the #1 question I am asked....



Well, yes they can..if the proper length and diameter extensions are not chosen and applied properly, damage can be done. If you think about waxing, you wax to hopefully damage the blood supply to the hair and essentially kill that hair follicle.  While waxing, your goal is to remove the hair in the active stage of hair growth (the anagen phase) while it is attached to the papilla--the blood source.  If lash extensions are applied that are too heavy for the natural lash, you run the risk of prematurely removing the the anagen phase and harming the follicle...and risking it's future and the future of any eyelash in that location.  

That said,  a **properly trained** lash artist will only apply extensions that are suited for your natural lashes.  Super long and super thick extensions should only be applied to  naturally long and thick lashes.  Sure, for a special event you can be a little bolder, but long term wear should be realistic and suited to your natural lashes.  Unless your artist is trained in volume lashes, you should never have more than one extension applied to one natural lash.  You should also never have more than one natural lash attached to an extension, it can be very uncomfortable and cause damage as well.  You should expect proper aftercare training.  If not properly cared for you can end up with an infection!  With proper length and diameter selection and aftercare, you can wear gorgeous lash extensions continuously for many years...without doing harm to your natural lashes.  

**Don't be shy! Ask what training your lash artist has had.  Look for someone with a hands-on training from a reputable company.  In the state of Maine you must hold a valid cosmetologist's or aesthetician's license, in other states the laws are different.  Ask how old the adhesive they are using is.  Ask if the adhesive is made in the USA...this is going around your eyes, do not hesitate to ask the questions.  Make sure the tools they are using are sanitized properly. An artist doing things the proper way will have no problem sharing all of this information with you.  Education is so important.  Lash on! (that is my new way of saying rock on) 

What ARE eyelash extensions?



What are eyelash extensions? 

The best thing since sliced bread...No, seriously.  Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, synthetic eyelashes applied one by one to your natural lashes.

How long do they last?

The truth is every person is different and there are many factors that effect lash longevity.  However, most people need a fill every two to four weeks.  

How do you attach them?

I use Xtreme Lashes® brand adhesive and lashes.  The adhesive is medical grade, hypoallergenic with exceptionally low fume and odor, manufactured to ISO 13485:2003 Quality Management Standards, made in the USA at an FDA-registered facility 

I wear contacts, can I wear lash extensions?

Yes, cannot wear them to your appointment and you cannot put them in for three hours after your appointment.

How long can you make my lashes look?

That is different for each person.  I take great care to make sure I don't damage your natural lashes.  The health, length and thickness of your natural lashes will determine how long we can go with extensions.

What should I expect at my appointment?

You should plan to be reclined and relaxed, laying still with your eyes closed for 120-150 minutes.  

Can I have them on my bottom lashes?

No, I only apply lashes to the top lashes.  Extreme Lashes® has a wonderful mascara if you want to apply it to your lower lashes.

Can I swim with lash extensions?

Absolutely, but not for three hours after you have them applied.  Also be aware that lots of swimming could effect longevity.

How do I figure out if they are for me?

Give me a call.  We can talk about.


Opening Day!

I received this beautiful card from one of my most favorite people, congratulating me on the launch of my new business. I am lucky to have you in my life Jan, thank you for being such a huge cheerleader. Today IS going to be amazing!!!