LASH EXTENSIONS 101

the myths vs. the facts

1.

MYTH:

You can't wash your eyes while wearing lash extensions.

FACT:

Not only can you wash your lashes, but it is RECOMMENDED! You want to clean your lashes DAILY. Cleaning your lashes will remove any unwanted dirt, debris, make-up residue, etc. Cleaning your lashes will also prevent you from getting infections (i.e: Blepharitis, lash mites, etc.) Clean lashes also = BETTER RETENTION! Who wouldn't want longer, lasting lashes?!

To better cleanse your lashes, Gorgeous Doll Lashes Foaming Lash Cleanser is highly recommended, for daily use.

2.

MYTH:

Eyelash Extensions damage your natural lashes.

FACT:

When applied CORRECTLY (i.e.: 1:1 ratio or 1 false lash extension per 1 single, isolated natural lash) they should NOT cause any damage to your natural lashes.

3.

MYTH:

Eyelash Extensions damage your natural lashes.

FACT:

When applied CORRECTLY (i.e.: 1:1 ratio or 1 false lash extension per 1 single, isolated natural lash) they should NOT cause any damage to your natural lashes.

4.

MYTH:

Eyelash extensions are painful.

FACT:

With proper isolation & lash placement lash extensions are pain free. 

5.

MYTH:

Any person that is TRAINED/CERTIFIED to do lash extensions is qualified to do them.

FACT:

Lash extensions is a PROFESSIONAL service, & should only be performed by a LICENSED cosmetologist/esthetician, or the technician must have a specialty license in lash extensions. 

6.

MYTH:

You can get LONG lengths, regardless of the condition of your natural lashes.

FACT:

The health & safety of your natural lashes is the MOST important. Only lengths that your natural lash can healthily support will be used. If you desire a FULLER look, a VOLUME SET is recommended. Please ask Whitney Shardae (Master Lash Stylist), at the time of your appointment

7.

MYTH:

A full set of eyelash extensions will last a full 6 weeks without a refill.

FACT:

Our natural lashes shed approx. 2-5 lashes daily (on average about 3 lashes per day, 21 lashes per week), so most clients will need a refill every 2-3 weeks to keep your lashes GORGEOUS & FULL. Your lifestyle plays a BIG part of your lash retention. If you have an active lifestyle (work-out, swim, use sauna, sweat, etc), wear make-up daily, or if you are a wild sleeper, you might loose more lashes than say a client whose lifestyle is different. 

(50% of lashes must be maintained for a refill service. Refills can be booked weekly up to 4 weeks. A fresh FULL SET service must be booked after 4 weeks.) 

a little more about Lash Extensions..

Eyelash extensions are SINGLE lashes (synthetic or mink) adhered to each of your individual lashes on a 1:1 ratio (for a CLASSIC set). Each set is customized/designed based on your natural lash & the shape of your eyes. The length & fullness of your set all depends on the health of your natural lash & what your natural lash can HEALTHILY support.

A full set can last up to 2-3 weeks (with proper maintenance before needing a refill--Please keep in mind, your LIFESTYLE plays a big part in how long your set will last). Which in return, saves you time, money, & gives you the convenience of not having to deal with mascara, strip lashes, or those damaging cluster lashes (or "nail shop lashes"..PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM CLUSTERS/INDIVIDUAL'S!)