Five Things to Consider Before You Get Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash ExtensionsIt wasn’t so long ago that eyelash extensions were a celebrity treatment. Now, you can find eyelash extensions on the menu of your favorite spa and the treatments are becoming an affordable alternative to investing in high quality mascara to extend the length and volume of the lashes.

Who Should Consider Eyelash Extensions

Extensions are a great option for women trying to extend their lashes and are available for women with lashes as short as 3mm long. Before you decide to take the plunge and have the lashes applied, there are a few things that you should consider.

What you Should Consider Before Getting Eyelash Extensions

Here are five things you should consider when it comes to the decision of taking advantage of false lashes:

Cost of the Lashes

Eyelash extensions will range in price between seventy-five and three hundred dollars, depending on the amount of lashes that have been applied to the lashline. The amount of lashes that are applied can vary between as few as twenty-five to as many as eighty.

Length of the Eyelashes

The most common request at the lash studio is for the lash length to be added, but there are lengths to how long you can go. It is possible to double the length of the lashes but it has the potential to damage the lashes.

Most experts recommend staying within 2-3 mm of extensions to the lashes, to protect the natural lashes.

How Long Does it Take to Apply the Lashes?

A usual application to enhance and lengthen the lashes will take about two hours. Clients will be placed on a table, lying down, with pads covering the lower part of the eyes for safety. The lashes are attached one at a time with the glue, creating an extensive process. Once the application has been completed, you should be able to take a clean mascara wand and comb through the lashes. The natural look and application is easily obtained if the lashes have been applied correctly and are the right length.

Is it Safe?

There are few safety concerns associated with the process as long as you are using a reputable lash service. There are rare instances when the glue used to adhere the lashes can create an allergic reaction causing redness, but this does not happen often.

How Long Do they Last?

The lashes last upwards of a month when they are applied by a skilled technician. Though they are glued to the natural lashes, they will simply fall off of the lash naturally after about a month. Ensuring that the lashes are cared for by avoiding wearing mascara and other potentially damaging actions can help to extend the wear and stretch the beauty budget.

Eyelash extensions are a must-try if you are looking for an easy way to go mascara free and still retain the full and lengthy lash look. If you would like to learn more about eyelashes, you should consider taking one of our beauty courses.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Angela Waterford
Angela Waterford
4 years ago

It’s great to know that eyelash extension procedures usually take about two hours to do. I think I’ll go to a spa so that I can make my eyes look fuller. I’ve had good eyelashes, but I want to reduce my time in putting up makeup, so this might be good for me.

4 years ago

a very good overview about lash extensions. any woman who tried lash extensions continues 99%.
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