Welcome to our comprehensive guide to eyelash extensions! Here at Perth Nails, we understand that getting started with eyelash extensions can be a little daunting, especially if you’re new to beauty treatments. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you understand everything you need about eyelash extensions.
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are a popular beauty treatment involving applying individual lash extensions to your natural lashes to create a more dramatic look. They are made from various materials, including synthetic, silk and mink, and come in multiple lengths, thicknesses and styles.
Are Eyelash Extensions Right for Me?
Eyelash extensions are suitable for most people, but there are some things to consider before booking an appointment. Firstly, if you have very short, sparse or weak natural lashes, eyelash extensions may not be suitable as they require a solid base to hold onto. Secondly, if you have any eye infections or allergies, avoid eyelash extensions until these have cleared up.
What to Expect During an Eyelash Extension Appointment
When you arrive for your eyelash extension appointment, your technician will begin by assessing your natural lashes and discussing the look you want to achieve. They will then apply a collagen eye patch to hydrate the under-eye area and protect your lower lashes.
Next, they will use medical-grade glue to carefully attach individual extensions to your natural lashes, one by one. This process can take one to three hours, depending on the style and volume of lashes you want to achieve.
How to Care for Your Eyelash Extensions
To keep your eyelash extensions looking their best, following a few simple care instructions is essential. First, avoid getting your lashes wet for 24 hours after your appointment to allow the glue to dry thoroughly. After that, you can wash your face and lashes as usual, but be gentle and avoid rubbing or pulling at your lashes.
Avoiding oil-based products is also a good idea, as these can break down the glue and cause your extensions to fall out more quickly. Instead, use a lash-specific cleanser and avoid applying mascara directly to your extensions.
How Long do Eyelash Extensions Last?
Eyelash extensions can last anywhere from two to five weeks, depending on how well you care for them and how quickly your natural lashes grow. To maintain your look, we recommend booking regular infill appointments every two to three weeks to replace any lashes that have fallen out and keep your extensions looking full and fluffy.
We hope this guide has helped answer any questions you may have had about eyelash extensions and given you the confidence to book your first appointment. Remember to choose a qualified and experienced technician and follow our care instructions to ensure your lashes look their best for as long as possible. Contact us at Perth Nails and List Price for more information.