What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are the new way to extend the length or thickness of your eyelashes. A lot of people also get them to change the look of their eyes.
How are eyelash extensions applied?
The proper way to apply eyelash extensions is individually on the client’s natural eyelashes. They should not be applied to the skin because they can clog the follicles of the natural eyelashes.
How long is the application process?
The process usually takes between one to two and a half hours depending on the look you want to achieve.
How long do the extensions last?
They last between 4 to 6 weeks depending on how well you take care of them and depending on your natural eyelash cycle.
How do I maintain the fullness of my eyelash extensions?
Normally people get a fill or a touch-up between 2 to 4 weeks to maintain fullness. Some people get away with five weeks if they take really good care of their eyelashes and naturally have a lot of eyelashes.
What takes place during a fill or touch-up?
When you come in for a touch-up or a fill, we apply the extensions on those eyelashes that have either lost extensions and on those that have naturally shed and then grown back.
Are my eyelash extensions pulling out my natural eyelashes?
Some people may ask why they see their natural eyelash stuck to the extensions as they see them shed. Let me assure you it’s nothing to worry about; it’s very normal to see your natural eyelashes falling out with extensions because the extensions are stuck on top of your natural eyelashes. Your eyelashes shed naturally. The extensions don’t pull out your eyelashes; shedding eyelashes are just more noticeable with extensions.
Can eyelash extensions damage my natural eyelashes?
We get this question all the time. Rest assured that they don’t damage your natural eyelashes if they’re done professionally and applied in a proper, clean manner.
Can I use eyelash growth serums (like Latisse) while I have eyelash extensions?
Yes and no. If you want them to last as long as possible, I wouldn’t recommend using them because the eyelash growth serums expedite the growth rate of your natural eyelashes, which can be helpful but does mess with your lash cycle. This could cause your natural eyelashes (and extensions) to shed much quicker than they normally would.
Can I wear mascara with eyelash extensions?
Yes, you can wear mascara. However, you want to make sure that you wear a water-based (not oil-based) mascara. You also want to avoid waterproof mascara because it’s very difficult to remove and ends up clumping the eyelashes together causing them to shed more quickly.
How do I know what size eyelashes I should get?
Eyelash extensions are customizable based on your natural eye shape and preference. If you’re not sure, your lash artist will be happy to recommend the perfect size.
What styles of eyelash extensions are available?
There are main three different styles: classic, volume, and hybrid. The classic style is the most natural, and the volume style is the most dramatic.
Does the procedure hurt?
No, it actually doesn’t hurt. A lot of people think it hurts because in the pictures you see, you’re all taped up, there are lots of tools, and it looks like eye surgery. In reality, it doesn’t hurt at all. You’re very comfortable lying down with your legs elevated. Some people even fall asleep.
Can I get eyelash extensions if I’m pregnant?
We do have clients who are pregnant and get eyelash extensions, but we do advise you to consult your doctor first.
What should I expect to feel after the application?
They actually feel just like your natural eyelashes. You won’t feel them on your eyes like you do with strip eyelashes.
What do I need to do to prepare for the application?
The main thing is to come in with a makeup-free face, especially the eye area. If you do have eye makeup on, make sure to bring makeup remover or ask your technician for makeup remover so you can properly cleanse the eyes before application. Even a little bit of makeup residue can cause the extensions to shed quicker than they should.
Can you wear makeup with eyelash extensions?
The simple answer is yes. You just want to be careful when you’re removing your makeup so you’re not rubbing your eyes hard enough to pull your eyelashes off. You want to wash and massage the makeup off gently in a downwards motion. Make sure any makeup remover you use is oil-free. You can try the Yegi Lash Foam Cleanser.
Can you be allergic to eyelash extensions?
Some people may be allergic to the glue or tape used during the application. If you’re allergic, you can expect your eyes to swell up a little bit within the first 24 hours. If you think you’re allergic, contact your lash tech for information on the products used and consult your doctor if necessary.
What are the extensions made of?
All of our products are made of microfibers and silks to mimic the look and feel of high quality hair. These microfibers are designed to feel soft to the touch and hold the desired curl of the extension. 100% Siberian mink labeled eyelashes are the ones that usually come from animal hair- a mammal called the mink. If you really want natural hair, that’s the style you would choose. But, in my experience, because it’s a natural animal hair, it doesn’t hold the curl as well as the artificial ones. Yegi Beauty uses only animal-free, cruelty-free products and we do not carry 100% Siberian mink lashes.
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