A method where 2-3 eyelash extensions are applied to one natural lash it's described as 2D, if 3 eyelash extensions are applied to one natural eyelash then it's described as 3D.
I use a very reputable professional Florida based brand Lash Philosophy
The main benefit of the volume technique is that, it has made it possible to give full, voluminous sets of lashes even if you have sparse, fine lashes naturally. Compared to classic extensions, the finish is much softer, fluffier, and multi dimensional. Due to the light weight of the extensions, it has been known to last longer than classic extensions on some clients.
If you arrive to Eyelash Extension or Refill Eyelash Extension appointment with makeup an additional $25+ will be charged for the makeup remover and there is no guarantee to get a good results. Lashes have to be dry, not oily.
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There are many benefits of wearing Lashes Extension!
Most women choose lash extensions to lengthen their natural lashes while others want their lashes to look fuller. Women with naturally light colored lashes choose extensions to darken their existing lashes. Still others love the different, fun looks they can achieve with highlighting and layering.
Extensions can create a younger appearance for many clients. Many of our customers who were contemplating having work done on their faces have stated that they no longer feel the need as a result of the extensions. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look. Above all the main advantage of extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen. Extensions allow you to spend less time with makeup. For example, mascara is no longer necessary. Because our lashes are larger at the base they create the same effect as eyeliner so you may find you can skip that step as well.
Overall, extensions will give you the appearance of having put significant effort into your eye makeup each day when, in reality, you spent no time at all.
No application of eye makeup and no need for removal at the end of the day. An added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day- 24/7. Say goodbye to the application of mascara, stained tears and mascara smudged around the eyes. With eyelash extensions you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep with little effort.
Eyelash extensions involve a procedure where individual synthetic lashes are carefully attached one by one onto your natural lashes to add length and volume.
What do I need to do in preparation for an eyelash extension application?
Please ensure all traces of eye make-up is removed with an oil-free cleanser before you arrive for the application.
If you choose to get your lashes tinted, they must be done a few days prior to the lash appointment. If you have previously received an eye perm treatment, you will need to wait at least 3 months until the extensions can be applied. Please avoid using an eyelash curler on your lashes on the day of your appointment, and if you are sensitive to caffeine, avoid caffeinated drinks prior. As you cannot get your eye area wet for 24 hours after the application, it may be a good idea to gym, shower or wash your hair beforehand.
Ideally, eyelash extensions should last for the life of your natural lashes, which is usually around 4-6 weeks. Keep in mind however, we can all lose up to 5 natural lashes each day as mature lashes fall out and new ones grow. The longevity of your eyelash extensions are also influenced by many factors including but not limited to; lifestyle, use of make up products, cleansing routine, skin type, and lash growth cycle. By getting an infill every 2-4 weeks, you can maintain the fullness of your lashes indefinitely.
Eyelash extensions differ to bar/strip lashes or cluster lashes in that each extension is individually bonded onto one natural lash, strand by strand, and not the eyelid skin, resulting in a much more natural look and feel. Compared to false lashes, eyelash extensions have a much greater longevity, however the extensions attached are somewhat limited to what your natural lashes can handle. Thus if you have naturally fine and short lashes and are used to wearing dramatic fake lashes, please keep in mind the extensions may not give you the impact you are used to.
The eyelash extension application is non-invasive and pain-free – the extensions are applied using specialist adhesive and your eyes are closed during the whole process. They are applied to the eyelash and not directly onto the eyelid skin. Having eyelash extensions should not damage your natural lashes provided they are applied correctly, extensions that are suitable for your own lashes are selected, and they are treated with care. The lashes with the extensions attached will shed naturally over a period of 6 weeks and re-generate. If you are getting eyelash extensions over the long term, we always recommend using an eyelash growth serum in conjunction to support healthy lash growth.
The initial procedure to attach the lashes takes between 1-2.5 hours for a full set of eyelash extensions depending on the fullness. Infills take between 45 minutes -1.5 hours.
They Aren’t Made of Random Animal Hairs
Though most of the best eyelash extensions are synthetic creations designed for safety and authenticity, you may still find eyelash extensions that are made of light mink hair. If you go further back in time however, you’ll find extensions made from whichever animal was local to the area. If their own head hairs weren’t stiff enough, more ancient humans experimented with otter, badger and even horse and camel hairs.
We’d love to be able to tell you that these hairs were all properly cleaned of the dander and mites native to these animals. Instead, we’re just going to remind you again that you’re really lucky to live in a world where modern extensions are available.
They Don’t Use Unsafe Glues
We use very specific glues for all of our eyelash extension procedures, but in the past (and at some less-reputable parlors today) they weren’t always as picky. Glues used for eyelash extensions fifty years ago were often produced/mixed by the beauticians themselves without any sterilization. Even if they were clean, these older glues produced tiny pores when they dried, and these pores were an ideal environment for bacteria growth. This area is very sensitive, so these older and improper glues could easily cause eye infections and allergic reactions.
It’s a good thing you won’t have to worry about these problems when it comes to modern eyelash extension. The cosmetic glues we use are specially formulated to be safe for use near the eyes. Glues used for cosmetics now undergo a rigorous approval process by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that they are safe, and we only used approved cosmetics.
What product I use?
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Russian volume lashes also known as 3D volume is the latest trend to take the eyelash extension industry by storm. As the name suggests the technique originates from Russia, where lash pioneers created a bouquet of lashes, fanning out two or more lashes and placing them on to a single natural lash to create the fullest sets that were unprecedented with classic style extensions. Prior to this, it was frowned upon to attach more than one extension onto one natural lash, as it would weigh down the lash and compromise the health of lashes over time. The Russian technique uses specialized eyelash extensions that are of a mere 0.07mm diameter (sometimes even 0.05mm) to make this possible without damaging the natural lashes. Before these lashes were introduced, most technicians were typically using extensions of 0.15mm or 0.20mm width for the 1 on 1 classic style.
The volume eyelash extensions are very different to cluster lashes or flares, where multiple lashes are pre-fanned and come already bonded at the base – these types of lashes fall more into the false strip lash category, and are applied on to your eyelid. The Russian volume extensions are all hand made on the spot – your technician makes each bouquet, carefully fanning out multiple lashes using their tweezers right before attaching them to your lashes. The procedure is very delicate and much more intricate than classic extensions; absolute precision is a necessity.
The term 2D, 3D, 6D etc. in the volume technique is used to describe how many lashes are in the fan or bouquet of lashes. 3D means 3 lashes are placed onto one natural lash; 6D means 6 lashes, and so on.
Our clientele includes women (and a few men) of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, from corporate workers to mums and students. Eyelash extensions are also extremely popular with brides who want to look their best for their wedding right into their honeymoon. Majority of our clients however, are repeat clients who want to roll out of bed looking gorgeous everyday and spend less time getting ready.Eyelash extensions are not for everyone however…you may not be a suitable candidate for eyelash extensions if you:
The difference between the sets is the number of lashes applied, the duration of the appointment, and the price. The longer the appointment time, the more lashes we are able to apply. A fuller set does not necessary equate to longer and thicker lashes applied, but rather more lashesapplied – so in a word, the difference is volume. A greater number of lashes applied means it will stay looking fuller for longer as well – when you lose 10 lashes off a Mini set it will be quite noticeable, where as 10 lashes off a full set would not be so noticeable. Other deciding factors may include whether it is for everyday or a special occasion, your usual eye make-up routine, the volume of your natural lashes, time available and budget.
Some common culprits of lashes not lasting:
Please keep in mind it is completely normal and healthy to lose around 3 lashes per day whether you have extensions or not
Before my appointment - How should I prepare?
Because this procedure can take time, it is important that some things be done prior to arriving for your appointment:
Risks of Removing Lashes Incorrectly
The most obvious and terrifying risk of removing lashes incorrectly is lash damage. Removing your eyelash extensions incorrectly risks tearing out your remaining eyelashes that your extensions cling to. Not only can this be painful, it can also be extremely disheartening. Eyelashes will grow back (assuming no significant trauma occurred) but it can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks.
Additionally, repeated incorrect removal can cause premature aging of the eyes. You should always handle your eyelash and eye area with extreme care.
Always have them professionally removed at the salon.
Sometimes you want a break from wearing lash extensions, or need your eyelash extensions removing because they are irritating your eyes, or you have had a reaction to the adhesive used. If this is you, we have you covered!
The removal process entails applying a gel to your lashes to weaken and dissolve the adhesive that is keeping the lash extension attached to your natural lash.
Once the adhesive has been sufficiently weakened, we can safely remove the extension away from your natural lash, and once the process is complete, you'll leave the salon with all your natural lashes but without any of the extensions attached. On each visit to our salon, our goal is to leave your lashes in the healthiest state possible; that means we won't tug or pull at your lashes as part of the removal process because that would risk damaging them.
The cost of the service will depend on how difficult it is for us to remove the extensions - sadly, we see many clients from other salons where lashes have been poorly applied, or bonded with an inappropriate adhesive, or the lashes are glued together!
Upon inspection of your lashes, you will be told how much the cost of the treatment will be, but to soften the blow, if you subsequently get a full set with us, we'll apply a partial credit towards it.
Correction and removal of eyelashes, too, are worth the money . In advance, calculate how much you will get the full "life cycle" of extensions.
Perhaps, after this procedure you will need treatment, restoration of your eyelashes . To this you need to be morally and financially ready.
Read more about caring for the extended eyelashes.
Wearing mascara and eyeliner with lash extensions? Hold up.
I don’t recommend using mascara with lash extensions. Why?
Because when you attempt to take it off at the end of the day, you can actually cause your extensions to break from the friction and makeup remover. As for eyeliner, avoid using cream-based formulas. They often contain oils and waxes that can break down lash glue.
You can't get your lashes wet for 24 hours after getting lash extensions.
Eyelash adhesives vary in the time they take to cure, from either 12 to 24 hours depending on what glue your stylist uses. It's super important that you're gentle with your lashes and make sure that no water touches them during this time. You can shower after getting lashes as long as you don’t get the lashes wet and don’t stay in the steam for too long.
Will how I sleep affect my lashes?
It can. If you have a tendency to sleep on your stomach, or cover your eyes with a mask, blanket or pillow, it will decrease the life of your lash extensions. If you sleep on your side, you may notice the eye on the side you sleep on will loose a few more lashes than the other.
That natural eyelash cycle is approximately 90-100 days, it is absolutely normal for natural lashes to fall out at the end of their cycle. It allows new hairs to grow in their place.
So don’t be afraid if you see an extensions fall out with your natural lash, that lash was probably at the end of it’s cycle.
Most eyelash extensions can last through entire cycle of natural lash if the above guidelines are followed.
To maintain the fullness of your lashes, getting an infill every 2-3 weeks is recommended
Eyelash extensions are absolutely safe when applied by licensed and trained professional who uses quality products.
If you’ve gotten Eyelash Extensions, you might be wondering about how it impacts your regular makeup and beauty routines when it comes to your eyes and your eyelashes.
Use of mascara with extensions is a common question as mascara is one of the most common beauty products that people use. However, there are some very good reasons you should not use mascara once you’ve had extensions put in. This guide will explain everything.
Eyelash Extensions Are Better
In general it is not advisable to use mascara with your eyelash extensions. The main reason why is very simple: the whole point of eyelash extensions is that they already look darker, longer and fuller.
In other words, they’re made to look like you’ve already used mascara at all times. One of the biggest benefits of eyelash extensions is that you’d never have to apply mascara while you still have them.
So the simple answer is that if you are going to get extensions, you probably are getting them with the idea in mind that you can cut out mascara out of your usual beauty routine.
It also depends on the material of your eyelash extensions as some are more durable or less likely to need mascara.
Sometimes You Might Want Extra Mascara
However, sometimes there can be circumstances where you would still want to apply mascara to your extensions. Maybe the lashes you chose are finer or smaller, or there’s a special event where you really want them to look fuller and thicker. Your extensions might also be older and they might have some gaps, and mascara can help cover up those gaps and damage in the short term before you get them touched up or replaced.
To retain the optimal and even appearance, however, it’s advisable to go in for a touch up rather than rely on mascara too long. This is because overuse makes them look more crusty and increases the chances of them being damaged too damaged to be saved. That would make it a lot more expensive to get them replaced
Types Of Mascara Products To Use
If you do decide to use mascara for any of the reasons mentioned above, be advised that you should be very particular of what mascara you use and how you should use it. First of all, you should only ever use water-based mascara product.
Never use oil-based or waterproof mascara products as they will either dissolve the glue holding your extensions to your eyelids.
Even if your lashes survive that, the process and products used to remove the mascara would damage the lashes or dissolve the glue. So make sure that the mascara and makeup removal product are both water-based and very light, otherwise you’re just wasting the money to get the extensions in the first place.
How To Apply Mascara To Eyelash Extensions.
You’ll need to be extra careful when you apply and remove the mascara on your eyelash extensions too. When applying, avoid applying to the roots of the extensions and focus only on the middle to the tip. Applying too much mascara from the base to the tip makes them heavier, more likely to pull the lashes out, and make it more difficult to remove it afterwards. If you find your mascara pulls on the lashes too much they could be damaged or weakened. When removing, only use oil-free makeup remover for the exact same reasons. Tampa
Lash & Brows Lift FAQ’S
Women are always looking for new ways to look and feel more beautiful, but many times, the process is either expensive or time-consuming. What they usually want is a beauty technique that requires very little maintenance or upkeep, but provides great results. That’s why a Lash Lift is an effective solution for busy women looking to enhance the look of their eyes!
A Lash & Brows Lift is a very low maintenance technique, and it provides a significant beauty enhancement to the facial area. It accomplishes this by giving the illusion of eyelash length. This makes the eyes appear more open, and results in a more awake and youthful appearance (It gives you the look you would see after using lash curl or better).
How long does a Lash Lift last?
The Lash & Brows Lift generally lasts for 6 to 8 weeks. Sometimes, it can last even 12 weeks. For the best results, Invigorate recommends getting a Lash & Brows Lift every 5 to 6 weeks to help keep a consistent, ideal look.
How Does a Lash & Brows Lift Work?
A Lash & Brows Lift uses a specially created silicone pad and perm solution to lift your natural lashes from the root only, creating a subtle and natural looking lift. Many women prefer their lashes to have more lift than curl. However some prefer more curl than lift.
A Lash & Brows Lift is flexible enough to accommodate either preference. Another technique that is used with the Lash & Brows Lift is a Lash Tint. Adding a Lash Tint enhances the result of a Lash & Brows Lift and gives eyes a “pop” look. For customers who just want a lash tint to enhance the look of their lashes, Invigorate provides this Lash & Brows Tinting services, also.
Lash & Brows Lift procedures usually take about 45 minutes to an hour for a Lash & Brows lift and tint.
What type of eyelash / brows works best for a Lash & Brows Lift?
We have many clients that have beautiful long lashes, but the lashes are straight and grow downward. With the help of a lash lift their lashes improve considerably. Client feedback from the process is always very positive. A Lash Lift is suitable for long and short lashes. However, because this product works with the natural eyelash, the result for shorter lashes is not as effective as longer lashes. Also, the result for women with fewer eyelashes is not as effective, because there’s simply not as much eyelash to work with in that situation. For those women who have short and/or a few lashes and want fuller, longer lashes, you may be better suited for Invigorate Lash Extensions over a Lash & Brows Lift.
Enhance the natural look and beauty of your eyebrow or eyelashes with eyelash and brow tintining!!
Worrying about mascara smearing or breaking down during such activities as swimming and working out at the gym? Or eyebrows are getting gray? This Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting treatment is custom-lend vegetable-based, semi-permanent colors that can take brows or lashes from fair or gray to flaunt natural, full-looking and flattering in minutes!
Lash and Brow Tinting aftercare advice
HENNA BROW FAQ’S
Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as henna or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and as make up. The process for henna brows is very similar to henna coloring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones.
What are henna brows?
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.
Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as henna or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and as make up.
The process for henna brows is very similar to henna coloring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones.
Like other tints, henna will last 2-4 weeks, depending on the aftercare and skin type How long does it take to do the service?
There are no limitations to using Henna on the brow as long as a high quality Henna product is being used.