Not to be confused with the self-stick strip false lashes or individual clusters of lashes knotted together that are a single-event accessory, these semi-permanent, synthetic extensions are glued one-by-one onto the natural lash (not the skin) using a specially formulated glue that last 2-4 weeks. This type of eyelash extension originates in Korea, but has become mainstream in the United States in recent years.
Single synthetic eyelashes are applied to your own natural eyelash to achieve a beautiful, full, luscious, and long set of lashes that are natural and so comfortable you won’t even know they are there.
Absolutely, I cannot stress the importance of choosing an eyelash technician who has been taught by a qualified and experienced person. There are many eyelash extension operators who are claiming to have been professionally trained but have been self-taught via the Internet. Many of these operators use poor quality products. The results can be disastrous to your lashes and eye health. I have more and more distressed ladies contacting me for help and advice after not doing their research correctly. Please do your research thoroughly, ask many questions, and when looking for a deal remember the importance of the health of your eyes.
You don’t have to be a celebrity or model to wear eyelash extensions. Normal everyday ladies love eyelash extensions and can’t bear to be without them. Eyelash clients include nurses, beauty therapists, surgeons, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, mums, detectives, dancers, business owners, nail technicians, forensic chemists, university students, hairdressers, police women and many more wonderful people. We all deserve to be as beautiful as we can.
A single natural eyelash is isolated and a synthetic lash is glued to the top of your own natural eyelash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue or the lash has contact with the skin.
No. Eyelash extensions can only be applied by a trained professional.
No, definitely not. This is a myth. Many of my clients have constantly had extensions applied with no break and they have never encountered issues with their natural lashes falling out. To ensure the continued health of your lashes, it’s imperative to have your lash extensions applied by a qualified therapist who uses top quality products. Eyelashes have a cycle of six to eight weeks and are constantly being replaced just like hair folicles. Be sure not to pull at lash extensions causing your natural lash to come out.
Yes, but you won’t need mascara and you may even find you don’t need eyeliner. If you do choose to wear eye make-up you can use eyeliner and eye shadows, but remember not to use an oil-based make-up remover as it can weaken the glue.