Eyelash Extensions FAQ’s
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are an exciting new way to extend the length and thickness of your natural eyelashes. Lash extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look.
What are Xtreme Lashes®?
Introducing Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions, your ultimate answer for longer, thicker, more beautiful-looking eyelashes.
Developed to mimic your natural eyelashes, each Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extension is individually applied to a single eyelash, resulting in a gorgeous, natural appearance.
Using a proprietary adhesive, Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions are only applied by a trained and certified Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions Stylist.
Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions are not traditional false eyelashes, eyelash flares or implants. Safe and comfortable to wear, Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions are never applied directly to your skin or eyelid.
With routine touchups every two to four weeks, you can have amazing eyelashes indefinitely.
The expertise and reputation of Xtreme Lashes
Xtreme Lashes is today’s leader in the industry because of:
Its safe application technique created by esthetic professionals
Its high quality application products developed to obtain a complete compatibility to the technique
Its exclusive cosmetic products compatible with Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions
Its training program, the most comprehensive, structured and professional the industry
Its highest standards when it comes to training programs, certification, application technique and cosmetic products.
In addition, our products and services comply with Health Canada’s standards for quality and safety.
For these reasons, today, Xtreme Lashes is the preferred choice of consumers and celebrities. Xtreme Lashes has been the exclusive provider of eyelash extensions for events such as: Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy’s Cannes Film Festival and the Latin Grammy’s.
What do eyelash extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real. No one will know you have extensions, they will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How long will it take to apply eyelash extensions and how is it done?
Lashes are applied while you are lying down with your eyes closed in a cozy, warm spa bed. This beauty rest can take about 1.5 – 2.5 hours for a full set and a relash can take 1-2 hours depending how long you wait from initial full set or last relash.
After cleaning and priming your lashes, your bottom lashes are protected with an anti-aging eye patch and or medical tape. Then finally the lash extensions are applied 1-to-1 with medical-adhesive. It is a very relaxing, non-invasive procedure and most clients fall asleep!
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Eyelash extensions can last up to 6 weeks when properly cared for. However they are no longer full at 6 weeks. Therefore a relash is recommended to keep your lashes full. The extensions will shed with the natural growth cycle of your own lashes which is typically between 2 – 4 weeks in which your baby lashes will start to grow in and give us more to lash. If you choose to get touch-ups in between they will last as long as you continue to fill them in.
When is a good time to ReLash?
We recommend a relash appointment every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait further then 4 weeks your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Other factors such as exposure to steam, humidity or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. Relash appointments can range between 1.5hr – 2hrs, depending on how long you wait between appointments. At this time, we will remove make-up residue, remove grown-out extensions, prime your lashes and apply extensions to new lash growth. A good indicator of when to schedule your next relash appointment is when your extensions are 50% gone.
I’m a bride-to-be or going on vacation, when is the best time to book an appointment?
If you’ve never had eyelash extensions applied before then we recommend scheduling a full set 2 weeks before your wedding date or departure date at the latest. And then to schedule a relash 1 or 2 days before the date. This will allow time to experiment with different lengths, curls and thickness of lashes, learn proper aftercare and ensure there are no allergies to the product. Scheduling a month in advance plus 2 fills before the date would be an ideal situation.
Can I apply mascara to eyelash extensions?
Yes, it must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover. Custom Lash & Laser sells a volumizing water based mascara and oil free makeup remover.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not wash your eye area for at least 24 hours after the eyelash application.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my appointment?
Yes! Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup. This will minimize the cleanup time and allow more time for applying the extensions. When removing eye make up, make sure to use oil-free make up remover.
Please do not wear contact lenses, wear your glasses or bring your contact case
You will need to keep your lashes dry for 24 hours after the application so it’s also a good idea to have your hair washed the day of or night before.
How do I take care of my new eyelash extensions?
Do not get lashes wet for at least 24 hours
Use oil-free eye makeup remover
Avoid hot steam or sauna (minimize hot yoga)
Avoid sleeping on your stomach to avoid pressure on the extensions
Avoid running water directly on your lashes
Do not rub, pick or pull your eyes
Only use water based mascara (optional). If applying mascara, do so from middle to tip avoiding the root area.
Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
Who should NOT wear eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions may not be suitable for people who:
Have pre-existing eyelid or eye conditions such as blepharitis and ocular rosacea
Are very rough with themselves and do not want to follow after care instructions
Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it
Have a condition called Trichotillomania, which is compulsive pulling or twisting of hair or eyelashes
Are in chlorinated water many times a week
Cannot control rubbing their eyes
What is a Classic Set
Using our high quality lash extensions blending different lengths, curls and thicknesses to achieve a natural look.
What are Xwrap eyelash extensions ?
THE PERFECT FIT IS FINALLY HERE.
Looking for that mascara look? These not only give you a natural look but it’s heightened to give the illusion of wearing mascara and because the bases of these lashes are flat it also creates a subtle eyeliner look as a bonus.
– Interlocking “X” shape secures extension to the natural lash
– Self-aligning attachment
– Flat and large surface area for more secure attachment with higher definition curl
– Increased longevity
– Resistance to twisting and tangling
– 53% lighter weight vs. round lash extensions meaning healthier natural lashes!
– Improved curl retention-Defined lash line giving the look of wearing eyeliner!
What is the Hybrid Full Set? What is Volume?
Using ultra light extensions, 2-3 individual extensions adhere to each natural lash to create a fluffy and full lash line. Lastly we add our new Xwrap lashes in this mix for a more fuller, textured unique look then the classic set of lashes. Up to 2.5 hours for a full set.
Want DRAMA?! Volume extensions give maximum fullness with applying 2-8 extensions (fans) to 1 natural lash. Customizing your look to create the most perfect set of lashes. Light volume or full your the boss and you tell me how far to go! Up to 3 hours for a full set.
What is a Lash Lift and Tint?
The Lash Lift and Tint is a new service to Custom Lash and clients are raving about it! The Lash Lift is essentially perming the natural lashes to gain a beautiful natual curl and to top the look off we add a tint to darken the lash line (optional). This option is a great alternative if you are perhaps taking a brake from eyelashes extensions or not yet ready to try the extensions out.
The process takes about 45-60mins, We apply eyepatches to the lower lashes and place silicone pads to the upper eyelid to help with the perming process. You will leave with a nourishing oil on the lashes and are asked not to get them wet for 24hrs. After the 24 hours you can continue with your regular daily routine and apply makeup and mascara as you wish. After the treatment it’s recommended to keep the natal lashes soft during the evening so a lash growth serums, Vitamin E or coconut oil will help keep the lashes strong and will promote growth. Refer to the gallery section for before and after photo’s.