Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelash Extensions

1.  What are eyelash extensions?
        -Eyelash extensions are a popular new product that lengthens and thickens your own natural lashes.  They are single strands of synthetic eyelashes tht are curved to replicate a natural lash.  They are applied to each individual eyelash with a specially designed bonding agent for a natural, beautiful and luscious look.  Eyelash extensions are perfect for that special occasion or for day-to-day wear.  They are virtually weightless and will not damage your natural lash so you can choose to wear them permanently.

2.  How are eyelash extensions attached?
        -Depending on the place of attachment along the lash line, an extension of appropriate length, thickness and curl is selected and then dipped into a tiny amount of surgical grade adhesive, and attached near the base of one natural eyelash.  The extensions are applied to the lash, not the skin.

3.  Will the application be harmful to my natural lashes?
        -Not at all!  Our eyelash extensions are applied on your own natural eyelashes one by one (without touching the skin) with a specially designed bonding agent developed exclusively for eyelash extensions.  This new technique is not harmful to your natural eyelashes.  The adhesive dries very soft on lashes allowing flexibility and comfort. 

4.  How long will a set of eyelash extensions last?
        -Eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes.  Everyone's experience will differ based on day to day activities, but over all touch ups should only be required every 3-5 weeks.

5.  Can I shower, swim, excercise or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions?
        -Yes.  The bonding agent we use is waterproof.  Special care is required, but overall maintenance is low.  We do recommend, however, that you do not wash your eye area for 24 hours after your eyelash extensions are applied.

6.  Will all of my eyelash extensions fall out at the same time?
        -No.  Your natural lashes exist at different stages of maturity at any given time.  Your natural eyelashes are like fruit on a tree; they fall off when they are mature, but there are others still in the growth process that may not fall out for weeks or months.  At the Lash Lounge, Michelle or Sherri will apply extensions to lashes of varying maturity to help ensure you look fantastic now and in the future.

7.  Are they permanent or semi-permanent?  What is the difference between the two?
        -Just like your hair, eyelashes grow and fall out.  In fact, we lose 20-30 lashes every month.  The term "semi-permanent" refers to eyelash extensions that fall out before natural lashes (due to the bond of the glue breaking down).  On the other hand, if the eyelash extension stays perfectly in place during the entire lifespan of the natural lash (2-3 months on average), "permanent" is a more appropriate word.

8.  Can I apply mascara to eyelash extensions?
        -Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara.  If you do choose to wear mascara, make sure it is NOT waterproof.

9.  Can I use eyelash curlers with eyelash extensions?
        -No.  We do not recommend using eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions because you will damage the extensions and possibly your own lashes. 

10.  How long does it take to have a full set of eyelash extensions applied?
        -Typically, it takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours for a full set of lash extensions to be placed at the Lash Lounge.

11.  How long does it take for a "fill"?
        -A fill takes 45-60 minutes at the Lash Lounge.

12.  Can the eyelash extensions be removed?
        -Yes, at any time, for any reason!  We have a specially formulated removal solution that will break down the glue and safely remove your extensions without damaging your natural lashes.

13.  Do I have to do anything to prepare for the appointment?
        -Please come to your lash session without any make-up on your eyes or face.  You should thoroughly clean your lashes with a mild cleanser.  Do NOT use oily make-up remover to clean your lashes prior to the application.  Most importantly, all mascara should be removed before you arrive at the Lash Lounge.

14.  I wear contact lenses.  Can I still get lash extensions?
        -Yes!  Since lash extensions do not touch your skin, they do not conflict or interfere with your contacts.  You will not be able to wear contacts during your lash session, but you will be able to wear them immediately after. 

15.  Do I need an appointment at the Lash Lounge?
        -Yes, we work by appointment only.  Please call or text to find a convenient time for your lash appointment.