What are eyelash extensions and how are they applied?
A lash extension treatment involves applying individual synthetic lashes onto each natural eyelash to add extra length and volume. They’re perfect for holidays, a big event or just perfect lashes every day.
It takes around an hour and a half for a full set to be applied, so it’s not a lunch-break treatment. But you’ll be surprised; it’s relaxing and a lot of people fall asleep whilst they’re being applied. Plan your time wisely and catch up on some Zzzs at the same time.
Are there different kinds of lash extensions?
Yes, there are many different variations of lengths, thicknesses and curvatures which you can choose from after an initial consultation with your therapist to get the look you want. You can also get half sets– depending on how full you want your lashes.
How long do lash extensions last for?
Lash extensions typically last the same lifetime as your natural lash cycle, which is between 4-6 weeks. However, to avoid them looking patchy as they grow out, most lash salons usually recommend top ups after 2 or 3 weeks to keep lashes looking completely full and uniform.
Do lash extensions damage your eyelashes?
If you look after your lashes properly and follow the correct aftercare and removal, then your natural eyelashes should be absolutely fine. But, if you’re a lash picker and start twiddling with them as they fall out then you can risk losing a few of your own at the same time.
So hands off!
How can you make your lash extensions last longer?
We get it. You’ve forked out on a full set of flutter-worthy lashes and you don’t want them to go any time soon. So how do you keep your lashes for longer? Well, like any treatment, it’s important to follow the advised after care.
– Stay away from the water
With eyelash extensions this involves keeping lashes away from water for 24 hours and heat treatments, such as saunas or steam, after having them applied.
– Avoid oil-based beauty products
You’ll also want to avoid any products that contain oil, as this can begin to break down the bond between the lash extension and natural lash. Lots of eye make-up removers contain oil so make sure you get a lash-friendly cleanser to remove your make-up.
– Comb them in the am
It’s also worth mentioning that your lashes might get a little twisted in the morning (the perils of having a super-full flutter) so it’s a good idea to use a little spoolie brush to give them a brush into place.
What are Russian lashes and how do they differ from normal lashes?
Russian lashes are ultra-fine synthetic lashes that are made from the same soft fibre as classic lashes. Because they’re much thinner, the therapist is able to apply more lashes to each natural lash – anything between 2-8.
Russian lash extensions are applied in a fan-like shape, which gives more volume too. Plus, because they’re so lightweight, they can often last up to 50% longer than classic lashes.
|Mink Full Set||€70|
|Mink Half Set||€50|
|Mink Refills 3 Weeks||€45|
|Mink refills 3 Weeks +||€55|
|Russian Volume Full Set||€90|
|Russian Volume Half Set||€65|
|Russian Volume Refills||€65|