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FAQ about eyelash extensions

FAQ about eyelash extensions2019-04-09T21:02:57+10:00
What are eyelash extensions and how are they applied?2019-08-26T15:16:32+10:00

Eyelash extensions are single synthetic/man-made lashes applied directly to the natural lash, close to (but not touching) the lash line with a semi-permanent bonding adhesive. A single extension, or up to 5-7 super fine extensions is applied to a single isolated lash, leaving the eyelashes and eyelids to move freely. They are applied carefully, one by one using specially designed tweezers. The whole process normally takes 1 – 2.5 hours depending on how many lashes are applied and the set type.

How long do eyelash extensions last?2019-07-30T07:23:38+10:00

The short answer: Roughly 5-6 weeks before every lash sheds, you’ll need iniflls at 2-4 weeks.

The long (and better!) answer: There are many factors at play here, including your individual lash cycle and your aftercare. You might be surprised to learn that everyone’s lashes have a life cycle and shed, just like the hair on your head! Once a natural lash’s life cycle is complete, the lash falls out naturally, taking the extension with it. Everyone’s lash cycle is a little different, but on average you should be experiencing a turnover of your natural lashes every six weeks or so.

If you want to maintain your lash extensions, we recommend infilling your lash set approximately every 2 – 4 weeks. By this stage, some lashes would have fallen out as new lashes have grown through. In an infill appointment, we carefully replace these fallen extensions with brand new ones! If you care properly for your lashes, your extensions will last longer (i.e. remove makeup correctly, don’t wear mascara, avoid oily products on your face, and avoid tugging/pulling at your eyelash extensions). Some clients who take extra good care of their lashes get 4 weeks before they need infills! If you happen to have very oily skin, you will normally need infills more regularly.

How much do eyelash extensions cost?2019-03-14T11:35:10+10:00

A standard/basic full set of eyelashes, consisting of around 70-80 lashes per eye costs $140, a more dramatic glam set is $165. Hybrids are from $200, and Russian Volume lashes (we make all our fans ourselves during the application!) are $240 +. It really all depends on the look you are hoping to achieve. For a complete list of our prices, please see our Prices page. Please note that our pricing between our Sydney (Newtown/Parramatta) salons and our Gosford salon differs slightly.

Why do you have different prices at your Sydney and Gosford salons?2019-07-06T20:14:35+10:00

Overheads. Our operating costs are not quite as high on the central coast, so we try to pass this benefit on to our clients.

Do eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes?2019-07-30T07:24:02+10:00

Absolutely not – if they are applied properly! At Lady Lash, we take special care to ensure that our lash extensions are all applied individually and correctly to maintain your eyelash health. To ensure the long-term health of your lashes, we highly recommend that you take the advice of your lash stylist regarding the maximum thickness and length that your lashes can safely hold. As long as an extension of the appropriate/safe length and thickness has been applied, your natural lashes will continue to grow through a normal lash cycle. Please listen to your lash stylist’s advice about how long/heavy you should go, especially if you have naturally thin or sparse lashes. Don’t try to remove the eyelash extensions yourself – this could easily damage your natural lashes, as the adhesive bond is extremely strong.

Sometimes clients choose not to take our advice regarding the lashes and do request extra long and thick lashes be applied to their thin or fine natural lashes. We strongly advise against this, as we cannot guarantee that they will last well if they are too long or heavy for your natural lash to support. At Lady Lash, we will apply the lashes that you request within reason and always advise you if there are any issues. Usually, as a one-off or special occasion wear, extra long or thick lashes will cause no problems at all, but long-term it can weaken your lashes.

But I have a friend who said her lashes were damaged by lash extensions?2019-08-26T15:22:54+10:00

Beware booking an appointment at a non-specialist salon! Inexperienced technicians or those who rush can use lashes that are too heavy/clumped together (often called ‘Express Volume”) – this incorrect technique usually results in damaged lashes. Our aim at Lady Lash is to give you beautiful lashes all the time, with no damage to your natural lashes. We customize your lash extensions so they are the right weight and thickness for you, and apply them carefully – one by one – so your natural lashes will remain as healthy as ever!

If you are still concerned, and are a little lash-obsessed (don’t worry, we are too!), we’d recommend using a growth formula that helps strengthen and condition your natural lashes. We stock Eyenvy which is a terrific, highly effective lash growth serum that is salon-exclusive and totally compatible with lash extensions.

Is the application process for eyelash extensions painful?2019-08-26T14:00:22+10:00

No. We are often asked ‘do eyelash extensions hurt?’ and the answer is not at all – if applied properly! Eyelash extensions are applied directly to the eyelash itself, so there is zero contact with the skin. The lash appointment may feel a little unusual the first time, but once you get used to the process you should be so comfortable that you even want to nap! Lady Lash uses high-quality, low-fume glue, which (unlike cheaper products) does not burn or sting. People with extremely sensitive eyes or sinus problems may get some watering and slight stinging at the end, but this normally subsides within seconds.Please alert us if you are experiencing any stinging during the treatment – some individuals with very dry eyes/eyes that don’t close properly may do, and we will adjust our procedure to keep you comfortable.

Will eyelash extensions irritate my eyes?2019-08-26T15:21:20+10:00

No – once your eyelash extensions are applied, they should feel just like your normal lashes. The eyelash extension is bonded to the actual lash (not your eyelid) so it feels just like your normal lashes. The only way that lashes can become uncomfortable is if you repeatedly rub your eyes or are rough with your extensions – this can damage or twist the extensions, which could make them feel awkward on your eye.

I have had bad extensions applied somewhere else and would like them removed and some new ones put on – is this possible?2019-08-26T13:55:10+10:00

In most cases, yes – but if you have had particularly bad extensions done somewhere else (particularly overseas) we cannot absolutely guarantee that we will be able to remove them or apply new ones immediately. It depends on how bad a state your lashes are in. If there is an awful lot of glue and many lashes fused together, it can take some time to remove the extensions gently. If the bad extensions have irritated or infected your eyes/eyelids Lady Lash reserves the right not to perform the procedure, and may refer you to initially seek medical advice.