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I do not want this to scare you from getting extensions, but to let you know that there is maintenance involved when obtaining extensions. You cannot assume your lashes are clean because you have extensions on them. When an extension is placed on the lash, if done correctly it should be about 1-3mm away from the root of the lash line. Once the lash extensions grows out with natural lash there is a small gap which can collect debris and become the home for lash mites. Eyelash mite or the Demodex folliculitis is a parasite found in the follicles of our faces, especially the eyelash area. These mites are harmless to us however just like anything too much can cause irritation and discomfort. By washing our extensions, we remove the debris resulting in a hostile environment for these mites.
How can I prevent this from happening?
Technician: When a client arrives to the appointment kindly ask them to cleanse their lashes before you begin the fill or full set. This ensures that you are starting with a clean canvas and you know that you are not contributing to debris build up. **if your client has not cleansed their lashes kindly let them know you will be cleansing them before you start**
Client: When your technician advises you to cleanse your lashes prior to the appointment please do not hesitate to do so. This will ensure that you are beginning the appointment with a clean canvas and starting your lash journey healthy and clean. **your lash tech will know if you have not cleansed your lashes prior to the appointment**
If this is your first appointment cleansing your lashes will prolong the life of your extensions. If this is a refill appointment don’t be alarmed if lashes fall out, you are at an appointment to have them filled.
Hello my beauties ! I am so sorry I have not been around all summer ! I have some amazing news !
CMC Lashes & Brows is expecting a new member in April ! We are pleased to announce that a little one is on it’s way !
In the mean time I would like to wish you all a Happy December !
Some topics I will be touching upon this month are
- Why it is important to wash your lashes
- Tipping your technician
- Lash Lifts vs Eyelash Extensions
If there is anything else you would like to know about please comment below and I will answer to my best ability.
Cheers lovelies ! Have a wonderful December!
When you arrive.
Upon arrival you want to make sure you lash artist has a consultation form and a release waiver. These are to protect your artist and their salon from any liabilities. Be sure to read this through and make sure you agree with the terms and conditions. This is also a good time to ask your artist any questions or concerns you may have. Once this is completed you will go over what style you are looking to achieve.
Every artist is different, some will wash your eyelashes for you and others may ask you to wash them yourself.
Once you have washed your lashes your technician will kindly ask you to lay down on the bed. A blanket is provided to keep you toasty warm. They will then begin to set you up, this is where you sit back relax and take a nap. With the technician sitting at your head on a stool she will begin with applying an under-eye gel pad, these can sometimes be gel free to prevent irritation on sensitive skin. These pads are used to hold the bottom lashes out of the way so they don’t get stuck to the top lashes. Once this is done there may be some shorter lashes that didn’t quite get under the pad so your technician may apply some latex free tape to hold them down. One more piece of tape may be applied to the upper eyelid to help straighten out the lashes. Your eyes may feel very strange and may experience some flutter after this process however this is normal and subside and you’ll soon be relaxed. If at any time you feel burning or irritation please notify your technician immediately, so they can re-adjust to make you more comfortable. At no point should you open your eyes. During the lashing process you should not feel any pressure on your forehead or movement of lashes.
The process involved isolating your natural eyelashes with specialty tweezer. These are cleaned and sterilized after every client. Once the natural eyelash is isolated the technician will pick up one individual eyelash extension, dip it into the lash adhesive, and gently place it onto the isolated eyelash 1 – 2mm away from the lash line. This is continued until the desired look is achieved. Once the application is completed the technician will comb through the lashes.
After the application.
After the service is complete the technician will gently remove the tape and pads from your eyes. Some technicians use a nano mister that mists the eyes with water to help cure the lash adhesive others will use an “air puffer” to help cure the adhesive. It takes approximately 24 – 48 hours for the adhesive to cure completely. Your technician should go over the aftercare process with you.
What to expect over the next couple of weeks.
Now that you have your luscious set of lashes there are some things you should be aware of. The average person has between 90 – 150 lashes per eye. We shed between 1 – 5 eyelashes a day. Over the first three weeks you can expect to lose approximately 21 – 64 lashes. It is recommended that you book an appointment to refill the fallen lashes every 2 – 3 weeks to keep your lashes looking full and healthy. At no point should you try to remove the lashes yourself, always book a removal appointment.
How to prolong your lash extensions !
Healthy lashes = longer lasting eyelash extensions = less trips to the salon
Do you wear eye makeup with your lash extensions? Do you use oil free makeup remover? Do you shampoo your lashes?
If you said yes to the first question and no to the last two I’m hoping to change those two no’s into yes’s.
What is the importance of using oil free makeup remover?
Great question! Oil breaks down the bond between the glue and the extension. You can use any oil free makeup remover with a lint free cotton pad gently wiping the makeup off. If there is residue that’s when we can move to lash shampoo.
Why do I need to use lash shampoo?
Lash shampoo has antibacterial agents in it. These agents can help prevent Blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelid. Using lash shampoo will remove any residue makeup and any bacteria that has gotten caught between the extension and the eyelid (grow out).
Where can I get lash shampoo?
Your lash artist should have some shampoo for purchase in the salon. If not there are some home remedies you can try.
Did you go to your salon and get bombarded with options like what curl do you want? We have J, B, C and D.
What the heck are those? Well, I have the answer. I’m to explain to you the difference between the curls mentioned.
J – Curls: This is the most natural curl mimicking your natural lashes. These lashes are at an approximate 30˚ angle. However not the most popular curl so be sure to ask your stylist if they offer this.
B – Curls: B – curls are at a 45˚ angle giving a little lift to the eyelash. It is still very subtle and most salons will offer this for new comers.
C – Curls: One of the more popular curls in salons due to its “curled” look. At a 60˚ angle this lash looks as if you curled your lashes and applied mascara. This curl is very popular in the lash world.
D – Curls: This curl opens the eye by lifting the lashes at a 70˚ angle. D – Curl is the most popular in salons. You can achieve a very dramatic look or keep it simple with the style.
Which one do I choose?
Well, that really depends on what you’re looking for. If you want a more natural look you can choose the J and B curls. These will allow you to keep your lashes looking as natural as possible. If you want a more dramatic look you can go with the C and D curls. These will give you the “mascara” and the “falsies”.
Which curl is best for Classic and Volume?
Classic lashes are usually the sets you can choose which curl to get, however the most popular is C – Curl due to the amount of curl giving the look a more natural “mascara” look. Volume sets are most likely going to be in D – Curl as the volume set is more dramatic.
What if my salon doesn’t have J or B curls?
That’s okay! You can ask your stylist for a “partial” or “natural” set in the C – Curl. These sets usually contain approximately 30 – 50 lashes per eye (LPE).
Hello lovlies !
Thinking of getting eyelash extensions?
Here are some helpful tips on deciding what to get. As some may know there are two methods of eyelash extensions, Classic and Volume.
What’s the difference?
Classic eyelash extensions are a method where one individual eyelash extension is placed on to one individual natural lash, resulting in a 1:1 ratio. This method is ideal for those who are looking or a natural “mascara” look, or have a lot of natural lashes to begin with. This does NOT provide you with the volume or “wispy” looks.
Volume eyelash extensions are a method where more than one eyelash extension is placed on an individual natural lash, resulting in 2:1 up to 7:1 ratio etc. These can also be called 2D up to 7D etc. This method is ideal for those who are looking for the “fluffy”, “wispy”, and “full” looks. If you have sparse lashes or shorter lashes this method can help you achieve any of the desired looks listed above.
I hope this helps with your choice ! Good luck and happy lashing !
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