FAQ - Lash Extensions

What are eyelash extensions and how are they applied?

Eyelash extensions are single synthetic/man-made lashes applied directly to the natural lash, close to (but not touching) the lash line with a semi-permanent bonding adhesive. A single extension, or up to 5-7 super fine extensions is applied to a single isolated lash, leaving the eyelashes and eyelids to move freely. They are applied carefully, one by one using specially designed tweezers. The whole process normally takes 1 – 2.5 hours depending on how many lashes are applied and the set type.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

The short answer: Roughly 5-6 weeks before every lash sheds, you’ll need iniflls at 2-4 weeks.

Your individual lash cycle and your aftercare. You might be surprised to learn that everyone’s lashes have a life cycle and shed, just like the hair on your head! Once a natural lash’s life cycle is complete, the lash falls out naturally, taking the extension with it. Everyone’s lash cycle is a little different, but on average you should be experiencing a turnover of your natural lashes every six weeks or so.

If you want to maintain your lash extensions, we recommend infilling your lash set approximately every 2 – 4 weeks. 

Do eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes?

Absolutely not – if they are applied properly! At Lady Lash, we take special care to ensure that our lash extensions are all applied individually and correctly to maintain your eyelash health. To ensure the long-term health of your lashes, we highly recommend that you take the advice of your lash stylist regarding the maximum thickness and length that your lashes can safely hold. As long as an extension of the appropriate/safe length and thickness has been applied, your natural lashes will continue to grow through a normal lash cycle. Please listen to your lash stylist’s advice about how long/heavy you should go, especially if you have naturally thin or sparse lashes. Don’t try to remove the eyelash extensions yourself – this could easily damage your natural lashes, as the adhesive bond is extremely strong.

Can I get a spray tan with eyelash extensions?

Yes – best to do it AFTER the extension application, not before, and only a light spray on the face.

Can I wear contact lenses/glasses with my eyelash extensions?

Of course! You may find it more comfortable, however, to remove contacts before your appointment, or bring your contacts case so you can remove them immediately prior. You need to remove hard contact lenses before your appointment, as they can often prevent you from closing your eyes comfortably.