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Eyelash Extensions 101

If you’re sick of trying to find the perfect mascara that gives you that dreamy doe-eyed look, eyelash extensions may be for you. With eyelash extensions, you may even find eye makeup unnecessary, as you can simply wake up with the captivating eyes you were dreaming of.

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are a method of achieving that perfect-lash look, without the hassle of eyeliner and mascara. A qualified technician applies individual lashes to your natural ones to give your lashes volume and length, and your eyes that flirty, sought-after appearance.

What are the benefits of eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions can save you time in your daily beauty routine, allowing you to skip the eye makeup and still look fabulous. Unlike temporary lashes, which last only a day, eyelash extensions last for weeks. And, because a skilled professional applies them, you don’t have to worry about perfecting makeup or application techniques which must be redone every single day. Many people also choose to get eyelash extensions for big events, such as a wedding, because they look gorgeous in pictures and withstand happy tears well.

How are they applied?

Eyelash extensions should be applied at a salon by a qualified, experienced professional. If you have eye sensitivities, you may want to book a patch test to make sure a full set of eyelash extensions won’t cause irritation. The first application generally takes approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours. (If it takes less, you should be wary, because the technician may be taking shortcuts.)

Before your appointment, you and your technician will make decisions about the type of lashes to be applied based on the look you want. Different amounts of lashes, lengths, curls, and materials are available. Using the right combination, you can obtain the precise natural or dramatic look you want.

Next, you’ll simply lie down in a spa chair, your top lashes will be primed and your bottom lashes protected. You’ll then close your eyes and hopefully take a nap while you dream of beautiful lashes. The technician will glue lashes onto your natural ones to add length and create that long-lash look.

How long will extensions last?

Just like your natural lashes, eyelash extensions do fall out. While refills every 4 weeks are necessary, refilling every 2 to 4 weeks will ensure your eyelashes stay fresher and fuller. In your refill appointment, your technician will replace lashes as necessary.

How are extensions taken care of?

As well as refilling your lashes once every month or two, a bit of daily maintenance is necessary. After you get your extensions, you’re required to keep them dry for 24 hours to make sure the glue is completely dry, so prepare to avoid the shower, swimming pool, treadmill, and sad movies for a day. After this, saunas are still not recommended. On a daily basis, brushing your lashes will help to fan them out after sleeping. As well, some experts recommend washing your lashes at night with a gentle baby shampoo.

Although many people find that makeup feels unnecessary with full lashes, if you do decide to wear some, make sure to use water-based mascara only. Water-based eye makeup remover with a sponge-tip applicator (so as not to get debris on your lashes), is also recommended.

If you’re getting extensions for your wedding day and you want them to look perfect, you may want to get them put on far in advance of your big day so you can get used to the care process and make sure you get the look you want.

Get them at Greenhouse

If you’re thinking about eyelash extensions, the skilled technicians at Greenhouse Spa can help. Our clean, calming environment and experienced technicians will ensure you feel comfortable and beautiful with your new lashes. If you have questions, you can also come in and chat with us. If you think extensions are for you, though, we warn you, that long-lash look can be addicting.

If you’re sick of trying to find the perfect mascara that gives you that dreamy doe-eyed look, eyelash extensions may be for you. With eyelash extensions, you may even find eye makeup unnecessary, as you can simply wake up with the captivating eyes you were dreaming of.

 

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