I am an aesthetician and have worked with lash technicians for a number of years. I have seen many different clients views, and have had lash extensions myself a number of times.
Rule #1 - do your research on the technician that you see. Make sure that you are seeing someone who is reputable, and not just trying...
Best answer: I am an aesthetician and have worked with lash technicians for a number of years. I have seen many different clients views, and have had lash extensions myself a number of times.
Rule #1 - do your research on the technician that you see. Make sure that you are seeing someone who is reputable, and not just trying to get you in and out.
1) Actual application is quite relaxing. You will be laying down, with your eyes closed. They will put eye patches over your under eye to help keep your eyes closed for you. They will separate each lash - again - big thing about finding a good tech - they will use their glue to attached ONE lash extension, to each of your current lashes. (There are some techs that will "stack" the lashes. This will be a fuller, more glamorous look, however it will also weigh the lashes down, and they will fall out faster.). The application time can take anywhere from one-two hours depending on the look you are going for.
2) Again, depends on the place. Your initial application appointment will be anywhere from $150-200. You will be required to get lash fills every 2-4 weeks, and the fills range from $30-50 depending on the place, and how many lashes they are putting on. To get an idea of how many lashes you are getting - The average person has roughly 70 lashes on each eye. A Natural lash extension set is about 40 lashes, either all over your eye, or you can get them placed strategically on the outer corners of the eyes for a feminine touch. The more glamorous and bold of the look, the more lashes put on - also affecting the length of time for application, and how much the cost will be.
3) Short answer, yes. Longer answer - your natural lashes fall out regularly. (honestly you probably lose quite a few each week. They also grow back just as fast (unless you have a hair condition in which you don't grow hair, lashes, etc very fast...however you would know this because you would be going into your appointment with very little lashes). This is why fills are required, you will get app 15-20 new lashes put on at each fill, they will put these on the new lashes that are on your eyes. It will definitely not make your natural lashes stronger, but it isn't going to thin your lashes either.
4) I have a mixed opinion about the lash extensions - They are a lot of maintenance. Another big issue that I had, was you have these beautiful, curled, dark lashes on your eyes... well as those two weeks come towards and end, and you're due for a fill ... you sometimes have weird gaps in your lashes which do not look great. They are also expensive, and it is a lot of commitment. Getting lash extensions before a vacation - excellent idea as you do not have to worry about mascara, or looking bad when you come out of the pool. For regular day use, there are other options for keeping things looking great. If you are just considering this for an easier morning, and just want natural... something you may want to look into would be a "Lash Lift" - this is a process of tinting your eye lashes, and giving them a temporary "perm" or "lift" - This lasts about 2 months, and costs roughly $60-100. It will darken your lashes, and keep them beautifully curled. Better cost, and when it wears off, you can just put mascara on and curl your lashes again.
I hope this helped! :)
2 days ago