Frequently asked questions about lash extensions

Lash Extension FAQs

Q: What are lash extensions?

Lash extensions are synthetic or mink fibers applied to each individual natural eyelash using a surgical strength glue in order to make your lashes appear longer and fuller.

Q: Will they damage my natural lashes?

When lash extensions are applied correctly and proper procedures are being used, they should not damage your natural lashes if they are healthy. Aftercare of your lash extensions should also be taken seriously in order to avoid any damage.

Q: Who can get lash extensions?

Anyone who has healthy lashes and is not too sensitive or prone to any lash glues and synthetic or mink fibers could be a candidate for lash extensions.

Q: What are volume lash extensions?

Volume lash extensions are a special type of extensions using multiple thinner and lighter fibers per one natural eyelash to create a fuller look. It is up to your lash technician to decide if your lashes are healthy enough for volume extensions.

Q: What are classic lash extensions?

Classic lash extensions are defined by having one lash extension fiber per one natural eyelash to give a more natural look.

Q: What are hybrid lash extensions?

Hybrid lash extensions are defined by applying both classic and volume lash extensions in a 1:1 ratio. The ratio can be adjusted based off the desired look and fullness.

Q: What is a fill and why is it necessary?

You shed a number of natural lashes a day. With those shed lashes comes your lash extensions glued to that lash. A lash fill is a reapplication of those lost and shed lashes and is recommended every two weeks to keep your lashes looking full.

Q: Can you wear makeup with lash extensions.

Eyeshadow is fine to use while having lash extensions. Mascara must be avoided to prevent tugging, pulling, and premature shed.

Q: How do I care for my lash extensions?

  • It is of the utmost importance to avoid getting your lashes wet for the first 24-48 hours (including saunas and steam from showers).
  • You do not want to pick or pull at your lash extensions--this can cause damage to your natural lashes and/or premature shedding of your extensions.
  • Don't sleep directly on your lashes (satin pillowcases are recommended).
  • Use oil free products when cleaning your face and lash extensions--oil can break down the extension glue.
  • Do not use mascara or eyelash curlers. Use an approved lash extension shampoo 2-3 times a week.
  • Use a lash fan or low heat setting on a hair dryer to dry and fluff out your lashes.
  • Brush your lashes often.