Eyelash ExtensionWe use medical grade adhesive or Novalash™ adhesive upon request, which is developed here in the USA under strict guidelines for health and safety. The adhesive is pure, medical quality, surgical grade glue. Not glue that was originally formulated for the automotive industry as many eyelash extension adhesives are.

Preparing for your appointment:
Please REMOVE ALL EYE MAKEUP prior to your appointment. Use only a mild cleanser prior to eyelash application. Use of eye makeup removers containing P.E.G. (polyethylene glycol), propylene glycol, or any other glycol-based ingredients will result in failure of lashes to bond. Do not use water proof makeup of any kind 3 days prior to your appointment.

F.A.Q.

Q: What are Eyelash Extensions?
A: Eyelash Extensions extend the length and thickness of your eyelashes. They are applied on a hair-by-hair basis to your own lashes for glamorous or totally natural look, which ever you prefer.

Q: How long do they last?
A: When properly applied, lashes will last for the length of the natural growth cycle of each eyelash hair (3 to 4 weeks). However, not all lashes shed at the same time and some will shed within days to weeks of the initial application. Touch-ups are recommended beginning at two to three weeks after initial full set application to replace any lashes that might have shed with your natural lash.

Q: Will Eyelash Extensions permanently damage my lashes?
A: It is normal to see your natural eyelashes still attached to the extensions when they shed. Eyelashes shed just like head hair. It may be that people who think their new eyelash extensions are causing their lashes to shed are nothing more than the victims of coincidence. On the other hand, it could seem to be a more dramatic loss than normal. This perception could be due to the fact that you are giving your lashes extra attention, looking in the mirror more frequently, or actually seeing, on your pillow, in the sink , etc., your natural lashes after they shed because the extensions attached to them make them more noticable. The length of the eyelash growth cycle is a mere blink of the eye compared to that of head hair. Eyelashes are even more fleeting than the rest of your body hair, taking only four to six weeks to come and go.

Q: What should I expect?
A: Your results may vary depending on the thickness and length of your natural lashes. We have extensions of different weights and lengths to compliment and enhance your natural lashes.

101-Hair growth cycle:

All hair, whether on the head, brows, the eyelashes or the unmentionables, grows in three phases. The only thing that differs between diffent types of hair, lash or head hair for example, is how long the phases take.

Follicles – the growth engine.
Each individual hair is formed inside a hair bulb deep in a hair follicle, and has it's own growth schedule. Lashes grow and fall out one by one at completely different times. This is why we never end up losing all our eye lashes at the same time unless there's some severe trauma. The follicle is a tiny but powerful factory. A healthy follicle produces nice strong hair. If you pull a hair out of a follicle another one will grow up in its place. If you lost your eyelashes because they were yanked out, then as long as the follicle isn't damaged, your lashes will grow back as soon as it ends the dormant state.

Anagen – the growth phase.
Each follicle can grow many hairs over a lifetime: The phasing of the growth cycle is staggered amongst the follicles. This prevents periodic phases of baldness when the growth cycle stops.The growth phase is called ANAGEN. How long anagen lasts is determined genetically, and varies between the sexes and from one person to another. It is the length of this time that determines how long the hair will grow. For head hair, the anagen phase can last from three to as many as seven years.

Catagen – the intermediate phase.
The CATAGEN phase is a short resting phase that follows the anagen phase. This phase lasts between two and four weeks. No pigment is made during that time, and the follicle stops producing hair. The base of the follicle moves upwards towards the surface of the skin.

Telogen - the shedding phase.
The TELOGEN phase lasts for three or four months. During this time a new hair begins to grow from the hair follicle. As it grows upwards the old hair will be shed naturally or may be pulled out. Tweezing is easily and painlessly done with telogen hairs. These are the hairs that come out when you shampoo or brush your hair. Shedding is part of the normal process of the replacement of old hair with new. At any one time, around one in ten of the follicles on an individual's head are in the shedding phase. The new hair emerges from the same opening at the surface of the skin as the old one, and the hair cycle begins again. As people age, the hair cycle can become shorter (this isn't true for everyone and depends on your genes). The follicles gradually give up producing long, strong hair, and the hairs become thinner and shorter. This can happen to lashes, brows, leg and arm fuzz and so on.

Fun fact/myth buster: It is not true that cutting your hair makes it grow faster or thicker. Nor does shaving your legs make the hair grow coarser. The length of the growth phase and the width of the hair shaft are the results of your genes, and are not affected by anything you do to your skin or to the hair shaft itself.

After Care Instructions:

  1. First Set/Fills: Do not expose Eyelash Extensions to water, spray tan, or steam from hot tubs and saunas for approximately 12-24 hours after the application. When washing your face, use special care to avoid splashing water or cleanser in the area of the eyes.

  2. Avoid contact of the eyelash extensions between moisturizers, eye creams or makeup removers. Avoid Steam At All Times. Cosmetic products or cleansers containing glycols, organic solvents, or urea should be avoided. These products can potentially break down the adhesive and shorten the extensions bond. Products with high concentrations of alcohol should also be avoided.

  3. Use only approved water-soluble mascara on your upper and lower eyelash extensions. Waterproof mascara or makeup should never be used. The repeated use of water-soluble mascara may dramatically shorten the lifespan of the eyelash extensions.

  4. The curling of eyelash extensions is highly discouraged. Extensions come pre-curled and additional curling may cause reduced lifespan of the extension by compromising the adhesive bond.

  5. Avoid rubbing or pulling your extensions. Please be cautious when sleeping, as burying your face into a pillow will cause undue stress on the extensions. Any action with repeatedly puts stress or strain on your eyelash extensions will cause them to fall prematurely.

  6. Your eyelashes normally shed on a regular basis therefore multiple extensions bonded to those lashes may be lost.

  7. Wash your extensions twice daily. Once in the morning and again before bed time.

  8. To wash, gently apply the cleanser directly onto the eyelash extensions and push the cleanser through with your fingers in between the lashes from the base of your eyelid to the tips (add warm water if necessary until foam is seen or felt). Gently splash water to rinse thoroughly. Using a wash cloth, gently place beneath your eyes and gently close to allow the wash cloth to absorb the water. Repeat the process if necessary.

  9. Brush your eyelash extensions daily to untangle. Your eyelash extensions will naturally lay in the direction as your natural lashes.



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