Shelley's Place For Esthetics

Q. What are eyelash extensions?Eyelash extensions are an application that accentuates the natural beauty of your eyes. It is a semi-permanent procedure where the professional attaches individual faux eyelashes to nearly every individual lash of the eye. After approximately 3 weeks, you should still have about 70% of your eyelash extensions remaining. It is recommended that you visit the Lash Salon once a month for maintenance to ensure beautiful eyelashes all year round.

Q. How long will my eyelash extensions last? Your eyelash extensions, when applied properly will last for the full cycle of your lashes. The life cycle of a natural eyelash is the amount of time it takes for the natural lash to grown in and fall out. The average cycle is 60 to 120 days, I recommend a touch-up appointment every 3-4 weeks (fills start at $55 and up depending on how many new lashes are needed), simply to fill in the areas where the natural lashes have fallen out and new lashes are growing in.

Q. How long will the full application procedure take? The lash extension application can take anywhere from 1½ to 2 hours, depending on the fullness of your natural lashes. The more lashes that you have, the more extensions I can apply! This is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration, therefore it is important not to rush the process so that you can leave with a perfect set of lashes! You will feel no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Many of my clients are so relaxed that they often fall asleep!

Q. What can I expect during the procedure? Your lashes will need to be completely clean, free of make-up and mascara. I will prep your eyes with cooling gel pads. You will relax the entire time as your extensions are applied one by one to nearly every one of your natural lashes and then sealed for longevity. You may even fall asleep the procedure is so relaxing. The end result is longer fuller voluminous lashes.

Q. Is there such a thing as permanent eyelash extensions? There is still some confusion about what eyelash extensions really are. All eyelash extensions are semi-permanent. Having eyelash extensions applied is a non-invasive process where the bond is only applied to your lashes and never even touches your skin, therefore they are permanently attached to your natural eyelash. In time however, your natural eyelashes fall out as they reach the height of their growth and in order to keep your eyelashes looking fabulous all year long you should come in for minimal monthly maintenance. 

Q. Can my eyelash extensions be removed? Yes, your extensions can be removed at any time. I will use a special remover that removes the bond and keeps your natural eyelashes healthy. Please do not attempt to remove the lashes yourself as damage can occur.

Q. Can I still wear mascara and eye makeup?Yes, but many clients don't feel the need to wear mascara since the extensions give the lashes the appearance of mascara being worn 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Finally you can now get out of bed do your daily routine, go out in the evening and still have your eyes look great. Imagine no more running, streaking, smudging mascara (no more raccoon eyes), also fantastic for brides on their special day. You may even find that you won't need eyeliner, either! However, you can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual along with our specially formulated mascara made just for your extensions (NEVER USE WATERPROOF MASCARA). Make-up removal must be with a product that does not contain oil or soap of any kind as this will affect the longevity of the bond. Please also refrain from using oil based makeup.

Q. What are eyelash extensions made of and are they safe? I only use high quality faux mink or silk lashes depending on the client's preference. There are also colored eyelash extensions available for those looking for a bolder look. Both of these varieties of eyelash extensions are made of extremely high-quality material which is light in weight, therefore 100% safe to use on your natural eyelashes without risk of breakage. Low-end salons offer permanent eyelash extensions at a fraction of the cost BUT they use heavy low-quality eyelashes or clusters (where you find one to three eyelashes attached to one string) along with non medical-grade adhesive. Those will permanently damage your natural eyelashes and in some extreme cases stop there growth. I only use high-quality eyelash extensions that are safe and offer high flexibility to prevent breakage. They are also very comfortable so you don't even feel their presence! In order to sell this product and provide this service in Canada, it has been demonstrated that the training and application of this product is safe.