What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are individual synthetic lashes of different lengths, curls and weight (thickness) cut in the shape of a natural lash and applied one-by-one to each individual natural lash as an ‘extension’ of your natural lash. Lash extensions are not strip lashes, clusters or flares. Lash extensions are meant to lengthen, thicken and enhance the natural lash line without causing any pain, discomfort or lash loss when applied properly.
What kind of adhesive do you use?
We use a high grade Cyanoacrylates adhesive which has low fumes for both client and lash technician. It is safe and made specifically for eyelash extensions.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
The lash extension application can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the fullness of your natural lashes. The normal human eye has 150-200 lashes per eye. Volume lashes take twice as long to apply the lashes. The more lashes that you have, the more extensions we can apply! This is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration. Therefore, it is important not to rush the process so that you can leave with a perfect set of lashes! You will be relaxing with your eyes closed, and you will feel no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Many of our clients are so relaxed that they often fall asleep!
How many lash extensions do you apply?
The normal human eye has 150-200 lashes per eye. Haute Wax Beauty Bar applies an extension to each and every lash you have. We don’t miss a single one! A full set is a FULL SET. For those wanting ultra glam, thick lashes, or those with very little natural lashes, we offer Volume lashes; the application of 2-8 ultra light-weight eyelash extensions applied to each individual natural eyelash.
What’s the difference between Classic vs. Volume Lash extensions?
A Classic Set which is also called Individual lash Extensions is when one lash extension is attached to one single natural lash. Volume lashes are 3 to 5 thin lash extensions applied to one natural lash. Volume lashes give you a very dramatic look. Classic lashes give you a more natural enhanced look
Can my Eyelash Extensions be Removed?
Yes. Your extensions can be removed at anytime. This takes about 30 minutes.
Are they safe? Will they damage my natural lashes?
Eyelash Extensions are very safe as long as they are properly and carefully applied by a Certified Eyelash Technician and as long as you follow the aftercare instructions.
Can I still wear eye makeup?
Yes, but most clients don't even feel the need to wear eye makeup...Just wake up and go! No more running, streaking, smudging, or flaking mascara. You can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual, as long as it is not waterproof or liquid, as these products will break down the adhesive. Mascara is NOT recommended, as this will break down the adhesive, clump up the extensions and cause your extensions to come off earlier than expected. Haute Wax Beauty Bar has a plant-based non irritating foamy lash cleanser which helps to remove irritating debris and keep you lash line clean and is perfectly safe for use on and around your extensions.
How long do they last?
Lash extensions require touch ups every 2-3 weeks to maintain their fullness. The longevity of your extensions will vary based upon your natural lash growth cycle; if your hair grows fast, then so will your extensions, and fills will be needed more often. If you follow our instructions for caring for your lash extensions, your lashes will remain fuller longer. The average human eye sheds 5-7 natural eyelashes per day, this is 70-90 natural lashes within 2 weeks (half your natural eyelashes), this is why we recommend fills every 2 to 3 weeks. If you return for a fill with less than 40% of your extensions in place, you will be required to obtain a full set. Our rates are set based upon time and coverage applied.
Who should not get lash extensions?
An individual with any allergy to adhesives or cyanoacrylate adhesives. An individual who has undergone chemotherapy over the last six months, or an individual who does not have natural eyelashes may not have Eyelash Extensions applied.
How do I care for my extensions?
Never allow shower water to beat directly on your extensions. Constant pressure on the extensions can cause them to "pop" off or wear off sooner than normal.
Do not rub, pick, pull or twist your extensions.
Do not sleep on your lashes. If you are a side sleeper, try and keep your lashes out of the pillow (sleeping on your side or your face creates wrinkles and lines on your face, in addition to ruining your lashes- incentive to Not sleep on your face).
Gently comb the tips of your extensions with the spoolie brush provided as needed to straighten and "fluff" your extensions.
Never use mascara on your extensions, as this will shorten the lifespan of your extensions, causing clumping and a breakdown of the adhesive.
Absolutely no oil based products!
Receive regular fills to maintain the fullness and natural look of your extensions.
Cleanse your eyelash extensions several times per week, if not daily, with our plant based non irritating foaming lash cleanser.