Are You A Lash Virgin?
Every time you see celebrities on TV, do you wonder how they've managed to achieve that glamorous look? Same goes for models in magazines and on Instagram right?
How do they get such long beautiful lashes? You’ve tried every drugstore low-end and every high-end mascara on the market plus every lash-enhancing serum. But still you couldn't achieve that same look. Maybe you’ve even gone so far as to buy strips of lashes and applied them yourself, but what was missing was that natural element.
It’s only after seeing an article in a fashion magazine where your favorite celebrity is dishing out her beauty secrets and you learn that she gets individual lash extensions! She says it’s her secret to always having long, beautiful lashes every day that are maintenance-free and look real!
Your mind starts to spin with questions. No worries, love – The Lash Shop is here for you. Here are our 5 tips to guide a Lash Virgin:
5 Tips For The Lash Virgin
1. Amount of time lash extensions take:
You may think that it has to take forever to get individual lashes applied. The good news is that lash extensions can be done in just a couple hours. It generally takes 2 to 2.5 hours to complete a full set. It’s a perfect opportunity to lay back, relax, and let go - to just totally Zen out and regroup. The best part is when you open your eyes and see your transformation in the mirror. You’ll see a stunning set of lashes winking back at you!
2. What to expect to pay:
Don’t freak out just because you see every celebrity with extensions - they’re not killer expensive. A full set of classic lashes costs on average $250. Location is a factor that determines prices higher or lower than the average. You’ll need to get maintenance fill-ins and they can run $75 to $97 for classic lashes. If you want a bit more va-va-voom and opt for volume lashes expect to pay around $400. Again, price varies on geographical area. Your maintenance fill could range $95 to $150.
3. Do you have to remove makeup prior to having lash extensions applied?
It is always a best practice to receive beauty treatments with clean skin.
4. Does eyelash extension application hurt? Is it painful?
Absolutely NOT! You should never feel any type of pain while having lash extensions applied. You may notice mild fumes from the adhesive; however, if your lash artist uses a nebulizer (a small machine that creates a fine mist to help cure the adhesive throughout the service) you shouldn’t have any issues with adhesive fumes.
5. Do I need to stop using my chemical lash enhancers prior to lash extension application?
You should not have to stop using any type of liquid products to help grow and enhance your lashes before having lash extensions applied.
Now that you’ve got some of the basics covered, you can be more confident when looking for a reputable lash artist. We highly recommend anyone who has been trained by our Founder, Stefani Altieri at The Skyn Lash Academy.
A certified lash artist will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the process of lash extension application.These tips are just a few of the questions that we can answer for you about lash extensions. If you have any more questions, we invite you to Contact Us.