Beauty Tips

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear. Our clients have been wearing eyelash extenions safely and beautifully for years.

How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions Last?

When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Everyone's experience will differ based on day to day activities but over all touchups should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks

How often should I get fill?

We recommend getting a fill every 2 to 3 weeks. After a 3 week period, we would reccommend you book an extended fill to ensure enough time to fill them properly. After 5 weeks, we reccommend a new full set, as most all of your extensions will be grown out. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45 - 60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as expsoure to steam or touching your eyes alot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A fill is needed to fill in any lashes that have fallen out.  

Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?

Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara it can be worn.. It must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover. We have aftercare products available to purchase.

How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
  • Do not get lashes wet for 24- 48 hours.

  • Avoid hot steam, sauna, or direct heat

  • Avoid running water directly on your lashes

  • Do not rub your eyes and pick at your lashes

  • 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 use a mechanical eyelash curler

How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?

Depending on the set you choose, the application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 1hr-2.5 hours.  You will lay comfortably on a facial table with your eyes closed. The Eyelash professional will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes . Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis.

How do I choose the look I want?

At Wink Eyelash Salon, we pride ourselves on taking care of your natural lashes by safely applying lash extensions or natural lashes can handle. Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thicknesses. We will consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in. We will also measure your natural lashes to be sure to choose the best, healthy option in regards to size. Each person's lashes will vary in strength and length. We take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall look of the lashes can range from very natural to dramatic. We will do our very best to achieve your desired look.