Can you cry? Can you go blind? How long will it take?
If you’ve ever wanted fuller, longer eyelashes you are not alone. Everyone from Beyoncé to your favorite Real Housewife has taken steps to get the lashes of their dreams. One of those steps is eyelash extensions. Extensions are a more permanent option that has the power to transform your face and make you throw away your falsies for good. However, if you’re like me—meaning, on the crazy side—you’ll have a few questions before a stranger glues a foreign object on your delicate lids.
What are lash extensions?
Lash extensions are synthetic fibers that are attached to the natural lashes using medical grade adhesive. Lash extensions can come in a variety of sizes ranging from 6mm-18mm with a few curl width options. With proper placement, lash extensions can make the eyes appear wider and more lifted. With proper care, lash extensions should last up to six weeks before all the extensions shed.
Extensions shed! Will all my lashes fall out?
Your extensions will shed with your natural hair growth cycle which is typically every six to eight weeks. Refills are a great way to extend the life of your lashes and recommended every two to three weeks.
Will my natural lashes be damaged?
If you see a licensed and certified professional your natural lashes should not be harmed. Lash extensions alone will not ruin your lashes. Damage to the natural lashes is the result of the improper application, or the stylist not selecting the correct type of lash for an existing natural lash. There are a few factors that contribute to this problem: Applying extensions that are too heavy for the natural lash will result in premature shedding, and rubbing your eyes will also result in immediate breakage. This is actually the worst thing you can do, so it’s important to try to be as gentle as you can with your eyes.
Okay, I’m ready for my appointment. How can I prepare?
We recommend not to wear mascara on your appointment or using any oil-based makeup products around the eyes. This will help the adhesive stick better and make the application process flow much smoother.
How long does the complete process take?
The initial appointment can take anywhere from one to two hours depending on the style and volume desired.
What about the horror stories? Can I go blind?
It is extremely crucial to not let the adhesive get in contact with the eye itself—this could cause blindness. However, in Flash Your Style of lash experience, this has never happened.
It is extremely rare since so little adhesive is being used. Make sure to always check to see if the technician is licensed and certified and do NOT go for the cheapest price!
It’s also recommended to avoid steam and wetting your lashes for the first 48 hours. You can, of course, wash your face and take a shower, just make sure that no water touches your lashes.
Crying is the same as getting the lashes wet. Try to avoid it if at all possible. That means, avoid watching The Notebook.
Can I wear mascara with eyelash extensions?
One of the fabulous benefits of having eyelash extensions is that you no longer need mascara. We don’t recommend mascara with lash extensions as it’s hard to remove and will cause the bond to break. If you must wear mascara, try to just wear it on your lower lashes and avoid waterproof mascaras.
How to Book an appointment?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule an appointment with us at (509) 572-2777 or Visit our location at 118 Keene Road Richland, WA 99352.