What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions accentuate the beauty of your own eyes. The process is a semi-permanent one and involves the professional adhering of a beautifully soft faux mink lash to each individual lash of your own. Each set of lashes are customised to suit you individually, lashes come in different lengths, thickness, colours and curls. It is very relaxing and the results are amazing leaving you with beautiful lush lashes whether you opt for a more natural or dramatic look, we’ll compliment your natural beauty without any damage to your natural lashes. Tip; your extensions will look even more amazing if you get your lashes tinted before application (*patch test required)
How will they feel and how will they look?
They will feel completely weightless and natural during the day and evening. Your lashes will look fuller, darker, more defined, longer and thicker. You will no longer need to wear mascara.
How long will they last?
When properly applied, they will last the full cycle of your natural lash cycle. The life cycle of a natural lash is the amount of time it takes for a natural lash to grow in and fall out. A person’s natural eyelash typically falls out every 60-90 days and is naturally replaced with a new eyelash. Typically, we lose between 2-5 lashes per day. Each lash is at a different growth stage. Due to this cycle, ‘eyelash refills’ are recommended every 2-4 weeks so as to fill in and keep them looking their best.
How is the procedure done?
You will lie in a relaxed position; we have a heated blanket to make you feel more comfortable so most clients fall asleep. Eye patches are placed underneath each eye on top of your lower lashes to protect them as each faux mink lash is adhered to your individual lashes. The process takes approx. 2 hrs (lashes must be completely clean of any mascara before procedure), it also depends on the number of lashes applied. Typically, each treatment usually involves applying approx. 80-100+ lashes per eye.
Does it hurt?
No. You will rest comfortably with your eyes closed during the entire application on top of a heated blanket. Most clients drift off to sleep and wake up with beautiful lashes.
Will eyelash extensions damage my own lashes?
No. It pays to spend that little bit extra to go to an experienced lash artist. At the time of consultation, we examine your natural lashes and combining age, quality of your natural lashes and lifestyle we will give you lashes that will not damage your natural lashes but will only compliment you. The eyelash extension is attached to your natural lash about 1-2mm from the root of your natural lash. The glue does not touch the skin. With proper aftercare you can continue to have your lash extensions until the end of time. Unless you pull out your lash with the extension attached you will create gaps across your lash line. Please see ‘Eyelash Extension Lash Care’.
What are the benefits of eyelash extensions?
Needless to say, your lash line will appear natural and glamorous. No more mascara or use of eyelash curlers will be necessary and very little aftercare required. The lashes will shed naturally along with your natural lash shedding cycle.
How much does it cost?
Depending on the amount of lashes or look that you like will depend on the cost. Eyelash extensions application cost range from €50 – €175. The initial procedure for a full set takes approx. 2 hrs. The ‘refills’ which are scheduled approx. every 2-4 weeks after initial appointment can take 1hr or more. You can book in for more time for your refills through our online booking.
What does the term Mink mean? Are they real ?
For years the lash world has used the term mink for lash extensions but that doesn’t mean they are real mink. Some salons use the word mink for the term ‘Classic lashes as opposed to Volume to differentiate between the two different applications. At The Lash Boutique we have spent years trying and testing lots of lashes to get the best quality lash. All our own brand lashes are vegan and cruelty free, they are made from a silk so they are so light and super soft to touch. We only want to give our clients the best quality lashes you’ll experience.
What are the different types of Eyelash Extensions Applications available ?
- Individual or Classic Application which is a single lash applied to one natural lash
- Hybrid which is a combination of Individual and Volume lashes
- xD Russian Volume are handmade or premade fans from 2D – 8D (2D is 2 lashes to one natural lash etc) depending on the intensity of volume you’d like. Volume lash application is great if your lashes are very short, fine or you have gaps across your lash line as the fan disguises any defects across lash line giving you beautiful lashes.
- Mega Volume is anything from 8D – 16D for the more daring if you like that dark full lash look.
How to take care of my eye lash extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for 24 hours
- Avoid any products containing oil
- Do not unnecessarily touch your lash extensions – avoid rubbing, picking or pulling as this encourages shedding and damage to natural lashes
- Gently brush your lashes daily with a clean mascara wand
- Wash and rinse lashes with lash cleanser only (available to purchase in our shop online) our moto is Clean Lashes – Healthy Lashes – Better Retention!
- Avoid sleeping on your face
- Book in for your refills every 2-4 weeks