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What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Among the many different spa treatments and services available to help you get longer, fuller-looking lashes and eyelash extensions are among the most common and most popular. This is because getting eyelash extensions is safe, easy and the lashes, when done at a spa or salon, last for quite some time—no fussing with mascara or do-it-yourself eyelashes in the morning. You wake up with eyelashes that look gorgeous ready to face the world and have people look you in the eyes!

Eyelash extensions work a bit differently, however. A strip of lashes is applied directly to the skin with fake eyelashes. Each extension gets attached to the individual lash; as you can imagine, this requires some time and precision to ensure they come out beautifully. The lush and thick results, however, are worth it! While the process of getting extensions of this nature can be a bit more tedious than just using false eyelashes, it truly is worth it.

The ultimate results when getting lash extensions are not only fuller lashes but also look longer and have somewhat of a lifting effect. Many call the stunning impact theatrical in that glamorous Hollywood chic kind of way. Clients can also opt for a more understated natural look while just making their current eyelashes look a bit more enhanced.

An eyelash extension treatment will usually require 90 to 150 lashes for each eye. The length of the extensions used can range. So this is important to keep in mind as you will choose to go with shorter lashes or go for lashes that are as long as they come. Again, this all depends on the final look you're hoping to achieve. Another thing to keep in mind with this kind of eyelash treatment is that every process will look slightly different as everyone's eyelashes are different. Some have shorter, more delicate lashes; some may have broken lashes. The resulting look will depend on a combination of what extensions you choose and what you are starting with as far as your current natural eyelashes.

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Take to Put On?

How long do eyelash extensions take? This is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions that technicians get. Of course, you need to remember that every lash gets its extension. In some instances, you might opt to do fewer, which will lead to a more dramatic overall effect—but even in that case, the process will still take some time.

While the eyelash technician applies the extensions using a medical-grade adhesive, you can lie back and relax. Think of this as a much-needed time to disconnect and let the cares of the world slip away. Good technicians will not rush the process as they understand how delicate this area is. You want to find someone who has done this process before and is subsequently trained/certified in eyelash extensions.

The cost of having eyelash extensions done can vary quite widely. It will depend on where you get them done, the type of lashes you choose, and the number of attachments you opt for, among other such factors. For example, longer extensions will cost more than shorter ones. Having every single lash extended costs more than selectively extending your lashes. And then depending on how often you get them refilled, this will also factor into your annual eyelash budget.

How to care for Lash Extensions?

Immediately following your eyelash extension treatment, you want to avoid wetting the lashes for at least a day or two if possible. This is mainly because they were attached with an adhesive; it needs to dry to achieve the maximum hold fully. As with anything of this nature, you want to be gentle on those lashes after you have them done. Avoid stringent cleaners. If possible, stay away from any oil-based cleansers. You don't want to curl your new lashes, and staying away from mascara can also help them to last longer. They really will stand out enough on their own without any makeup added.

How Long Do Your Extensions Last?

The science behind eyelash extensions' longevity is quite simple: the wing is attached to the individual lash. Therefore, the growth cycle of the eyelash will determine how long that extension is there. An eyelash generally takes about six weeks to grow out. So you can plan on right around that time frame in terms of how long eyelash extensions are going to last you. You can also use certain products and do certain things to try and prolong the extensions and make them look even more lustrous. For example, eyelash conditioners can go a long way toward creating a gorgeous and luxurious eyelash effect. Many experts will tell you to refill your extension around the three-week mark. This ensures that your eyelashes don't start to look sparse in some areas.

What are the Benefits of Eyelash Extensions?

There are numerous benefits to getting professional lash extensions among them are:

  • The convenience of waking up with gorgeous long lashes and not having to mess with fake eyelashes or gloppy mascara
  • They make your eyes stand out all the more
  • They add a great deal of volume to your eyes in a natural-looking way
  • They help to create a lifting effect that can make your eyes look rejuvenated
  • They go on with medical-grade adhesive, and thereby, you are guaranteed the best hold

If you want to make your lashes look more dramatic, thicker, and longer, eyelash extensions are a great solution. Remember, they can take some time to apply, but the results are gorgeous once you have your extensions on.

Make sure that you are going to a trained professional certified in eyelash extensions. After all, this is a very delicate area, and safety always needs to come first.