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What are eyelash extensions?

Should I be careful who applies the eyelash extensions and should they be trained?

A friend said she has permanent eyelash extensions is this what Lash Up Lounge does?

Who wears eyelash extensions?

How are the eyelash extensions applied?

How long does the application take?

Can I do eyelash extensions myself?

Do eyelash extensions make my own lashes fall out?

Can I still wear eye makeup?

Can I wear mascara?

Can I curl or perm eyelash extensions?

How long do they last?

I had eyelash extensions applied a few days ago and a few lashes have fallen out - why?

What are in-fills, why do I need them and how often do I need them?

Can I open my eyes during the procedure?

Do I have to get a full set of eyelash extensions?

Are the eyelash extensions glued to my skin?

Is the eyelash glue and glue remover safe?

Are eyelash extensions suitable for everyone?

What are eyelash extensions?
Not to be confused with the self-stick strip falsies of yesteryear or individual clusters of lashes knotted together that are a single-event accessory, these semi-permanent, synthetic extensions are glued one by one onto the natural lash (not the skin) by using a specially formulated glue that lasts 2-4 weeks. Single synthetic eyelashes are applied to your own natural eyelash to achieve a beautiful full luscious and long set of lashes that are natural and you won't even know they are there. Back to top
 
Should I be careful who applies the eyelash extensions and should they be trained?
Absolutely, we cannot stress the importance of choosing an eyelash technician who has been taught by a qualified and experienced person. There are many eyelash extension operators who are claiming to have been professionally trained but have been self taught via the internet and these operators are also using poor quality products bought on Ebay. This is disastrous and at Lash Up Lounge we are having more and more distressed ladies contacting us for help and advise as they have had a bad experience by one of the many self taught people.   Please do your research thoroughly and ask many questions. Back to top
 
A friend said she has permanent eyelash extensions is this what Lash Up Lounge does?
There is still alot of confusion about what eyelash extensions are.  All eyelash extensions are semi-permanent and they may also be known as grafted eyelashes. Back to top
 
Who wears eyelash extensions?
You don't have to be a celebrity or model to wear eyelash extensions.  Normal everyday ladies  love eyelash extensions and can't bear to be without them.  Lash Up Lounge clients include nurses, beauty therapists, surgeons, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, mums, detectives, dancers, business owners, nail technicians, forensic chemists, university students, hairdressers, police women and many more wonderful people. Back to top
 
How are the eyelash extensions applied?
A single natural eyelash is isolated and a synthetic lash is glued to the top of your own natural eyelash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue or the lash has contact with the skin. Back to top
 
How long does the application take? 
The procedure will take from an hour to 2.5 hours for a full set and approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours for an in-fill. It is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration so therefore it should not be rushed so that clients can leave with a perfect set of lashes. You relax with your eyes closed and there is no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Often clients are so relaxed they fall asleep. Back to top
 
Can I do eyelash extensions myself?
No. Eyelash extensions can only be applied by a trained professional. Back to top
 
How are the lower lashes held down?
At Lash Up Lounge it is important that our clients are comfortable therefore, we use soft under eye pads specifically designed for eyelash extensions. We never use surgical tape or lash tint paper which are uncomfortable for the client. Back to top
 
Do eyelash extensions make my own lashes fall out?
No, definitely not this is a myth.  However, it is important to have your lash extensions applied by a qualified operator who uses to quality product. The eyelash has a cycle and are constantly being replaced like your hair. If you pull so hard on an extension lash and pull out your own natural lash there will be no new lash ready to grow to take its place and you will have to wait 6-8 weeks for that lash to grow. Back to top 
 
Can I still wear eye makeup?
Yes, but you won’t need mascara and you may even find you won’t need eyeliner, but you can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual but remember to remove with a product that does not contain oil of any kind as this will affect the glue. Rebecca recommends removing eyeliner and eyeshadow using a damp cotton bud and a small amount of eye make-up remover and gently running it along the eyeliner to remove it. To remove eyeshadow wet a cotton wipe and eye make-up remover and gently remove eye shadow in a side and upward movement not down onto the eyelash extensions. Wiping down towards Lashes will cause a build up of makeup on Lashes and may lessen the life of them. Back to top
 
Can I wear mascara?
You won’t have to.  You can roll out of bed looking great and best of all it will make your lashes look like you’re wearing mascara 24/7 without the clumping, streaking and smudging look that you get with mascara. No more running and streaking mascara which is fantastic for brides on their special day. If desired you can wear a non-waterproof on the lower lashes but remember to use an eye makeup remover that contains no oil. Back to top
 
Can I curl or perm eyelash extensions? 
No, do not perm your beautiful new eyelash extensions.  Anyway you won’t have to as the extension lashes hold their lovely shape. Using a clamp eyelash curler is not recommended and will lessen the life of your eyelash extensions and perhaps damage them. You can however use a heated eyelash curler but do not over use it only using it when necessary. Back to top
 
How long do they last? 
Approximately 2-4 weeks if you respect your new lashes and take care of them.  Remember this is a semi-permanent beauty procedure.  Do not be duped by those who promise “permanent” extensions or attachments that last for 2+ months. A real lash’s life cycle is around 25-28 days, and as yours grow and fall out, so will the synthetic ones that are attached. If your hair and nails grow quickly then that may indicate that your lashes also are growing, shedding and renewing themselves quickly so you may find that your lashes will not last as long as someone whose hair growth is slow. Your life style and what work you do will also make a difference how long they last. A ladies lashes working in the food industry where there is alot of heat, steam and oil may not last as well as a lady who works in an air conditioned office.  Eyelash extensions will not last for three months, this is false advertising by salons and inexperienced people. Back to top
 
I had eyelash extensions applied a few days ago and a few lashes have fallen out - why?
As explained above the lash has a growth cycle and unfortunately it is hard to determine which lash is ready to fall out naturally so it is unpredictable when applying the synthetic lashes.  Each day we can loose 3-5 natural lashes, but often they fall out unnoticed unless they fall into your eye, but when eyelash extensions are applied we are more aware of when they shed as we know the extensions are there plus they are longer, darker and thicker. If you sleep on your stomach with your face squashed into the pillow or you favor sleeping on one side you may notice Lashes may not last as well as the other side. Back to top
 
What are in-fills, why do I need them and how often do I need them? 
In-fills are when the natural eyelash has fallen out (due to the eyelash cycle) and there has been an extension lash applied to it. You will require in-fills every 2-4 weeks if you would like to achieve a consistently full fresh set of lashes. At Lash Up Lounge we take the time to remove any eyelash extensions that have either grown out to far or are not sitting correctly. Please not that we do not stack the lash extensions as other operators do. Please refer to Eyelash Pricing. For in-fill bookings allow approximately 1 hour. Back to top
  
Can I open my eyes during the procedure?
Yes, but please advise your technician before you open your eyes as two sharp tweezers are used when applying Lashes. Back to top
 
Do I have to get a full set of eyelash extensions?
No, half sets are now available. At Lash Up Lounge a half set is done on the upper lashes with lashes being scattered along the entire upper lash line from the inner eye to the outer edge. Allow 45 minutes for a half set. Half sets are suited to people who have naturally thick and dark lashes, they are not suitable for fair lashed people or ladies who do not have many lashes. Back to top
 
Are the eyelash extensions glued to my skin?  
No, it is adhered approximately 1mm from the eyelid. Back to top
 
Is the eyelash glue and glue remover safe?
Yes, in the right hands and having your extensions applied by some one who has been correctly trained it is safe. Beware of untrained people who claim they have been professionally trained with years experience. Because we specialize just in eyelash extensions we take great care to ensure that the adhesive and adhesive remover does not come in contact with the skin or eyes. The glue used at Lash Up Lounge is a high quality fast drying glue which does not give a clumped look. As the glue is being used around the delicate eye area it is important to only have eyelash extensions applied by a trained and qualified master lash specialist. Back to top