Eyelash Extension FAQs

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions composed of individual synthetic lashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. The lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes.

What are eyelash extensions made of?

Our eyelash extensions are crafted from synthetic polyester. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Testing has shown that there are higher percentages of people who will have adverse reactions to contact with lash extensions created from animal hairs, such as mink.

What do eyelash extensions look like and how do they feel?

Eyelash extensions look and feel completely real with proper application. Each application is customized to suit the individual. We offer three thicknesses of lashes and four different curls with lengths ranging from 5mm to 17mm in a variety of colors for highlighting effects. Varying individual synthetic lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness of the eyelash extensions applied is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as personal preference. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition. 

Eyelash extensions are designed to be indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant, and they move with your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch-up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

When properly applied, an eyelash extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more. However, the look can be maintained indefinitely with refills

Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing in, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable. 

When eyelashes are extended with eyelash extensions, it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions. Lash Stylists will apply eyelash extensions primarily to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, without jeopardizing the health of ‘baby' lashes. The eyelash extension will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few eyelash extensions may shed within the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months. 

With proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your eyelash extensions stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure generally takes between 90 to 120 minutes to apply a full set of eyelash extensions, depending on the expertise and experience of the Wax & Lash Stylist and the number of lashes being applied. Touch-ups can be done in as little as 45 to 60 minutes.

I have no eyelashes. Can I get lash extensions?

No, you cannot get lash extensions if you have no eyelashes because eyelash extensions are applied to existing natural lashes. eyelash extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.

I have eyelash extensions from another studio, can I visit Wax & Lash for my next lash appointment?

If you have eyelash extensions from another studio and want to visit Wax & Lash for a fill, we will complete a full removal and wait 24 hours before we will apply a new set. This is because we do not work on lashes that have been applied from another studio. 

If you still have questions after reviewing our eyelash extension FAQ’s, call our lash experts and we’ll be more than happy to help walk you through the process and answer any questions you have!