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You MUST come to the salon without any eye make-up, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner or false eyelashes. If you use contact lenses please bring your contact lens case. If you do not like to be seen without make up please wear sunglasses.
We suggest that you reschedule to get eyelash extensions if you have conjunctivitis, sty, itchiness, redness, swelling or a rash in or around your eyes. We also recommend customers who have a cold or a going through seasonal allergies to reschedule the eyelash extension procedure.
We adhere eyelash extensions lash by lash with US medical grade glue which is safe and long-lasting.
The eyelash extension procedure takes between 90 minutes to 2 hours. It may take longer if you want to add more volume. Before we start the procedure, we evaluate your eyelashes and review with you the desired outcome. Occasionally we will have to remove your eye make-up before starting procedure.
Eyelash extensions will last the term of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. To maintain your eyelash extensions’ length and beauty, please follow the the following tips: Comb eyelash extensions with eyelash comb or eyelash brush, Do not rub your eyes roughly, Do not pull your eyelash extensions, Do not sleep face down, Do not use oil cleansers, Do not use mechanical eyelash curler, Do not use mascara.
There are three types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 18mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one's sensitivity.
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every two to three weeks.
Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, no glue will ever get into your eye. To avoid any irritation, however, the first safety precaution you can take is to be sure that the glue is safe for your eyes and doesn't contain anything that can harm them, like formaldehyde. Shipping glues across the world often leads to a buildup of formaldehyde by the time they reach the salon. Additionally, it's important to understand the difference between an allergic reaction and an infection. A licensed and experienced lash technician will not let an infection occur, but if you're allergic to the glue, you're still going to be allergic -- this doesn't mean the glue is inherently harmful.
No. Ohh! LASHES technicians are trained properly to apply the adhesive and lashes in a way that is completely harmless. Your eyes are closed the entire time of the procedure. The worse case scenario is that you need to go to the eye doctor to get specific eye drops to treat an allergic reaction.
People want all different kinds of looks -- some people go for drama, and some opt for something more natural. The benefits of mink lash extensions are that they are more feathery looking and lighter in general, so they put less pressure on your lashes.
Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person's lash growth is somewhat variable (just hair growth), I suggest light lash maintenance every two to three weeks to maintain a full look.
Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every two weeks. When an inexperienced professional applies lashes, he or she often applies one synthetic lash to three to four natural lashes, causing clumps or the lash to break and fall out. In addition, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself, which is a big no-no. But if you avoid those two problems, your lashes should stay intact.
Water assists the Novalash glue in curing so it's not at all a problem to wet the eyelashes after application.
If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that "pop" along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy.
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won't fall out.