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Q&A
 
How much do lash extensions cost? 

1st Set Classic  $165   2 week fills $80
1st Set Hybrid   $185  2 week fills  $90
1st Set Volume  $200  2 week fills $100


How do I book?
call, text, or email me.  843-708-3209 
41LashDreams@gmail.com

Is everyone a good candidate for lash extensions?


No. 
 
5% of the population is allergic to the medical grade hypoallergenic adhesives I use.  This shows up in minutes from starting the application.  If you're allergic, you're not a candidate.
 
STILLNESS IS VITAL.  If you can't lie still for 30 minutes at a time, you're not a candidate.

The application of lash extensions requires precise and delicate movements. I use sanitized tweezers to isolate each natural eyelash and then apply a single lash extension or fan to it using a small amount of adhesive. 

Isolation is the process of separating each natural eyelash from the others so that the lash extension can be applied properly. This is an essential step in the application process, as it helps to ensure that the lash extensions will last as long as possible and look their best.

It is vital for both of us to remain still during the lash extension application process. This will help to ensure that the lash extensions are applied evenly and correctly.  Stillness allows for precise isolation, lash placement, and adhesion.​

Lash extensions are semi-permanent, hand-glued on top of your natural lashes.  Unlike strip lashes, extensions are glued on individually to your natural lashes, so they're customizable and indistinguishable from your own natural lashes.
 
How long do lash extensions last?  
4 to 8 weeks until they naturally fall out.  Once they start falling out, you can come back and have me fill in the missing lashes. You can make your extensions last indefinitely.

Do lash extensions ruin your own eyelashes?  No. 

What are classic, hybrid, and volume lash extensions?

Classic lashes means there's one single extension attached to one single, natural lash. It’s sometimes referred to as ‘one to one’ because it’s one extension to one lash. I dip the end of an individual extension into adhesive then apply it on top of or under your natural lash, and repeats until each lash is done.  Classic is the go-to choice if you’re seeking a more natural look, giving you gorgeous longer looking lashes. This style of lashing has been around the longest, and can be done more quickly than volume looks.

Volume extensions are where two or more individual extensions are attached to each natural lash. They are first formed into fans, which is where the desired number of lashes are fanned out and as a “bouquet”, applied onto one natural lash with adhesive.  
 
This style is also known as Russian Volume. Russian Volume creates a much more dramatic look but does take longer due to the precision and expertise involved, and you’ll need a bigger budget.  If the fans are made of 6 or more extensions then this is known as Mega Volume. Mega Volume is not suitable for everyone - l inspect your natural lashes to determine whether your natural lashes are strong enough to support mega volume fans.

Hybrid Extensions are a combination of Classic and Volume. 70% classic, 30% volume.  The look is achieved by mixing classic lashes and volume lashes placed strategically to frame the eyes. Hybrid extensions offer a variety of texture and more volume, but without the sometimes-unnatural look of volume lashes.
 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The longer you go between fills, the more fill-ins you'll need.  Fill prices after 2 weeks depend on your aftercare and retention.

Where are extensions done?  Will you come to me?

In my lash room.  Specific temperature and humidity is critical.  I don't come to you.  I'm minutes from Rivertowne, Dunes West, Park West, and Planters Pointe.

Can I wear eye makeup to my lash extension appointment?

No.  Please come with clean, dry skin and no eye makeup. That means no eyeshadow, eyeliner, and/or mascara. Anything on your lids or lashes affects how your extensions adhere and how long they last.

What about after care?

Wait 24 hours before getting lashes wet.  Full curing takes 12+ hours. 
 
Don't apply mascara, it can cause breakage on your extensions.  Mascara removing solutions weaken your lash bond and decrease the life of your extensions.  

Lashes may get tangled when sleeping or showering. Gently brush your lashes with a clean spoolie brush when you wake up, after you shower, and at the end of the day.   
 
My clients who perform a daily lash bath and lash brushing are getting excellent retention.  Some are getting 70% lash retention at 2 weeks.  The daily maintenance - you do that - matters a lot.  Daily care will make your set last longer.  You'll get longer time between fills. 
 
I use the highest quality lashes, adhesives, primers,  bonders, and tools - Parish Lash Academy, LashBomb, Lost Artistry, LivBay, and BellaLash.  They are the most expensive, highest quality on the market.  They give the best retention and appearance, and they're included in your set.  No low grade or generic lashes, adhesives, primers, bonders are used.

No picking or pulling.

No lash curler.

Don't use oil based makeup removers around your eyes.  They degrade the lash bond.  Oil based skincare will also degrade the bond and reduce lash retention.

Sleep on your back if you can.  Silk pillowcases help.

How can I have the best lash appointment?

1. allocate enough time.  Initial sets take 2 hours and up.  Fillins take 1 hour and up.
 
2. turn your phone off.  It helps you and me if you're relaxed.  If you need to take and make phone calls and text, your appointment will take considerably longer and the results will be degraded.   
 
3. Don't talk while I'm lashing.  I'm delighted you chose me, and I want to get to know you - before and after we make your lashes beautiful.  When you talk during application, muscles in your face move making application challenging.  I am using a process called Isolation, wherein I separate each lash and apply a lash or fan to a single lash using high magnification, tiny instruments, and precise amounts of long lasting adhesive to a single lash - it's difficult when you're perfectly still, it's nearly impossible if your talking or moving.

4. like music or podcasts? Send it to me, I'll play your music or podcast during your appointment.   That helps most relax.  Bring earbuds/earphones if you like.

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