Lash extensions are a semi-permanent, non-invasive cosmetic application of individual extensions placed on each individual eyelash. Brows by Sam is a certified Bella Lash Artist and specializes in Classic, Hybrid, and Volume lashing.
Lash extensions can last up to 4 weeks if properly cared for. The average person has around 90-150 lashes on each eye. During the lashing process about 95% of the natural lashes will be covered with soft, comfortable synthetic mink extensions. We naturally shed 2-5 lashes daily. In one week you will have shed 14-35 lashes, after two weeks you will have shed 28-70 lashes, and at three weeks you will have lost around 42-105 total lashes.
Fills are recommended every 2-3 weeks to maintain lash fullness. 40% of lashes must be left at the time of a fill or a full set will be charged. Following proper aftercare is crucial for lasting retention. Each new client is sent home with an aftercare kit that includes our signature Dahlia Prolong Oil-Free Lash Cleanser.
A lash lift is a quick treatment that naturally enhances the natural lashes. This solution lifts and curls the lashes to create the effects of mascara, but without the hassle and grows out subtly with the natural lash cycle. A tint can be added to dramatically enhance the color of the lashes. Several colors are available allowing each tint to be customized to client's preference.
This treatment lasts up to 8 weeks and required minimal upkeep, making it one of the most popular beauty services available.
Who is this service for? Everyone!
Unlike like lash extensions, a lift offers longer-lasting results and does not require upkeep or strict aftercare.
Lashes must avoid water, sweat, and steam for the first 24-48 hours after application. This is critical, because the adhesive used takes a minimum of 24 hours to cure. After this short window, lash extensions are completely waterproof.
Eyes will remain shut during your lash appointment. To avoid any eye irritation or discomfort, it is recommended that clients remove lenses or wear glasses to lash appointments.
Initial full set appointments will take around 2-3 hours and your comfort is a priority. Blankets, pillows, and a soft bed are provided. Make the most of it and take a nap!
Drinking caffeine prior to a lash appointment can cause the eyelids to twitch, making it difficult to properly isolate and apply lashes.
Mascara and eyeliner must be removed before appointment. A quick cleanse of the eye is provided to remove any oils, but build-up on the lashes can be time-consuming to remove and will take away from appointment time. An additional $20 charge will be applied onto the service if a deep cleanse is required.
Fills are required every 2-3 weeks to maintain lash fullness as the natural lashes shed. 40% of extensions must be left on the eyes at the time of a fill, otherwise a full set is required.
The adhesive takes 24-48 hours to cure. Exposing the extensions to water (including steam, sweat, contact solution, makeup remover, etc.) before the initial 24-48 hours can cause the lash adhesive to shock cure, causing extensions to pop off of the natural eyelashes.
Avoid applying mascara to lash extensions (unless the mascara is water-based and specifically made for extensions). Mascara dissolves bonding agents, closes fans, can pull extensions out, lead to lash damage, cause build-up and may be hard to remove completely. Build-up on lashes can cause bad retention, infections, and damage.
Picking at your extensions can cause damage to the eyelashes. Friction from pillow cases can cause the lashes to pull and fall out quickly. Sleeping on the back is the best way to get the maximum retention from lash extensions. Silky pillow cases are recommended and are available for purchase.
Some oils can cause lash extension adhesive to break down and weaken. Avoiding oil-based products is crucial for good retention. Oil-based products also include mascara and eyeliners, even if they are just being applied to the bottom lashes. Avoid waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and makeup remover completely.
Although it may be hard to believe, there is a purpose for eyelashes other than looking long and pretty. Eyelashes are there to protect the eye from dirt, dust, and debris. To prevent build-up and maximize retention, lash extensions must be cleaned daily.