What are eyelash extensions?
Not to be confused with the self-stick strip falsies of yesteryear or individual clusters of lashes knotted together that are a single-event accessory, these semi-permanent, silk extensions are attached one by one onto the natural lash (not the skin) by using a specially formulated bonding agent that last 4weeks. Eyelash extensions are a newer beauty service in Australia which originated in Korea. Silk eyelashes are applied to your own natural eyelash to achieve a beautiful full luscious and long set of lashes that are natural and you won’t even know they are there.
I cannot stress the importance of choosing an eyelash technician who is an experienced person. There are many eyelash extension operators who are claiming to have been professionally trained but have been self taught via the internet and these operators are also using poor quality products bought on ebay. This is disastrous and at Lovely Lashes we are having more and more distressed ladies contacting us for help and advise as they have had a bad experience by one of the many self taught people. Please do your research thoroughly and ask many questions and look at examples of their work.
Q.A friend said she has permanent eyelash extensions is this what the Lovely Lashes does?
A. There is still alot of confusion about what eyelash extensions are. All eyelash extensions are semi-permanent and they may also be known as grafted eyelashes.
Q.What are eyelash extensions?
A.Not to be confused with the self-stick strip falsies of yesteryear or individual clusters of lashes knotted together that are a single-event accessory, these semi-permanent, silk extensions are attached one by one onto the natural lash (not the skin) by using a specially formulated bonding agent that last 4weeks. Eyelash extensions are a newer beauty service in Australia which originated in Korea. Single silk eyelashes are applied to your own natural eyelash to achieve a beautiful full luscious and long set of lashes that are natural and you won’t even know they are there, and can’t bare to be without them. Lovely Lashes clients include nurses, beauty therapists, surgeons, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, mums, dancers, business owners, nail technicians, university students, hairdressers, police women and many more wonderful people.
Q.How are the eyelash extensions applied?
A. A single natural eyelash is isolated and a synthetic lash is bonded to the your own natural eyelash.
Q.How long does the application take?
The procedure will take approximately 1 hour for a full set and approximately and 45 min to 1 hour for an in-fill. 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. You relax with your eyes closed and there is no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Often clients are so relaxed they fall asleep.
Q.Can I do eyelash extensions myself?
A. No. Eyelash extensions can only be applied by a trained professional.
Q.How are the lower lashes held down?
A.At Lovely Lashes it is important that our clients are comfortable therefore, we use soft under eye pads specifically designed for eyelash extensions. They are very comfortable and have give a fantastic collagen treatment to the under eye area while your lashes are being created.
Q.Do eyelash extensions make my own lashes fall out?
A. No, definatley not this is a myth. At the Lovely Lashes many of our clients and have constantly had extensions applied with no break and they have never encountered their lashes all falling off. It is important to have your lash extensions applied by a qualified operator who uses to quality product.
The eyelash has a cycle and are constantly being replaced like your hair. 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.
Q.Can I still wear eye makeup?
A. Yes, you can use most of your normal make up and moisturizers. You cannot wear normal mascara however Lovely Lashes stocks a suitable alternative. You can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual but remember to remove with a product that does not contain oil of any kind as this will affect the glue causing your extensions to slide off prematurely. We recommend removing eyeliner and eyeshadow using a damp cotton bud and a small amount of eye non oily make-up remover and gently running it along the eyeliner to remove it. To remove eyeshadow wet a cotton wipe and eye make-up remover and gently remove eye shadow in a side and upward movement not down onto the eyelash extensions. Wiping down towards the lashes will cause a build up of makeup on the lashes and may lessen the life of them.
Q.Can I wear mascara?
A. The good news is, 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 for brides on their special day. If desired you can wear extension mascara, sold at Lovely Lashes on the lower lashes.
Q. Can I curl or perm eyelash extensions?
A. 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. You can however use a heated eyelash curler but do not over use it only using it when necessary.
Q.How long do they last?
A. Approximately 3-4 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