what to expect with eyelash extensions

The Experience

Hollie is trained and certified to design and “style” lashes to suit the needs of the client. She will conduct a consultation with you and take into consideration your eye shape, condition of natural lashes, facial features, and the curvatures/thickness of the silk lashes, all to customize a unique, individual look just for you! Virtually any look can be created, from a natural, subtle enhancement to the highest-impact drama queen lashes in town.

The in-studio procedure typically takes anywhere from 1 ½ hours to 2 ½ hours, depending on the number of lashes being applied per eye. Clients are comfortably reclined on an aesthetic bed with their eyes closed, and lower lashes are covered to prevent the top lashes from adhering to the bottom lashes. The procedure is often referred to as “Beauty Sleep” as it is non-invasive, painless and so relaxing that clients typically fall asleep then awaken to lush, beautiful lashes.

During the application, one natural lash will be isolated. One eyelash extension will then be attached to the isolated hair about 1mm from the eyelid so that none of the eyelash extensions actually touch the skin or stick to each other. This results in a natural look and feel. 

Eyelash extensions are adhered using a high performance adhesive. The primary ingredient in the adhesive is the same substance used for suture-less wound closure (closing wounds without the use of stitches).

Your eyelash extensions can last indefinitely with 45 minute refills every 2-3 weeks. Like your scalp hair, natural eyelashes grow and shed in a cycle, which is typically about 60 days (2 months). When a natural eyelash matures and falls out, a new eyelash has already been growing and quickly replaces it. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. When properly applied, an eyelash extensions will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. Refills are necessary to replenish the fallen hairs and maintain the look.

Eyelash Extension Appointment Prep

Please arrive with no eye makeup on or plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to properly wash makeup off. Also, please do not drink caffeinated beverages before your appointment as it will make your eyes flutter during the appointment. 

Eyelash Extension Do's and Don'ts

  • Wash your eyelash extensions daily with an oil-free cleanser.
  • Brush your eyelash extensions to keep them groomed and tangle-free.
  • Only use extension safe mascaras.
  • Apply sealant before swimming, workouts or hot yoga.
  • Touch-ups should happen every 2-4 weeks, to fill in the areas where your natural lashes have fallen out and new lashes are growing in. So make sure to book your touch-up appointment ahead!
  •  Do not wash eyes or shower and avoid steam and sweat for 24 hours after lash application.
  • Avoid strong heat such as ovens or BBQ’s. Heat can melt or distort extensions.
  • Avoid rubbing, tugging and pulling your eyelashes.
  • Avoid sleeping on your extensions or grinding them into your pillow.
  • Avoid oil-based and waterproof mascaras/makeup removers.
  • Do not use an eyelash curler on your extension

Rules and Restrictions

Lash issues need to be dealt with promptly in order to analyze shed patterns, or other concerns and come up with a plan to correct and resolve any issues so they don’t continue. Prive Beauty Lounge must be notified within 5 days of your appointment if there are any concerns with your lashes or brows. After 5 days, complimentary fix appointments are no longer available. Complimentary fix appointments must be completed within 7 days of the original date of your appointment. Standard 24 hour cancellation policy is applicable to fix appointments.  

Customer Satisfaction Policy

If you do not absolutely love your lashes, I will make it right…guaranteed! I want each woman to have the absolute best experience with their new lashes. Should you not love your new lashes for whatever reason, please contact me within 5 days of your appointment and I will be happy to have a follow up appointment with you, free of charge to resolve any issues. See full Rules and Restrictions below. Any client who has less than 15 lashes per eye at a time of a fill will be charge at the price of a full set. Please make arrangements to come for regular fills by booking ahead, and come in sooner if you are experiencing a heavy shed.     

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