After an initial client consultation about lifestyle demands and desired lash effect, a customized set of outLASH lash extensions will be painlessly applied to the natural lashes in a procedure lasting 1.5 to 2 hours. Some indulge in a relaxing nap while others enjoy engaging conversation while laying down comfortably on a bed. Lash extensions last about 3 to 4 weeks, at which time, a touch up will be needed to maintain the volume and consistency of the desired look. Naturally, the extensions will shed by themselves, according to each individual's predetermined hair growth cycle. When correctly applied by a trained professional lash stylist, extensions should resemble the look and feel of natural lashes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are outLASH Lash Extensions?
outLASH lash extensions are a fabulous new way to enhance the length and thickness of natural eyelashes. Lash extensions eliminate the daily use of outdated mascara, while delivering the fresh and vibrant look we all desire. Each individual lash extension is applied to a natural eyelash using a safe and durable bonding agent. Semi-permanent lash extensions provide a practical, innovative and simple approach to always looking flawless. Since each "lash extension" is meticulously adhered to a "natural eyelash", they are both flattering and undetectable under scrutiny.
How Long Do They Really Last?
Lash extensions can be worn indefinitely and require minimal maintenance on a monthly basis. After the initial full set application, touch up appointments are recommended to cycle out lashes ready for replacement. To consistently maintain the lush, thick look of lashes, a touch up is needed every 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the hair growth cycle of each individual.
Can Lash Extensions Harm Natural Lashes?
When applied correctly, lash extensions will not interfere with the natural growth cycle and density of natural lashes. Each individual " lash extension" is meticulously adhered to your own "natural lash", which results in a lengthening and thickening effect of the overall lash line. Extensions are applied directly onto the "natural lash", about a millimeter away from the actual lash line, therefore, avoiding any direct contact with the delicate skin. Only when extensions are incorrectly applied do negative and harmful effects become apparent and troublesome. Under the expertise and knowledge of a professional lash stylist, extensions can be worn indefinitely without causing any harm to the natural lashes. Oftentimes, it is not the products used that cause allergic reactions and irritations, but rather, the skill of the individual applying the extensions. The best adhesives will not produce a quality set of extensions without the proper application technique of a lash professional. On the contrary, a true lash artist can create a flawless set of lashes with maximum duration using only mediocre products.
Are There Different Choices For The Final Look Of Lashes?
Each set of lash extensions is created specifically for each individual and serves to complement the shape and appearance of eyes. Some prefer bold, long, curly and highly dramatic lashes while others envision the sultry illusion of always perfect, naturally thick and gorgeous lashes. Whether one craves sexy, smoldering boudoir lashes or simply a minimalistic enhancement, outLASH seeks to fulfill every lash desire.
How Should I Prepare For My Lash Appointment?
Upon arrival at lash studio, please be punctual and first time guests should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled appointment to complete necessary paperwork and a quick verbal consultation. Natural lashes should be thoroughly cleaned and free of debris from mascara, makeup or other residues. A smooth, clean "natural lash" surface promotes optimal contact with the glue coating on the "lash extension". When lashes aren't adequately cleaned, actual application time will be reduced to compensate for appropriate cleansing.
What Is The Difference Among Synthetic, Silk and Mink Lashes?
Synthetic lashes are derived from thin, tapered plastic strands which come in different lengths, diameters, curls, colors and finishes. Silk lashes are produced from thin silk strands that taper and flex for a subtle and natural look. Siberian mink lashes are harvested from mink fur (they aren't harmed during the procedure) and tend to be shinier and more flexible than synthetic fibers. Different extensions are selected based upon each individual's preferences and lifestyle needs to create a fully customized set of beautiful lashes.
Can Mascara Be Used With Lash Extensions?
If a full set lash extensions are properly applied, there is no need to wear mascara. The overall enhancement achieved from the lengthening and thickening effects of extensions exceed the look of applied mascara alone. Waterproof mascara should NOT be used as certain ingredients contained within will dissolve the bond and reduce the life of lashes. Non-waterproof mascara that is glycol-free can be applied sparingly to the tips of lashes if needed, but prolonged usage will drastically shorten the duration of extensions. Please be advised that mascara usage is not recommended and will dramatically decrease wear time.
Can A Mechanical Lash Curler Be Used On Extensions?
Lash extensions should NOT be curled, permed, tinted or undergo any other chemical processes not previously mentioned. Extensions come in a variety of curls ranging from straighter natural curl to a deeper curl, and do not need to be curled post application. Depending on each individual's natural lash growth pattern, specific pre-curled extensions should be chosen and applied to complement and dramatically lift the eyes. Be warned that curling will damage and alter the appearance of lash extensions.
Once Applied, What Is The Proper Way To Care For Lashes?
Once a full set of outLASH extensions are applied, minimal care is needed to maintain the life and look of the lashes. Daily rinsing with a sensitive glycol-free cleanser is adequate in removing daily accrued residues. Be gentle around eye area and don't pull, rub, perm or curl lashes to prevent premature shedding. Light brushing with a clean mascara wand to keep lashes happy and remove tangles is also recommended. Avoid exposing lashes to extreme heat such as sauna and steam rooms to help prolong wear time.
Can People With Contacts Wear Extensions?
Since eyes are closed for the entire time during lash application, contact lens wearers absolutely have NO restrictions regarding lash extensions. About half of all guests wear contacts and have no adverse effects both during and after lash application.
What Does "Medical Grade Adhesive" Really Mean?
Medical grade adhesive is a classification of bonding agents with formulas that contain below a predetermined amount of cyanoacrylate, or any form of its derivatives, the active ingredient in all eyelash glues. Since all lash adhesives contain one or more forms of this active ingredient, the use of terms such as: "medical grade", "physician approved", "FDA facility", and "hypoallergenic" are frequently exploited to mislead uneducated consumers. During the synthesis of cyanoacrylate, formaldehyde is produced as a result of the chemical reactions. Numerous consumer products such as shampoos, cleansers, cosmetics and hygiene products contain formaldehyde in concentrations below 2% as a preserving agent. It is quite common to come into contact with formaldehyde dozens of times per day as our lives are surrounded by different products which contain preservatives. Some people are extra sensitive to formaldehyde, and therefore, can develop allergies or reactions to certain lash glues. Currently, there are NO eyelash adhesives on the US market which contains absolutely zero traces of formaldehyde. It is true that medical grade suture-less wound adhesives contain some of the same active ingredients as lash adhesives, but it is not true that eyelash adhesives can be used to close superficial epidermal wounds. Expert knowledge and proper use of any professional grade eyelash adhesive is necessary for optimal results during lash extension applications. Different formulas serve different purposes, and there are countless exceptional products on the market in both medical grade and non-medical grade formulations. Currently, there is NOT a single adhesive that is FDA approved within the United States. In fact, the FDA does not even regulate eyelash extension adhesives because it is considered an external procedure in which the glue has no direct contact with the skin. There also is no federal standard that governs the definition and use of the term "hypoallergenic", so it is claimed loosely and contains no merit.
Who Isn't A Right Candidate For Lash Extensions?
Certain people undergoing chemotherapy or who have alopecia should not get lashes because of related health concerns.
Why Choose outLASH Over Other More Well-Known Lash Studios?
outLASH seeks to exceed guest expectations while educating the consumer in making informed decisions about lash extensions. Many companies rely on brand association and recognition to reel in customers instead of focusing on the best alternatives for each individual consumer. Consistent quality along with prolonged satisfaction is the ultimate mission behind outLASH. Some studios may lure people with misleading marketing tactics, while others cleverly attempt to lock in consumers with monthly "memberships" contracts, but outLASH relies on professionalism, expertise, and proven results as a platform for conducting business. Instead of quantity over quality, outLASH understands the value of satisfied patrons and personal relationships in nurturing the foundations of success. Flawless eyelashes every visit, with a touch of flare and fun. Always a professional lash experience delivered with a smile and fresh attitude!