All You Need To Know

All You Need To Know2017-05-03T08:57:35-07:00

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Eyelash extensions are the perfect accessory for special occasions or everyday wear. Let our Lash Technicians create a unique custom look for your with our Bella Lash lash extensions. These lightweight lashes are so comfortable you will forget you are even wearing them! Our clients are raving about the difference eyelash extensions make, time to reserve your appointment and experience this great service for yourself!

Lash Extensions are synthetic strands that are made to replicate a natural eyelash. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelashes. Single strands are applied to each individual eyelash, one by one. With proper application, lash extensions look and feel completely natural.

Eyelash extensions are individual lashes applied lash-by-lash to your own natural lashes. They differ from other forms of lash enhancements as follows:

False strip lashes are lashes attached together on a strip that is applied to the skin above the natural lashes with an adhesive. These are inexpensive, easy to apply and requires no formal training. But, they are also look unnatural and may cause the most damage to your natural lashes such as premature loss of lashes to permanent loss.

Flares or Clusters consist of groups of several lashes knotted together and applied either directly to the skin between the natural lashes or on top of a group of existing lashes. They look more natural but, since they can be applied to the skin, they carry some of the same concerns as false strips. When applied to the natural lashes they can cause some of the slower growing lashes to be pulled out by faster growing ones, again causing damage to the natural lash follicle.

When applied by a professional, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes, usually between 4 and 8 weeks. Depending on your activity and day-to-day routine, refills should only bed required every 2 to 4 weeks.
We recommend getting a refill every 2 to 4 weeks. A refill is needed to fill in any lashes that have fallen due to the natural cycle of your own lashes. Refill appointments  require approximately 50-60 minutes.
The application process for lash extensions normally takes about 90-120 minutes for a full set of lashes and 45-60 minutes for a refill. You will lay comfortably on a massage table with your eyes closed. Relaxing ambiant music is played while the professional technician applies your lash extensions. Your lower lashes will be covered. The extensions will be then applied to your upper lashes one at a time.
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. Your technician will consult with you to understand what type of style you are interested in. The overall look of the lashes is very natural.
Yes! Since lash extensions do not touch your skin, they do not conflict or interfere with your contacts or normal daily activities.
Because this procedure can take time, it is important that some things be done prior to arriving for your appointment:

Please remove all eye makeup with a mild, oil-free cleanser prior to your appointment. Eye makeup can interfere with the adhesive bond and shorten the lifespan of your lash extensions, so it’s very important your natural lashes be as clean as possible.

If you are a contact lens wearer, please remove them.

Wear comfortable clothing, a blanket will be provided should you get cold.

To make you as comfortable as possible and to avoid delays, please visit the bathroom before your procedure.

When you arrive, you will be asked to complete a short Client History form. We will evaluate and discuss your needs and expectations. You will be comfortably reclined on a treatment bed, with eyes closed. It’s highly recommended that all eye makeup be removed prior to your appointment, but if not, it will be removed as much as possible prior to starting the procedure. Your bottom lashes will be protected with a small under eye pad. Each synthetic lash is dipped in a medical grade bonding agent and applied to an individual natural lash. The number and length of lashes applied is determined by the desired look, as well as health and thickness of your own natural lashes.

The entire procedure generally takes between 90-150 minutes for a full set and as little as 30-90 minutes for refills.

Note: If you arrive with eye makeup on, we will remove it as much as I can, but I can’t remove it as well as you could at home. This could affect the bonding process and shorten the lifespan of the lash extensions. So, please remove all makeup prior to your appointment.

Though easy to maintain, proper care and maintenance will ensure the life of your lash extensions.

The first 48 hours are crucial for the adhesive to dry and provide a strong, durable bond. Therefore, it’s very important to adhere to the following instructions:

– Keep them dry. Avoid showering, washing your face with hot water or wetting your lashes.
– Avoid swimming or exposure to steam, heat or saunas.
– Avoid oil-based creams and lotions on, or around, the eyes.
– Do not apply eye or lash makeup.
– Avoid eyelash tinting, perming or chemical treatments.
– Avoid chemical peels, waxing or laser treatments around the eyes.
– Avoid sleeping on side or stomach.
– After the first 48 hours:  Although the adhesive has dried, certain activities can weaken the adhesive bond and result in premature loss of your lash extensions.

Therefore the following guidelines are recommended:

– You can swim, shower and exercise as usual but avoid excessive exposure to heat or steam.
– Be gentle, don’t rub your eyes excessively and don’t pick or pull on the lashes as it can pull your own eyelash out along with the extension.
– Avoid oil-based eye care products or oil-based eye make-up remover. Use of oil-based products can weaken the adhesive bond. I recommend using Bella Lash Lash Cleanser® to gently remove eye makeup and cleanse your lashes and eyelids.
– Use of mascara may reduce the lifespan of your lash extensions. Although not needed, water-based mascara may be used if desired, but apply sparingly and remove gently. If you choose to use mascara, I strongly recommend Bella Lash Natural Touch Mascara®, applied to tips only. I also recommend Bella Lash Intelliseal® to help seal the adhesive and create an even stronger lash bond.
– Avoid eyelash curlers as they can damage both natural and synthetic lashes.