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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LASH EXTENSIONS

WHAT IS EYELASH EXTENSIONS?


Eyelash Extensions is one of the most common beauty technique. It’s semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied on to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes.

Eyelash extension is clinically proven to pack on length and density to your lashes (and eyebrows) in a month or less. For most of us, gluing on fake eyelashes is a standard lash solution.

The price of eyelash extensions varies depending on the style, the technician’s experience and the area in which you live, but you can expect a full set to start around €75 and climb to as high as €150.


WHERE SHOULD I GET THEM?


Wherever you go your lashes should be done by a certified lash technician. Feel free to ask the person giving these services for proof of certification. The process is very delicate and should only be done by professionals.

Take a quick glance to make sure all products used during your service are new or sanitized. Your stylist is also required by law to be licensed and their license should be posted somewhere in the salon.”

At Fayani BeautySpace, Fabienne Chance is a Certified Lash technician and is able to render her services in any European country and she is currently based in Saint Martin / Sint Maarten.


YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT


Your first will be your longest, taking at least 90 minutes and possibly upward of two hours. You should arrive at the salon with your eyes entirely clean of makeup.

“We ask that our clients don’t have caffeine before they come in,” Ms. Shirai said. “You’re lying still, it’s a great chance to unplug. My advice would be to bring a playlist or a book on tape.”

Always make sure to switch my phone to airplane mode to make sure it won’t be buzzing in my pocket with crazy-making notifications I won’t be able to check for two hours. And given the complicated logistics of extricating yourself mid-application, you should always visit the restroom just before your appointment begins.

Your technician should discuss your expectations and personal taste with you: Are you interested in a more subtle look, or are you hoping to unleash your inner diva? The health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as the shape of your face and eyes will be used to determine the right set of extensions for you.

Eyelash extensions are available in a wide variety of lengths, diameters and curls. There are also different materials, including synthetic, silk and mink.

“If a client is coming in for the first time, we advise them to follow their lash growth pattern and just make them darker. “That will give them a natural look, as if they were wearing mascara, until they get accustomed to the change.”


THE PROCEDURE

To begin, you’ll lie down on your back and get comfortable. Your bottom lashes will be shielded with under-eye pads, stickers or tape. Prepare for your eyes to remain closed for the entire application, as your technician delicately affixes each extension with tweezers.It may take a few minutes to adjust to the knowledge that a pointed metal object is moving so close to your eyeball, but the procedure is gentle enough that, if you’re like me, you might very well find yourself dozing off. I’m usually awakened by the breeze of a small fan the technician points at my lashes to help dry the adhesive as the service wraps up.


THE CARE AND KEEPING OF LASH EXTENSIONS

After your appointment, don’t let your extensions get wet for the next 24 hours, so that the glue can dry completely. Steer clear of humid environments like saunas, too. To preserve your extensions, keep them clean and gently detangle them with a spoolie brush every day that will be giving to you by us. You can wear eye makeup, but accept that oils and oil-based makeup remover are your lashes’ worst enemy, because they break down the adhesive. When it comes to mascara specifically, the experts suggest skipping it.“You don’t really need mascara. That’s why you’re getting the extensions, and you’re spending a lot of money doing it,” Ms. Lee said.Ms. McKinney added: “The rule of thumb for eyelash extensions is the less you mess with them, the better and longer they are going to stay.”To keep your extensions looking full and fresh, touch-ups should be scheduled every two to four weeks. These fill-in appointments take roughly one hour and range in price from $50 to $250. (After a month, you’ll normally be charged for a full, new set.) Extensions, properly applied and cared for, should not make your eyelashes fall out, but you will notice some inevitable casualties as your lashes grow and shed according to their natural cycles. Ms. Lee said she has clients who have worn lash extensions for 10 years without any apparent adverse side effects, though she does recommend that her customers take a three-month break every year or two.


What ophthalmologists want you to know Among the medical concerns associated with eyelash extensions are the possibilities of trauma to and infection of the eyelid or the cornea, permanent or temporary loss of the eyelashes, and allergic reactions to the glues, some of which have historically contained formaldehyde. (Like other cosmetics, eyelash adhesives are not subject to F.D.A. approval.)If you’re interested in lash extensions, and your eyes and eyelids are otherwise healthy, Dr. Taylor, the ophthalmologist, recommends asking about the contents of any glue before it’s applied near your eyes and even requesting that your technician first do a spot test on the inside of your wrist.

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