Lash Extensions … are they for you?

With today’s hectic lifestyles, most women don’t have the time to apply fake eye lashes every morning, yet we still want those long, lush lashes that make our eyes pop! So, it’s no surprise that eyelash extensions have become the most recent beauty rage.  Eyelash extensions are enhancements applied to the natural eyelashes to increase volume and length in an effort to emphasize the eyes.

Here are some things to keep in mind when exploring lash extensions.

Lash L’Amour of Boston

Courtesy of Lash L’Amour, Boston, MA

The lash extension application process takes about 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the look you want to achieve. The procedure is painless and lash extensions last approximately 3 to 4 weeks. 
You’ll have beautiful, full lashes without mascara! In fact, some women feel they need less makeup altogether when wearing extensions.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that lash extensions damage your natural lashes.  When applied correctly by a trained professional, and properly cared for by you at home, they are safe and your natural lashes will stay healthy.

Keep in mind, your beautiful lashes will require maintenance. Most women require touch-ups every two to four weeks.

A word of caution:  Some people may experience sensitivity or an allergic reaction to the adhesive used to attach the lashes, which generally requires removal. That is why you have to be careful who you go to for this procedure.

In addition, DO NOT use waterproof mascara on lash extensions. It is difficult to remove and can damage your extensions.  Be sure not to rub your eyes or pull on the extensions because this can lead to loss of lashes and damage your natural lashes.

Other Options for Longer Lashes

Lash enhancement serums such as RevitaLash and Latisse are additional options for longer, fuller lashes.  These products have been known to cause brown pigmentation of the eye as well as other bothersome side effects to some people.  However, many women do very well with these serums. They do not provide immediate enhancement, but increased length and fullness is noticeable over time.

The Verdict

While eyelash extensions may not work for everyone, they are certainly the ideal choice for today’s busy woman who wants to look fabulous without the hassle. When correctly applied and properly cared for, lash extensions are effortless as well as beautiful!  They provide that extra special touch for a special night out, but accentuate your natural beauty when you are at the beach or relaxing at home.

Still have questions?  Contact your favorite esthetician and request a consultation. 


September 29, 2014 |

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