Many people would love to have the long, luxurious lashes that eyelash extensions provide but are concerned about what the procedure involves. In fact, what happens during an eyelash extension appointment is very simple and you can expect to feel very little throughout.
Choosing Your Lashes
Before you begin, the stylist will ask you questions about your health and lifestyle to make sure extensions are suitable for you. Lash extensions are easy to care for and only need to stay dry for 48 hours, therefore they are ideal for most people. To be able to receive lashes on the same day, you should arrive without any makeup on your eyes. You should also not curl your lashes that day nor wear contact lenses.
The next step is choosing your lashes. Extensions fall into three categories: volume, classic, and hybrid. If you want to make a big impact, choose volume lashes. If you want everyday lashes, classic is your best option. For something in between, hybrid lashes are for you.
Applying the Lashes
For the application, you will be lying on your back with your eyes closed. The last artist will make sure you are comfortable before beginning. This is important, as you’ll be here for the next hour or two, depending on how many extensions you are receiving. Many people find the experience so relaxing that they fall asleep.
The stylist will start by brushing your eyelashes, cleaning them of any makeup residue. To keep your lower lashes out of the way, the stylist will cover them with medical tape or a gel patch. This prevents them from sticking to the upper lashes. Your lash artist will also tape your upper eyelid to hold it in place.
Now you are ready to receive the first lash extension. The stylist will separate one of your eyelashes from the others using specialized tweezers. Then, the lash artist will apply adhesive to the extension, put it in the correct position, and bond it in place. For safety reasons, extensions are always applied directly to natural lashes, never to skin.
Once the stylist has completed all the lashes on one eye, it is time for the other. You will receive the same number of lashes on each side for an even appearance.
Caring for Your Lashes
Lash extensions last between six and eight weeks, depending on how quickly your natural lashes fall out in your hair lifecycle. To keep the lash extensions attached, avoiding touch them right after application. You should also prevent any contact with oil-based products, like makeup remover and lotions, and avoid steam rooms and saunas for the next 48 hours.
When you choose an experienced professional for lash extensions, you’ll be in safe hands. You can also be confident that you’ll receive stunning, long-lasting results from lashes that enhance your natural endowments. Once you’ve had a lash extension appointment, you’ll never want to go back to the hassle and mediocre results of mascara.