In the past, it was hard to find a way to make your lashes look longer and thicker. You had to choose between wearing fake eyelashes that might fall off or using mascara that causes panda eyes and smudges. Thankfully, there’s now an alternative: eyelash extensions! These synthetic hairs are applied one by one to each individual lash over a period of several hours. The result is a gorgeous, natural-looking boost in length and volume that lasts up to four weeks with proper care. But what exactly are eyelash extensions? How much do they cost? Do they hurt? Here’s everything you need to know about getting this treatment done at home or at the spa salon:
Eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes that are glued to your own lashes. They add length, thickness and curl to the natural lashes you already have.
When applied properly, they can be very subtle and blend in with your natural lashes; however, they can also be dramatic if desired. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, meaning they should last up to three months with proper care and maintenance. In order for them to remain healthy throughout their lifespan, it’s important that you follow the steps below:
Wash your face daily with warm water and a gentle cleanser (without scrubbing!)
Avoid applying mascara until the adhesive bond has been set up properly (generally about 48 hours after application). Mascara contains alcohol which could interfere with the adhesion of the extension lash onto your natural lash line.
Avoid using products containing glycolic acid (AHA) or retinol within 24 hours before an appointment so as not to weaken adhesives used during the installation process
Eyelash extensions are applied with a special adhesive that's placed on the natural lash and allowed to dry before the extension is added. The technician will then use a special tool to apply each extension one by one so there's no glue residue left on your skin or eye area. The process takes about 45 minutes for both eyes, but most clients choose to get their lashes done every 1-3 weeks depending on how fast their natural lashes grow back in between appointments.
You can expect to pay anywhere between £100 and £300 for a full set of eyelash extensions. This price depends on the salon, the type of lashes you choose and how long it takes to apply them. Some salons may offer a discount if you have a voucher or if they're running a promotion at the time.
In the UK, there are many different types of eyelash extensions available. The most common are made from synthetic fibres or human hair and come in individual strands or pre-made fans.
The price of eyelash extensions also depends on where you live in the UK. Outside London, for example, a full set can cost between £50 and £125.
A lot of people assume that applying eyelash extensions is painful and invasive. But the truth is, it can actually be quite relaxing! The application process lasts about an hour and is not only painless but also cheap and non-invasive.
The first step in the application process is to cleanse your eyelids with a gentle soap or makeup remover so that they’re free from dirt, oil, and makeup. Then the technician will apply a thin layer of glue to both the lash extensions (or “individual lashes”) as well as your natural lashes before placing them on top. Afterwards, she’ll let them sit for a few minutes while you relax.
It’s important to note that while some people do experience mild irritation when getting their eyelashes done at home (for example if they wear contact lenses), this isn't usually common with professional technicians who know how best to handle their clients' comfort levels during each session without compromising quality results after all.
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You will need to:
Remove any mascara or eyeliner from your natural lashes with an eye makeup remover.
Curl your natural lashes with a lash curler before the application so that they don't get stuck in between the false eyelashes when you apply them later on. It's best to use one made for false eyelashes, as those have a much smaller crimp that won't damage your natural ones as much if you accidentally press too hard or go over them multiple times (you can even find ones specifically designed for clients getting extensions). If you're using an old curler, make sure to clean it thoroughly beforehand and make sure there aren't any dust particles left inside it after cleaning (this could cause irritation when pressed against the skin). Don’t curl too close to bedtime! This can cause breakage on both sides of the lash line and really mess up how well your extensions will stick down by morning time because they’re not resting properly against each other without help from gravity pulling them down constantly throughout the night while sleeping upright instead of horizontally as normal people do—and who wants their eyes looking tired all day long? Nobody does!
Use a lash serum before applying extension glue so that it sticks better; otherwise, there might be some lifting during the removal process which could result in discomfort during removal process because sometimes people don’t know what else we have going on besides just taking out lashes when removing them would cause pain later on due inflammation caused by pulling away forcefully instead of gently peeling back slowly.
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There are a few different types of eyelash extensions:
Individual: A single lash is applied to the natural lash, and two or three can be applied for a full look.
Cluster: These are shorter lashes that cover the entire lid, giving you a more dramatic look.
Volume: The most natural-looking type of extension, volume lashes add length and thickness without taking away from your own lashes' beauty. This can also be achieved by adding a little mascara or using false lashes on top of your own ones to make them thicker at the root.
How long do eyelash extensions last? This is the question we are asked the most. The answer depends on several factors, including your lash type and how well you take care of them. If you follow these tips, your extension will last up to 12 weeks!
First off, don't pick at or pull on your lashes (this will make them fall out). You can use an oil-free makeup remover on lashes that have been glued down with a special glue called Lashtite Pro Adhesive. We recommend using this adhesive over all others because it is clinically tested and safe for the eyes. It's also waterproof so if you want to go swimming with the girls during your trip away then fear not! Just remember to remove any mascara before going in the water just in case it gets wet (this can cause irritation).
Don't use anything like Vaseline or baby oil around your eyes either as these can cause problems with adhesives too.- After each application of extensions check if they look healthy by carefully looking at each individual strand against a light source such as a lamp or window -you'll be able to see where there may be gaps between lashes which could lead them to snap off more easily than usual during removal process later down the line once they've grown back fully again after being removed properly first time round., so make sure you're checking regularly for signs like this so there won't be any accidents happening later down the road when removing process takes place next time around again."
Are eyelash extensions bad for your eyes? No, they aren't. When you get your lashes done by a professional, they are safe and hygienic. You don't need to worry about anything related to your eyes—the extensions themselves are not a form of mascara and aren't going to clog up your pores or cause harm in any way.
Eyelash extensions do not turn into permanent lashes: they only last anywhere between 2-8 weeks (depending on how long the natural lash grows) before they need to be refilled with more of the synthetic ligaments. It's important to remember that this is not cosmetic surgery or an invasive procedure; it's just something that helps make your natural lashes look longer and fuller without having to worry about mascara every morning!
Avoid rubbing your eyes, as this can cause the lashes to fall out.
Don’t use mascara on your eyelash extensions, as it can damage them and cause the glue to loosen.
Do not wash your face too vigorously, as this may also cause the glue to loosen if it gets wet enough.
Avoid swimming in pools or oceans that have salt water in them such as oceanside beaches or public pools during a hot day when there is lots of sweat in the air (this is because chlorine will break down lash adhesive). If you do end up swimming with false eyelashes on and they get wet somehow, try not to panic! It's usually okay if they dry out again within 24 hours; however it's best practice not to wear false eyelashes for any length of time before getting them professionally removed by a licensed professional so that any leftover glue doesn't damage natural lashes unnecessarily."
Eyelash extensions are a great option if you have healthy, strong, and long eyelashes. If your eyes are sensitive to the glue or adhesive applied by a professional before putting on the lash extensions, you should not get them.
Are you comfortable with the process? You need to be okay with having someone apply glue to your lid and then placing each individual lash on one at a time. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for the whole process to finish (depending on how many lashes you want).
Are you willing enough to commit? The maintenance required after getting eyelash extensions is still more than what most people would consider normal—you'll need regular touch-ups every month or so—so if this is something that sounds too time-consuming for your lifestyle, it's probably not worth getting them in the first place.
Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, synthetic lashes that are applied to the natural lash line. These can be worn for weeks or months at a time, depending on how well you take care of them and how often you want to maintain them.
Eyelash extensions aren't just for celebrities! They can be used by anyone who wants long, thick eyelashes that last longer than ordinary mascara and false lashes can.
Benefits of Eyelash Extensions:
They make eyes look bigger and brighter with fuller lashes
They add length without having to worry about mascara clumps or smudging (and it's not as hard because there's no need for curling!)
As you can see, eyelash extensions are a great way to enhance your look and make you feel more confident. They are a cost-effective, safe way to make your lashes look amazing without doing any damage to your eyes or natural lashes. If you want more information about Megan Thomas Lashes, then please visit our about page here, we also have a lot more info on our resources page here.