What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are a weightless, semi-permanent enhancement. Each extension is shaped like a single eyelash. The extensions are available in a variety of widths, lengths, curls and colors. There are two types of extensions: Classic and Volume. With Classic Lashes, each individual fiber is adhered to a single, natural lash using a hypoallergenic, medical-grade adhesive. With Volume Lashes, multiple lashes are adhered to a single lash and are ideal for those with sparse lashes. Thanks to the innovation of attaching extensions to a single lash, both Classic and Volume Lashes are so soft and natural you can comb through them. This technique also allows each natural lash to grow on its own cycle, without pain, pulling or pinching.
The Lash & Beauty Lab offers a variety of extensions types, and our experience estheticians are happy to help design a formula especially for you.
At Lash & Beauty Lab, we offer four premium varieties of extensions:
Silk: These super-soft synthetic lash extensions are wider at the base and superfine at the tip. Due to not being quite as comfortable, these lashes are recommended for special occasions rather than those wishing to return for regular fills. They are 100% hypoallergenic. Ideal for older clients or those with weak natural lashes.
Faux Mink: Faux mink extensions are made of premium synthetic materials and are tapered at the tip and slightly larger at the base. They give the look of wearing beautiful, black mascara. Our Faux Mink option offers a versatile, light lash and is available in several lengths and widths that can be combined to further customize your look. Ideal for those seeking a bolder look and want a stronger curl.
Authentic Siberian Mink: Made of 100% Siberian mink, these cruelty-free extensions are gently combed off of live minks, sterilized and are 100% hypoallergenic, suitable for those with sensitive skin. As authentic mink extensions are completely natural with a light, fluttery appearance, we are unable to increase the width. Due to their porous texture, these extensions are ideal for clients with very light natural eyelashes.
Human Hair: Eyelash extensions made of human hair are first cleansed and sanitized, then shaped to mimic eyelashes. With a light, feathery style, human hair extensions have the most natural look and feel, lasting longer than other extensions due to their light, porous texture. Ideal for those who want an extremely natural look and feel.
What are the benefits of wearing eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions lengthen your natural lashes and create fullness. A number of women with naturally light-colored lashes also choose extensions to darken their existing lashes. Lash extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Another advantage of lash extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen. With lash extensions, mascara is no longer necessary. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day.
What is the procedure like?
It is painless, gentle and relaxing. Many of our clients enjoy soft conversation or drift off to sleep. Whether it is your first visit or time for a lash fill, the procedure will always be the same, with each appointment will taking between 45 to 90 minutes. You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while a single, synthetic lash is applied to each natural lash using medical-grade adhesive.
How long do lash extensions last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with regular lash fills. When properly applied, eyelash extensions will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. Natural lashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). Do not be alarmed — please note that this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions. It is normal to see a natural lash with its root attached to a lash extension when shed. This does not mean you are losing your lashes or that the extensions are damaging them. Lash fills are necessary every two to five weeks in order to maintain your beautiful look.
Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?
No. In fact, lash extensions are kinder to your natural lashes because you don’t need to curl them or apply mascara, which can dry out or even break your eyelashes. Lash extensions look and feel completely real.
How do I care for my lash extensions?
You will not need to adjust your normal routine and lifestyle — if anything extensions will make your life easier! For the first three hours, avoid using water, creams, sunscreen and oils around the eye area, as well as avoid swimming, sauna or spa treatments. Never pull or rub your lashes. Use a non-oily, water-based eye makeup remover. Do not use a regular eyelash curler on your extensions, as that can damage the extensions. (Besides, you don’t need one!)
Can I wear mascara?
One of the main advantages of eyelash extensions is that you really don’t need to wear mascara. However, if you prefer, a water-based mascara that is formulated for synthetic lashes may be used. (Lash & Beauty Lab carries all formulated products for your extensions.) If you choose to wear mascara, only apply mascara to the tips of your lash extensions.
I’m currently wearing another salon’s lashes, may I schedule a fill-in with you?
Absolutely! But everyone's style and technique is different. At Lash & Beauty Lab, we have high expectations. We demonstrate an exceptional level of execution in our applications and use premium products to achieve beautiful results. We love doing your lashes as much as you love your lashes. We strive to give you the best results for your dollar, and if you have been the unfortunate recipient of an eyelash-extension disaster, we would love to help. If, when you come see us, you still have several lashes remaining (that don't need to be removed), we will charge you according to our fill prices. However, if you arrive with just a few lashes left (even if you had your lashes done just a short while ago), we will have to charge you according to our full-set prices. Also, sometimes it is necessary to remove the current application, which would result in an additional removal fee. Please view our Menu page for all pricing.
How do I care for my eyelash extensions?
Your new eyelash extensions are fairly maintenance-free. The general rule of eyelash extensions is the less you touch them, the longer they last. The largest enemy of lash extensions is oil, which can come from our fingers or from the products we apply. Avoiding direct contact with oils will help maintain longevity of your lash extensions. Also, immediately after application, avoid getting your lashes wet for at least three hours to allow the lash adhesive to dry thoroughly.
There are a few other guidelines to keep in mind:
Lash & Beauty Labs DON’Ts — please DO NOT:
- Pick or pull at your lashes
- Excessively rub your eyes, as this will pull off the extensions prematurely
- Use a harsh eyelash curler, as this will break the synthetic lashes
- Apply mascara to the base of the lashes; only on the lash tips
- Use oil-based products; doing so will dissolve the bond
- Use cotton balls or swabs directly on the extensions, as fibers can get caught in the bond
- Overexpose lashes to steam rooms and/or tanning salons, as they can weaken the bond
Lash & Beauty Lab DAILY TIPS:
- Brush your lashes daily to create a dramatic, fanned-out look (when brushing, brush from the middle of the lash to the tip)
- When lashes get wet, close your eyes and press lashes with a bath towel or paper towel; this will remove excess water without weakening the bond
- When washing your face, wash around your eyes first; when removing eye makeup, use a lint-free Q-tip and our formulated eye makeup remover
- Use products specially formulated for synthetic eyelash extensions
I still have questions, how can I reach you?
We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about eyelash extensions or about the procedure itself.
Please view our Contact page.