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The 411 on what to expect and how to prepare for your first LASH Appointment

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The Basics: Lashes come in a variety of sizes.
Eyelash extensions come in a variety of sizes and you can mix it up every time. If you’re looking for a natural lash set you want SILK Lashes. These beauties are made of the finest silk material and curled to look natural with mascara. If you’re looking for fullness then you want VOLUME lashes. These lashes are also made of the finest silk & mink material. A combo of classic lashes with volumes is a hybrid set. This gives you half the fullness of the volume for a more natural look and feel. Finally, we offer MINK lashes. Contrary to popular belief nobody uses real mink fur anymore as it’s inhuman to the animal. Mink lashes are now made of synthetic acrylic so they tend to look more glam and thick. Learning which type of lash is right for you is all based on trial and error. Everyone is different and you learn what you like and don’t like as you wear the lash set. We recommend researching which type of lashes you would like prior to your first appointment.

How to make the most of your appointment:
#1 Prepare:
Prior to your appointment, please ensure that contacts, all makeup and facial (under eye) moisturizers have been removed. The lashes cannot get wet for the initial 24 hours post application so make sure to shower or workout before you come in for your new set. We also recommend avoiding caffeine and stimulants prior to your lash appointments as they may cause your eyes to flutter involuntarily.

#2 Be on Time:
Running late for your first lash appointment just gives us less time for your lashing. It’s important to arrive early to fill out paperwork so that we can maximize our time chatting with you and getting to know what type of lash set you’re going for!

#3 The application process:
Getting your lashes done is a relaxing and calming experience. Most of our clients fall asleep to spa music. A hydro-gel patch is used to hold down the bottom lashes for a safe application of top lashes. The eyes remain closed for the remainder of the application process.

You’re now a new person and your new lash set should last for up to 3-4 weeks post application.

What happens next?

Lash Shedding:
Yup, like your hair sheds so do your lashes! It’s important to know that Eyelash extensions will fall out according to your natural lash growth cycle (as a natural lash falls, the extension will go with it). The average person has between 90-120 lashes per eye. Each eye will naturally shed 2-5 lashes per day. So if you break it down averaging 3 lashes per day it will look like this:
1 week: You will lose 21 lashes
2 weeks: You will lose 42 lashes
3 weeks: You will lose 63 lashes
This is why refills or membership new sets are recommended every 2-3 weeks.

We look forward to meeting you and glamming you up with eyelash extensions. They’ve changed our life and can change yours too!

 

Summer Lashes: How to care for and make the most of your lash set
Summer is around the corner and with all the fun events, weekends and beach time you’ll want to look and feel your best! Eyelash Extensions are the perfect addition to your effortless summer look. With hot weather comes loads of SPF and sweat. Eeek! Think face oil and lotion in your lashes. Speaking of SPF always make sure you’re using oil free and avoiding contact with your lashes.

Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your lash set this upcoming season.

lashes before and after

Beach or Pool Time:
As you know, lashes cannot get wet for the initial 24 hours post application but after that water is ok. With travel and swim time your fluffy set is bound to get a little rough around the edges. Chlorine and salt water can negatively impact how long your lashes last. The best way to preserve your lashes when swimming is to wear goggles. Yes, we know not the sexiest of looks but your lashes will still be flawless when you’re out of the water. Keep in mind that the goggles must fit comfortably so that the extensions don’t touch the lens. For those of you who like big dramatic lashes you may want a snorkel size goggle lens. Hehe… If you are brave enough to swim without goggles we suggest you keep a dry towel or lint free cloth nearby so you can gently dab underneath the extensions to dry them off. Do not wipe or rub your lashes. This is always a big NO NO. The best part of having lashes in summer is that you’ll never be the girl at the pool with mascara running down her face.

 

Exercise:
Hot yoga never. Skip it and do regular yoga or go outside for a workout. Heat and humidity will break the bond between the synthetic lash and your real lash causing them to fall right off. When exercising be sure to wear a headband to catch the sweat and you’re set to go!

 

Beach BBQ’s, bonfires, camp fires:
Rule of thumb, if it’s too hot for your real hair then it’s too hot for your lashes!

 

Products:
Let’s get back to OIL FREE! Not all products are created equal. We always recommend our clients use Simple skin care products. We do not recommend Neutrogena for lashes. Unfortunately we’ve learned first-hand that even the oil free products they carry can negatively impact your extensions.

 

Make up: Same rules apply. All must be oil free. Sephora is a great place to ask and get help when choosing the right liners, concealers and foundations that will not impact your lashes.

 

Professional Makeup Application: This is a tricky one! Most makeup artist will not carry the oil free product of your dreams. The one rule we recommend not to break when getting a professional makeup application is to NEVER add a strip lash or cluster lash on top of the existing eyelash extensions. Removing the temporary add on can rip your real lash out with the extension attached to it or cause your lash extensions to fall out.

 

Lash Shedding:
Yup, like your hair sheds so do your lashes! It’s important to know that Eyelash extensions will fall out according to your natural lash growth cycle (as a natural lash falls, the extension will go with it). The average person has between 90-120 lashes per eye. Each eye will naturally shed 2-5 lashes per day. So if you break it down averaging 3 lashes per day it will look like this:
1 week: You will lose 21 lashes
2 weeks: You will lose 42 lashes
3 weeks: You will lose 63 lashes
This is why refills or membership new sets are recommended every 2-3 weeks.

Enjoy the summer and make the most of your play time with eyelash extensions. They’re a total game changer!