Mink Lash Extensions FAQ
+ How long do the eyelash extensions last?
The lash extensions last the life span of your natural lash. Most guests have their lash extensions filled every three to four weeks to keep them looking lush and full. Hair or lash growth is a predetermined function of the body. Lashes (and all hair) follow a three phase growing cycle and eventually fall out. The first cycle is called anagen, or growth phase, during which the lashes actively grow. This stage lasts between 30 and 45 days. Only about 40 percent of the upper lashes and 15 percent of the lower lashes are in this stage at any given time. The next stage is called catagen, or the transition phase. During this time, the lash stops growing. Because a hair follicle needs to complete the catagen stage before it can move to the next phase, a lash that falls out or is plucked out during this stage will not grow back immediately. The catagen phase typically lasts between two and three weeks. The last stage is called telogen, or resting phase. The hair on your head that falls out when you shampoo or brush your hair are in this resting phase. Because each individual eyelash is in its own phase of the growing cycle, it’s normal to lose a few lashes most days. Most people shed between one and five lashes from each eye daily, depending on their growth cycle. Shedding a few lash extensions within the first few days is normal, as those lashes were at the end of their growth cycle.
+ What is the difference between synthetic polyester and synthetic mink lashes?
Synthetic polyester lashes are soft, flexible, and contain special micropore fibers that aid in bonding extensions to the natural lash. They are polished, sculpted, and tapered to look just like a natural lash. Synthetic mink lashes are glossier, lighter in weight, softer, and more flexible. We choose to use only faux mink as opposed to real mink, as testing has shown that there is a higher percentage of people who have adverse reactions to extensions made from animal hair, such as mink.
+ How do you know what will look good on me?
Each lash service is personalized to suit you and is determined during your consultation. The thickness, length, and curl are each determined by the condition and health of your own lashes, as well as your preferences. The overall effect is added curl, thickness, and length while still looking natural.
+ Why do my lash extensions look different than my friends’ lashes?
Everyone’s lashes are different. Some people have naturally long or thick lashes, while some have short or sparse lashes. Because we attach the extension to an existing lash, those with thicker longer lashes will have a more dramatic result than someone with fine, thin lashes. A thin lash will not support a very long thick lash, so we must then customize the length and thickness to suit that particular individual. Most people have 150 to 200 lashes on each upper lash line; however, some people have more lashes on one eye. In such cases, your lash stylist will apply fewer extensions to the eye with more lashes, in order to create a balanced appearance.
+ How long does an eyelash extension application take?
Depending on the number of lashes being applied, having a full set of extensions can take between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Touch-ups can take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes.
+ How are they applied?
Please arrive for your appointment with your lashes completely free of mascara. If you are wearing full makeup, all traces of mascara must be removed, so please arrive early. You will then recline on a warmed treatment bed in a private room. Your lash stylist will place conditioning eye pads below your lower lashes and above your upper lashes. While you relax with your eyes closed, your lash stylist will attach your lovely new lashes to your existing lashes one at a time. Your eyes cannot be opened during the service. There is absolutely no discomfort and most people fall asleep, so this is a great time to catch a nap. You will leave refreshed and with a gorgeous new look.
+ How do I care for my eyelash extensions?
Do not swim, shower, or sit in a hot tub or sauna for 48 hours after your lashes are applied, as this will cause the glue to loosen. After 48 hours you are free to enjoy all of your regular activities. You may wear mascara that has been approved for lash extensions. Never wear waterproof mascara; it cannot be removed without damaging the adhesive and will destroy the bond that adheres the eyelash extensions. Most brands of mascara contain ingredients that break down the adhesive bond, causing the extensions to shed.
+ How soon can have my lashes done?
Because this is such a popular service, space is limited. Please call our reservation desk and we will be happy to book your consultation.