Eyelash Extensions FAQ
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are the most sought after beauty procedure and with good reason – they transform your eyes in just a few hours from average to WOW!! Lash extensions used to be a closely guarded celebrity secret, but our partner, Xtreme Lashes, has worked hard to bring the best in eyelash extension training and products to salons across the world. Eyelash extensions are made with different lengths, thicknesses and curls from a high grade sterilized synthetic polyester. The different types of lashes allow your lash artist to come up with just the look you are after; they will use a variety of lengths and thicknesses to create a custom look that is tailored just to you.
What happens during a lash extension appointment?
When you come to our beautiful, relaxing salon, you’ll be greeted by a friendly face and offered a seat while you wait for your lash artist. You’ll then go through to meet with your lash artist in one of our private rooms and will have a consultation where you can describe the look you are after, from a very natural look to a very full glamorous look. During the consultation, you and your lash artist will determine the right length, thickness and curl of lashes to apply to your own lashes. You’ll then get to lie down on the treatment bed, and what happens next is entirely up to you. You can either take a nap and chill out to the background music, or you can chat with your lash artist about anything you want. Many of our clients think of it as their special time in which they can unwind, and consider our salon a sanctuary and brief respite from the hustle and bustle of Studio City and Los Angeles. At the end of your appointment, you’ll get to be amazed and wowed at the miraculous transformation your eyelashes have undergone in just a short amount of time – we’re guarantee you won’t be able to stop looking at them and fluttering them.
Why do you use Xtreme Lashes?
Xtreme Lashes has appeared in more publications than any eyelash extension company in the U.S. market. It is currently the number one choice of many runway models and celebrities around the world! Xtreme Lashes are painless weightless and water resistant so you can sweat, swim or shower worry free! Scroll down to read more about this amazing procedure. AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM XTREME LASHES Xtreme Lashes™ sells our premium eyelash extension kits ONLY for use by Professionals in the beauty, health, medical, or dental industries to insure that our products are in the safest hands possible. We require professionals to present proof of their professional credentials before purchasing our products. Credentials are also verified at the Training Workshops. Please support only those companies that limit sales of product only for use by Professionals in the beauty or medical and health industries and require professional hands-on training. Think about it. This product in the hands of untrained, non-professionals is irresponsible and damaging to the success of the industry as a whole. Most of our competitors are focused on quick profits and do not enforce ANY requirements regarding training or professional credentials. Please carefully consider whether or not you should align yourself with a company that is willing to risk damaging your industry for the sake of short-term profits. Although it may initially limit our sales, Xtreme Lashes™ is committed to the long term future of this industry. Xtreme Lashes™ is dedicated to offering the finest eyelash extensions, accessories and training. Xtreme Lashes™ has dedicated significant resources toward on-going product development to consistently improve our products and training. In the final analysis, the company with the best products, training and customer service is the company that is really honoring its commitment to its customers. Every item marketed by Xtreme Lashes™ has been manufactured and tested for optimum quality. We are confident that you and your clients will be absolutely satisfied.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
When applied by a skilled lash artist, we would expect lash extensions to stay attached to your natural eyelash right up until it sheds as part of the natural shedding cycle (don’t worry, every time you shed an eyelash, a brand new baby one is ready to take its place). The shedding cycle for lashes is about 60 days for most people, however, each lash will be in a different part of its growing cycle at any given time, so some lashes will be closer to the point of shedding compared to others that still have several weeks before they will fall out. As a result, to maintain your lashes, you’ll need to come in every 2-3 weeks for between 60-90 minutes for a fill to keep your lash extensions looking full and glamorous.
How often should I get refills/touch-ups?
We recommend you book in for a refill every 2/3 weeks to maintain your eyelash extensions. If you leave too long between refills, too many of your lashes will fallen out for us to maintain the look, and in that case, we’d have to book you in for a full set again. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 60 – 90 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. When the eyelash falls out naturally, so will the attached extension and the eyelash that has grown in its place will need a new lash extension.
What kind of adhesive do you use?
Beauty Boutique LA uses formaldehyde free, surgical grade, hypo-allergenic adhesive. Our adhesive is supplied to us by Xtreme Lashes, and it is regularly cited by industry, media and lash artists as the best adhesive on the market.
Can I wear eye makeup or mascara with my lash extensions?
Absolutely! You can wear eye makeup and mascara, but you need to make sure any products you use around your lash extensions are water based, and not oiled based. Oil based products will loosen the bond between the natural lash and the lash extension and as a result, it will fall out sooner. At the salon, we stock a range of mascara and eyeliners that are water based and will work with, and complement, your lashes perfectly.
Do lash extensions damage your natural lashes?
When applied by a skilled and properly trained lash artist, they will make sure that they only use lash extensions that are capable of being supported by your natural lash, selecting a suitable lash for each of your individual lashes, and they will make sure that each lash extension is affixed to a single lash – the lash horror stories you hear about in the media are the result of poorly trained lash technicians who apply lashes that your natural lash is unable to support, and/or they will rush and affix a single extension to more than one lash. This is a disaster just waiting to happen as each lash grows at a different rate, so when one lash grows after than the others, the lash extension will pull and tug at the others, resulting in damage.
Can I go swimming with my eyelash extensions?
Of course! And best of all, you’ll have none of the problems of the alternatives to eyelash extensions like mascara that has run. Your lashes will look just as amazing after your swim as they did before. If you want to be ultra-safe, we stock a sealant at the salon that you can use to protect your lash extensions.
How do I take care of my eyelash extensions?
DO use sealant before an intense workout or swimming, or any other situations where a lot of water is going to come into contact with your lashes.
DO wash your eyelash extensions with a cleanser that is oil-free. If in doubt, we have one at the salon that we recommend.
DON’T sleep face down
DON’T use any oil based products around your eyelashes – oil will weaken the bond between your natural lash and the extension.