Not to be confused with the self-stick strip falsies or individual clusters, these lashes are semi-permanent, synthetic or Siberian mink extensions adhered one by one onto the natural lash (not the skin) by using specially formulated adhesive that last 4-6 weeks. A single synthetic extension is applied to your own natural eyelash to achieve a beautiful, full, luscious, and long set of lashes.
You don’t have to be a celebrity or model to wear eyelash extensions! Normal everyday ladies can’t bear to be without them. Clients run the gamut of nurses, beauty therapists, surgeons, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, mums, detectives, dancers, business owners, nail technicians, forensic chemists, university students, hairdressers, police women and many more wonderful people.
A single natural eyelash is isolated and a synthetic lash is adhered to the top of your own natural eyelash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the adhesive or the lash has contact with the skin.
The procedure can take 2 hours for a full set and approximately 1.5 hours to for a partial set. Retouches take about 1.5 hours (depending on the health of the natural and synthetic lash). It is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration so therefore it should not be rushed so that clients can leave with a perfect set of lashes. Ladies, kick-back and relax eyes closed. There is no pain, as this is a non-invasive procedure. Often clients become so relaxed they fall asleep!
No ma’am! Eyelash extensions can only be applied by a trained professional.
No, definitely not! Many of our clients have constantly had extensions applied with no break and they have never encountered a problem with their lashes falling out. But, it is important to have your lash extensions applied by a qualified operator, who uses quality product. The eyelashes have a growth cycle and are constantly being replaced just like any other hair on the body. If you pull so hard on an extension lash and pull out your own natural lash there will be no new lash ready to grow to take its place and you will have to wait 6-8 weeks for that lash to grow.
Yes you may! Although, you won’t need mascara and you may even find you won’t need eyeliner! But you can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual but remember to remove with an oil-free makeup remover that won’t affect the adhesive. We recommend removing eyeliner and eye shadow using a damp cotton swab and a small amount of eye make-up remover and gently running it along the eyeliner to remove it. To remove eye shadow, wet a cotton wipe or cotton ball and gently remove eye shadow in a side and upward movement, not down onto the eyelash extensions. (Wiping down towards the lashes can cause a build-up of makeup on the lashes and will lessen the life of them.)
You can but, you won’t have to! You can roll out of bed looking great and best of all it will make your lashes look like you’re wearing mascara 24/7 without the clumping, streaking and smudging look that you get with mascara. No more running and streaking mascara, which is fantastic, especially for brides on their special day. (If desired you can wear a non-waterproof on the lower lashes but remember to use an eye makeup remover that contains no oil.)
No, do not perm your beautiful new eyelash extensions. Anyway you won’t have to as the extension lashes hold their lovely shape. Using a clamp eyelash curler is not recommended and will lessen the life of your eyelash extensions and perhaps damage them.
Approximately 4-6 weeks if you respect your new lashes and take care of them. Remember this is a semi-permanent beauty procedure. Do not be duped by those who promise “permanent” extensions or attachments that last for months at a time. A Natural lash’s life cycle is around 25-28 days, and as yours grow and fall out, so will the extensions that are attached to it.
Note: *If your hair and nails grow quickly then that may indicate that your lashes also are growing, shedding, and renewing themselves more rapidly so you may find that your lashes will not last as long as someone whose hair growth is slow. Your life style and what work you do will also make a difference how long they last. A ladies lashes working in the food industry where there is a lot of heat, steam and oil may not last as well as a lady who works in an air conditioned office. With proper care, your lash extensions will last as long as your own lash, but can be maintained indefinitely with retouches.
As explained above the lash has a growth cycle and unfortunately it is hard to determine which lash is ready to fall out naturally so it is unpredictable when applying the synthetic lashes. Each day we can lose 3-5 natural lashes, but often they fall out unnoticed unless they fall into your eye, but when eyelash extensions are applied we are more aware of when they shed as we know the extensions are there plus they are longer, darker and thicker. If you sleep on your stomach with your face pushed into the pillow or you favor sleeping on one side you may notice the lashes may not last as well as the other side.
Even though some clients get eyelash extensions for a special occasion or event, most love them and want to keep the look. Since you naturally shed your own lashes, you will also shed the lash extension with it. To maintain your lash extensions, it will require touch-ups, or retouches, to replace them. A retouch is when you come in to your lash artist and they retouch your lash extensions with new lashes and correct the ones that have flipped or grown out partway. You will require a retouch every couple of weeks if you would like to achieve a consistently full fresh set of lashes, however, you will need retouches at least every 2 to 4 weeks to keep up the health of your extensions. We conveniently offer flexible retouch pricing based on our clients lash needs.
Yes, but please advise your technician before you open your eyes as two sharp tweezers are used when applying the lashes!!!!
People want all different kinds of looks -- some people go for drama, and some opt for something more natural. The benefits of mink lash extensions are that they are more feathery looking and lighter in general, so they put less pressure on your lashes. Their feathery appearance can create a load of drama and intensity, that’s why they come at a higher cost.
Yes, because our spa’s main importance is to provide a natural and healing environment we only use providers that obtain their hair in a unique way – by grooming the heck out of minks! Frequent brushing and hair collecting are the methods in which this specialty hair is collected from the unharmed animals meaning that you can get luxurious lashes guilt free. *** Unlike mink coats, mink lash extensions can and should be harvested humanely, from gently brushing the live animals. No matter which type of mink lashes you wear, you should make sure the mink fur is humanely procured.
Yes, we carry a large range of lashes. We also offer colored lashes used as highlight amongst the black lashes in “J” curl. We also carry the extremely thick .20mm lashes. The thicker lashes are artfully placed low along the lash line. During the application a mixture of lengths and thicknesses are used – shorter lashes being used on the inner eye area and gradually increasing in length towards the middle and outer corners. If you have a specific request or look please discuss this with your eyelash extension technician on the day of your appointment.
Nope! Partial sets are also available. A Partial set is done on the upper lashes with lashes being scattered along the entire upper lash line from the inner eye to the outer edge. Partial sets are suited to people who have naturally thick and dark lashes, they are not suitable for fair lashed people or ladies who do not have many lashes. Allow up to 60 minutes for partial set.
No, it is adhered approximately 1mm from the eyelid.
Yes, in the right hands of a properly trained lash artist. Lashes are expertly applied by a licensed, experienced technician so no adhesive comes in contact with the skin. The fact is, eyelash extension adhesive is supposed to be applied to eyelash hair. It is not to be applied to the skin like surgical glue. Any time a technician uses too much adhesive or poorly applies the extensions so the adhesive contacts the skin, there are going to be issues. We take great care to ensure that the adhesive and adhesive remover do not come in contact with the skin or eyes. It is the skill of the lash artist that ensures ultimate safety, quality and comfort.
Anyone of any age can have eyelash extensions applied as long as there is a natural lash to adhere the extension onto. Ladies who have undergone chemotherapy and their lashes are starting to grow back also love eyelash extensions. Because the eyelash extensions are so natural anyone could be wearing them and you wouldn’t know. They are also suitable for people who wear contact lenses and glasses.
If you have recently undergone an eye operation or cosmetic eye surgery it would be best to wait until the eye area has completely healed Prior to application you should notify and discuss with your certified eyelash technician if you have recently or frequently experienced any of the following:
• Unusual sensitivity or skin reaction to individual or strip lash adhesives.
• Moderate to severe allergies in combination with abnormal eye discharge.
• Any eye disease, infection, or medical condition, such as conjunctivitis (“pinkeye”).
• A compromised immune system due to cancer treatment, hepatitis, or advanced AIDS.
• A recent bacterial or fungal infection in or around the eye area.
• Any type of cancer.
• Skin disease.
• Any metabolic or endocrine disorder.
• Blunt trauma in or around the eye area.
It is suggested that if you are an “eye rubber” due to allergies such as hayfever or if rubbing your eyes is just a habit or in the past you have experienced sensitivity around the eye area after using skin care or makeup or generally having sensitivity around that area the extensions may NOT suit you. If you use prescribed medicated eye drops or ointment this may coat the lashes and cause them to clump. There are clients who say their eyes are sensitive but do NOT experience any reaction or discomfort during or after having eyelash extensions applied. Eyelash extensions cannot be applied to very curly eyelashes as it will be difficult to adhere an extension on. However, if you are unsure please contact the salon to discuss it.
Yes, at any time for any reason they can be removed however there will be a removal charge. I had my lashes applied somewhere else and they are a disaster with excessive amounts of adhesive clumping my lashes together.
We are always happy to remove lashes that have been applied elsewhere without having to apply new lashes, however there will be a removal charge. *If you are having them removed in order to purchase a full set from us we will gladly credit you HALF of the removal fee and apply it towards your next fully priced set.