What are Eyelash Extensions?
A new fashion trend is growing in the U.S. semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Forever Young Skin Care is the first in Hickory to be offering this new treatment. Wearers can have long, beautiful, yet natural looking eyelashes 24 hours a day, seven days a week without the hassles of mascara. Eyelash extensions are being worn by A-list stars like Angela Bassett, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Star Jones, Paris Hilton, Gwen Stefani, Lucy Liu, Naomi Campbell and Liz Hurley.
Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They provide length and thickness to a person’s natural eyelashes. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real. No one will know you have extensions. They will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions Last?
Eyelash extensions are considered “semi-permanent,” as they can remain in place for the natural cycle of the eyelash itself. A person’s natural eyelash typically falls out every 60 to 90 days and is naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Because of this natural cycle, it is usually necessary to get touch-ups to fill in every two to four weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Everyone’s experience will differ based on day to day activities. Other factors such as expsoure to steam or touching your eyes alot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A special waterproof bonding agent is used. Glue does not contain any fumes or irritants and is long lasting.
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 it can be worn.. It must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you DO NOT use heavy water, such as in the shower on your lashes for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light mist is fine.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for12- 24 hours. Light mist is fine
- Avoid hot steam or sauna
- Avoid running water directly on your lashes
- Do not rub your eyes
- Only use water based mascara (optional)
- If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
- Use water based eye makeup remover
- Do not perm your lashes
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
- Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)
Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe?
Currently the FDA is not regulating eyelash extensions because the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash hairs and do not touch the skin. The application process is pain-free and relaxing that most clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes. We recommend only using a Certified Eyelash Extension Specialist.
How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application of a full set of eyelash extensions typically takes between one and three hours, depending on how many extensions are desired. Touch ups average about 45 minutes. The application procedure is painless. You will lay comfortably on a massage or facial table with your eyes closed. The Eyelash professional will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis. Most clients go to sleep during the procedure.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thickness. We normally consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in. We also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to size. Each person’s lashes will vary in strength and length. We take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes is very natural. There are also available four different lash sets ranging from basic to glamour.