Eyelash extensions are a popular method to increase the length and fullness of natural eyelashes. Extensions can be made from a myriad of materials including mink, synthetic, or horse hair. Lash extensions are applied by trained professionals who expertly apply individual lashes one-by-one to create the new look desired by the client.
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About the Procedure
Eyelash extensions are temporary, but can create dramatic changes in the fullness and length of eyelashes for clients in as little as an hour. Extensions give individuals with sparse eyelashes instant results and an enhanced look to the entire face, making eyes look more open younger, and rejuvenated. Although they typically don't last for more than 3-5 weeks, lash extensions give clients an alternative to treatments such as Latisse that take months to have an effect or eyelash implants that can be too expensive for some. Before extensions can be applied, the area will be cleansed to remove and makeup, oil or dirt that may affect the quality of the extensions. Next, a protective tape is applied over the lower lashes to ensure they do not interfere with the extension process. Individual lash extensions are then dipped in an adhesive and placed on individual lashes just above the root. Depending on the look desired, 25-80 lashes will be applied per eye. Most commonly used materials for eyelash extensions are mink, faux mink, sable, silk, and synthetic.
The goal of eyelash extensions is to improve eyelash volume and length.
What to Expect
Eyelash extensions increase the length and fullness of natural eyelashes. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after eyelash extensions.
- Little preparation is needed
- Do not wear any eye makeup or contacts to the appointment
- Eye area is cleansed
- Protective tape is applied over the lower lashes
- Individual lash extensions are dipped in an adhesive
- Individual lashes are applied to natural eyelashes
No recovery is needed after getting eyelash extensions however, it is common to experience mild and temporary eye irritation after treatment due to the adhesive used to attach the lashes.
Most anyone who has sufficient lashes and has good eye health is a good candidate for eyelash extensions.
Not Recommended For
Eyelash extensions are not recommended for those who rub their eyes frequently, have known allergies to the lash adhesive, those who have recently completed or are undergoing chemotherapy, have severe alopecia, or who have no natural eyelashes.
Side effects of eyelash extensions can include redness and itching of the eye area.