What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent extensions applied individually to your eyelashes. They are made of synthetic polyester and are wider at the bottom and tapered at the tip, just like a real eyelash. They are applied one synthetic eyelash to one natural eyelash, one at a time. They add length and fullness to natural lashes yet look completely real, not like strip lashes, tabs, or flares. Back to top
What do they look like and how do they feel?
Applied correctly, they look and feel completely real. Since the extension is a duplicate of a natural lash, they are lightweight and feel as if you are not wearing anything on your lashes. They add length and thickness to your natural lashes. As long as you continue to have your lashes re-filled, no one will be able to tell you are wearing extensions. Please visit the gallery page to see before and after pictures of real clients of Eyelash Artistry®. Back to top
What kind of adhesive is used?
I exclusively use the Xtreme Lashes FlexFusion® Adhesive. The XL FlexFusion Adhesive is a medical grade adhesive that was developed to the highest standards of safety, quality and performance by a team of scientists, physicians, and expert lash stylists, under the direction of President and Founder of Xtreme Lashes, Jo Mousselli, RN. Over 12 months in development and 10,000 dedicated hours, the XL FlexFusion Adhesive is made in the USA, in an FDA registered facility, and is a low odor and low fume formula. Back to top
How long do they last?
The answer to this question largely depends on two factors:
- How well you have taken care of the extensions. The most important thing to remember is to not get any water on the lashes for 48 hours after the procedure. Excessive touching, any oil based products, using an eyelash curler and frequent exposure to heat can all cause the adhesive bond to break down and the lashes to fall off. You will receive full instructions on how to care for your lashes at your initial appointment or click here.
- The other factor that determines how long the extensions last is the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. All hair grows in cycles, and at the end of its cycle, it sheds. You will shed eyelash extensions when the lash that it is attached to reaches the end of its cycle. As long as you continue to have your lashes re-filled, you could wear the extensions indefinitely. Re-fills are recommended every 2-3 weeks to fill in where new lashes have grown in and to replace lashes that have shed. Back to top
Will the extensions damage my natural lashes?
No. As long as they are applied correctly, the extensions won’t damage your natural lashes. If they are applied incorrectly, they can damage your natural lashes. That’s why it’s important to be selective when choosing an eyelash stylist. Back to top
How long does it take to have the extensions applied?
For clients requesting a full set of lashes, I always plan 1.5-2.5 hours for the initial appointment, depending on which initial application the client has chosen. This includes time for consultation and discussion. Re-fills are generally scheduled for 1 hour. Back to top
What is the procedure like?
Having the eyelash extensions applied is comfortable and relaxing. You will lie on your back on a massage table, with your lower lashes covered by a collagen gel patch, while your lashes are applied one at a time. Many of my clients find it so relaxing that they fall asleep during the procedure. This video shows how the extensions are meticulously applied one extension to one natural eyelash hair. Back to top
How much does it cost?
The cost of the initial application depends on how many lashes are applied. Re-fill prices are based on how long the re-lash appointment takes. The minimum charge for the first hour is $75, with each additional half hour charged at the rate of $25 per half hour. Re-fills are needed every 2-3 weeks. Waiting longer than 4 weeks or having fewer than 50% of your extensions remaining will require being charged for an initial application. Back to top
What should I do to prepare to have my eyelash extensions applied?
When you arrive for your appointment, it's very important that your eye area and lashes are clean and bare. Arriving with make-up on your lashes requires removal of the make-up. This takes time away from adding more extensions. Also, if you wear contact lenses, you should remove them and plan on wearing your glasses for the first 48 hours. Back to top
Why should I choose Eyelash Artistry to do my eyelash extensions?
Giving women beautiful eyelashes is my art and my passion. I love seeing the reaction when I hand them a mirror at the end of the appointment. When you feel beautiful, it gives an incredible boost of self confidence and positive energy. When you get your eyelashes done at Eyelash Artistry, you will be receiving the highest quality product on the market today, applied with excellent technical skill and the touch of an artist. With your new set of Xtreme Lashes® by Leslee at Eyelash Artistry®, you will definitely feel, as well as look, beautiful. Back to top
What type of license is required to apply eyelash extensions?
The state of Washington requires eyelash extension technicians to be licensed estheticians or licensed cosmetologists. Nail technicians or massage therapists who are applying eyelash extensions are working outside of the scope of their license. I have been a licensed esthetician since March 2007, and have been doing eyelash extensions since July 2007. If you have questions about this law, or want to check the license status of an individual or business, contact the Washington State Department of Licensing. Back to top
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