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EyelashesEverything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions (and Lash Extensions Video!)

Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions (and Lash Extensions Video!)

Eyelash extensions have become an extremely popular trend and one of our most highly demanded services offered here at our spa in Clearwater, Florida.

We get calls nearly every day from clients asking questions about them, so I sat down with one of my lash extension specialists and got her to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get about this new trend.

We also created this fun 1-minute time lapse video to illustrate the process of how lash extension application is done.

Got a Minute? Watch Our Time-Lapse “Before and After” Lash Extensions Video

Answers to Your Eyelash Extension Questions

Lash After PicLash Before PicWhat are lash extensions? This is a process of gluing individual eyelashes to your natural lashes. (Here is a before and after.)

How long do lash extensions last? The lashes technically last for as long as it takes the natural eye lash to shed. However, you will want to fill them in every 2-4 weeks to maintain their look.

What is a fill-in? This is simply an appointment you make a couple weeks after you get your lash extensions to add more lashes to replace the ones that fell out. This is necessary to keep your lashes looking as good as they did the first day you had them applied. Otherwise your lashes will go back to looking the way they did before the extensions. Also the semi-permanent extensions will grow out and hang or change direction.  We recommend making your fill-in appointment before you leave.

How often should I come for a fill-in? Everyone is different, but typically clients return after 2-4 weeks. Again, we recommend making this appointment before you leave. Waiting too long to get a fill can add extra time and expense if your lashes shed a lot.

Do they ruin my natural lashes? If maintained properly, eyelash extensions won’t ruin natural lashes. Do not use waterproof makeup, lash curlers or rub them excessively. Try and be somewhat gentle on them.

Does it hurt? Not at all… some people fall asleep during the process.

How long is the process? Typically 1-2 hours. Fill-ins 1/2 hour – 1 hour.

Who would not be a good candidate for lash extensions? Someone with glaucoma, alopecia or under going chemotherapy. Someone with no natural lashes.

How do I prepare for the service? Remove any eye makeup and contact lenses prior to service.

I don’t have a lot of lashes. How do I get a fuller look? We do offer volume lash extensions where more than one lash extension is adhered to one natural lash. This indeed helps create a much fuller look. A consultation is recommended.

Eyelash Extension Maintenance

How do I maintain my lashes and make them last longer?

    • Avoid touching your lash extensions for the first 2 hours after receiving the procedure.
    • Be careful for the first 48 hours after getting your lashes put on. The glue is still setting.
    • Don’t use waterproof makeup
    • Don’t use a lash curler.
    • Use an oil free make-up remover. (We recommend Pevonia’s eye make-up remover.)
    • Use a lash brush to comb them daily.
    • Avoid putting oils in or around the lash area. Oil will break down the lash glue.
    • Use a sealant. This is something you would apply once a week to help keep the adhesive intact.
    • Be gentle on your lash extensions. Don’t excessively rub them, pull or tug on them.

Still have questions? Give us a call at 727.441.1711 or email us:

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