How does it work?
The entire procedure usually takes about two hours for a full-set (our signature Fabulash Starter-Set). First, you’ll lie down while an eyelash extension specialist uses surgical tape to hold down your bottom lashes, which aren’t used in the procedure. Then, individual synthetic fiber lashes are dipped one by one into a bonding agent and applied to your existing individual lashes. The procedure is painless, even relaxing.
Will they damage my lashes?
Eyelash Extensions are safe to use because the glue does not touch the eyelid or eye. And there’s no rule against wearing them with contact lenses. Because they are attached to the natural eyelash they will not damage lash growth. You just can’t pull at them. We offer lash removal that will ensure your natural lash is not damaged should you decide you want to go back to au naturale!
How long do they last?
Your lash extensions will last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks depending on the growth cycle of your natural eyelashes. The growth cycle consists of three stages; growing phase, resting phase, and the shedding phase. Because natural eyelashes shed and replace themselves on their own, regular touch-ups are usually recommended to replace any strays that have fallen out during this growth cycle. The life span of an eyelash varies by individual, anywhere from 2 weeks to three months, but for maximum results, regular touch-ups (recommended every 2 1/2-4 weeks) will provide optimal results. With a good maintenance programs, many clients keep their extensions year round!
How do I care for them?
It’s critical to avoid getting your lashes wet with water, oils or creams in the first 24 hours. Avoid pulling and rubbing lashes when washing your face. Toss out your eye makeup, use a non-oily makeup remover instead of a cleanser. We have several products we can recommend.
What about overall look, length, and colors?
Eyelash extensions create more drama than mascara, but still look fresh and natural. You’ll look wide-eyed first thing in the morning and throughout the day! Eyelash extensions come in an assortment of lengths, thicknesses and curvatures depending on personal preference. A full set of extensions can lengthen your lashes up to 50%, and will thicken them by 30 to 50%. You can also choose different colors. We recommend black or brown, depending on your coloring and the effect you crave.
How much do they cost?
Uptown girl offers different sets and price points of eyelash extensions to choose from ranging from $120 to $350. Many of our clients will then maintain them year round via touch-up maintenance (recommended every 2 1/2-4 weeks ) at $50/:30 minutes, $100/hr. Your lashes can have much more of an effect than a French manicure that requires the same maintenance- you decide. Not everyone is blessed with naturally luscious lashes. Eyelash extensions are a gift to give yourself, so consider then for a test run. 90% of first time customers become regular lash extension clients.