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WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
The lash extensions used at Reign are synthetic mink, or silk and are applied individually to the natural lash. This technique lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes. They are applied with an medical grade adhesive, that is fume, latex and formaldehyde free.
HOW LONG DO THEY USUALLY LAST?
A full set will last as long as your natural lash cycle, which is anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Depending on the individual, day to day activities, aftercare and lash growth cycle will play a factor in the retention of your full set. We recommend getting a fill anywhere between 2 and 3 weeks.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY THEM?
Our artists can apply a beautiful Full Classic Set of lashes in 90 minutes, a Volume Set in 90-120 minutes. We ask you to generally plan on 60-75 minutes for a fill as well. We like to remove any grown out lashes, clean them up, and make your lashes look like brand new every time you come in, this will ensure the retention and life of your extensions.
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP WITH MY LASHES?
YES! Although we don’t recommend wearing any mascara that isn’t extension safe or oil based products, as it will shorten the life of your lash extensions.
We have extension safe mascaras, cleansers/make-up removers, and sealers available for purchase!
WILL LASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES?
No! When applied properly, with perfect isolation and weight eyelash extensions will not harm your natural lashes.
Our lash artist are all experienced and certified, the most important thing to them is the integrity of your natural lash. During your initial consultation they will evaluate your natural lashes to ensure you get the lashes that work best for your natural lashes so that you will never have damage or breakage!
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY LASH EXTENSION APPOINTMENT?
Avoid caffeine at least 2 hours prior to your appointment. Arrive with your lashes shower clean and free of mascara, oil, and residual glues or adhesives from other lash enhancement products. The presence of these substances can adversely affect the ability for your new lash extensions to bond properly. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE LONGEVITY OF YOUR LASH EXTENSIONS IF THEY ARE NOT CLEAN WHEN YOU ARRIVE. We will strive to remove these substances from your lashes if you arrive with them, due to appointment timeframes, we may not have the full appointment time to maximize the number of lash extensions we can apply.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY LASH EXTENSIONS?
• Do not wash eyes, swim, or shower for 12 – 24 hours after lash extension application, to allow time for bonding.
• Do not rub your eyes, pull or pick at your extensions.
• Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler.
• Avoid oil-based makeup products, including mascara and eye-makeup remover. These will cause the glue bond to separate.
• Use only water-based facial cleansers if possible.
• Use a q-tip or soft brush when removing eye makeup.
• Do not visit saunas or steam rooms frequently. Continued exposure to heat may cause the bond to loosen.
• Do not use water-resistant mascara.
• The use of a lash sealer is recommended. A lash sealer adds moisture to your natural lashes, fortifies the bond of the adhesive, and contains vitamins A & E to support the growth of your natural lashes.
• After the 24 hour curing period you can swim, shower, and exercise while wearing Volume Lash Extensions.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY LASH EXTENSIONS?
As your natural lashes shed the density of your lash extensions will become thinner. Touch-Ups are required to maintain your desired density. Touch-ups will be required every two to three weeks depending on how dense your initial application was and how quickly your natural lashes shed. It is easier to predict how often you will need touch-ups following your initial application.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY LASH EXTENSIONS TOUCH-UP VISIT?
To make the most of your touch-up it is recommended that you arrive with your lashes clean and free of makeup and oil residue. The more time we must spend cleaning your lashes the less time we will have to apply fresh, new volume lashes.
WHAT IF I NO LONGER WISH TO HAVE LASH EXTENSIONS?
If you no longer wish to wear lash extension the lash extension removal process is fast and painless. We will remove your lash extension using a gel lash extension remover. The remover will be applied and allowed to sit for 3 minutes. After being saturated with the gel lash extension remover the extensions will slide off leaving your natural lashes healthy and in tact.