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Preparing for your lash appointment:
- If you wear contacts, please remove them prior to appointment time
- Please do not wear any mascara or eye makeup the day of your appointment
- Please do not use any products on or around the lashes 24 hours prior to lash appointment period. Certain products may affect how the extensions adhere to your natural lashes.
- Do not curl your lashes the day of the appointment
- If possible come to your appointment with a clean, makeup-free and product-free face. This includes sunscreen and skincare products.
- Lashes should not get wet for 12-24 hours after application, plan ahead to avoid work-outs (sweat!), swimming, and avoiding direct shower stream or steam (including saunas during that time frame.
- If you suffer from seasonal allergies you might consider taking a Benadryl prior to your appointment to reduce possible irritation.
- Initial appointments can take up to 2.5 - 3 hours. To maintain your comfort, avoid consuming large amounts of caffeine or drinking a lot of liquids prior to your appointment.
What happens when you cry?
If you experience any burning or discomfort during the procedure, causing your eyes to tear or making you cry, inform your lash technician. You may need to have your technician change the glue. Getting lash extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.
What are the pros and cons of wearing mink lashes like Beyoncé?
People want all different kinds of looks — some people go for drama, and some opt for something more natural. The benefits of mink lash extensions are that they are more feathery looking and lighter in general, so they put less pressure on your lashes. Mink lashes also come at a higher cost. Monroe & Bardot does not stock 100% Genuine Mink lashes but they can be special ordered with a deposit.
How often do you need to get lash extensions redone?
Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person’s lash growth is variable, we suggest light lash fill-ins every three to four weeks to maintain a full look.
Do lash extensions fall out over a certain period of time?
Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every three to four weeks.
How do I remove them?
Come back to us for removal. We have Lavish Lashes adhesive remover that is specifically designed to break down Lavish Lashes glue. It is done for a small cost depending on the number of lashes and the time it takes to remove them $10-$30. We will protect your eyes and do it in a safe way. Tugging or pulling on your lash extensions can pluck or damage your natural lashes- so don't do that! Alternatively, they will fall out with your natural lash cycle, so if you want to let them slowly fall out over time, they should all be gone in about 6 weeks. But why would you want them gone?
What are the most common types of lash extensions?
There are three types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 17mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not damage the natural lash. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained with touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks. A partial set of lashes are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look. A full set of volume extensions can take longer, up to 3 hours.
How long/ thick can I get them?
Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness. (This is to ensure that your own lashes remain healthy.) For example, if your natural lashes are on the shorter, thinner side, you won’t be able to get a dramatic Kardashian look, because your natural lashes won't support them.
What happens if glue gets in your eyes?
Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, no glue should get into your eye. Monroe & Bardot uses high quality Lavish Lashes glue this safe for your eyes.
Can I be allergic to the glue?
While allergic reactions are rare, it is possible. Your technician is trained properly to apply the adhesive and lashes in a way that is harmless. Your eyes are closed the entire time of the procedure. The worst case scenario is that you need to go to the eye doctor to get specific eye drops to treat an allergic reaction.
Can you shower or swim right away? Are there products you should absolutely avoid?
Keep water away from your lashes for the first 12 to 24 hours after application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the adhesive before it is set and cause lashes to fall off. The after-care varies depending on the glue used. For instance, with glue for sensitive eyes, oil-based products or makeup removers around the eye area are not recommended. Using water-proof mascara on the extensions is not recommended for any type of glue, as it is hard to remove and can actually pull off the lashes prematurely when trying to take it off.
Is it okay to also wear mascara?
If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy. We recommend water based mascara like Tarte Tarteist.
Will your natural lashes get harmed or damaged?
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.
What questions should you ask when searching for a reputable salon or professional?
Because of the sensitive nature of the lashes and the surrounding area, finding someone who is certified to apply the lashes is definitely a must. Professionals use professional products and have been properly trained to apply the lashes without damaging your natural lashes or more importantly, your eyes. Lauren is certified Lavish Lashes and chooses to use their quality products.