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FAQ

FAQ

About Eyelash Extensions

What are seamless semi-permanent eyelash extensions?

“Seamless” meaning undetected, semi-permanent eyelash extensions are synthetic fibers (of a polyester / nylon, silk / nylon blended PBT fibers) tapered at the ends to mimic your own natural lashes. These single lashes are applied to a client’s own natural lashes one by one using an adhesive bonding agent. They come in a variety of different curls, thickness and length, mostly in black but we also carry multi-colored accent coloured lashes for special occasions. Although we can create over 300 lash combinations, each persons lash style will look different from one each individual to another. We have 0.05, 0.06, 0.07, 0.10, 0.12, 0.15, B,C,D L+, L curls in 5mm-16mm.

What do I have to do before arrival to my lash extension appointment?

Prior to arriving to your appointment, please come with little to no eye make-up on. However, if you are coming from work, we do have products to remove your eye make-up. Please arrive a few minutes early, to remove your make-up so that this does not cut into your service time. For optimal bonding, lashes should be make-up, oil, serum or cream free and dry a few hours before we perform the lash extension service. Any debris from oily make-up remover or left over mascara can compromise the bond. We would suggest a Wink Loaded for optimum wear.

How are these eyelash extensions applied?

Your W Lash technician cleanses and preps the natural lashes making sure that they are squeeky clean prior​ to application. She then applies a protective eye gel pad under the eyes – not only does this protect the eye area from pointed tweezers but also doubles as an anti-aging treatment as well. Once the eye pads are secure, your technician chooses a custom blend of 3-6 lashes just for you. These tapered synthetic lashes are lightly dipped in a special lash adhesive and isolates the natural lash is carefully with two tweezers so that she can precisely apply them to the existing lashes with a “seamless” application as you relax in a comfortable reclined position.

How long does this procedure take?

A full set of seamless semi-permanent eyelash extensions takes between 11/2 to 2hrs to apply, depending on the time and amount that you have booked in for. Also depending on how many healthy natural lashes one has, your W Lash Technician will advise you to choose an appropriate amount to give you the look you want. We can apply approximately 80-120 lashes per eye within an 2 hour (that is the average amongst our lash technicians). The more time, the more lashes we can apply with precision!

What do I have to do before arrival to my lash extension appointment?

Prior to arriving to your appointment, please come with little to no eye make-up on. However, if you are coming from work, we do have a station to remove your eye make-up (please arrive a few minutes early, to remove your make-up so take it does not cut into your service time). For optimal bonding, lashes should be make-up, oil, serum or cream free and dry a few hours before we perform the lash extension service. Any debris from oily make-up remover or left over mascara can compromise the bond.

How often do you need to touch up / fill the extensions?

Most clients usually come in for a touch-up every 2 to 3 weeks. We highly recommend those clients that have naturally oily skin or are active (hot yoga, zumba, swimmers etc) to come in sooner (1-2 weeks) and also those who have smaller sets (Full Set or Demi Set) that want even more lashes. Clients that cleanse properly, apply daily Black Coating Sealent daily and follow after care instructions can go 3-4 weeks before having to touch-up.

Can I have these lash extensions on all the time?

It’s always good to have things in moderation. Lashes can be “addictive” so we suggest to have no more than 3-6 fills within a hair cycle before letting the rest of the extensions shed off or taking a “break” for 1 week up to however long you’d like your next set on. A “Break” is what we consider “breaking the cycle within a 100 day hair cycle” to allow the natural lashes, skin and eye area to breath, and to let go of all out grown lashes from the first application.

Can I shower or workout with my lash extensions on?
Yes, of coarse and in fact we encourage it! Wait at least a minimum of 4 hours after a new set or fill. We suggest to apply a quick swipe of LASHIELD Protective Black Coating Sealant before and after swimming, hot yoga or a sweaty workout for optimal bond.

Can I apply mascara on my lash extensions?

Yes, although it is not recommended however if you want you can wear easy to remove light weight water-based (meaning as long as its NOT WATERPROOF) mascara on the tips of your lash extensions but is not recommended right away. We have LASHIELD Protective Black Coating Sealent (thinner consistancy, yet similar to mascara) available in-store. Or just book in for a fill sooner than later!

How do I care for my new lash extensions?

Please read Proper After-Care for your eyelash extensions. Please do not get your extensions wet especially oil-based anything near the eyelid close to the extensions especially the first 4 hours and 48 hours after.