Preparation Before You Come to Your Lash Appointment
Try to do your workout before your lash appointment to avoid interfering with the curing process that can take 24 hours.
Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with mild, oil-free, water based cleanser with a lint-free cloth. Do not use make-up remover pads as the tiny fibers attach to your lashes and have to be removed before lash application. I have facial cleanser here if you don’t have time to wash your face.
Remove your contact lenses or bring a case with you to remove the lenses prior to eyelash application. Remember to bring your glasses, I’ve notices a lot of tearing from peepers taking their contacts out at the studio, so try to do this before you come.
Plan on spending two hours for your appointment.
You may bring an iPod if you would like, otherwise I will have spa music playing.
Please avoid coffee on your way here if you have an AM appointment and generally limit your caffeine intake before you come. Caffeine can cause your eyelashes to flutter making application more difficult resulting in fewer lashes applied.
Please don’t chew gum, it causes your eyelid and lashes to move.
It may sound silly, but limit your intake of liquids before your appointment, if you must get up during the appointment, it will lower the amount of lashes I can apply as it will take at least 10-15 minutes out of our appointment time since the application preparation will need to be redone.
Don’t plan on wearing any mascara while you have extensions! The only time you will need mascara is to fill in gaps caused by waiting too long between touch-ups.
Make sure you do not sleep on your lashes the first night. Sleep on your back if possible or prop your head to avoid pressure on your lashes, you’ll be happy you do this because the lashes will last much longer.
Aftercare Instructions: General
Avoid any cosmetic product or cleanser containing propylene glycol, organic solvents, urea, carbonate or high concentrations of alcohol. Products with these ingredients can potentially break down the adhesive bond and shorten the lifespan of the extensions. Ask me if you aren’t sure.
Use only water-soluble mascara that does not contain the above-mentioned ingredients and never use waterproof mascara. Please note that repeated use of mascara might shorten the lifespan of your lash extensions.
Unless you’re washing your face, keep your hands off your extensions to make them last longer!
Curling of your lash extensions is not recommended. Because the extensions come pre-curled, additional curling is not necessary and doing so may shorten the lifespan of the extensions by compromising the adhesive bond. If you must, a heated curler is recommended.
Avoid pulling, picking or twisting your lash extensions. This can cause damage to your natural lashes and lead to premature shedding of your extensions.
Wash your eyelid/lashes! Lashes were created by God to keep dirt out of your eye! In order to maintain the health of your lashes, It’s extremely important to keep your extensions and natural lashes clean by using a good cleanser. If you aren’t sure what to use, ask me.
Use a lash wand to fluff your extensions to reduce tangling and flipping every morning and evening.
Return for touch-ups every two weeks to keep your lashes looking their best!