From magnifying mascaras to heated curlers and growth serum, the beauty industry has seen it all when it comes to eyelashes. However, eyelash extensions offer a convenient, natural, long lasting look without the hassle of falsies or mascara. And now, with express eyelash extensions in Falls Church, VA, beautiful lashes are even easier to get!
These semi-permanent fibers are attached to your natural eyelashes to create a longer, fuller, darker lash. They are applied to each of your individual eyelashes using a semi-permanent glue. Most studious offer a variety of extension lengths, curl patterns, and tints. Typically, the lash artist will use a mix of lengths and curl to create a wide-eyed effect.
Eyelash extensions can be made of synthetic, mink, faux mink, or silk fibers. Most studios have a preference for which type they work with. Not all lash artists will ask if you have a preference. However, if you are vegan or have a cat allergy, you should specifically request that mink lash extensions are not used on you. No type lasts longer than the other, but silk and mink lashes tend have a more natural look. If you are interested in a bolder look, synthetic lashes are typically thicker and darker and would suit you well.
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First, your technician will cover the risks and benefits of extensions, ask about any conditions you might have and ensure that extensions are suitable to you. Then, your artist will ask what kind of look you want to achieve and help you choose the perfect length and curl strength for your extensions. Remember that the artist may use up to 3-4 different lengths for a natural, varied look. Once this is decided, the artist will have you lay back and get comfortable. Your eye area will be cleansed of any makeup, oil, and germs.
Your eyes will be closed for the process. The lash artist will apply and under-eye gel to your lower lashes. This keeps them out of the way and gives a contrasted background for easier application. Then, the eye gels will be secured with medical grade tape on either side. This doesn’t touch your lashes and won’t hurt when it’s removed.
Using tweezers, the artist will dip the end of each extension in the glue and apply it to an individual eyelash. Typically, only one extension is applied to each eyelash, but if you are going for a more voluminous look, you will require multiple extensions per each lash. This application is not painful. After the glue is dry, the under-eye gels and tape are removed. Then your artist will softly brush through the lashes and ask you to blink your eyes open. This process normally takes around 2 hours but with Express Eyelash Extensions in Falls Church, VA, it only takes about 30 minutes.
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Benefits of Express Eyelash Extensions in Falls Church
First, it works. You will have long, beautiful, fluttering lashes 24/7. The process is very effective and looks great on anybody. Second, you can customize it easily to achieve a unique look that complements you. Next, they are waterproof after the first 48 hours. You can swim, shower, sweat or cry in your extensions without worrying about ruined mascara. With proper care, extensions last up to a month before a refill is needed. Furthermore, the process is pain-free and safe.
Cons of Lash Extension
- The biggest risk here is irritation. The eyes are sensitive area and can easily become irritated. To prevent this, you can do a patch test on your hand with the glue used. Also, choose a studio that using a latex- and formaldehyde- free adhesive.
- Some people see cost as an issue. Your initial set will cost you a few hundred dollars and refills will be anywhere from $50-150 every 2-4 weeks.
- As your natural lashes shed, you will lose extensions. This is why you need refills. If you don’t get a refill, the lost lashes can create a scattered, uneven look.
- You can’t rub your eyes as this can dislodge the extensions.
- Even though the risk is low, your natural lashes can become damaged.
Do Natural Lashes Grow Back After Extensions?
Lash extensions alone will not harm your lashes. The damage comes from improper application or from the artist choosing the incorrect type of lash. Lashes that are too heavy will cause premature shedding and rubbing your eyes can result in breakage. For this reason, it is important to choose a licensed esthetician when it comes to getting extensions. Unless you have a pre-existing condition or circumstance, hair grows back. Any breakage or fall out should resolve in 1-3 months.
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Extensions can enhance almost anyone’s eyelashes. If you are ready for full, dark, long lashes without hassle, contact Vitalia MedSpa today!