What are lash extensions?
Eyelash Extensions is a practice that enhances the length, thickness and fullness to natural eyelashes. The extensions may consist of silk, mink, or synthetic hair. Methods of applying the extensions include full strips, clusters, and individual, one-by-one extensions.
At Rich’z Nails & Spa, we only apply individual (one-to-one) extensions. That means only 1 lash extension is applied to 1 natural lash.
We only use the highest quality lashes and lash adhesives. At Rich’z Nails & Spa, you are paying for quality.
Beware of cheap/discounted lash extension deals. You may be paying for “cluster” lashes, strips, or pre-made “fan” lashes. Those types of lashes are not made for long time use and can actually damage your lash growth cycle.
With individual lash extensions, your natural lashes will not be harmed.
After all it is your eyes, you deserve the best!
Caution: Wetting lashes less than 24hrs after your lash appointment, changes in hormone levels, increased stress, seasonal allergies, crying, prescription medications, excessive rubbing of eyes, washing face and lashes with cleansers containing glycol and/or oil, rubbing face with towel or washcloth and sleeping on your face may decrease the life of your lash extensions.
At Rich’z Nails & Spa, many of our clients regularly refill their lash extensions and experience no breakage.
It is extremely important to have your lash extensions applied by a qualified lash stylist who only uses quality products. The eyelash has a cycle that is constantly being replaced just like the hair on your head. That is why you always found fallen lashes on your face.
You will lay comfortably on a facial table with your eyes closed.
Your lash stylist will cleanse and prime your lashes (in order to make sure that your lashes are completely clean of any eye makeup, debris and proteins). Then, you will have a gel pad applied to the under eye area to cover your lower lashes.
Once the gel pad is comfortably applied, the lash application will begin.
The extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash using two lash tweezers. One tweezer will seperate the lashes in order to isolate one single lash, then other tweezer grabs a single lash (or more than one lash if doing volume) and slightly dip it in the lash adhesive. The lash extension is then placed on top of the isolated lash. This continues for 2 hours. (Most people take a nap so the time goes by pretty fast.)
At the end of the lash application a lash sealer is applied to the lashes, to help the adhesive cure faster. A nano mister can also be used at this time. This allows you to open your eyes faster than if a sealer or mister was not used at the end of the lash application. The sealer eliminates the fumes from the adhesive from irritating your eyes. (Tip: the sealer we use also contains biotin which keeps the lashes strong and healthy)
Next, You will feel a small fan air drying your lashes and a clean mascara wand brushing through your lashes. Once the fan is turned off you will be instructed to slowly open your eyes, and then your stylist will hand you a mirror and you will be able to admire your brand new lashes!
- Do not wear any eye makeup to your lash appointment! (The longer it takes us to clean your makeup/mascara off your lashes, the less time we have to apply lashes.)
- Be prepared to not be able to wash your hair for 24/48 hours. (Most clients wash/style their hair right before their lash appointment.)
- Go to the gym before NOT AFTER your lash appointment! We recommend waiting 48 hours before wetting your lashes. (Wetting them before 48 hours could cause the glue to reactivate and clump the lashes together or fall off your lashes faster.
- Bring headphones for your phone or mp3 player. (Some clients like to listen to their own music, listen to a movie, etc.)
Opening your eyes during your lash appointment will cause you to experience a burning sensation (similar to when you swim in a pool with a large amount of chlorine.) This may also cause your eye to tear up. A result of this is burning and eyes redness after your lash appointment up to 3 days after.
If redness doesn’t go away within 3 days, please see an eye doctor.
Do not get lashes wet for 24-48 hours. Light mist is fine.
Avoid hot steam or sauna
Avoid running water directly on your lashes
Do not rub your eyes
Only use water based mascara (optional)
If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
Use water based eye makeup remover
Do not perm your lashes
Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)
To extend the life of your lashes, come in for a touch-up every 2-3 weeks
Enjoy your new look!
We ask that you avoid your lashes coming into contact with steam and saunas for 48 hours after your lash appointment.
When washing your face use an oil free makeup remover or facial cleanser. Avoid getting these in your eye unless specifically labeled as lash cleanser. Use a wash cloth to carefully remove the cleanser from your face avoiding the lash/eye area.
Step 1 – Wash your hands
Step 2 – Pump a drop or two of lash cleanser onto a clean (soft) eye-shadow brush (or your fingers if you are gentle)
Step 3 – Close one eye and gently cleanse your lash with the eye-shadow brush using downward strokes (from lash root down to lash tip)
Step 4 – Rinse cleanser completely using saline solution (contact lens solution – any brand will work). Place a clean wash cloth on your cheek (to catch liquid fallout)
Step 5 – Let lashes air dry
Step 6 – Use a clean mascara brush to brush lashes. (Be careful not to over brush your lashes as they can pull your extensions out!)
Many of our clients experience significant lash growth and improved lash retention once they begin using the lash sealer.
Can I wear Mascara?