Many women are eyelash follically challenged. Have you ever wished that you could have eyelashes that look sexy, fuller and downright gorgeous without making you look like raccoon eyes an hour later? Well, look no more… Eyelash extensions to the rescue! Eyelash extensions have become extremely popular over the last year or so with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez (no they are not her real lashes!) among others, making longer thicker eyelashes an integral part of their beauty regime. Eyelash extensions have been compared to the “fake” strip lashes but there is a world of difference between the two. The individual has to decide which type is best suited for their lifestyle and financial commitment.
Eyelash extensions are not for everyone.
This is a very high maintenance beauty treatment. So, what is the difference between eyelash extensions and fake lashes? Temporary false lashes or fake eyelashes are any lashes designed to be worn for a short period; i.e., a day or less. They are usually made out of synthetic hair and are not designed to be worn when showering, sleeping, swimming or working out. They usually come in full lengths but can be purchased in ½, ¼ or single strips. Fake eyelashes are applied with lash glue designed specifically for temporary lashes. Lash extensions are lashes applied with a stronger adhesive than the temporary glue and are applied lash by lash.
Generally, eyelash extensions are a single lash which is applied to each natural lash hair by hair with a set of tweezers and a very patient esthetician. The bond is designed to last until the lashes naturally falls out. For both types, eyelashes come in various lengths, colors, and thicknesses, from natural to neon colors.
How do I know what type of lash extension would look good on me?
Eyelash extensions today look so real you or anyone else would find it almost impossible to tell the difference. Eyelash extensions can be made from human hair or can be synthetic hair but they are made to feel and behave just like your real lashes. You can get long or short, top and or bottom lashes and different colors. And if you really want to be different, eyelash extension jewelry is becoming quite popular such as small Swarovski crystals on the outer lashes or pearls are another popular addition along with feathers and small flowers. Welcome back to the 70’s!
Even though the lashes are not real, how long will they last you ask?
Depending on the individual and the experience of the esthetician doing the procedure, eyelash extensions usually last 2-3 months with proper care and maintenance. However, factors such as eyelash growth, lifestyle and general aftercare will affect how long the lashes last. Again, depending on the expertise of the esthetician, it will take around 45 min -2 hours to complete the application depending how many lashes are being applied and whether you are getting a full set or a refill. The average person might have anywhere from thirty to eighty lashes per eye applied.
OK, so, if you are looking to get a set done, look no more! You’re in luck!
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