Eyelash Extensions Questions

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How long will they last?

Although a few lashes will last for 10 weeks, Semi-permanent eyelash extensions will look good for about 3-4 weeks with good home care. They will then need an in-fill to replace the lashes that have naturally fell off and can be worn all the time. Natural eyelashes full out at 4-7 a day, so they need replacing to keep your lash line full. Express lashes last 2 weeks, when they then need removing to keep your natural lashes healthy.

What is the difference between semi permanent, Russian Volume and express eyelash extensions?

Semi permanent eyelash extensions don’t need to be removed and will naturally shed over time leaving you with healthy lashes as long as you look after them at home properly. These can either be a Classic eyelash extension, where eyelashes are carefully isolated and then 1 or 2 lashes are applied to one natural lash, or Russian Volume eyelash extensions. Russian volume lashes are sometimes referred to as multi pick up lashes or 2D - 6D eyelash extensions. They mean the same thing, in as far as more than one lash is picked up with the tweezers, fanned and then applied to one natural lash. This give a very full, fluffy and glamorous effect. Express lashes are placed on to the natural lashes and layered, with several lashes being adhered together. This is why it’s important to have them removed 2 weekly to make sure they don’t pull each other out.

If you want lashes just for a special occasion express lashes are perfect and fast. Semi permanent lashes are the best choice for long term wear.

Will they damage my natural lashes?

Properly trained eyelash technicians work hard at applying eyelashes very carefully to your natural lashes. They use quality products and are updating their training all the time, as it is a quickly changing industry. The wrong use of long or heavy, thick lash extensions, can also effect the natural lash. Unfortunately poorly applied and usually cheap eyelash extensions can damage your natural eyelashes. Make sure you go to someone that is trained, who takes hygiene seriously, who patch tests you and look at their work before hand on Facebook etc. Pulling your eyelashes and not following your after care can also affect your natural lashes.

What do I need to do before my appointment?

Most importantly make sure you come to your appointment without contact lenses in and no eye make up on at all. Unfortunately if I have to spend some of your appointment time cleaning make up off your eyes this impacts into the length of time I can spend lashing them.

Can men have them?

Yes of course. I would usually apply a gentler curl in a dark brown to men’s lashes, meaning you get eye definition without it being obvious that you wear them. But full on glamour can be achieved too if that’s the look you are after.

Do I need a patch test?

Yes. I take my business and my client’s eye health very seriously so only apply lashes to clients who have had a patch test done with me at Sage Therapies. It is also an insurance requirement and just not worth the risk to not have a patch test especially as it only takes 5 minutes.

What is the difference between real mink, synthetic mink and silk eyelashes?

Synthetic mink and silk lashes are in fact made from the same product, PBT. Different companies choose how to categorise them when selling and finish them in a slightly different way, giving them a variety of finishes and textures. I use a combination of synthetic mink and silk lashes in my eyelash extensions. Real mink, is from the fur of farmed animals. Being a natural product they can cause sensitivities to people’s skin and eyes and the shape and curl can change while they are being worn. I personally don’t use them as the conditions that the mink are kept in are questionable and I would rather use synthetic lashes for a beauty product.

What "look" can I get?

I stock B,C,CC,D,L and J curls in black, with a smaller curl selection in dark brown, red, blue, green and purple. These come in thicknesses 0.05, 0.07,0.10,0.12,0.15, plus Ellipse lashes. I assess your lashes and work with you to produce a look that makes the best of your eye shape and features. With techniques including, Russian Volume, capping, stacking, curl mixing, feathering and much more you can choose from a natural to a dramatic, glamorous look.

Can I have eyelash extensions while pregnant?

I don’t offer extensions to pregnant ladies. Two good reasons being just in case of an allergic reaction and secondly it takes 1-2 hours to have them applied and that’s just not comfortable for a pregnant lady.

How do I look after my lashes?

New lashes need to be kept dry for at least 24 hours, carefully brushed through with a clean mascara wand in the mornings, washed carefully with oil free make up remover and any oil based products kept well away from them. Easy really and I’ll give you more information at your appointment.

Does it matter if I’m late?

Please arrive on time so that I can give you your full allocated appointment time. Everyone has the occasional problem, but it wouldn’t be far on my next client if I run over into their appointment slot. If you are late you may have to have your appointment cut a bit shorter to make sure it doesn’t impact on anyone else.


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