Lash Extensions FAQ
DO I NEED A CONSULTATION & PATCH TEST BEFORE GETTING EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
We recommend that every first-time client book a consultation and patch test (allergy test) prior to having eyelash extensions installed. During the consultation we can discuss what to expect during the service and the aftercare that is need for eyelash extensions. We can also answer any questions or concerns first-time clients may have, as well as test clients for possible allergic reactions to the lash glue.
WHAT KIND OF GLUE DO YOU USE?
We use a professional-grade, LATEX-FREE and HYDROQUINONE-FREE glue.
HOW LONG WILL MY LASHES LAST?
On average, clients come in every 2-3 weeks for a lash touch-up known as a refill.
Since your natural eyelashes shed daily, the extension attached to it will also shed and as a result you will require touch ups in order to maintain a full look. Clients with thin natural lashes may need to come in sooner to keep a fuller look.
DO YOU USE REAL MINK LASHES?
No, we don't. The health of your eyes is our number one priority and because animal hair can never be 100% sterilized, it can cause allergic reactions. Furthermore, real mink lashes will lose their curl with washing and handling over time, as apposed to synthetic lashes which retain their curl much longer.
CAN I SWIM, SHOWER OR EXERCISE WHILE WEARING EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Yes. The glue is waterproof, allowing you to shower, swim and exercise. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend that you do not wet your eyelash extensions for 24-48 hours after the eyelash application.
CAN I USE EYELASH CURLER WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
We do not recommend using any type of eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possible your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is desired, we recommend expressing that to your lash tech and we can upgrade you to a curlier lash extension.
WHO CAN'T WEAR EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Anyone with adhesive allergies, currently suffering from seasonal allergies, or sensitive watery eyes.
Anyone who just had Lasik or any type of eye or lid surgery must wait at least 3-6 months and seek their doctor's approval prior to getting eyelash extensions.
Anyone with dry skin around the area and uses moisture rich oily products that can affect the extensions.
Anyone who had Chemotherapy in the last 6 months.
Anyone who has medical condition related to their eyes, sight or eye area should consult their doctor first.
Anyone with very curly lashes. Eyelash extensions don't last long on naturally curly lashes.
Anyone who is hypersensitive to light or ingredients in the lash glue.
Anyone who is claustrophobic, has seizures, epileptic episodes, or suffers from migraines.
Anyone who has abnormally long lashes or pulls out their lashes and hair.
Anyone who has excessively oily skin, eyelids, or hair.
Anyone with any inflammatory condition of the eyes or around the eyes and lids.
Anyone who may be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have Thyroid or hormonal problems.
Anyone who may have damaged or very thin eyelashes may need to use an eyelash serum for 2 months prior to getting extensions.
Anyone who has had recent permanent makeup near or around the eyes or brows. Must wait 2 to 4 weeks.
ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS SAFE WITH PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
Generally speaking, eyelash extensions are a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. The adhesive does not touch your skin as the extensions are glued to the eyelash hairs. Allergic reactions to the adhesive are rare and reactions can be treated. In saying this, we do not recommend that pregnant women who have not had eyelash extensions before test out the procedure during their pregnancy.
- Firstly, the lash extension procedure requires you to lay flat on your back for long periods of time, a position that is not recommended for women in the advanced stages of pregnancy. It also requires that you lay quite still, which can be difficult if you’re heavily pregnant.
- Secondly, because pregnancy changes hormone levels which in turn can make you hypersensitive to things you've never had a problem with before. If a reaction was to occur the medication needed cannot be taken during pregnancy.
Hormones also affect lash retention. Hormones in the body can greatly affect the lifespan of your eyelash extensions and cause a surge in lash loss so your eyelash extensions might not last as long while you are pregnant and after you have a baby.
HOW DO YOU DISINFECT YOUR EQUIPMENT?
We adhere to and practice the highest level of sanitation using hospital grade disinfectants. All implements used are thoroughly cleansed and disinfected using a hospital grade disinfectant. If a tool or implement cannot be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized, it will be discarded after each client or given to you for home use.
Lash Lift FAQ
WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?
Lash lift is an advancement on the old fashioned "lash perm" that lifts and enhances your natural lashes for up to 8 weeks.
HOW DO I NEED TO PREP FOR THE TREATMENT?
Please arrive COMPLETELY FREE of all makeup. If there is any mascara left on your lashes, it will result in a poor lift. If you wear contacts, they must be removed. Please shower beforehand because you cannot get the lashes wet for 24 hours.
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER MY LASH LIFT?
Yes, but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY EYES?
Gently using mild products. Always wait 24 hours to do this straight after the procedure.
CAN I GET A LASH LIFT IF I HAVE VERY SHORT LASHES?
Some times, yes.
Though it can be challenging if the lashes aren't long enough to bring up and back on to the silicone curling pads. Your lash technician will advise you.
HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE A LASH LIFT?
A lash lift will begin to naturally drop after about 6-8 weeks and your lashes will be back to their natural look.
You can repeat the treatment after a minimum of one month if you feel you need to or you can wait until they are back to their natural state.
AM I GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A LASH LIFT?
Hormones can play a surprising part in how your lashes behave. If you are pregnant, have recently had a baby or are on any other medication, the lift may either not take or may drop out quicker than normal
Have pre-existing eye(lid) conditions such as chronic dry eye, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and ocular rosacea
Lasik surgery (wait a minimum of 6 months from your procedure)
Have Trichotillomania (compulsive pulling or twisting hair, eyebrows and eyelashes)
Have very sensitive eyes or possible allergies to adhesive
Who are rough with their lashes
Undergoing chemo treatments or have had chemo treatments within the past year (recommend to consult with your physician)
Are sensitive or have allergies to dyes
Had eyelid surgery (must wait a minimum of 1 year after your surgery) and have consent from doctor
Anyone who has had recent permanent makeup near or around the eyes or brows must wait 2 to 4 weeks.