FAQ's. The "Need to Knows" Before Signing Up.
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a beauty "must have" service that will enhance your natural beauty. Synthetic, silk or mink lashes are semi-permanently attached to your natural lashes on a lash-by-lash basis. They can look as natural or as dramatic as you like. They are completely safe and will not ruin your natural lashes.
Do I need a consultation?
Yes a quick, simple phone consultation is recommended, however, because semi-permanent lashes are safe, most people can wear them. If you have severe eye allergies or severe watery eyes these may not be right for you or you may just have to receive fills every 2 weeks to keep them full.
What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to enhance your natural lash line. We can only work with the lashes you have. However, extensions come in a variety of lengths and weights so you can determine how dramatic or natural you want the effect. We will discuss your options for different looks before applying your extensions.
How long do they last?
They will typically last about 3 to 5 weeks with normal wear, although individual results will vary depending on skin type, normal to oily, and lifestyle. It is recommended that clients get a fill every 2-3 weeks to touch-up areas that have fallen out due to the natural growth cycle of your lashes. With regular fills, you will never have to purchase a full set again.
How long can I go between fills?
Every person is different, but it is recommended that you fill your lashes every 2-3 weeks and that depends on home care and lifestyle (your lash artist will discuss with you the day of service). Your extensions will last longer if they are properly cared for in between fills.
Are they safe?
YES! When applied properly, extensions are completely safe and will not damage your natural lashes. All of the individual lashes I use are synthetic, silk or mink lashes and the adhesive never touches the skin so they don't irritate the eye. Every 45-60 days your eyelashes naturally fall out and a new one grows in its place, therefore, you never need to take a "break" from your extensions. Each lash is in a different stage of the growth process at any given time, therefore, you may even have a few fall out the next day but because they are applied lash-by-lash, extensions do not interfere with your lashes natural growth cycle. They fall out as your natural lash falls out.
What if my eyes have a reaction after the service?
More than likely you had slight allergies prior to the service. The adhesive never comes in contact with your skin however, if needed it is suggested that you take an allergy pill. Please consult your physician before taking any prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
It is extremely uncommon, but should you need to have your lashes removed, please consult your lash professional to safely remove your extensions and avoid natural lash loss. Removal takes approximately 15 accompanied by a small fee, typically around $25.
What is the process like?
You will be comfortably lying down with your eyes closed while the extensions are being applied. Your Allure lash artist will surround you with organic aromatics to balance your mind and body and to soothe and calm as well. It will generally take around 1 - 2 hours for a full set and around 1 hour for fills.
Can I wear mascara with my extensions?
The beauty of extensions is that you will not need mascara since the extensions provide a thick, dark lash line.
How do I care for my extensions?
Be Gentle! Avoid getting lashes wet for the first 24 hours. Avoid oily products and only use a water based make-up remover. Extension approved eye make-up remover is available. Avoid scrubbing your lash line. Avoid rubbing, sleeping on them, water, moisture and sweat. Although inevitable, the more gentle, the longer they stay.