What are eyelash extensions?
If you like some of the really old silent movies whereby the main girl flutters long and full lashes these might have well been one of the first false eyelash in cosmetics. The first false eyelashes were made from human hair woven into wig making gauze.
Generally false eyelashes were not that popular until the 1930s when women became more interested in beauty products and make-up and by the 1960s when the trend was big eye make-up was in fashion the false strip lashes became really popular.
Strip lashes and mascara have been the way to enhance lashes until the eyelash extension procedure technique was introduced.
Eyelash extensions are like hair extensions, they add thickness, length and fullness to natural lashes. A single synthetic eyelash extension made of polyester is applied to existing natural eyelashes with surgical- grade glue. Extensions come in various lengths, thickness and colours and takes between 75 to 120 minutes for a full set to be applied depending on the look required. The procedure is to apply one synthetic eyelash to a single natural lash hence giving the natural lash an extended look. The synthetic eyelashes will drop off with the natural eyelash with the natural hair growth/shedding cycle which is around 60 to 90 days and eyelash in-fills can be applied to fill in the gaps in around 3 to 4 weeks.
If you have the following medical eye conditions you must let us know before you make an appointment.
Cataracts Conjunctivites Diabetic retinopathy Dry Eye Syndrome
Glaucoma Bletharitis Skin allergies Lupus
Also I will also want to know if you have suffered from any reaction or problem from eyelash and eye brow treatments in the past.
You must have an allergy patch test with us 48-hours prior to the appointment date even if you have had eyelash extensions, eyelash or brow tints with other therapists.