things to know before getting lash extensions

6 Things You Should Know Before Getting Lash Extensions

Have you ever wondered if lash extensions are for you? Eyelash extensions can make your eyes look bigger, lashes fuller, and can cut your make-up routine in half. Theres nothing better than waking up and already having half the work done for you!


If you have been considering lash extensions for the first time or want to learn more about them, you’re in the right place. We’re here to help you have a much better understanding about everything lash extensions.

#1: What are lash extensions?

These aren’t strip lashes

Unlike strip lashes that can only last a day or so, eyelash extensions are super fine synthetic lash strands that get applied to your natural lash using a strong lash extension glue and will last you around 2-3 weeks. Eyelash extensions should be applied by a professional lash technician. Trying to do DIY lash extensions is a huge no-no and can do some serious damage. Please do not try to apply extensions yourself.

Endless lash options

Lash extensions are extremely customizable. From natural eyelash extensions to hybrid lash extensions, colour lashes or Russian volume. There are endless possibilities!

things you should know before getting lash extensions

#2: What are the benefits of lash extensions?

No more mascara

Lash extensions will make your eyes noticeably more dramatic and can make your eyes look bigger and lashes much fuller. But not only that, eyelash extensions come with the huge benefit of saving you time! Cutting your morning routine down gives you more time to do whatever else your heart desires.

#3: Are lash extensions safe?

Get them done properly

Eyelash extensions are very safe as long as they are applied by a professional. There are outside factors that can determine if lash extensions will work for you, like allergies, but wouldn’t be a direct side effect from the eyelash extension itself.

Seek a professional

Getting your lashes done by anyone other than a professional can be harmful to the health of your eyes and natural lashes. A good lash technician will have the proper equipment, experience and knowledge to be able to apply the eyelash extension in a way that works with eye shape, and respecting the health and safety of the lash client.

#4: How long does lash application take?

It all depends

It can take anywhere from 1.5 hours to 4 hours. It all depends on how many natural lashes you have, if you’re getting a fill or a full set, and how experienced the lash technician is. A proper full set of lashes shouldn’t be any quicker than 1.5 hours. If so, the lash tech may be cutting some corners. Generally, lash fills will take roughly 1 to 2 hours, and full sets can range from 1.5 to 4 hours.

#5: How long do they last?

Lash maintenance

Generally, you’d want to rebook a lash fill every 2-3 weeks to keep the full look that the extensions offer. Though, technically the lash extension should stay on the lash its applied to, until you shed that natural lash.

Shedding lashes

Did you know we actually shed 1 to 5 natural lashes everyday? This is why it’s ok to lose a few extensions each day. Dont worry, its normal!

Lash care is everything

There are a plethora of outside factors that can affect the retention of your eyelash extensions and cause them to fall out sooner than they should. This is why taking care of your lashes is extremely important. If you’d like to learn more about how to take care of your lash extensions, read here.

#6: How much do lash extensions cost?

Prices may vary

Based on where you are located, the lash technicians experience, and the actual style of the desired lash extension, costs can vary greatly. Though generally, lash fills will cost roughly half of the full set service. We recommend doing some research of your local lash technicians.

We hope this has helped answer all of your questions about lash extensions. If you do have any other questions, feel free to contact us and ask us any other questions that you have!

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