What are eyelash extensions?
An eyelash extension is a single synthetic hair that's shaped with a curl and applied individually one at a time to the natural lash itself, using a small amount of safe, odorless surgical adhesive. There's no contact with the skin.
What can I expect during the appointment?
Clients are tucked under Egyptian cotton sheets and reclined on a comfortable massage table. With eyes closed for the whole procedure. Most clients fall asleep and awake with fuller lashes that instantly yield a groomed, polished look - eliminating the need for eyeliner and mascara.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
Whether it's your first time or subsequent visit, please arrive at your appointment with a clean face. Please no makeup, and make sure your lashes are clean and free of any mascara residue. If you wear contact lenses, consider removing them to avoid dryness. Residual eye makeup will impact the longevity of your extensions.
How long will lash extensions last? What are "Fills"?
Naturally, lashes fall off and grow back on a regular cycle. Once the client has received their initial set of lashes they will return every three weeks for a "Fill" in order to maintain the appearance of a full set of lashes.
What measures do you take to ensure a hygienic environment?
99% of the implements are disposable, such as the microfiber brushes, surgical tape, eye pads and mascara wands (which you take home with you at the end of the service). And the professional tweezers are soaked in hospital-grade disinfectant prior to use. Lash extensions are dispensed from an airtight container with a sterilized tweezer and extra lashes are thrown away at the end of the service, they are never re-used.
How durable are lash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are waterproof. Clients are able to swim, sweat, shower, cry, sleep and enjoy normal activity. Please always be gentle with them.
Is it ok to wear makeup w/ my extensions?
Yes. You can wear makeup as usual but if you must wear mascara, please only apply to the tips of the extensions and use an oil-free eyemakeup remover. Avoid waterproof mascara.
How do you care for eyelash extensions?
Avoid getting the eyes wet within the first 24 hours after your session to allow the adhesive to properly cure. Handle the lashes with clean hands and always be gentle. Avoid applying creams and oils around the eye area. Use baby shampoo to cleanse the eye area at least once a week.
What if I want to discontinue my lash extensions?
Most clients will just wear the extensions until they eventually fall off. You can also book an appointment with me to get them professionally removed for a fee.
Do lash extensions harm my natural lashes?
No. Due to the care and precision during the application at Lady Lam the natural lashes remain normal and healthy. Please keep in mind that when/if clients choose to discontinue their lash extensions, it is a common perception to feel as though the natural lashes look thinner and shorter only because the client has been so accustomed to seeing greater volume and length from the extensions.
What color lashes are available?
Black is the standard color for lash extensions to create a noticeable look of fullness and length.
Are eyelash extensions for everyone?
Sadly, lash extensions are not for everyone. Some people are allergic to the lash adhesive. Also, those who have excessively curly lashes or super-fine hair might not be good candidates.