New to Extensions? Start Here!
Eyelash extensions are single synthetic lashes applied directly to the natural lash, close to the lash line with a semi-permanent bonding adhesive. They are applied carefully, one by one using specially designed tweezers. The whole process normally takes 1 – 2 hours depending on how many lashes are applied.
Almost everybody can use eyelash extensions to increase the appeal and look of their eyes. The difference will be instant – your eyes will look sparkly and refreshed immediately! As the glue is applied directly to the eyelash, and does not touch the skin, there is very rarely any issue with allergic reactions.
No – we apply eyelash extensions taking special care to ensure that they are all applied individually and correctly to maintain your eyelash health. To ensure the ongoing health of your lashes, we highly recommend that you take the advice of the technician regarding the maximum thickness and length that would be appropriate long-term for your natural lashes. The eyelash extensions come off when your natural lash falls out, and so long as an appropriate weight extension has been applied, your natural lashes will grow through as normal. Please listen to the technicians’ advice about how long/heavy you should go if you have naturally thin or sparse lashes. Don’t try to remove the eyelash extensions yourself – as this could easily damage your natural lashes. The adhesive bond is extremely strong.
Inexperienced technicians or those who rush (beware nail salons who do not specialize!) are apt to apply lashes that are too heavy/clumped together which can definitely result in damaged lashes. We customize the lashes so they are the right weight and thickness, and apply them carefully, one by one, so that your natural lashes remain as healthy as ever!
Yes, appointments are generally necessary. Our evening appointments (between 5pm – 7:30pm) are the most popular and can sometimes book out weeks ahead. Please contact us to arrange a time that suits you.
The main thing is to have clean eyes and eyelashes, free of makeup – especially mascara. Some mascaras contain oils that can prevent eyelash extensions bonding correctly. Be sure to use an oil-free makeup remover if removing makeup, and don’t use any oil or petroleum based products on or around the eye area for 48 hours prior (such as Vaseline or moisturizers).
Please limit your caffeine/sugar to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience.
Yes, of course. However you may find it more comfortable to remove contacts before your appointment, or bring your contacts case so you can remove them immediately prior.
Of course you can! Eyeliner and eyeshadow are ok. We don’t recommend that you apply mascara to your eyelash extensions, as this can cause them to clump together and may contain oils that weaken the adhesive bond on your eyelash extensions, so they will not last as long at all.
You must use an OIL FREE makeup remover, as oil based removers will damage the adhesive and could make the eyelash extensions fall off prematurely.
The best thing about eyelash extensions is that you can shower, swim, and do anything else involving water! You will have beautiful eyes ALL the time, when you wake up, straight out of the shower, out of the pool. Just don’t rub them or use oily soaps and they will last a long time.
Do not wet them for 24 hours after application/infills so that the adhesive cures properly
Use only oil-free products, especially makeup remover
Do not rub them or pull at them
Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
If exposed to chlorine, rinse off gently with fresh water afterwards
Gently brush them with your lash-wand
It’s best not to use mascara on them…ever!
Cleanse them properly 2-3 times per week (your lash tech will explain the proper way to clean your lashes)
Avoid steam rooms and saunas.
Not at all! The eyelash extensions are applied directly to the eyelash, so there is no contact with the skin. It may feel a little unusual the first time, but once you get used to it, it should be so comfortable that you may drift off to sleep! Lash Lab uses high quality relatively fume free glue, which does not burn or sting, unlike cheaper products. People with extremely sensitive eyes or sinus problems may get some watering and slight stinging at the end, but this subsides within seconds.
Nope – once your eyelash extensions are applied, they will feel just like your normal lashes – you shouldn’t feel any difference. The eyelash extension is bonded to the actual lash, not your eyelid skin, so it feels just like your normal lashes. One extension is applied to each lash individually, so your eyelashes can move freely. You should be careful not to roughly rub your eyes though, as this can damage the extensions could make them a little uncomfortable.
As long as six weeks – as the eyelash extension generally lasts until the natural lash falls out in its natural cycle. However it is advisable to have some infills applied approximately every 2.5 – 3.5 weeks (depending on how well you take care of them) to make sure your eyelashes always look fabulous, as by this stage some would have fallen out as new lashes have grown through. How long your eyelash extensions last also depends on how you care for them (i.e. by removing makeup correctly, not thrashing them with heaps of mascara, and not tugging/pulling at your eyelash extensions).