Beautiful eyes can be the ideal way to finish off a perfect look. Whether you want a subtle natural look or if you’re aiming for something a tad more dramatic, eyelash extensions can be the best way to achieve this. It is no surprise that so many women are looking for “Eyelash extensions near me.” But, not every salon provides a high-quality service that gives you the best style and keeps your natural lashes safe.
If you’re considering trying eyelash extensions, then keep reading, and we will give you the lowdown on what you can expect. All of the technicians at the Beauty House have years of experience with fitting many types of eyelash extensions, and it is this knowledge that puts us ahead of our competitors.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
To put it simply, eyelash extensions are synthetic lash strands that are carefully added on to your natural lashes. They are semi-permanent, and they are attached to your natural lashes with special medical adhesive. Since they are glued on individually, they are incredibly customizable and provide a natural look. A professional technician ensures that this process is done quickly and without any discomfort. Eyelash extensions are the perfect way to enhance the beauty of your natural eye shape.
Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?
A common question that many people have is whether eyelash extensions could potentially be dangerous. You will be happy to know that when eyelash extensions are done properly, they are completely safe. Risks such as infections, and loss of natural lashes only occur when the procedure is done by someone who is unqualified.
At the Beauty House, we have well-qualified lash technicians who have years of experience and knowledge. As well as being skilled in implementing various styles, they are also very conscious of health and safety. We use high-quality tools, top-quality lash extensions, and the best glue/remover. We know which product would suit, which means you can get the best look whilst also being safe in the knowledge that the procedure will not cause any harm.
How Long Does Eyelash Application Take?
A full set of eyelash extensions take between 1- 2 hours for the initial application. The exact time can depend on which style you choose and how experienced your technician is. At Beauty House, our technicians are well-qualified, which means they can do a standout job in the quickest possible time. Once an application is done, you will also need a touch-up every 2-3 weeks, and it can take around an hour or two.
Benefits of Eyelash Extensions
There are many reasons to opt for eyelash extensions. Firstly, it can help to make your face look more feminine. Most women also feel as though it gives their eyes a distinctive ‘pop’ that makes them stand out. You may even be able to skip that morning eye-makeup routine which can save you time. Win-win!
They also add significant volume to your natural lash line, which helps to provide a lift to your face and give it a more vibrant and youthful appearance. Additionally, adding eyelash extensions is not an invasive process, and wearing them will not damage your natural lashes. You can also worry about keeping your lashes curled throughout the day since extensions easily give you that lifted look that lasts.
Types of Eyelash Extensions
There are many different types of eyelash extensions available, and they vary in material, length, curling ability, color, and other aspects. At the Beauty House we only use synthetic lashes to ensure that there are no chances of allergic reactions. Below, you can find out more about all of the different types of eyelash extensions and see which ones would be a good fit for you.
Another natural lash material is mink which comes directly from the fur of a mink animal. They provide a semi-matte finish that has a nice natural look.
The most common types of extensions are synthetic lashes (also known as acrylic lashes). A key advantage of these lashes is that they have no allergens and no animals need to be harmed to create them. The material is made up of PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) fiber. This thermoplastic product provides fibers that are thick, firm, and strong, which is perfect for lashes. Synthetic lashes can come in a variety of styles and are often known as ‘faux.’ For example, you can find faux silk lashes and faux mink lashes, which try and replicate natural eyelash extension material whilst being cruelty-free.
If you have thick lashes, then it is definitely wise to go with acrylic lashes since these will help to create a nice bold look.
Now, let’s get into the curl. When it comes to lash extensions, their curling ability is measured by using certain alphabets and this reveals the depth of the extension curve. You can choose between flat/straight/soft curls, and there is the choice of where the curl lifts. This can seem a little complicated, and ideally, you pick a curl that matches the angle of your natural lashes. You can view the full eyelash extension offering here. At Beauty House, our experienced technicians will ask you about your desired look and provide options for the appropriate curl that would suit you best.
Another key aspect of lash extensions to consider is their length. Most tend to be around 5 mm to 16 mm long, although there are rare exceptions that can go all the way up to 20 mm.
A lash length between 5-8 mm is considered short, one that goes from 9 to 12 mm is medium, long is 13 to 16 mm and anything above 16 mm is considered extra long. As with curl, you should usually pick a length that matches the size of your natural lashes. If you go too long, there is a risk of damaging your natural lashes due to the extra weight.
Choosing the thickness/diameter of lash extensions is another important choice to make because the heaviness will affect your natural lashes. This is measured in millimetres, and sizes tend to go from 0.03 mm to 0.15 mm. Your technician can help find the ideal thickness that achieves the best look whilst also not being too stressful on your natural lash.
Color & Bedazzling
There are a range of colors to choose from with eyelash extensions. For natural lashes you can pick from different shades of brown and black. Synthetic lashes have even more options such as yellow, blonde, red, pink and orange. You have the choice of matching your natural lashes or having contrasting shades. There is also the option to opt for a mix of different colors.
Those looking for a natural look should opt for a color that is close to their natural lashes, but if you’re looking for a more dramatic look, then adding a shade or two of contrast is well worth doing. You will be sure to garner plenty of looks.
If you’re looking for an even bigger impact, then you can consider bedazzling your lash extensions. It is easy to get glitter attached to your lashes!
Flat Eyelash Extensions
One specific type of eyelash extensions are those which have an oval shape at the end. These are known as flat lash extensions and they provide a bolder lash line and a larger surface area which can improve adhesion. They can be a good option if you have thin natural eyelashes.
Handmade fans are used for volume eyelash extensions. Handmade fans are crafted by a technician, and they are stuck together with less adhesive and are wrapped around your natural lashes. Handmade fans take more time to make, but each fan can be customized. This is in contrast to pre-made fans (also known as pro-made fans) which are made by a manufacturer. Our technicians only use handmade made for the most natural look.
Choosing the Right Type of Eyelash Extensions
Now that you have a better understanding of which types there are, you should be able to make an educated choice. Your qualified technician can help you choose the right length and thickness to suit your natural lashes. We work with you to provide the optimum recommendations so that you can achieve your perfect look whilst also protecting the health of your natural hair.
How to Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer
There are a number of ways you can make your eyelash extensions last as long as possible. The first thing to do is to ensure that you clean and brush them daily. When you are wearing them, it’s incredibly important to be gentle on them. This means no rubbing, tugging, or plucking. No matter how hard it seems! We understand that the urge to itch can be super strong sometimes, but you can relieve this by brushing your lashes with a mascara wand. We also recommend using a good quality lash sealant, and making sure that you don’t miss any refills. Keeping up with refills means you can keep your lashes looking their fullest, and who doesn’t want that!
How to Clean and Remove Eyelash Extensions
We cannot stress this next point enough. Ladies, aftercare is super important! It’s your job to maintain those pretty lash extensions and keep them looking fabulous. Now, let’s go into how you should clean and remove your lash extensions.
Cleaning your Extensions
You can keep your extensions looking and feeling their best by following through with these easy steps.
Removing your Extensions
There can be certain instances where you can’t get to a technician and need to remove your extensions. If this is the case, these are the steps you should take to avoid damaging your eyelash extensions.
- Remove Eye Makeup
The first step involves removing any eye makeup that you may have on. It is vital to be gentle during this process to avoid any damage.
- Steam Your Face
The next step involves gently steaming your face to help loosen up the extensions. This also helps to flush out pores.
- Wipe some Olive Oil on a Cotton Ball
The next involves breaking down the adhesive glue. Olive oil tends to work really for this and you can add some to a cotton ball and start gently wiping it onto your lashes.
- Rinse Your Eyes
Once your lashes have fallen off, you should rinse your eyes with water. Ideally, you should get them removed by a technician since they can do it safely. Here at Beauty House, we make it easy to get booked in to remove your lash extensions.
Overall, eyelash extensions are a perfect way to complete a polished look. After all, who wouldn’t want their eyes to look bigger and their lashes to look fuller. If you’re looking for ‘lashes near me,’ then The Beauty House has you covered. Our friendly technicians are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the process, and they are on hand to provide personalized advice.