FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
LASH LIFTS & BROW LAMINATION
WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?
A lash lift is like a perm for your natural eyelashes. I use a lifting solution that is formulated for lashes and brows to curl and lift your natural eyelashes making them look longer and more pronounced, adding lash tint will give you the effect of mascara that won't wash off and lasts up to 6 weeks.
WHAT IS A BROW LAMINATION?
Similar to a lash lift, the same solution is used to redirect your natural brow hairs creating fullness and taming unruly brows. When combined with tint it will make your natural brows look full and defined for up to 6 weeks.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
This depends on the natural growth cycle of your lashes and brows. For most clients results will be noticeable for 3-4 weeks, for some clients the result will last up to 6 weeks.
WILL THEY DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES/brows?
When done correctly and aftercare is followed this service is not damaging to your natural lashes or brows. Similar to perming or coloring your hair, your natural lashes and brows will shed naturally on their own and new lashes/brows will replace them and look the way they did before the treatment.
CAN I still wear MASCARA/brow makeup?
Yes! Although, you may not feel the need to wear makeup. You must keep your lashes/brows dry for 24 hours after the treatment but after 24 hours you can treat them as you would normally.
Can I swim/shower/exercise?
After 24 hours you can resume your normal activities, just remember to keep them dry for the first 24 hours and follow aftercare instructions.
How soon can I wash my face after the extensions are applied?
You can get them wet immediately after your appointment, if you want. I will micro-mist your lashes causing the adhesive to fully cure instantly. Back in the day it was recommended to wait 24 hours before getting lash extensions wet, this is no longer ideal and it is actually beneficial to rinse them if you have sensitivities to the adhesive. Only use approved lash cleanser on your eyelash extensions and eye area. Products containing oil will break down the bond of the adhesive causing your lash extensions to fall off.
How long will it take?
If you are doing a lash lift or brow lamination without tint the service takes about 30 minutes, if we are also tinting it will take about 45 minutes.
SHOULD I GET LASH EXTENSIONS OR A LASH LIFT?
This is entirely up to you, but there are a few key differences: time commitment, appearance, contraindications.
Lash extensions require more maintenance than a lash lift. Lash extensions require fills every 3 weeks or so to maintain them, lash lifts do not require any maintenance but they will return to normal after 4-6 weeks. Lash fills typically take 60-90 minutes.
Lash lifts are limited to your natural lashes, they won't make your lashes any longer or fuller than they naturally are but by curling the lashes they will be more noticeable than they would be naturally. Lash extensions are customizable and able to give you longer and fuller lashes.
Do I have to do anything to prepare for the service?
Arrive with no makeup and stop use of any growth serums a few days before your appointment.
The following are contraindications that may disqualify you from this service or require a doctors note.
DO NOT BOOK:
If your client has an allergic reaction to the patch test.
Cataract (a clouding of the natural lens in one or both eyes leading to decreased vision)
Cysts ( A dust is a lump of the upper or lower eyelid caused by obstruction and inflammation of an oil gland of the eyelid. )
Diabetic Retinopathy ( a medical condition in which damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes)
Blepharitis ( An ocular condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the eyelid )
Hordeola/Stye/Styes ( A small collection of puss/abscess on the eyelid )
Skin Disease, Skin Trauma, Cuts, Abrasions, Burns, and Swelling in the immediate area.
Skin Disorders in the general eye area. ( Dermatitis, Xanthelasma, Syringoma )
Eye Infections ( Impetigo, Conjunctivitis )
Eye Inflammation ( Uveitis )
Recent surgeries around the eyes, head, or face.
Keratitis ( Inflammation of the cornea of the eye )
Cancer or those undergoing Chemotherapy
Alopecia ( Loss of hair )
Trichotillomania ( Classified as an impulse control disorder )
Bells Palsy or any condition that makes closing or opening the eye(s) difficult.
Any disease/disorder that causes shaking twitching or erratic movements.
CONTRAINDICATIONS REQUIRING A DOCTORS NOTE:
Pregnant & Brest-Feeding
Recent Lasik Surgery
Dry Eye Syndrome