Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent synthetic eyelashes that replicate a natural eyelash. Eyelash Extensions are applied individually, one extension at a time, to lengthen and enhance existing lashes.
What are eyelash extensions made of?
H+A uses extensions made from synthetic materials. Synthetic lashes have the least possible chance of allergic reactions, though reaction still may occur.
How long do Eyelash Extensions last?
Eyelash Extensions can be maintained with refills. When properly applied, an Eyelash Extension will remain in place until the natural lash that it is applied to falls out, or the extension falls off the natural lash.
There are three stages of growth: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Eyelashes cycle out every 60 to 90 days. This process is continous and our natural lashes are constantly at different stages of growth. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles.
When eyelashes are extended with Eyelash Extensions, it is more noticeable when natural lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Shedding is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions. Eyelash Extensions are primarily attached to lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, without comprimising the health of ‘baby' lashes. The Eyelash Extension will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. It is common for a few Extensions to shed within the first week if the natural lashes that they are attached to are at the end of their growth cycle. Most extensions will remain in place for approximately two months.
With proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your Eyelash Extensions Stylist will add new extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.
How long does the procedure take?
Generally it takes between 90 to 120 minutes to apply a brand new full set of Eyelash Extensions. Touch-ups can be done in as little as 45 to 90 minutes, as this requires only filling in where the lashes have shed off.
Are Eyelash Extension fibers re-used or recycled?
No. H+A adheres to the highest safety and sanitation standards. Eyelash Extensions are not re-used and all implements used for the Eyelash Extension procedure are throughly sanitized and disinfected in between clients.