Everything you need to know before getting eyelash extensions at Urban Spa, Bishop’s Stortford…
Semi-Permanent eyelash extensions are very different from temporary strip or individual lashes. Semi-permanent lashes are applied by hand one lash at a time and can last for four to six weeks providing they are properly cared for.
They often require maintenance every two to four weeks to keep them looking full, due to the natural shedding of your own lashes.
Getting the look…
Once you make the decision to have semi-permanent eyelash extensions its time to think about the look you want to achieve. Starting with the density this means having more lashes applied will create a fuller look.
Then there is the type of curl, the steeper the slop the more dramatic the effect, your professional lash technician will usually make this decision as they will know what type of curl will best suit your eye shape and size.
Finally, lashes come in various lengths and your Urban Spa technician will apply them in length order to create the style you wish to achieve.
If is possible it is usually very helpful if you have pictures to hand of the style of lashes you like the look of, but it is important to remember that the eyelash technician knows exactly what style will suit your eye shape, so don’t be offended if they disagree. A good lash technician should give you’re their honest opinion on what style of lashes will enhance your eyes.
The important stuff…
It is important to be aware that when your lashes are on that doesn’t mean you are ready to show them off. Technicians will tell you not to sweat, cry, swim or wash your face for at least 12 hours after getting extensions to give the glue a chance to dry. Semi-permanent lashes can be expensive and time-consuming to maintain.
As with anything if you want a great set of lashes and an amazing service you need to be prepared to pay for them and have plenty of time to spare as it can take up to two hours for the initial lash application.
Plus, it’s important to remember that because your lashes grow and naturally fall out on a daily basis, so will your lash extensions. This means if you want to keep them for longer than just for a special occasion then be prepared to book in for regular lash maintenance.
Make-up and your lashes…
It’s likely that you will feel less of a need to wear lots of eye make-up. Many clients love semi-permanent lashes because it makes them feel photo-ready from the moment they wake up.
But if you’re an eyeliner addict you’re going to find it very difficult to apply and remove your eyeliner so it is often easier not the bother with eye make-up all together, and you’ll probably find you won’t feel like you need it.
If you do choose to wear eye make-up be sure to use oil-free pads and gently wipe downward to take your make-up off.
Taking care of your lashes…
Lashes can get disheveled when you sleep or get them wet, making them look messy. They can also pick up debris, so it is important to gently brush your lashes with a clean, disposable mascara wand when you wake up, after you shower, and at the end of the day.
We recommend applying diluted baby shampoo to wash your lashes as a part of you evening cleansing routine.
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