What are Classic lashes?
Classic lashes are one extension applied to one natural lash only, therefore if you only have 50 suitable natural lashes per eye, then you will only achieve a look of 50 eyelash extensions, whereas if you have 100 natural lashes per eye then you will achieve a look of 100 extensions per eye.
What are Hybrid lashes?
Hybrid Lash Extensions. Hybrid Lash Extensions are a combination of both Classic & Russian Volume Lash Techniques. We’ll say these are “the middle of the road” for those who can’t decide on which set is best
What are Russian Volume lashes?
Russian Volume is the use of multiple ultra-fine light weight extensions (also known as 2D – 8D lashes), which are hand created at the time of application using specially designed tweezers. I skilfully creates bouquets of eyelash extensions that are then placed onto one natural lash in a fanned effect, to create extra fluff, coverage and fullness than cannot be created with classic extensions.
Russian Volume is the most versatile lash treatment that I offer, and will suit most clients. Russian Volume is perfect for the older client with sparse natural lashes, where extra coverage and a soft fluffy look is required (light weight volume set 3/4D). Russian Volume is also suitable for the client who desires a more glamorous and thicker looking set than can be achieved with classic lashes (heavy weight volume set 5/6D). The level of fullness can vary with Russian Volume, which allows me to create the effect suited to my client’s requirements.
Pre-made/purchased fans are NOT used and is not a Russian Volume technique
Do I need a patch test?
Client safety is paramount and this is always my main priority. The treatment of eyelash extensions works on the delicate eye area; therefore it is paramount that every new client is patch-tested with all products, to ensure that they do not have any negative reactions.
You will be invited in for a 20-30 minute patch-test where I will also go through your initial consultation. I will ask you to complete a client consultation form to check for any contraindications that may prevent you being able to wear a set of eyelash extensions. If there are no contraindications, then I will apply 2-3 very short and fine eyelash extensions to your own natural lashes.
I will also consult with you and discuss the look that you would like to achieve, using the variety of curls, thicknesses and lengths that I have available.
If your patch-test shows no reaction within 48 hours, then you are safe to wear extensions and I will look forward to seeing you at your appointment.
Important – UK insurance governing the application of eyelash extensions requires the patch-testing of all new clients at least 48 hours prior to their treatment. No patch test – No treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
The application of a full set of eyelash extensions can take anywhere from 1.5 -3 hours.
Maintenance infills usually take 1-1.5 hours
How long do they last?
Natural eyelashes grow and shed daily, with the average person losing 2-5 natural lashes per eye, per day. This means that if you wish to keep your eyelash extensions looking their best, then maintenance infills are required every 2-3 weeks.
If you choose to have your set for a special occasion only, then you can let them fall out naturally over the course of 3-6 weeks.
Are they safe to wear?
Yes, if applied correctly. I will assess the length and health of your own natural eyelashes and apply a bespoke set of eyelash extensions that can be safely supported by your own. Each natural lash is isolated, and an eyelash extension applied to it, close to the lash line but without touching your skin.
Eyelash extensions can be safely worn, week after week, month after month, year after year, with no breaks, if desired. However I do recommend after 3 months your old set is removed and new set is applied, this can be done all in one appointment.
However, there is still a lot of “bad press” stating that eyelash extensions cause damage.
A well-applied set of extensions that are custom created for each client to not cause damage. Sadly there are a lot of either untrained, or poorly trained, lash technicians continuing to apply extensions that are too thick, too long, or use too much glue. As such, lash extensions still have a bad reputation for causing damage.
It is paramount that clients thoroughly research their lash technician prior to any lash treatment.
Are they comfortable to wear?
A correctly applied set of lashes should feel comfortable and lightweight and you will not know that you are wearing them. The treatment should be pain-free and relaxing, with most clients falling asleep.
Are they easy to maintain?
Yes, however you do have to treat them with a little care and clean them regularly (aftercare kit can be purchased from me), which will all be explained to you at the end of your appointment.
You can still wear eye makeup, but you must not apply mascara to the extensions. These products will break down the lash glue, saturating the extensions and causing them to stick together, and will cause damage. Mascara cannot be cleaned from the extensions without damage, and can lead to bacterial infections such as Blepharitis.
Any client that arrives to an infill appointment with dirty extensions, or evidence of the use of mascara will require a removal and a full set again.
Can I choose the look I want?
Yes within reason as I can only work with what natural lashes you have, therefore you must have realistic expectations of what I can safely achieve on them.
If you are blessed with a good set of strong natural lashes then you will achieve a fuller look, whereas if you have naturally sparse lashes then your set will look more natural.
Every set of extensions that I apply is styled and shaped for the individual client. Each set applied is custom created for the client with the correct thickness, length and curl used. All of this is discussed at your client consultation.
Lash Beautique eyelash extensions do not look fake, and I pride myself on quality work, where no one should know that your extensions are not your own.
I will never overload your natural lashes or cause damage.
Can I change my look/style over the weeks?
I understand that you may want to change the appearance of your sets over the weeks. Some clients may have a special event to go to and require longer lengths for a period of time etc. I will always assist you with any adjustments needed at your infill, to create the look perfect for you. However, please note that if your adjustment is extreme, then you may require a removal and a full set, due to the different type of extensions required.