What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are individual lashes usually made out of synthetic materials. The Lash Lounge uses single Mink lashes exclusively because they are a high quality lash. The mink lashes are attached to your eyelashes individually, not to your skin. Women are using eyelash extension services for a number of reasons, but the best one is because you do NOT need to use mascara while wearing these Eyelash Extensions. This service is meticulous, intense and time consuming at first. Our artists have immense skill and precision. Once applied, these lashes are so natural looking it is difficult to tell even up close that you are wearing them. They are virtually weightless.
I heard Eyelash Extensions will damage my natural lashes?
If the artists are not trained properly, eyelash extensions could possibly damage your lashes–leaving you with ugly “bald spots.” The Eyelash Extension process is one of meticulous detail and your results depend on the skill of your technician and the quality of the products. There are those who call themselves Eyelash Extension artists, but in actuality they have not attended training classes and received legitimate certification. Even if they are certified, very few “extensionists” do eyelashes more than once a month. This procedure is new to the United States and not yet regulated, which makes it easy for unscrupulous opportunists to call themselves Eyelash Extension specialists.
The Lash Lounge trains all of its artists with hands-on volunteers, training videos and knowledgeable, seasoned artists on hand to assist. We offer eyelash extensions as our main focus, making our lounge the experts in this field.
How long do the Eyelash Extensions last?
Every client varies on how long their lashes will last based on lash cycle, sleep habits and daily make up wearing habits. The life of the lashes is wholly up to the client and how well they take care of them after leaving our lounge. The extensions will remain on your lashes for your natural lash life. A normal lash growth/shed cycle is 30-90 days; most people shed natural lashes at a rate of 1-2 lashes/per day/per eye during this cycle of natural lashes. New lashes immediately grow and replace the lost lash. Your lash extensions can stay on up to 5 weeks with proper care coupled with monthly maintenance. Maintenance means that when you lose lashes in areas, they are filled back up and you are brought back to your original look. Again, general after care will affect how long the lashes last. The Lash Lounge sends all of our new clients home with an aftercare instruction sheet.
How much does they cost?
Most artists charge a new client for a full set of eyelash extension between $300 – $600. However, at The Lash Lounge we offering our new clients much more affordable pricing for full sets (see Service Pricing for prices and details). A Lash Lounge fill/touch up to maintain your extension fullness is a very economical as well; we offer fill options based on minutes, see "Service Pricing - Eyelashes". Our clients can rest easy knowing that keeping the fullness of their look doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg.
Do the Eyelash Extensions damage my natural Eyelashes?
Individual eyelash extensions do NOT damage the natural growth and cycle of your lashes if applied by a Lash Lounge artist. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, CLUSTER LASHES WILL PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR EYELASHES CAUSING BALDNESS AND DISTRESS TO YOUR LASHES. We do NOT carry nor apply cluster lashes for this reason. Our lash adhesive is purchased from top wholesalers specifically formulated for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes, which allows them to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own natural 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. Please do NOT remove the Eyelash Extensions on your own. If you no longer wish to wear extensions, we are happy to remove them for you free of charge.
Who wears Eyelash Extensions?
Women everywhere who no longer wish to be encumbered by the time consuming process of mascara. Lash extensions can be worn by anyone ages 16 to 88! They are great for busy moms, professional women, brides, mature women; any woman who wants to save time getting ready everyday and look beautiful waking up, going to sleep, all of the time. Women who don’t want to worry about mascara and the smears or clumps it brings. Women who don’t want the hassle of eyelash curlers. Women who don't want to continue to damage their delicate under eye area by rubbing off mascara daily, or wake with the dark circles of mascara smears when your too tired to remove your make up.
Can I wear mascara with my Eyelashes?
Eyelash extensions are black like mascara, your lashes will look like your wearing mascara already. Rubbing directly on the lashes, or using mascara remover will weaken the glue bond. This may also twist the extensions or make them fall out. We strongly recommend that you avoid wearing mascara, curling and rubbing your Eyes or pulling the extensions, however you may wear our specially formulated Lifeanu Lash Serum. This serum keeps your natural lash healthy as well as adding extra volume to your extensions. There is no need to remove the lash serum, it will not cause build up as it is water based.
Can the Eyelash Extensions be removed?
Yes, at any time and for any reason. They can be easily removed by a Lash Lounge artist free of charge. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own as you will damage your natural lashes.
What I should do to prepare for my Lash Lounge appointment?
1. Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with mild, oil free cleanser or a Lash Lounge lash artist will do it for you.
2. Please don’t use oil based makeup removers to clean your lashes prior to the application, the less oil the better for proper adhesive of lashes.
3. Try not to wear any mascara the day of your appointment. Removing mascara just eats into your appointment time.
4. Please do not wear your contact lenses to your appointment. Try to wear glasses or bring a lens case and remove them when you arrive.
5. Plan to set aside 1 to 3 hours for your initial full set appointment (time depends on artists experience) and your follow up fill appointments are done by minutes. Select the amount of time you believe we will need to get you back to a fullness you desire. Our lounge has a very zen-like feeling, so don't hesitate to relax and fall asleep. You will awaken with beautiful lashes!
Caring for my new Eyelash Extensions?
Following these important after-care instructions will assist in extending the life of your lash extensions. The first 12 hours following your application are most crucial! Please do not to rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch your lids near your lashes. All creams, eye makeup removers, lotions, or cleansers containing oils will loosen the bond of the lash extensions. Apply eye cream sparingly while avoiding the lash line area completely. When showering, avoid direct contact with the water on your extensions. Do not use a steam bath, swim, or wash your face directly with hot water during your initial 12 hours of the application.
It is not necessary to use an eyelash curler, your Lash Lounge Eyelash Extensions come curled already. NEVER use a regular Eyelash curler, it WILL break both the lash extension and your natural lashes.
Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face, gently clean around the eye area with a wash cloth or fingers.
Do not pull on your lash extensions, it will rip out your own natural lash as well.
What happens if a lash loosens or becomes dislodged?
Do not pull on the lash; contact The Lash Lounge and make an appointment to have them replaced. As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you will need fills every 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks due to the lash cycle. Every client varies on how long their lashes will last based on lash cycle, sleep habits and daily make up wearing habits. As your natural lashes become accustomed to the extensions - coupled with care and maintenance - the time between refills will be less frequent.