Are you looking to get eyelash extensions? Have you seem a beautiful set on friends, facial, or on the internet and wonder how the entire process works? Well, we have the perfect guide for you! The bizarre world seems complicated, we know, but the application, style, and care of eyelash extensions as not as difficult as it may seem. Get ready to enhance your look and bring it to the next level with eyelash extensions!

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What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are a popular addition to beauty services that involves special techniques that extend your natural lashes to be lush and long. The style of eyelashes you choose to get can change the look of your eyes. Your eyes can appear more doll like and open or catty and mysterious. It is all up to your personal style!

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Unlike false eyelashes you can buy and put on yourself at home, eyelash extensions are applied individually with semi-permanent adhesive to each of your individual natural lashes. They are applied by lash technicians in a studio to give you the special look you want to achieve. There are many sets of lash extensions with the full set being the more natural an best for those new to extensions. With the wide array of options, it is all about customization to your unique look. 

How Do I Choose An Eyelash Material?

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Studios may carry one type of lash material or a few. It is all about your budget and the look you hope to achieve. The most common lash extensions are mink, faux mink, silk, and synthetic. Mink, faux mink, and silk lashes can get pretty pricey, but synthetic lashes are affordable and great for every day. Most studios tend to carry synthetic lashes because they hold their shape well, are light, last longer, safe, and are produced without animal cruelty. However, your preferred lash style and budget are all up to you and a lash artist will help find the perfect fit for you.

Choosing The Length And Curl Type

Eyelash extensions come in a wide rang of lengths and curls. Most salons carry 10 mm to 15 mm and C curls to D curls. This may sound confusion right now, but do not worry you will get a hang of it quickly! 

Eyelash Extension Lengths

The perfect length you and your lash artist agree on is one that depends on the thickness and length of your own natural lashes. If you have long, thick lashes, you can wear longer extensions. A shorter and sparse natural lash might go for a shorter length of lashes. Most people are in the middle, but the length is also very dependent on the style you want.

Eyelash Extension Curls

There are many curls of eyelash extensions, but most salons carry C and D curl. A C curl resembles the natural curl of ones lashes and is perfect for a classic and full natural look. The D curl is full of drama providing the most lift and is perfect for hybrid and volume sets. 

What Eyelash Thickness Do I Get?

The thickness of your eyelash extensions depend on the look you want to go for. Thicker lashes are usually used for classic sets while fuller and dramatic lashes tend to use finer lashes as larger fans are created to apply to each natural eyelash. The most commonly used eyelash thicknesses used are 0.05, 0.07, 0.10, and 0.15 to achieve a variety of looks. 

Eyelash Extension Thickness

Things To Consider When Finding Your Set of Lashes

  • Eye shape – almond, upturned, downturned, round
  • Eye size – large, small, in-between
  • Orientation of eyes – deep, wide, close
  • Eyelids – monolids, hooded eyes 
  • State of your natural lashes – length, volume, color, curl
  • Preference – natural, voluminous, dramatic

Keep In Mind That…

Eyelash extensions have been very popular to our self care and although many of us want to have them done, there are a few tips to remember. As we go through these tips, they will be very helpful in maintaining your eyelashes and providing the best results! Eyelash FAQ

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1. Lash Extensions Can Lash With Proper Care

With the proper care, your extensions can last up to a month. Many places recommend for you come back every 2 or 3 weeks for a touch up. But if you’re looking to save some money, you can take great care of your lashes. Just be careful not to get water on your lashes and do not  use oily products anywhere near your eyes.

If you can not stand the thought of no eye shadow, don’t worry, you don’t have to. Only liquid-based eye products can be damaging to the extensions, but you can get away with a tiny wing of liquid liner as long as you’re not dragging it along the lash line. Make sure you carefully remove the shadow or liner with oil-free makeup remover and Q-tips for precision. But remember to stay away from mascara entirely as it leaves the extensions crusty and damaged. It’s only acceptable if you’re at the end of your eyelash cycle and will be getting a fresh set in a few days.

2. Only Get Extensions Removed By Professionals Or If They Fall Out By Themselves

Getting your extensions removed is as easy as having them put on–painless and relatively quick. Every salon will have this service available. If you’re not looking to spend any more money, however, the extensions do fall out with the natural shedding of your lashes. Although this is a much slower process.

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3. It Is A Very Relaxing Process

This process is so enjoyable. You lie down in a bed and close your eyes for an hour and a half while calming music plays in the background and a technician attaches little feathery nothings to your lashes. It’s the most socially acceptable naptime any working adult could ask for. And if you’re not already sold, most salons offer complimentary massages while you’re on the eyelash bed.

4. If You Don’t Follow The Rules, Your Natural Lashes May Be Ruined

Only if you don’t play by the rules. Many people have made the mistake of pulling out their extensions by themselves. Not only is it extremely painful but it leaves you with few to no natural eyelashes left. If your eyelash extensions are bothering you, wait and get them professionally remove. Not only does this save you the pain, it saves your natural lashes.

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