How Eyelash Extensions Are Applied
If you love the idea of waking up with beautiful, full long, and dark lashes you should definitely give lash extensions a try. After all, who wouldn’t want to wake up and not apply makeup. Keep reading for all the details on what happens during your eyelash extension appointment.
What are lash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are a cosmetic application in which a technician applies one extension to one natural lash at a time. Yes, ONE eyelash extension at a time! Lash extensions are used to create extra length, fullness, and color. The extension applied may be one individual or multiple lightweight lashes in the form of a fan. There are so many different styles and looks that can be created.
How many eyelash extensions are applied to each eye?
During a new application of eyelash extensions, an average of 60-100 individual lash extensions will be applied to each eye. Just like the hair on our heads, we all have unique eyelashes. Some people naturally have more or less than others.
How are eyelash extensions done?
First, the bottom eyelashes are safely secured down using an eye-safe under eye pad and lash extension tape. This prevents the top lashes from being glued together with the bottom lashes. Eyes need to remain closed at all times during the appointment, which means you have time for that much-needed lash nap! Next, a pair of lash extension tweezers are used to isolate the natural lash. The second pair of tweezers are used to pick up an extension, and an approved lash glue is used to adhere to the extension to the natural lash.
How long do eyelash extensions take to apply?
Applying lash extensions is very intricate and detailed work. Because of this, a lash extension appointment can be up to 2 hours (or more for mega volume lashes). If you get a chance, take a close up look at your lashes in the mirror. This will give you an idea of how detailed the work of a lash tech really is! Lash extensions shed with your natural lashes, and need to be filled about every 3 weeks to keep them looking fresh.
How do I find a good lash technician?
If you are thinking about getting eyelash extensions, do your research first. Make sure your tech is not using a glue with formaldehyde (a known irritant to the eye) and check that they can confidently answer any and all of your questions. Read all the reviews and ask around for a referral. Lash extensions are completely safe when applied properly, and they don’t cause any damage to your natural eyelashes. Now if you’re sold on the idea go book that appointment, and wake up with the lashes of your dreams!