What are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent fibers that are attached to your natural eyelashes in order to make your lash fringe look longer, fuller, and darker. We offer a variety of extension lengths, curl patterns, and styles so clients can customize their look.


  • It Works: With lash extensions, you’ll wake up every day with long, fluttering, gorgeous lashes! The process is extremely effective at enhancing your eyes, and looks incredible on everyone.
  • Completely Customizable: Your look can be as natural or as dramatic as you’d like, just work with your lash artist to decide on the ideal length and curl of your extensions.
  • Virtually Waterproof: While you can’t get them wet in the first 24 hours, you can still swim, shower, and sweat in your extensions.
  • Pain-Free: The entire process is 100 percent painless for almost everyone, from start to finish.

Whats the Application Process Like?

  • Evaluation: Prior to application, the technician will go through all the risks and benefits of having eyelash extensions before applying them, and also ask about any conditions you may have that would make eyelash extensions unsuitable for you. We’ll also ask you to remove your contacts if you wear them.
  • Decide on Extension Length and Curl Strength: Your lash artist will start the process by asking you what kind of look you’re going for, whether that be more glamorous or more natural. Based on your desired look, you’ll choose an ideal length and curl strength for the extensions. Keep in mind that your artist may decide to use up to 3-4 different extension lengths, concentrating longer extensions on the outer corners and shorter extensions on the inner eyes.
  • Cleansing the Eye Area: Your lash artist will have you lie down and ensure that you are in a comfortable position. Then, they will cleanse the area to remove any makeup, oil, and germs from the area. It’s helpful to your artist if you arrive makeup-free to your appointment.
  • Applying the Tape and Eye Gels: Your eyes are closed for the duration of the process, which typically takes 1-3 hours, depending on the number of extensions your lash artist is applying. To prep for the actual application, you lash artist will apply an under-eye gel to your lower lash line to keep your lower lashes out of the way and provide a contrasted background to work against (it’s easier to see your lashes against a crisp white background). Then, the eye gels will be secured with medical-grade tape on both sides of the eye (this tape doesn’t touch your lashes, and it doesn’t hurt once it’s removed later).
  • Application: Using tweezers, your lash artist will dip the end of each extension in the lash glue and then apply it to your individual lash. In most cases, one eyelash extension is applied per natural lash, however, more voluminous looks can require multiple extensions per individual natural lash. The application isn’t painful, although you may feel anxious having tweezers operate so close to your eyes while they’re closed.
  • Drying: The lash glue dries fairly quickly, but your lash artist may point a small, handheld fan at your extensions to speed up the drying time. During this stage, your eyes are still closed.
  • Removing the Tape and Gels: Once your lashes are completely dry, your lash artist will remove the under-eye gels and tape (this doesn’t hurt at all, but let your lash professional know if you tend to experience sensitivity in this area so they can practice extra caution). Once removed, your lash artist will likely brush through the lashes with a spooly, then you’ll be asked to slowly blink your eyes open. Et voila!

Preparing for your Appointment:

  • Arrive Makeup-Free: Your lash artist needs a completely clean canvas to work with, which means no mascara, concealer, makeup, or skincare of any kind around the eye area. Eyelash extensions do not adhere to dirty lashes, so if you are not thoroughly cleansing the natural lashes, you are already compromising the lifespan of the extensions.
  • Skip the Coffee: While this isn’t a painful process for most people, it can be nerve-wracking to have to lay completely still (with your eyes closed) for up to two hours. Coffee, energy drinks, and caffeine of any kind will only amplify the jitters.
  • Come With Photo Inspiration: What you might consider to be a natural look can be completely different from what your esthetician thinks is a natural look. A picture is worth a thousand words, so bring photo inspiration of eyelash extension looks you like.
  • Come Cozy: While you can technically get this done before or after work, keep in mind that you’re going to be lying down for up to two hours. Dress comfortably in clothing that won’t require constant adjusting.
  • Go to the Bathroom: Remember, this process can take up to two hours. Go to the bathroom before your lash artist starts the process, and avoid drinking for at least an hour before your appointment.
  • Make a Playlist: If you’re anxious ahead of your appointment or worried that you’ll be bored, most estheticians don’t mind if you want to listen to music or a podcast. Just let your esthetician know if it’s okay to remove your headphones for you if she needs to communicate.
  • Know Your Allergies: Although it is uncommon, some may experience an allergic reactions from the adhesive. If you are worried that an allergic reaction may occur, you can receive a patch test. The patch test consists of applying a small amount of glue to the last 3 lashes of the outer corner of your eye and applying a small drop of glue on skin behind the ear. Allow 24 hours to see if any reaction occurs. If you do not experience any redness, puffiness or discomfort, you are good to go!

Why do I need to cleanse my lashes?

Cleansing your lash extensions removes and prevents the accumulation of dirt in the lash line. If you have oily skin or use oil products, the oil might sip to the extensions and slowly destroy eyelash adhesives. Build up of oil, skin, dirt, and makeup on your extensions will cause premature shedding and can break down the adhesive. Your lashes are meant to catch debris to protect your eyes and your extensions will do the same.

Clean Lashes = Better Retention

Failure to wash your lash extensions will result in blepharitis and poor retention. Blepharitis is a result of bacterial overgrowth along the eyelashes base. This creates an environment where mites thrive, causing inflammation of the eyelids.

How long do they last?

As with the hair on your head, eyelashes follow a natural cycle of shedding and regrowth. All of your lashes are at a different stage at any point in time, which means that some of your lashes are getting ready to fall out while others are experiencing a period growth (this is true if you have eyelash extensions or not). Since an individual extension is applied to an individual lash, that extension will fall out on its own when the eyelash sheds from the lash line. If you aren’t exacerbating this shedding process by rubbing your eyes, applying mascara, or compromising the glue with oily eye products, your lash extensions should last up to 3-4 weeks before you need a “refill” appointment.

Refills are necessary every 2-3, 3-4 weeks to maintain the best results. Since each of your individual lashes is at a different stage in the growth cycle, you’ll start to see a more scattered appearance after 2-4 weeks as new natural lashes come in and lashes that had an extension attached begin to fall out.

Will my natural eyelashes grow back after Extensions?

Damage to the natural lashes is the result of improper application, or the stylist not selecting the correct type of lash for an existing natural lash. There are a few main factors that contribute to this problem: Applying extensions that are too heavy for the natural lash will result in premature shedding. Pulling your eyelash extensions will also result in immediate breakage.

That’s why visiting a properly licensed esthetician is crucial when it comes to lash extensions. But with that being said, you can do everything right and still find that eyelash extensions may cause breakage to your natural eyelashes. There are factors that you have no control over (like if you rub your eyes in your sleep or if you genetically have a faster lash cycle than what is considered normal) that can compromise your natural lashes—including causing your natural lashes to fall out or break off.

Keep in mind though, eyelashes are hair⁠—and unless you have a pre-existing condition or circumstance, hair grows back. Which means your eyelashes will grow back. While damage to your natural eyelashes is certainly not ideal (nor is it sustainable over time), any breakage or fallout should resolve itself in 1-3 months, as part of a typical lash growth cycle⁠.