Who cannot or should not have eyelash extensions applied?
Eyelash Extensions are applied to existing natural lashes; clients must have some natural lashes for the procedure. Lash Extensions should not, and often cannot, be applied to clients with alopecia, those undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless the individual has received effective treatment, and normal lash growth has resumed. Hy Gorgeous applies one lash at a time, causing no damage to your own natural lashes.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with a touch-up every 2-4 weeks. When properly applied, Eyelash Extensions will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. Natural lashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 6 to 8 weeks). This is a normal occurrence, with or without extensions.
How do clients select the look they want?
Your Lash Stylist will evaluate your lashes and desired look. We have a variety of lengths, thickness, and curl but not everyone's lashes are the same, so we must customize each look. Doing eyelashes is a very skillful service, and we consider many things and adjust the look based on your lashes and desired look. Very skillful. In addition, client aftercare is extremely important. If the client already has a tendency to pick lashes off, this is not a solution to stop. If the client sleeps on their face and rubs lashes constantly, getting lash extension will not last and the client may need to visit us more often. We work with all kinds of people and lifestyles and we help many clients carry their look all year around the gym, pool, work- their lashes look great. It's a combination of Lash Stylist and client effort to maintain results, but client must follow proper aftercare instructions and get a touch up every 2-4 weeks if desired to keep the look indefinite.
FIRST VISIT: INITIAL FULL SET
How do I prepare for the service?
Before the lash application process, you should thoroughly clean your lashes with a mild cleanser. You can also use an oil-free makeup remover to clean them as well. If you regularly wear false lashes or waterproof mascara, spend extra time cleaning your lashes before service. Wearing contacts lenses is fine. Avoid caffeinated beverages or medications that may cause you to move your eyes.
How long will it take to apply an Initial Full Set of Eyelash Extensions?
The application process for lash extensions will depend on the number of lashes being applied and the condition of your lashes. It generally takes 60 minutes to apply a Natural Mascara Look. If you want a fuller look book, a touch-up appointment sooner.
Can you describe the eyelash application process?
The lash application process is safe, painless and relaxing. Your Lash Stylist will consult with you to determine the look you desire. Lash extensions are available in various types of length, thickness and curvature. You will lay comfortably on a massage table with your eyes closed. You must remember to keep your eyes closed and still at all times. This allows for the lashes to be applied correctly and prevents any eye discomfort. Use the time to rest and take a beauty nap. The Lash Stylist will then apply an under-eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes (see above picture). Last, eyelash extensions are then applied to your natural lashes one at a time with medical-grade adhesive.
Could the adhesive enter my eye?
When your eyes are closed and still, the adhesive will not enter your eyes. However, if you open your eyes during the application process, your eyes can feel irritated from the fumes of the adhesive. Before having your lashes done, you are instructed to what you can and cannot do during the lash application process. This includes refraining from making any facial movements, talking, texting (reading/writing), chewing gum and answering phone calls. These actions can involuntary open your eyes, causing eye irritation and delaying the lash application process. If you need to stop or feel any discomfort, please notify your Lash Stylist immediately.
Why do you apply gel pads or tape under my eye?
Gel pads and tape are used depending on what your Lash Stylist decides will fit your eyes better. The purpose of gel pads and tape is to help keep the bottom lashes covered and to allow the Lash Stylist to see your top lashes better.
Some clients prefer anti-wrinkle pads, and those clients can bring them at their own risk. However, please know that the salon is not responsible if an allergic reaction occurs.
We do not recommend anti-wrinkle pads during the procedure because they can cause allergic reactions when introduced with everyday makeup and creams.
SECOND VISIT: TOUCH-UP SESSION
How long is a touch-up?
Lash touch-ups are done every 2-4 weeks and take from 30 to 60 minutes. Be gentle with your lashes; do not pull on the extensions or rub the eyes excessively. Constant application of heavy eye makeup, particularly mascara and eyeliner, may reduce the lifespan of your Lashes and require more frequent touch-ups. If you sleep on your stomach or side, you will notice that the eye on the side they sleep on will lose lashes a bit more than the side that is up. You can purchase a satin pillow case or a travel pillow to help you sleep in a better position.
Could I use lash growth serums with my extensions?
Yes, a variety of brands are safe to use with Hy Gorgeous Eyelash Extensions. You can sometimes see longer and thicker lashes with the growth serum, but they will not create darkness or curl like Hy Gorgeous Lash Extensions. Lash serums can help your natural lashes if your lashes are thin, weak and short. You can notice longer and thicker lashes in as little as two weeks. Remember, when you stop using your lashes, they will revert to their natural state.
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