What it is:
Eyelash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes, which are soft and curved to replicate a real eyelash. They are applied individually to healthy natural eyelashes one by one, to create a beautiful, natural look. Lash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
Who wears them:
You don’t have to be a celebrity to wear lashes! Its amazing how something so small can do so much forcan make such a big difference in the symmetry of the face. We often hear how our clients have given up their fillers and injections, or the idea of plastic surgery, all because of lashes!
How long does the application take?
The service for a full set is approximately 2 hours long and includes time for paper work, discussing the look you desire, and after-care maintenance.
How are they applied?
A single one of your natural healthy eyelashes is isolated, and a synthetic lash is adhered to the side or right under your lash. The adhesive and the lashes do not have any contact with the skin.
Are they harmful?
No. For your safety and the protection of your eye, it is important to have your lash extensions applied by a certified stylist who uses quality product. Loss of natural lashes does not occur with professional extensions as no glue is applied to the skin or clumped between your natural lashes.
Can I wear mascara?
Mascara is not necessary, but some people still choose to wear it between fills. Mascara must be water based (available in studio) and we ask that it is removed before arriving to your fill appointment. No more dealing with the clumping, streaking and smudging look. Fantastic for special events and great for vacations.
Is the eyelash adhesive safe?
Because we specialize in eyelash extensions, we take great care to ensure that the adhesive and adhesive remover does not come in contact with the skin or eyes. Eyelash Republic only uses high quality fast drying glue. We carry a strong but gentle regular adhesive and also a sensitive formulation, both are free of fumes, formeldehyde and hydroquinone.
Can I still wear eye makeup?
Yes, but you will likely find that you are using much less! Also, makeup and products must be oil-free because oil can dissolve the bond between the adhesive and the lashes. Makeup remover must also be oil-free. We recommend and carry a selection of makeup, (including mascara), and remover products/accessories made especially for extensions. Never wipe down towards the lashes when cleansing as this will cause a buildup of makeup on the lashes and may lessen the life of them. Never use cotton or lint pads to remove makeup on the lash line.
Are the eyelash extensions glued to my skin?
No, each lash is adhered approximately 1mm from the eyelid.
Can I curl or perm eyelash extensions?
No more curling and perming because it is not necessary. Even if your natural lash is straight, the extension will camouflage them and curl out. Using an eyelash curler is not recommended and will definitely lessen the life of your eyelash extensions.
How long do they last?
Although lashes can last up to 6 weeks, they look best when kept filled approximately every 2 to 3 weeks. This can take 45-60 minutes depending on how many lashes you typically shed and how full you want your lashes to look. It is best to arrive to this appointment without eye makeup on.
What should I do before my eyelash extension appointment?
Do not perm or curl your eyelashes before your eyelash extension appointment. Also, do not use oil based makeup removers or waterproof mascara within 48 hours of your appointment. If you have been wearing waterproof mascara, it is possible to have a waxy residue on your lashes. Be extra mindful to thoroughly cleanse your lashes and let your stylist know if you have recently been wearing waterproof mascara. Please arrive for your appointment without eye makeup on.