What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that creates a longer and fuller lashes without daily need of applying false eyelashes. Properly applied this will give you a custom look that enhances your natural beauty. Eyelash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash and can vary in length and style. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real.
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions Last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Everyone's experience will differ based on day to day activities but over all touchups should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. A special waterproof bonding agent is used. Glue does not contain any fumes or irritants and is long lasting.
How often should I get touch-ups?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes cycle (fall off) every 45 - 60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as exposure to steam or frequent touching your eyes may reduce eyelash longevity.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions provide the illusion of wearing mascara it can be worn. It must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of eyelash extensions causing them to fall off sooner. Care needs to be taken in washing off the mascara and you should use only water based eye makeup remover.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you avoid direct heavy water on your eyelashes such as in the shower on your lashes for about 24-48 hours after the eyelash application. A light Mist is fine.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
• Do not get lashes wet for 24 hours. Light mist is fine
• Avoid hot steam or sauna for 48 hours
• Avoid running water directly on your lashes
• Do not rub your eyes
• Only use water based mascara (optional)
• If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
• Use water based eye makeup remover
• Do not perm your lashes
• Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
• Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)
Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe?
Currently the FDA is not regulating eyelash extensions because the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash hairs and do not touch the skin. The application process is pain-free and relaxing that most clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes.
How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 90 min for relashes and 2.5 to 3 hours for an initial set. You will lay comfortably on a massage table with your eyes closed. The Eyelash stylist will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. We normally consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in. We also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to size. Each person's lashes will vary in strength and length. We take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes is very natural.
What products should I use to take care of my eyelash extensions?
We recommend washing your eyelashes using baby wash (J&J baby shampoo). Lash’d does have products available for purchase that promote bonding strength, oil free eye liner and eyelid cleanser.
What type of Eyelash Extensions does Lash'd by Sachi Designs Use?
Lash'd by Sachi Designs mainly uses faux mink lashes as mink lashes albeit natural are more expensive and do not hold shape over time.
What are the risks of receiving eyelash extensions?
Some people may have allergic reactions to adhesive, under eye gel patches and other products. During Sachi Designs initial consultation allergic reactions and other concerns will be discussed prior to eyelash application.