EYELASH EXTENSIONS SERVICES
EYELASH EXTENSION INFO
Eyelash Extensions are fibers that mimic the look of real eyelashes. They are hand-made and created with varying lengths and curl types. They come on a strip where they are lightly glued. They can be lifted up from the strip with a tweezer and then they are dipped in a glue typically made of cyanoacrylate which is a form of "super glue" that is used in the medical industry for suture-free wounds. Once dipped, they are glued to each individual natural eyelash. Thinner cut eyelash extensions can be combined together and made into a "fan" to create more volumized looks. This is especially great for people with thinner lashes or who want extra bold results.
Our eyelashes are the first sustainable eyelash extensions available in the market today. Not only that, they are made from recycled HDPE fibers and are completely eco-friendly. These lashes feel so light-weight and comfortable, most clients of ours do not feel they are wearing eyelash extensions!
Eyelash extensions can be versatile in the way they look. They can be made to look very natural and also natural/voluminous. Take a look at "TYPES" to see a visual explanation.
*If you already have eyelash extensions on from somewhere else and looking to try our lash services, please book the New Customer Fill option.*
MASTER LASH ARTIST KARI'S PRICING
Classic Eyelash Extension Set (1hr 15min) - $170
Classic Fill (1hr) - $70
Blended Eyelash Extension Set (1hr 45min) - $210
Blended FIll (1hr 15min) - $85
Volume Extension Set (2 hrs) - $240
Volume Fill (1hr 15min) - $100
Eyelash Extension Removal (30min) - $45
New Customer Fill (60 min) - $100
You must have 60% of your lashes remaining for this service. During this appointment we will have you fill out forms and do a lash consult before the fill.
Concerned about allergies to the glue? You always have the option to do a patch test before your appointment. A patch test is done at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment to make sure you don't have a reaction to the adhesives used for your extensions. This is particularly important for people with sensitive eyes, or for those who have known sensitivity to other forms of adhesives. A patch test is done by placing a few small extensions on the outer corner of your lash line on both eyes and you will be asked to monitor it in case you have a reaction. Patch tests take 5-10 minutes.
Before You Arrive
When you arrive for your appointment be sure that your lashes and skin around eyes are clean and free of makeup or oily residues.
Avoid drinking caffeine prior to your appointment as this will cause your eyelids to flutter during the lash appointment. Please avoid alcohol and avoid drinking a lot of water beforehand so you can relax without frequent restroom breaks or overall discomfort.
Rapid Shedding Post Appointment:
If you are experiencing a rapid shedding (5 or more extensions) on both eyes of eyelash extensions within the first 3-4 days after your appointment, I need to be notified within the first 3-4 days if this is happening for assessment and a fix as this may be a glue issue. Contacting me after this time frame does not allow for proper assessment and no longer qualifies for a free fix. Also, an assessment can indicate if this is not a glue issue and an aftercare/maintenance issue, especially if other customers are not reporting rapid shed loss at the same time. Please be sure to follow instructions to carefully and properly take care of your eyelash extensions. See Aftercare in Service Menu for more info!
Seasonal Lash Sheds:
We go through larger shed cycles throughout the year, but predominattely during seasonal changes like spring and fall. Our hair tends to shed more on our heads and this also applies to our eyelashes. Please plan accordingly and prepare for these shed phases. You may need more frequent appointments or may opt to have eyelash extension breaks during these times.
Old Extension Sheds:
Sometimes, old extensions from prior fills that have had really great retention all start to shed at the same time unexpectedly. If you wait 3-ish or more weeks for your fills, then you may experience a large shedding due to old extensions finally being ready to come off. You may want to come in sooner for fills if this happens to you more often than not.
So often, fast shedding comes from poor maintenance/aftercare habits/lifestyle activity or even oily skin/lids. Cleaning them daily with an oil-free and appropriate cleanser, brushing through them, and not touching them will prolong your wear and keep your natural lashes healthy too!
Maintenance and Daily Care
- Be careful to allow moisturizers, oily eye creams, or any oily makeup removers to come too close to your lash extensions.
- Use only water-soluble products, oil-free products around your eyes. Rubbing, pulling, picking or over-cleansing the lashes will cause premature loss of lash extensions.
- Make sure to comb through your lashes every day to keep them straight and to help them grow out nicely.
- Make sure to gently cleanse them with an oil-free cleanser after the first 24 hours to keep bacteria away. Do this daily to avoid bacteria growth and blepharitis.
- No mascara. I used to give tips about mascara and eyelash extensions but over time I just see nothing but trouble for eyelash extensions. The mascara ruins them every time and also stays on as a residue which makes retention after fills a disaster. Just don't do it.
- Do not curl eyelash extensions.
- After the first 24 hours, occasional short visits to the steam room/sauna is fine. However, extensive exposure to steam or intense heat may cause bonding agent to loosen. If this happens, more frequent maintenance visits will be needed.
Lash Extension Tips and Tricks
- Try to sleep on your back. This is important directly following your application since the glue takes a while to completely dry. After a night or two, resume your normal sleeping position.
- Be gentle with your lashes. When removing your eye makeup, gently cleanse with fingertips or lip applicators.
- Eyelash growth serums can help your eyelashes stay strong helping the extensions to last longer, therefore, decreasing maintenance visits. (visit the store to purchase my #1 recommended one!)
- Resist playing with them. Your eyelashes shed naturally (approximately 1-4 every day). Rubbing and twisting the extensions can cause them to fall off. If an extension looks out of place, avoid playing with it or twisting or pulling it off. Let them come out on their own.
To have a full set at all times, it's important to not let your lashes shed more than 50% for your next fill. Most people make an apt about 2-3 weeks out.
30% or less of eyelash extensions remaining will require a new set. At every fill I take old eyelash extensions off. If you come in with 30% remaining, most likely it's less than that as most will have to be taken off since grown out or otherwise.
EYELASH EXTENSION FAQ
We use a medical grade/formaldehyde-free glue. It is one of the strongest bond glues out there. It contains Ethyl 3 Cyranoacrylate, which is used in the medical field for suture-free wounds. Upon request, we can also order special glues for sensitive eyes.
We are proud to use our very own Avari Beauty brand of eyelash extensions! They are sustainable, comfortable, cruelty-free, beautiful - and our customers have fallen in love with them! They are amazing quality and last a very long time.
Application for a full set of new lashes takes around 1.25 - 2.5 hours depending on what kind of set you choose. Classic sets take less time whereas volume sets, where each fan is individually created during application, take longer. Maintenance appointments (lash fills) generally take 45 minutes, an hour, or an hour and a half.
This varies from person to person as hair cycle growth, lifestyle, and aftercare will affect eyelash extension retention. Your eyelash extensions should typically last 2-3 weeks before a fill is needed.
Quite the opposite! It is very relaxing and everyone falls asleep. Some people may notice the feeling of their bottom eyelashes being gently taped down. Some people may experience a little sensitivity to the fumes from the cleaning solution or glue. The sensitivity usually settles down after a few minutes. People also may experience their eyes watering. The application can tickle as each eyelash is isolated with a tweezer until you get used to the sensation. After your lashes have been applied, they should feel like your own natural lashes – meaning, you shouldn’t feel them very much at all. Someitmes there is a slight discomfort when we have to detach old extensions from grown out eyelashes.
They should not cause much damage, if at all. Some people have sensitive eyelashes that don't like to have extensions for longer periods of time. Some can go years with no issues. The job of a qualified lash technician is to watch for signs of weakened natural eyelashes. My brand of eyelashes are cut very thin and are designed with the natural eyelash health in mind. We've actually helped some people regain healthy eyelashes by using our eyelash extension brand and making sure to use the appropriate length and width of extensions for your natural eyelash. We also make sure to encourage eyelash extension breaks when we feel that is what the natural eyelashes need. Please do your research when choosing an eyelash extension technician. You should never see clumps or black masses of glue in pictures of someone's work. Eyelash extensions should never be super thick to where it is over half of the width of a natural eyelash. If you watch out for those things, you should be safe!
Yes, you can! You don't need to take them out unless you decide you want to. I also want to note that you should have no issues with eyelash extensions and contacts or glasses. Depending on how long your extensions are, they may brush up against your glass frames, but other than that - you should have no issue.
I would honestly avoid eyelash extensions if you experience watery eyes and allergies often or throughout the year. This will not be great for eyelash extension retention and you would need more frequent fills than normal. Also, you may be more sensitive to eyelash extension glue fumes. If you have seasonal allergies, you may be fine. You could avoid having them when you know your allergies will be active.
You can treat your eyelash extensions much as you treat your own lashes. Extra care must be taken for the first 24 hours after application – do not get them wet or submerge them in water until after the glue has fully cured post 24 hours. Extended exposure to hot water or chlorine and sea salt may weaken the bond and cause you to lose lashes sooner than you would otherwise. But you can shower and wash your face as usual.
When applied properly, eyelash extensions should look very natural and hard to distinguish from your natural lashes. The only giveaway may be their incredible length and volume! Lash extensions come in various lengths and thicknesses. At your consultation, I will examine your natural lashes for texture and thickness and recommend a match that will result in the most natural appearance.
This depends on each State's requirements. In some States, you will need to be a licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, or Lash Technician with an active license to perform these services. It is also preferred to have certification and specific training in this field. In other States, you just need to be certified and trained.
Because eyelash extensions are applied to existing natural lashes, an individual must have some natural lashes for the procedure. Eyelash Extensions should not, and in many cases cannot be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy, or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.
Cancer patients can begin having eyelash extensions applied once chemotherapy has completed and lashes are beginning to grow-in again. During this initial stage, the lashes are weaker and thinner than they originally were. eyelash extensions thin (.10mm) lashes can be applied during this stage to thicken the lash line without causing stress to these weakened lashes. As stronger lashes start to grow, eyelash extensions thick (.15mm) lashes can be added for more fullness. For cancer patients whose lashes are growing back sporadically, I can typically use special techniques to compensate for any gaps.
Eyelash Extensions should only be applied once lash growth has resumed. As with cancer recovery patients, special techniques can be used to add additional fullness during the regrowth period to compensate for any gaps.
Individuals with Trichotillomania (an impulse disorder characterized by the urge to pull eyelashes and other hair out) do not make good candidates for eyelash extensions unless and until they have received effective treatment. Extensions may provide a stronger urge for these individuals to pull at their lashes if they are not undergoing treatment.
Although the adhesive is developed to be safe for use on the skin, eyelash extensions are never applied to the skin, therefore allergic reactions due to contact with adhesives are rare. Individuals with allergies to other cosmetics or fragrances may experience some sensitivity to ingredients in some of the other materials used to apply eyelash extensions such as sensitive skin medical tape.
Generally, it doesn’t cause any damage to your eyelashes. It all depends on the strength of your natural lashes and the thickness and length of your extensions. Your professional lash technician will be able to detect any inherent weaknesses and recommend an ideal lash extension length and thickness with your lash health in mind.
Eyelash extension retention will depend on your hair cycle growth, lifestyle, and aftercare. It varies from client to client but a refill is typically done within 2-3 weeks.
Yes, you can. But not for the first 24 hours. The glue needs to set in and during that time you should avoid getting them wet. Also, extended exposure to hot or chlorinated water can weaken the bond and may cause extensions to fall off sooner than they normally would. After the first 24 hours, you can shower, exercise and wash your face as usual.
There are three types of extensions: classic, blended (hybrid), and volume style. Classic eyelashes have a 1-1 ratio, meaning there is one extension for every natural lash. It’s a very natural look. On the contrary, volume lashes are thinner than classic ones and multiple extensions can be attached to a single natural lash. They have a fuller, dramatic look. Blended lashes are a mix of both classic and volume. Some extensions have single extensions and others have multiple.
Not at all. People often say it’s very relaxing and many even fall asleep. Some may be slightly sensitive to the fumes from the cleaning solution or glue and their eyes can water but the discomfort will fade within a few minutes. On rare occasions, it can be a little ticklish when the tweezers isolate every single lash. After the procedure, you won’t be able to tell the difference between your extensions and natural lashes.