shedding phase.
Can I develop an allergic reaction to the adhesive?
Yes. Some people can develop an allergic reaction to the adhesive (5% of the population is allergic to cyanoacrylates). It usually presents after 3-4 exposures (3-4 months after initial application) to the adhesive. For those who are allergic, the morning after their service the lids of the eyes will be puffy - more swollen than a night of crying. The eyeballs will show no redness or discharge.
This condition cannot be avoided by changing brands of adhesive. It will occur every time lashes are applied to an allergic person using the cyanoacrylate. There is relief and clients can continue to enjoy extensions with the allergy, but it will require a visit to a knowing ophthalmologist familiar with working with the nuances of extensions in order to obtain a prescription cream that will prevent the inflammation from occurring when lashes are reapplied.
If you have a form of this allergy, there is relief available, and it is not based upon changing name brands of adhesive.
What type of adhesive do you use?
The type of adhesive we use for lash extension application is called a cyanoacrylate.
What are the extensions made of?
Many manufacturers call their products “mink” and “silk” but most are synthetic.
We use 100% polyester fiber extensions. They have cute names like “silk” and “mink” but they are not made of it.
Do extensions make my natural lashes fall out?
No, not when they are applied correctly. When lashes are done with the active growth phase, they will shed normally. If extensions are the wrong fit or stuck together they can fall out together, pulling out in clusters or clumps. Your lashes are given individualized attention and are isolated and precisely bonded. They are matched to the right variable and placed right according to your unique eye shape and natural lash length.