Frequently asked questions
WHAT ARE SEMI-PERMENANT EYELASH EXTENSIONS
They are individual extensions made of a synthetic material to look like perfect natural eyelashes; thicker at the base and thinner at the tip with a slight curl. They come in many different colors; the most popular is Solid Black. They are adhered one by one to a natural lash with a medical-grade bonding adhesive giving the appearance of a darker, more voluptuous lash-line.
HOW LONG DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST
An average eyelid has approximately 100 natural hairs which shed at an average rate of 20-30% every 2 weeks. Therefore, when the natural hair sheds, so does the extension that was attached to it. Since new hairs are always growing in, refills can be performed to attach extensions to the new growth keeping the lashes looking full continuously or for as long as you wish to maintain them.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET FILLS
On average, refills are recommended every 3-4 weeks to keep the lashes looking their best. With proper maintenance semi-permanent eyelash extensions can be kept up indefinitely through regular refills.
WILL LASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES
My application technique and premium products will not damage your natural lashes. It is imperative to the health of your lashes to have each natural hair isolated when an extension is adhered to it and ensure proper separation so that the hairs can continue to grow and shed as they would naturally. I only use formaldehyde-free, medical-grade adhesives which are made exclusively for lash extensions and offer a more sensitive adhesive for my clients who are more prone to allergic reactions. This combination of my top quality adhesive and individual lash attachment will sustain the health and integrity of the natural hairs indefinitely.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSIC AND VOLUME LASH EXTENSIONS
Classic Lash extensions is my signature lash application where the attachment of 1 extension is applied to 1 natural eyelash. The result is an enhanced lash line, yet very natural and realistic in appearance. Classic Lash extensions are our signature lash application where the attachment of 1 extension is applied to 1 natural eyelash. The result is an enhanced lash line, yet very natural and realistic in appearance. Volume lash extensions are is my volume lash application where I apply 2 or more of our lightest lash extensions to 1 natural eyelash. These lashes offer incredible fullness and last as long as the classic lash application while still providing an enhanced natural appearance.
WHAT DO LASH EXTENSIONS FEEL LIKE
The eyelash extensions look and feel completely real as each application is customized to your eye shape, natural lash line, and desired look. I offer different curls, thicknesses, and lengths that are indistinguishable in weight to human lashes thereby providing a weightless feel to your lash line. As an experienced, professional lash stylists , I will choose a variety of extensions to create the most flattering, natural, and beautiful look for you.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process is very relaxing, just like receiving a spa service. You will lie back on a plush table and have your eyes closed the entire time. The application is very gentle and can be best described as though someone is gently brushing through your lashes. The service generally takes between 60 to 120 minutes and upwards depending on the lash set you chose. Refills can be done in as little as 60 minutes. The procedure is so relaxing and comfortable that many clients fall asleep. I always suggest bringing along headphones so you can listen to something of your choice or you can always listen to the relaxing music i pick!
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY LASH EXTENSIONS
Gently clean your lashes daily with a cleanser made specifically for lash extensions.
Use oil-free makeup and oil-free make up remover. Oils break down the bond of the glue, hence not recommended.
Pay special attention to your lash line when removing make up.
After cleansing your lashes, gently pat dry or blow dry them with a blow dryer on a cool setting held at arm's length. A small hand held fan is also a good option for drying your lashes.
Brush lashes daily with the wand provided to you at your appointment. Don't over brush them as this can cause them to fall out prematurely.
Sleep on your back or on your side with lashes off the pillow. A special sleeping mask that protects your lashes can be purchased.
Schedule regular touch-up appointments (fills) every 2-3 weeks.
Don't tan or spray tan 48-72 hours after application.
Don't use mascara or perm/curl your lashes.
Don't pick at your lashes or rub your eyes.
Avoid letting water from your shower head run directly onto your lashes.
Don't use eyeliner pencils- use an oil free felt or pen tip only.
Don't use cotton balls or pads with loose fibers that can catch on your eyelash extensions.
NEVER attempt to remove your own eyelash extensions - they must be removed by a professional.
WHAT SHOULD I DO PRIOR TO MY APPOINTMENT
- Remove all eye makeup and clean your natural lashes with an oil-free cleanser.
If you wear contact lens, we recommend removing them.
Avoid caffeine and any other stimulants that may cause your eyes to flutter involuntarily.
Refrain from curling or perming your natural lashes prior to receiving your full set.
Bring along headphones if you would like to listen to something of your choice
CAN I HAVE MY LASH EXTENSIONS REMOVED
Eyelash extensions can be easily removed using a special cream remover formulated to quickly dissolve the medical-grade adhesive and gently wipe away the lash extensions. The process is painless and will not harm your natural lashes – taking less than 30 minutes. Please do not attempt to remove lash extensions yourself as this can cause damage to your natural lashes.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT
If you need to cancel your appointment, I simply request that you do so at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, you will be considered a no-show for that appointment and your card on file will be charged the full amount of the scheduled service. If you need to cancel during non-business hours, feel free to leave a message on the salon’s voicemail. As a mom I understand unforseen circumstances arise unexpectedly. I will do my best to accomodate such situations.
WHAT IS A LASH LIFT
A lash lift is the safe and easy way to temporarily curl or straighten lashes. Elleebana Lash Lift offers an ultra-hydrating keratin treatment option that you will love. Lash lifts and tints are a fantastic option for everyone who is interested in dark, luscious, and beautifully curled lashes with low-maintence and minimal commitment.
HOW IS THE ELLEEBANA LASH LIFT DIFFERENT FROM A REGULAR LASH LIFT
One of the greatest benefits of the Elleebana lash lift products is the processing time. While other products can take anywhere from 15-90 minutes to process, Elleebana takes only 6-10 minutes with a result that lasts 6-8 weeks (up to 12 weeks depending on the individual).
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE ELLEEBANA ONE SHOT LASH LIFT
Makes natural eyelashes appear longer without the use of eyelash extensions.
Superior formulation with conditioning and nourishment
Lashes stay lifted 6 to 8 weeks
No damage to your natural eyelashes
Faster application techniques saving you time
Swim, shower and play with no fuss! No aftercare.
Suitable for short & long eyelashes
Both Men & Women LOVE Elleebana™ Lash Lift!
WHAT IS EYEBROW HENNA
Henna tattooing has been around since Ancient Egyptian times, used to dye everything from hair, to materials and skin.
It's simply a temporary brow tattoo, but one that results in a natural, fuller brow- sans the fake, stuck on effect that can occur with traditional tattooing.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EYEBROW TINT AND EYEBROW HENNA?
With the Tint, I am using a traditional dye and peroxide mixture and it is designed to only tint the hairs, not the skin. Henna will not only dye the hairs, but will leave a stain ( for approx up to 2 weeks) on the skin behind the brow, giving the brow a fuller and filled in look. In terms of longevity, Tint lasts up to 4 weeks on the hair, Henna can last 6-7 weeks on the hair.
IF I WANT HENNA, DOES IT MATTER WHETHER I BOOK A EYEBROW TINT OR EYEBROW HENNA?
Yes!!!! It does matter. In terms of length of service, these are not interchangeable. The Henna service takes me longer. So please be sure to select the correct item on my webscheduler.
WHAT IS EYEBROW THREADING?
Eyebrow threading is an ancient hair-removal technique, practiced for centuries in Asia and the Middle East. Some, including myself, consider threading an art form. Most technicians will use a 100 percent cotton thread, their hands and a crafty eye.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BROW THREADING
Great for sensitive skin. It's the best alternative to waxing especially for those who turn red at the thought of removing hair.
Unlike waxing, threading doesn't remove a layer of skin, which can cause excessive redness, scabbing or hyperpigmentation.
If you're taking a medication or using a skincare product that may cause a problem with waxing, threading may be a safe alternative. (See: Waxing Safety and Precautions).
Precise shaping. While the technician has to be skilled in their craft and able to understand how you want your brows to look, the technique itself allows for creating clean, well-defined edges.
Threading eliminates removing the inner hairs that we sometimes get carried away with leaving the bare patch when removing hair from the top of the brow. Since hairs are removed individually, the brow can remain precisely shaped but full.