Who wants to pile on pounds of mascara just to end up with clumpy eyelashes? So not cute in our books. Luckily, we live in a world where the beauty trend of eyelash extensions has extended beyond our favourite celeb crushes to the everyday woman in grocery stores and picking up their kids from soccer.
So what is this big trend all about and what are some of the common questions you need answered before booking your first appointment? That’s what our beauty experts are here to answer for you.
What are eyelash extensions made out of?
Eyelash extensions can be made from various materials but usually from animal hair or synthetic fibers. Most extensions are made of PBT blend synthetic fibers, which is the same thing toothbrush bristles are made from.
These fibers are then heated and treated to create the appearance and feel of natural, I woke up like this, lashes.
What length should I get and how thick should they be?
Both the length and thickness of your eyelash extensions will depend on your natural lashes.
If you have naturally long lashes, then we will want to go for thickness rather than length. If you have medium length, let’s go for a bit of length and thickness at the same time.
How long does the appointment take?
The time varies depending on how many lashes you want applied but a full set of lashes usually takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
Don’t worry though, we set you up laying down with your eyes closed on a comfortable spa bed leaving you with no choice but to slip into serenity. We like to call these lash naps and trust us when we say, these are addicting.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Most eyelash extensions will last for anywhere between 4 and 6 weeks depending on when you natural lashes shed. Depending on how fast your lashes grow out, you may need a touch-up after 3 or 4 weeks.
How do I care for the lashes?
It’s important to not let your lashes get wet for 24 hours after you get them to allow the adhesive to fully dry. Since oil can compromise the bonds as well we suggest you cleanse your lashes daily since make-up and other products can create a film or build up.
If you don’t cleanse the lashes daily, that build up can actually weaken the adhesive causing the lashes to slip off.
Will extensions damage my lashes?
Nope! If applied correctly by a professional, certified eyelash technician like the ones we have here at Urban Vanity, extensions will not damage your eyelashes at all.
We select the proper curl and diameter while using the correct amount of adhesive to actually prevent any damage.
Can I still wear mascara?
Of course, although you may not feel the need to after getting extensions.
If you do choose to still apply mascara, be sure to only use a water based application so as not to dissolve the bonding of the extensions causing them to fall out sooner.
How often will I need refills?
For the best results, we recommend getting refills every 2 – 4 weeks. You don’t want to wait too long because then your extensions will all fall out and you will need an entirely new, full set again.
Depending on the state of your lashes, a refill can take anywhere from 30 to 80 minutes.
Draw attention to those beautiful eyes of yours with natural looking lashes from Urban Vanity. Whether you’re looking for flirty or dramatic, we have the lashes for you. Contact us today to book your lash extension appointment in Brantford, or book online at www.urbanvanity.ca.