Summer is here, which means it’s time to splurge on your beauty routine to have you feeling your best for everything this season has to offer. From celebrities to your best girlfriends, it seems most of us have jumped on the lash bandwagon. For those of you that haven’t just yet, I highly recommend it as your next summer beauty obsession. Before you give them a whirl, here’s everything you need to know courtesy of Angela May, eyelash extension expert and founder of Dreamlash Academy.
What are the most common types of lash extensions?
The three most common types are Silk, Synthetic Mink, Volume. What’s the difference? Silk are finer and more flexible than Synthetic extensions. They also tend to last longer because they of their material makeup. Synthetic extensions are made from an acrylic material that makes them sturdier than the other types, so they hold their curl longest. Lastly, Volume is a technique that is done so as not to damage your natural lashes.
How often do you need to get lash extensions redone?
Every lash cycle is different. Without sealant and proper after-care, 2-3 weeks is the average range. We use Dreamlash Seal & Shine, which makes them last 6-8 weeks. This is a clear or black serum the client applies to her lashes that protect them from loosening due to humidity. I would highly suggest using something similar, especially during summer when you’re hitting the beach more than usual.
Can you shower or swim right away?
This depends on the product used as well as it’s curing time. With a good product, 24-48 hours is the recommended time to wait before being in the water. So if you’re heading on a weekend beach getaway or have plans to go to a pool party, I would suggest planning your appointment ahead of time. Also, a good sealant is recommended.
Are there products you should avoid?
Your eyelashes are like your baby, which means you need to treat them with the utmost care (i.e. no sleeping in your mascara multiple days in a row). The most important things to avoid? Waterproof mascara, oily eye creams, and clamp-style lash curlers.
What are the costs associated with?
Eyelash extensions are a fantastic investment. Sometimes they can be costly, but you should always be sure that your technician is completely certified to get the job done. For a good technician – $150-$300 per set.
What are the typical results?
Typically, your lashes become 25-50% longer and 100%-400% fuller. A good product stays perfectly curled no matter what your lifestyle; for example, poor products will crimp and/or straighten if you sleep on them.
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