The Answers You Need
How soon can I apply eye makeup after extensions?
Makeup can be applied immediately after the application as long as it does not contain oils and does not have to be removed within 24 hours.
Can I use mascara on extensions?
Only mascara approved for extensions can be applied. Regular is fine for the lower lashes; however, most clients enjoy the appeal of dramatic upper lashes without anything on the lower lashes
Will eyelash extensions ruin my natural lashes?
No. If applied correctly eyelash extensions will not ruin your natural lashes. Your lashes cycle out and shed almost like getting acrylic nails.
How long should I keep my new eyelashes dry?
Recommended time is 24 hours.
What is the best application method for curly natural eyelashes?
Curly natural eyelashes should be addressed prior to application. The lash artist will assess the natural lash and do their best to match the curl of the extension to the curl of the natural lash. They will cover as much of the natural lash area with the extension as they can.
The collagen/gel eye patch is irritating my eyes, what do I do?
First have the lash artist check your placement of the gel patch, it may be riding up into your eye. If so, the lash artist will remove and trim the patch for a better fit. If this does not remedy the situation, then they will remove the collagen patch immediately and use sensitive tape.
Why am I tearing up after the lash application? Does this initial tearing up weaken the bonding?
Clients tear up from the fumes from the adhesive that are not fully dried. As well as from the lights and you manipulating their eyelashes. All clients must keep their eyes closed until the adhesive and post-extension products have completely dried. Siesta Lashes recommends drying the extensions with a blow dryer on the “cool setting”, we believe this is the most efficient and cost effective method.
Yes, tears will compromise the bond and shorten the timeframe of the extensions.
What is volume and Mega Volume Lash Extensions?
The creation of lightweight “fans” of eyelash extensions to create full and fluffy effects. Mega Volume or “Russian Volume” – also known by other names.
If I have gaps in my lashes can I get extensions?
Yes, this is a chance to go over each set. Volume would be best because it can help cover up gaps or sparse lashes. We double check your history as far as health related questions or ask if you tend to pick or pull at your lashes.
Can I wear contacts while getting lashes done?
Yes, we would recommend if they wear glasses to come in with glasses so we can distinguish the length of extensions to get. If you strictly wear contact lenses you can wear them but be advised that after the process your eyes may become dry.
My eyes are crusty and lids are swollen, am I allergic?
We would recommend getting a removal. You may need the sensitive glue or may have to cut extensions out completely. Take a Benadryl and if it doesn’t go down go to doctor. There’s also something called blepharitis which is the inflammation of the eyelid.
My lashes are falling out and I haven’t gotten them wet, what’s wrong?
After 24-48 hours your lashes need to be washed. It’s recommended to wash them daily. It’s a myth when they say eyelash extensions will last longer if you don’t get them wet. Even if you don’t wear makeup your natural oils and buildup will cause them to fall out. After care cards and instructions are given to avoid issues.
My lashes are singed, what caused this?
Cooking, saunas, smoking, a hot blow dryer and even blowing out a candle can cause lashes to singe. The bad part about this is it’s the tops of the lashes and usually need to be removed because there’s no saving them.
How do eyelash extensions work?
Lash extensions are attached to an isolated natural lash approximately 1 millimeter from the lashline using adhesive specially formulated for this use.
What is Classic vs Volume?
The volume lash technique uses thinner, lighter extensions so more than one can be placed on a natural lash. Hand created fans of extensions are created and the base of these fans are secured to the natural lash using a wrapping technique for ultimate retention using a minimal amount of adhesive. This is a highly advanced technique.
My extensions are shedding faster than 4-6 weeks, what would cause this?
Possible reasons for this include:
Natural lashes that have not been cleaned properly prior to application will have oil, lotion, and makeup residue compromising the bonding process. Also, make sure you washed your lashes with oil-free makeup remover before application.
Clients with naturally oily skin may experience premature shedding of the extension. Again, your natural oils can compromise the bonding process.
Extensions may have been placed on a lash that is nearing the end of the 90-life cycle.
Clients who do not follow the aftercare instructions – exercising, taking a shower, washing their face, etc. – may experience premature shedding of the application. Closely follow the instructions.
What service should I book?
If not currently wearing any lash extensions, a full set should be booked. Fills are maintenance appointments typically booked every 2-4 weeks.