Full, Lush, Beautiful lashes can be yours…
We’re so excited for you to experience eyelash extensions! Whether you are a seasoned lash client or looking to get lashes for the first time, we have got you covered. We wanted to clear the air on some of the common questions that everyone asks before their first lash appointment. Don’t worry; you’re not the first or the last lash enthusiast to ask these questions before their first lash appointment. Your lash artist will be both impressed and relieved when you come prepared and excited for a fantastic experience at your first lash appointment.
Here’s everything you need to know before you arrive at your lash appointment:
Q: What are lash extensions?
A: Lash extensions are individual strands of fibers made to look like a natural eyelash. When they are applied, they lengthen and thicken your own lashes. They are applied to each individual lash. They look great and are completely natural.
Q: What is the difference between the different types of lash extensions?
A: Classic Lashes are the most natural looking with one faux lash per natural lash. Hybrid Lashes alternate between Classic and Volume lashes, giving you a fuller look. Volume Lashes consist of smaller faux lashes in fans per natural lash. Mega Volume Lashes are strategically placed fans that give you a very full, dramatic look.
Q: Can I wear makeup to my lash appointment?
A: It’s required that your eye area be clean and completely free of makeup. You can wear moisturizer and foundation but no under eye concealer, mascara, etc. Your lash artist will require you to remove any makeup around your eye area before the start of your appointment. Come prepared with a clean face so your artist has the most time possible to spend on your lashes.
Q: What should I wear to my lash appointment?
A: Comfortable clothes! You’ll be lying down for between 2-3 hours depending on the length of your appointment.
Q: How long are eyelash extension appointments?
A: Your very first lash appointment will be a full set of lashes (aka a fresh set) and will take around 2-3 hours to complete. If you’re going to get your lashes filled (aka adding more lashes to an existing lash set) it will take between 45 to 90 minutes, depending on look and lash artist speed.
Q: Should I curl my natural lashes before my lash appointment?
A: Nope! Lash artists prefer to work with your natural lashes in their most natural state! Your natural, straight lashes are better for the adhesive to bond and hold the lash extension.
Q: Should I bring my headphones?
A: Absolutely! If you’re planning to listen to music during your appointment then you’ll need to provide your own headphones and music listening device. Have a few playlists lined up as you won’t be able to open your eyes during the appointment. We suggest more soothing music; your lash artist won’t want your head bobbing along…
Q: Should I bring my phone with me?
A: Yes, bring your phone but make sure to silence all text or phone call notifications. It’s just a distraction for you and your lash artist!
Q: What happens if I fall asleep? Is that okay?
A: Absolutely! Don’t worry about falling asleep, your lash artist wants you to be as comfortable as possible during your appointment!
Q: Can I wear my contacts?
A: If possible, we suggest removing your contacts when you arrive at your appointment just to ensure as little irritation during your appointment as possible.
Q: How long do lash extensions last?
A: This varies from person to person; they will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your lashes. On average, a person can lose up to 20% of their natural lashes every two weeks. Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles, which occur every 60 to 90 days. Depending on their individual lash growth cycles, a person can typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes every day!
Q: How much should I tip my lash artist?
A: The standard tip range is between 15-20%.
Here are some answers to popular aftercare questions:
Q: Should I wash my lashes?
A: YES! Washing your lashes once per day with a lash safe cleanser (like the Sirene Lash Shampoo) will not only extend the life of your lashes but will keep them clean and looking fresh each day! It will also help prevent any irritations and bacteria. Read more about proper lash washing here.
Q: Can I get my lashes wet?
A: Yes and no. You can continue your regular shower routines, so long as you avoid direct water contact for 24 hours. For swimming and other sports activities you want to wait 24-48 hours after your appointment. Just remember that the more pressure you put on your lashes, the shorter they will last.
Q: Can I wear mascara?
A: You can, but you shouldn’t. Applying any sort of product directly to your lashes will affect the strength and durability of your lash extensions adhesive. Lash extensions are designed to give your natural lashes a fuller/enhanced look. If you constantly feel like you need to add mascara to your extensions let’s talk about going thicker or fuller.
Q: What do I do if my lashes get tangled?
A: To avoid tangling, you should be brushing your lashes with a lash brush 1-2 times per day. You should brush your lashes after waking up and after showering or washing your face. Most tangles can be easily undone by gently brushing your lashes with a lash brush.