Lash FAQs

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken the look of your own eyelashes. Single synthetic lashes are applied individually to your lashes, one by one. Eyelash extensions are perfect for special occasions or for every day wear.

What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?

Since eyelash extensions are applied individually, one synthetic lash to one natural lash, the look and feel is completely natural.

How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last?

Eyelash extensions can last four to five weeks with proper care. The average life cycle of a single eyelash is 90 days; we naturally shed one to four lashes a day. Lifestyle and daily activities play a factor in to how long the extensions will last. Other factors such as exposure to steam, use of oil based moisturizers or touching your eyes a lot may shorten how long they will last.

How often should I get a Re-Lash?

Since we are constantly losing and growing new lashes, we recommend getting a re-lash every 2 to 3 weeks. There may be an additional charge for waiting longer than 3 weeks depending on how many lashes need to be applied.

May I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara, however if you wish to apply mascara to your eyelash extensions, only use mascara designed for extensions. NEVER USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Removal of mascara must be done with extreme care. Only use a water based eye makeup remover or one specifically made for eyelash extensions.

May I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?

You should wait 24 hours after receiving eyelash extensions before engaging in these types of activities. After 24 hours the bonding agent is cured and is waterproof. Occasional short visits to the sauna or steam room is fine, however daily or extensive exposure may loosen the bonding agent.

May I use eyelash curlers with Eyelash Extensions?

DO NOT use an eyelash curler with eyelash extensions. Curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own lashes. Synthetic lashes come in a variety of curls and your lash technician will help you select the right lashes to meet your needs.

How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?

  • Do not get lashes wet for 24 hours
  • Avoid hot steam or sauna
  • Avoid running water directly on your lashes
  • Do not pick, pull or rub your eyelash extensions
  • If you must use mascara, only use a mascara formulated for extensions
  • If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
  • Use water based eye makeup remover (no oil or solvents)
  • Do not use an eyelash curler, perm or tint your eyelash extensions

What can I expect during the application process?

The eyelash extensions application process is pain-free and relaxing; some clients even fall asleep. You will lay comfortably on a facial bed with your eyes closed during the application. The process for applying a complete full set of lashes will take two hours, while re-lashes generally take one hour depending on how many new lashes are applied.

How do I choose the look I want?

Eyelash extensions come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and curls. Consult with your lash technician on the look you prefer. Your lash technician will take into consideration the strength of your natural lashes and suggest a solution to give you the look you want while keeping the natural lash healthy.

What do I need to do before I come to my lash appointment?

Please have all eye makeup removed before you arrive for your appointment. Or come 15 minutes early to remove your eye makeup and clean your lashes. We want to maximize your appointment time for applying new lashes, not removing your makeup.

To schedule an appointment call Santa Fe Lash & Beauty Bar at (505) 988-8923.