What are eyelash extensions?
Single strands of synthetic eyelashes, which are soft and curved to replicate a real eyelash, are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one, to create a beautiful, natural look. Lash Extensions are great for special occasions or for day to day wear.
Who wears eyelash extensions?
Everyone loves lash extensions! Its amazing how something so small can do so much for 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 the difference the lashes make! Extensions are not recommended for those who have strong eye allergies, recent eye surgeries or other eye issues.
How long does the application take?
The procedure for a full set will take up to 2 hours and includes time for paper work, discussing the look you desire, and after-care maintenance.
How are the eyelash extensions applied?
A single one of your natural eyelashes is isolated, and a synthetic lash is glued to the side or right under your lash, approximately 1mm from the eyelid. This is so neither the adhesive or the lash has any contact with the skin.
Do eyelash extensions make my own lashes fall out?
No. For your safety and the protection of your eye, it is important to have your lash extensions applied by an educated stylist who uses quality product with proper application. Loss of natural lashes does not occur with professional extensions as no glue is applied to the skin or clumped between your natural lashes. We are very strict about the length and thickness of the extension applied, to make sure we protect the integrity of your natural lashes.
Can I wear mascara?
You won’t have to, but some people still choose to. Mascara must be water based and we ask that it is removed before arriving to your fill appointment. You can wake up in the morning looking great with lashes that look like you’re wearing mascara 24/7! No more dealing with the clumping, streaking and smudging look.
Is the eyelash glue and glue remover 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 uses high quality fast drying adhesive, available in a regular and sensitive formula. Our adhesives are free of latex and formeldehyde.
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 glue and the lashes. Makeup remover must also be oil-free. We recommend and carry a selection of makeup, (including mascara), and remover products 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.
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, 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. Please arrive to your eyelash appointments 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. Please arrive without eye makeup on. If you can not remove makeup prior to arrival, we do have removers available in our restroom. Make sure to cleanse and rinse thoroughly so there is no residue left on your lashes.
Is it possible to not be a candidate for eyelash extensions?
Yes. Just like any beauty treatment, you may not be compatible. While it is uncommon, there is always a possibility that your body could reject wearing lashes. Reasons may include but are not limited to the following: Easily irritated eyes, recent eye surgeries, seasonal allergies, hormonal changes, antibiotics, anesthesia, thyroid medications, retinol, oily lubricated eye drops, sparse or wild/criss-crossed natural lashes, etc.