Do eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes?
The biggest myth about eyelash extensions is that they cause damage to your natural lashes. When lash extensions are applied properly they will not cause any damage to your natural lashes. Your lash tech will make sure that the lashes are the right weight and length for your natural lashes. It is only when the lashes are too big or heavy, or if they are applied incorrectly that it will cause damage.
If lashes are not removed properly and pulled out or off then this will cause damage to your natural lashes. It is important that if you want your lashes removed then it is done properly by a lash technician or using a good quality lash remover which can be purchased from them.
LAB removes all lashes applied by them for free.
How long does it take to get eyelash extensions?
Lash extensions take between 1.5 hours and 3 hours. During this time you will be lying down with your eyes closed. The bed is comfy and warm and you are more than welcome to have a lash nap.
Classic extensions involve a single lash placed on each of your natural lashes. Volume lashes are when 3-6 lashes are placed on each of your natural lashes. Volumes take a bit longer than classics.
How long do they last and how often do I need to get them done?
Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. Because your lashes will be at different stages of their growth cycle you will need infills every 2-3 weeks to replace the lashes that have naturally fallen out to keep them looking full.
Each eye naturally sheds 2 – 5 lashes a day.
Each eye has 90 – 120 natural lashes.
In one week we naturally lose 21 lashes.
In two weeks we naturally lose 42 lashes.
In three weeks we naturally lose 63 lashes.
What if I want them removed?
There is no charge to remove lashes done by LAB or before applying a full set. $30 for other techs lashes.
Lash remover can be purchased if you want to be able to remove them yourself at home. This is a great option if you are going on holiday or only want them for a short period of time.
You should never pull them off yourself. This will lead to damage and loss of natural lashes.
Can I swim and go to the gym?
Yes, you can do all these things, but proceed with caution. It is recommended you wait 24-hours after application before you get the lashes wet, and 48-hours before exposing them to steam or saunas. If you are very active and spend a lot of time sweating or in the pool you may find that you need infills a little bit sooner than others.
Any other questions just ask! We are more than happy than answer any enquiries.