Types of Lashes

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Strip/Band Lashes

Strip/Band lashes and Cluster lashes are NOT individual lash extensions!!!

Temporary false lashes are any lashes designed to be worn for no more than 1 day. Temporary false lashes are also known as Strip or Band Lashes and Clusters or Flare lashes. They can be made with a variety of materials and are not designed to be worn when showering, sleeping or swimming. They are applied with lash glue designed specifically for temporary lashes.

Semi-permanent lashes, also known as individual eyelash extensions, are eyelashes applied with an FDA approved adhesive with a stronger bond. Generally, a single lash is applied to each natural lash. When applied properly, neither the extension lash nor the glue should touch the eyelid. The bond is designed to last until the lashes naturally fall out, though the extensions may fall out faster if one uses oil-based eye makeup remover or rubs eyes regularly, as oil weakens the bond between the glue and the lash. Eyelash extensions create eyelashes that remain on for approximately 3-4 weeks with their natural growth and shedding cycle. To keep the eyelashes full, one must maintain them by refilling every 2-3 weeks. Eyelash extensions are waterproof and give the appearance of having mascara on without the messy clumps and smudging of makeup. To keep your eyelashes maintained, one should not rub on their eyes or wear any mascara. Instead, you should use oil-free make up removal wipes, eyelid cleanser, and avoid rubbing around the eye area.

Eyelash extensions come in various lengths, colors and thicknesses, from natural-looking, to glamorous, as well as dramatic.

LASH DISASTERS

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This is what “discount” lashes look like.

Permanent damage to your natural lashes can occur when cluster/band lashes are applied with semi permanent lash glue.

Also, be careful not to let anyone use “Hair glue” on your lashes! This can cause your natural lashes to stop growing and can cause serious eye problems.

Cluster Lashes can look like volume lashes, but don’t be fooled! Make sure your lash technician is making the fans by hand and doesn’t use clusters or flares (they look like pre-made volume fans). 

Lash Extensions that take less than 2-3 hours to apply (for a full set) are most likely not real individual lash extensions. Ask Questions. It’s your eye health!!!

When you go to an unlicensed or inexperienced lash stylist to get lash extensions, you risk this happening to your lashes!

Too much lash adhesive was used and several natural lashes were glued to each other. This is very painful because each lash grows at different rates daily, so they tug and pull on each other causing stress and damage to the lash root. 

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