FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EYELASH EXTENSION FAQ

What are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash Extensions are a totally new way to extend the length and thickness of your eyelashes. They are applied on a hair-by-hair basis to your own lashes for a totally natural look. It is a very enhancing beauty service and you do NOT need to use Mascara while wearing these Eyelash Extensions. It is a very careful and intense service that requires skill and precision. Once applied, these lashes are so natural looking it is often extremely difficult to tell even up close that you have extensions on. You wake up every morning with fabulous lashes!

How long do they last?

It varies from client to client. The Eyelash Extensions will stay on your lashes for your remaining natural lash life; we normally lose one eyelash everyday. We also grow a new lash to replace the one that fell out. These lashes can stay on up to 90 days with proper after care and with monthly maintenance. However, general after care will affect how long the extensions last.

How often should I get touch-ups?

We recommend getting a touch up every two to four weeks. Again, this may vary from client to client due to your natural lash cycle as well as overall needs. Touch ups generally take a short time and are relatively inexpensive.

How do I care for my Eyelash Extensions?

Following these important after-care instructions will aid in extending the life of your lash extensions.

The first 48 hours following your application are most crucial. Care must be taken not to rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch.

Also, any cleansers and cosmetics containing glycols and carbonate can loosen the bond of the lash extensions. In the shower, you should avoid direct water spray on your extensions, do not use a steam bath, swim, or wash your face directly with hot water during your initial 48 hours post application.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler. This may cause the extension and your natural lash to fall out prematurely. Besides that, you are going to have fabulous lashes and won’t need to curl them.
  • Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face, gently cleanse around the eye region with a wash cloth or fingers.
  • Do not pull on your lash extensions, it may cause your natural lash to fall out.

How long does the application process take?

Plan to set aside two hours for your full-set application and one hour for your touch-up appointment. Many of my clients fall asleep during this procedure… its your time to relax!

Do the Extensions damage my natural Eyelashes?

No, not at all! The most important thing is to make sure you are having them applied by a highly trained and certified extensionist. The Lash adhesive is physician formulated and a pharmaceutical grade lash adhesive. It is also made in the USA in accordance with FDA recommendations for formaldehyde content. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes. The Eyelash Extensions will adhere to your natural lashes softly and comfortably while not damaging your natural lashes or causing the natural lashes to fall out, you must not try to remove the Eyelash Extensions on your own.

Can the Extensions be removed?

Yes, they can easily be removed by your eyelash extensionist. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own as you could damage your natural lashes this way.

How soon before my special event can I get my lashes done?

We recommend at least 2 days before your scheduled event. As with any beauty enhancing treatment, it may take time to adjust to your new look.

 

MICROBLADING FAQ

What is Microblading?

This semi-permanent makeup technique, sometimes called eyebrow embroidery, allows for the reconstruction and/or reshaping of your eyebrows by creating fine hair like strokes into the epidermal layer of the skin, where pigments are then applied. Topical anesthetics are used before and during the procedure for comfort. Can last up to 18 months with proper care.

Who can benefit from semi-permanent makeup?

  • those with little time to apply makeup
  • those with allergies to conventional makeup
  • those with active lifestyles
  • those who suffer from alopecia, vitiligo, or any other hair loss or pigment changing skin conditions
  • burn and cancer survivors
  • anyone who wants to enhance their natural look!

Semi-permanent makeup is not for the following clients

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Had an Organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Had Botox in the past 3 weeks
  • Used Accutane in the past year.
  • hairstroke technique is not recommended for those who have large pores or severely oily skin. your results will appear softer or more powdered looking.

Preparing for your appointment

  • No Botox in the past 3 weeks
  • 2-3 weeks prior to your procedure, please start taking Vitamin K1. Please consult your doctor prior to taking this supplement if you suffer from any heart conditions or blood pressure issues.
  • please eliminate alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin consumption at least one week prior to your appointment.
  • One week before: stop taking the following supplements (Vitamin E, B6, Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort) as they contribute to thinning the blood and may affect anesthetic efficacy. You may resume taking your vitamins 72 hours after.
  • do not exercise the day before, day of, or day after your procedure.
  • do not consume caffeine or alcohol on the day of your procedure.
  • no tanning or waxing at least 3 days before; no sunburned skin. tanned skin bleeds and will cause pigment to blur.
  • you may be more sensitive during menstrual cycle. please do not book your appointment right before or during your cycle.
  • skin must be clean and free of makeup
  • no chemical or other facial treatments 2-3 weeks prior (due to skin cell proliferation)
  • can not arrive under the influence of any drugs

After your procedure

  • NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 7 days. This may cause the pigment to spread. Applying makeup can cause infection.
  • washing hair during the first 7 days may be cumbersome. Assistance is recommended to avoid contact between procedure site and water.
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
  • apply the ointment up to 3 times per day if tattoo is dry and flaky. do not rub! blot only!
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. tanning (even after healing) can prematurely fade pigment, can change color and make it appear ashy, and can overall affect pigment retention.
  • Avoid heavy sweating for 2 weeks following your procedure. this expands the pores and can make pigment spread and cause it to look blurry..
  • NO facials, botox, or chemical treatments for 4 weeks.
  • avoid the use of retinols/retin-a at the procedure site. these chemicals will prematurely fade pigment.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 7 days.
  • avoid swimming pools, spas, and gardening.
  • please wait one week before applying makeup to the tattooed area. Keeping the skin clean and free from cosmetics is important during the healing process.