What Are Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash Extensions are a popular new product that lengthens and thickens your own natural lashes. They are single strands of synthetic mink eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural lash. They are applied to each individual eyelash with a specially designed bonding agent for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions at The Fountain of Youth Spa are perfect for that special occasion or for day-to-day wear. They are virtually weightless and will not damage your natural lash so you can choose to wear them permanently.
Will the application be harmful to my natural lashes?
Not at all! Our eyelash extensions are applied on your own natural eyelashes one by one (without touching the skin) with an specially designed bonding agent developed exclusively for eyelash extensions. This new technique is not harmful to your natural eyelashes. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes allowing flexibility and comfort. At The Fountain of Youth Spa we put your lash health first! Denise, our Master Lash Artist is the only Lash Artist in Texas who holds a Damage-free certificate. So rest assure knowing you are in good hands.
What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic mink eyelash extension applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real. No one will know you have extensions. They will just think you were born with beautiful, long and luxurious lashes! Trust us at The Fountain of Youth Spa!
I hear people speak of 'permanent' lashes, and 'semi-permanent' lashes. What is the difference between the two?
Just like your hair, eyelashes grow and fall out. In fact, we lose between 10 and 15 lashes every month. The term 'semi-permanent' refers to eyelash extensions that fall out before natural lashes. On the other hand, if the eyelash extension stays perfectly in place during the entire lifespan of the natural lash (2-3 months on average), 'permanent' is a more appropriate word.
Can I use eyelash curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl so most people find they don't need to curl them further.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not wash your eye area for approximately 24 hours after the eyelash application.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thicknesses. We consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in and we also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to length and size. Each person's lashes will vary so we take this into consideration when creating a look for you. The overall goal is for the lashes to look glamorous but natural.
Can the eyelash extension be removed?
Yes, at any time for any reason! If you have had an improper eyelash extension application somewhere other than The Fountain of Youth Spa, or simply wish to remove them, we provide that service here at the studio for a small charge. It is a simple procedure that doesn't take long and we have a specially formulated removal solution that will break down the glue and safely remove your extensions without damaging your natural lash. Please do not attempt to remove the lash extensions yourself as this will cause premature pulling out of your natural lashes and could cause harmful damage.
Are eyelash extensions suitable for everyone?
Anyone of any age can have eyelash extensions applied as long as there is a natural lash to glue the extension onto. Ladies who have undergone chemotherapy (and their lashes are starting to grow back) are a great candidate as well as people who wear contact lenses and glasses.
HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE AN EYE INFECTION OR HAVE RECENTLY UNDERGONE AN EYE OPERATION OR COSMETIC EYE SURGERY IT WOULD BE BEST TO WAIT UNTIL THE EYE AREA HAS COMPLETELY HEALED.
How should I prepare for my Eyelash Extension Session?
No preparation is needed all we ask is that you not wear mascara. If you are needing us to remove your mascara there will be a $15 charge. Make sure you are able to keep your eyes closed for a minimum of 2 hours and undisturbed during that time, as you will not be able to open your eyes. We will not apply your eyelash extensions while you are talking on your phone, as this causes some clients to open their eyes or twitch.
What is an eyelash extension sealer?
Cures the adhesive so that eyelash extensions can get wet sooner
Seals eyelash extensions after they are applied.
Helps extended the life of lash extensions.
Forms a barrier over the lash extension.
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Everyone's experience will differ based on day to day activities but over all touch-ups should only be required every 2 to 4 weeks.
How often should I get a fill?
We recommend getting a fill every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. A fill averages about 30 to 45 minutes.
Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe?
Currently the FDA is not regulating eyelash extensions because the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash hairs and do not touch the skin. The application process is pain-free and very relaxing however, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes. We recommend only using a certified eyelash extension specialist.
How long will it take to apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes 1-2 hours for a basic natural look or up to 4 hours for Volume eyelash extensions with an experienced technician. This time also depends on how your eyelashes look . If you are wanting a more dramatic look expect 3 hours or longer. You will lay comfortably on our very soft bed with your eyes closed. The Eyelash professional at The Fountain of Youth Spa will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes. The extensions will then be applied to each individual eyelash with a specially designed bonding agent.