Eyelash Extensions FAQ’s
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent synthetic eyelashes that are curved and light weight to replicate the look and feel of a natural eyelash. The individual lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. The lashes vary in thickness and length and are applied to individual natural eyelashes, one extension lash at a time. They look and feel like your own natural lashes only better! They lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes. Eyelash Extensions should be applied by train and certify professionals only.
What are Eyelash Extensions made out of?
Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions are made from synthetic polyester. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Today lashes are also available in Mink, Faux-MInk and silk. We choose to work with Faux-Mink and Synthetic Eyelash extensions only.
What do they look like and how do they feel?
With proper application from a certified lash professional Eyelash Extensions look and feel natural. Each application is design and customized to suit the individual. Lashes are available in four thicknesses and three different curls. They are also available in a variety of lengths ranging from 6mm to 17mm in a variety of colors for highlighting effects. Varying individual synthetic lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness of the Eyelash Extensions applied is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as personal preference. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition.
Eyelash Extensions are designed to be indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant, and they move with your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch-up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.
Because an is an exact replica of an eyelash, it weighs about as much as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out ahead of their natural cycle as other enhancement methods can. Please feel free to review our client testimonials and before/after pictures for additional information on the look and feel of Eyelash Extensions.
What are the benefits of wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Most women choose Eyelash Extensions to lengthen their natural lashes while others want their lashes to look fuller. A number of women with naturally light colored lashes choose Eyelash Extensions to darken their existing lashes. Still others love the different, fun looks they can achieve with highlighting and layering.
Eyelash Extensions can create a younger appearance on many clients. Several consumers who were contemplating having work done on their faces have informed us that they no longer feel the need as a result of wearing Eyelash Extensions. Eyelash Extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
Above all, the main advantage of Eyelash Extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen. Eyelash Extensions allow you to spend less time with makeup; mascara is certainly no longer necessary. Because our lashes are bigger at the base, they create the same effect as eyeliner so that step can be avoided as well. Overall, Eyelash Extensions will give you the appearance of having put significant effort into your eye makeup when, in reality, you spent no time at all. No application of eye makeup and no need for removal at the end of the day. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day. Say goodbye to the application of mascara, stained tears and mascara raccoon masks around the eyes. With Eyelash Extensions you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep with little to no effort.
How long do Eyelash Extensions Last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. When properly applied, an Eyelash Extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more.
- Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing in, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable.
- When eyelashes are extended with Eyelash Extensions, it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions. Lash Stylists will apply Eyelash Extensions primarily to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, without jeopardizing the health of ‘baby' lashes. The Lash extensions will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few Eyelash Extensions may shed within the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months.
- With proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your Eyelash Extensions Stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the expertise and experience of the Lash Stylist and the number of lashes being applied, it generally takes between 90 to 120 minutes to apply a full set of Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions. Touch-ups can be done between 45min to 60 minutes.
Can you describe the application process?
You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while Eyelash Extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no discomfort or pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most clients find it is so relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep.
I have no lashes at all, can I wear Eyelash Extensions?
Because Eyelash Extensions are applied to existing natural lashes you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Eyelash Extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.
Can I apply Eyelash Extensions to my own eyelashes?
No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply Eyelash Extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury, lash damage or unnatural looking lashes. Eyelash Extensions are applied one lash at a time to your individual natural eyelashes to achieve long, thick and natural looking eyelashes. The procedure involves bonding the synthetic extension to your own natural eyelashes and should be performed only by professionally trained Lash Stylists only.
How much does it cost for an application of Eyelash Extensions?
The major investment in Eyelash Extensions consists of the initial full set, typically between 60 and 120 lashes per eye. This can run anywhere from $250 to $350, depending on how many lashes are applied, the skill level of the Lash Stylist and in what part of the country you are located. The application of Eyelash Extensions is an art form, and just as with hair styling and cutting, it can cost a bit more to have your lashes styled by the best. Once the initial set has been completed, touch-ups are nominal by beauty industry standards.
A typical Eyelash Extensions touch up application consists of 20 – 40 lashes per eye and costs substantially less than the initial application, usually ranging from $80-$125. Given this, the cost of maintaining your eyelash extensions indefinitely is really quite comparable to the cost of fills on acrylic nails or highlighting your hair.
One note of caution: We hear countless stories of individuals who go to an untrained lash technician because the cost is low. They receive a substandard set of lashes that is clumpy, painful and often damaging to their lashes. A proper application of lashes is not painful during or after the procedure. Eyelash extension application is an exacting process that takes skill and time. If the cost is very cheap, you should certainly question the training of the technician as well as the quality of the product. These same individuals often end up seeking out an Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions Stylist after they try the cheap alternatives. Ultimately, most have realized from experience that the old adage “you get what you pay for” is often true.
Spray Tanning FAQ'S
Yes! All types of skin can get some color from sunless tanning. We customize solutions for every skin tone. We just ask that the client is realistic. If you are fairer skinned, you obviously will not be able to create a sunless tan that is as dark as a more olive skinned person. We try to create color for each client that complement their skin tone and looks as natural as possible
Yes! If you have skin sensitivities to specific products, please let us know. Our sunless tanning solutions are oil-free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free. Our solution is organic certified DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) and hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, vegan and gluten-free. Also, formulated with the highest-quality blend of all natural and organic ingredients, which are also FDA approved.
Spray tans are perfect for any occasion, event or simply anytime! We suggest getting your tan 1-2 days before your event. You will have the best color the first 2-4 days.
There are a few does and don’ts, before your tanning appointment. Your tans depend on how well you prepare. Please visit our PREP page to follow suggestions on how to prepare.
This is simple! If it is your first visit, please allow 20-30 minutes for your whole session. When you arrive on your first visit, you will fill out your pre-tan waiver. Then we will take you to the spray room where we will discuss prep and your custom color. You will then be left to prepare, and we will check to make sure you are ready. The airbrush artist will then enter the room, prep, and spray. You just stand and turn per the instruction, and that’s it! We will do the rest...blending, drying and detailing...to ensure your tan is flawless. After the tan is complete, you will be left to dress. At checkout, you will receive all instructions so you need to go home with confidence that your tan will be amazing!
If it is your first visit, please allow 20-30 minutes for the entire appointment. You will need to dry a bit after and then dress so we don’t recommend making your appointment when you are in a hurry. Once you have experienced the process for the first time and familiarized with procedure you will be in and out appointment much faster.
Do I have to be completely naked for my tan session?
No! You can wear, or not wear, whatever you would like during your appointment. Tanning is what we do. We have seen it ALL after all these years and take our confidentiality policy very seriously, so you’re in good hands. Just keep tan lines in mind, so consider what you wear prior to appointment. Black bathing suits are recommended. We do provide disposable thongs.
You cannot swim, sweat, or get wet at all during the development time just after being sprayed. We do not recommend swimming or working out 24 hours after being sprayed. This gives the tan ample time to set in without being negatively affected by the exfoliating that sweating and soaking can have on the body. Just note that sweating, soaking, rubbing, scrubbing, chlorinated water and hot tubs will all fade the tan faster.
Yes! Sunless tanning is perfectly safe! We have fully ventilated rooms and state-of-the-art tanning equipment to ensure the cleanest air possible. The air is so clean that we have white floors and counter tops! We will provide you with a surgical mask for you to wear if you are concerned. We recommend to consult with your physician before your tanning appointment.
What do I wear to my airbrush tan?
Lady’s you are welcome to wear as little or as much as you are comfortable wearing. You can choose to go topless wear a bra or a bikini. Just keep tan lines in mind. We provide disposable thongs if you prefer. We suggest you visit our HOW TO PREP page so you can make this experience flawless!
Will my skin look orange?
Your skin will not look orange! Our sunless tanning solution is derivative of sugarcane or beets which turns brown after the appropriate development time. Also, our solutions are customized to each individual client depending on their desire look. We aim to provide a natural looking tan that looks amazing!!! Sun Kissed!
Do I need to wear sunscreen when I am outside after my sunless tan?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Spray tanning does not protect you from the sun or UV rays so please be sure to wear proper sun protection.