All About Eyelash Extensions: Q & A With a Lash Extension Expert
Eyelash Extensions are a girl’s best friend when it comes to having flawless, beautiful lashes every day, all day. Forget those false lashes that can fall off at the most inopportune of times, or leave your eyes irritated and itchy for days. Eyelash Extensions are the way of the future, and many women are realizing that getting a set of lash extensions is one of the best things they can do for their beauty routine. Not only does it save you tons of time in makeup application in the morning, but it looks incredibly natural and bold all at the same time. #Winning
We brought our featured salon expert, Adriana Juelson of Hidden Oasis Salon & Spa, located in Suite 6 at Salons By JC in Downtown Naples on board for a pretty thorough Q & A on everything you could ever want to know about Eyelash Extensions. She shared helpful information with us on everything from the application process, to types of lash extensions, and more. Read on to learn all there is to know about the beauty trend you don’t know you’re in love with yet!
Q: What are eyelash extensions?
A: Eyelash Extensions are, simply put, an eyelash enhancement that is individually placed with medical grade adhesive on each individual eyelash. As a comparison, think of them as the most incredible type of false lashes that look incredibly realistic, and that you never have to remove – they just sort of exist there. We use only formaldehyde free and latex free adhesive in our salon. The eye lashes we use can be made from mink, silk or synthetic blend. We prefer a synthetic blend because it is animal cruelty free, and silk are finer and can crimp or fold. Synthetic holds it’s form well for a longer period of time.
Q: How Are They Applied?
A: Lashes are adhered to existing natural lashes individually by use of a special adhesive and applicator.
Q: How long does the application process take?
A: A full set of lashes can take up to two hours to apply. The average person has up to 80-100 lashes per eye. Eyelash Fills Can take 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
Q: How often do they need to be filled? Why do they need to be filled?
A: Eyelash extensions need to be filled at least 1 per month, but ideally within 2 weeks. They need to be filled due to the fact that the extensions are applied to the natural lashes; due to this, natural lashes, just like hair on our heads, does tend to fall from the root. In essence, when you lose a lash, you lose an extension. They will eventually begin to look sparse.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: The benefits are many! You will have constantly beautiful full lashes despite hair loss from health problems such as Cancer, chemotherapy treatments, Thyroid diseases, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, and any other health related problems causing hair loss. Perhaps you were just born with sparse lashes – extensions would be great for you! Plus, you will always look polished and beautiful with less makeup application.
Q: Are they comfortable?
A: They are very comfortable. When you open your eyes you can’t feel them, and you can’t see them in your vision. Many false lash brands on the market can feel heavy and cause your eyelids to feel weighed down. Not lash extensions! They are even comfortable while you sleep.
Q: What types of extensions are available at SBJC?
A: We prefer Synthetic Lashes because they are cruelty free. Here is a breakdown of what we offer at Hidden Oasis Salon and Spa:
- Classic Lashes which is 1 extension per 1 natural lash
- Signature Look (“Luminous Look”)- 2-3 lashes placed on each lash; provides a fuller look
- Fan Look– multiple extensions (up to 5-6) on each lash for a glamorous look
To schedule an appointment for Eyelash Extensions with Adriana call 239-600-0608
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