Lash Extensions For Beginners!


Eyelash extensions aren't the same as falsies..

Falsies as we call them, are those faffy glue strip lashes that you easily pick up on the high street. I call them faffy because the minute you peel them off the plastic box they comes in, thats it...drama alert! (My personal opinion) They give this little smidge of lash glue, god only knows if anybody was to get a allergic reaction by the glue, I personally always do a *Glue test* on my clients, simple health & safety.

You apply the glue onto the strip lash, wait a few seconds so its tacky and boom! they suppose to adhere to your skin right?... no! Sometimes with strip lashes you need to cut them to size. Whereas semi permanent lashes are single lashes that can be flexible when applied & you get to create the look you want!

Get your lash extensions from a reputable place.

When it comes to extensions, you get what you pay for. Cheaping out can result in either poorly applied and not-so-cute lashes or scarier, infected lashes. So please, only go to reputable salon or Lash technician. if need be 'ask for credentials'.

When making an appointment, ask the salon/lash technician about the ingredients in the lash adhesive they use. If they can't answer your question, cancel the appointment (you don't want inexperienced people sticking things to your eyelids), and if they say the glue contains formaldehyde (a known eye irritant that can cause redness, irritation, and itchy, swollen eyelids), cancel the appointment!

The glue used by Scratch Divas Mobile Nails & Beauty is called 'Marvelash Sensitive Glue'

Ingredients; 2 Ethoxyethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hexanediol, Ci 77266

My clients have had no issues when using this lash glue.

Lash extensions are pricey and require a lot of maintenance

Not to put anybody off, but lash extensions can be pricey. It all depends on how many lashes you require per eye, this can range from (45-60 lashes per eye) depending on the style and look you go for. Naturally lashes fall out so you will probably need to have infills every 2 & half 3 weeks! The longer you go between infills, the more lashes you'll need to replace, and the more it will cost you—and if you wait too long, your technician might just want to give you a brand-new set of extensions, rather than a fill-in, which obviously won't be cheap.

Extensions aren’t a one-size-fits-all situation

So you want Kim Kardashian–level lashes? Great—but that doesn't mean your eyes can handle them. "The type of lashes you can get all depends on the length and strength of your natural lashes. Wearing lashes that are too long or too thick for your lashes can actually cause damage in the long run, so you need to make your sure your extensions aren't too much longer or thicker than your natural lashes.

If all that sounds confusing, don't freak! a licensed lash specialist will help you make the best decision for your lashes, including what type of material you should get, such as synthetic mink, synthetic silk. Mink is usually pricier, feels softer, and looks more natural; however, some synthetics, which are highly customizable, can also look and feel natural and end up costing as much as or more than mink.

When it comes to density, curl, and length of your extensions, you'll want to work with your tech to figure out which is the best option for you.

"A good lash technician will take your face shape, bone structure, and natural lashes into consideration when helping you decide on a lash look.

Hope this helps :) xx


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