Every woman knows how having beautiful long lashes can improve the eyes. That’s why mascara is an absolute essential in any makeup bag. Perhaps the greatest cosmetic innovations to date are the all the various ways to get longer lashes, such as fake lashes, eyelash implants, eyelash growth serums and my favorite, semi permanent eyelash extensions.
Introduced from Asia, eyelash extensions were picked up by cosmetologists who saw that their natural look and semi-permanence would be a hit among women (and a few men) of the Western world. Celebrities are particularly fond of this method since the look is entirely natural. The service is becoming more popular and available in every city and most towns.
Unfortunately, one cannot apply eyelash extensions to themselves, which is the biggest downside. Getting lash extensions requires a skill person who had lash training, usually a cosmetologist or esthetician with eyelash training to apply each individual lash. Many eyelash extension training companies have popped up, teaching people how to apply lashes.
How much time does it take to get eyelash extensions?
Typically the process takes over an hour, sometimes more if you request an extra thick lash. Each eye typically gets at least 70 lashes.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
They usually last about 2 weeks before they start falling out. To keep the lustrous look, you’ll want to make a refill appointment, which is usually about half the price and takes have the time.
How much do eyelash extensions cost?
This varies by city usually. A full set of eyelash extensions can cost upwards of $250 to $100, depending where you live. If your looking for affordable lash extension, avoid day spas and check out Korean salons to see if they offer the service.
How to remove eyelash extensions at home?
If for any reason you want to remove eyelash extensions before they naturally fall out, you can do this easily at home by dabbing some cooking oil, such as olive oil between your fingers and rubbing your eyelashes with it. The oil will help remove the extenions from your real lashes as you rub them. For the remainders you can hold your real lash and peel off the extension until they are all removed.
Comparing other eyelash enhancement methods
Although fake lashes have been around for decades- eyelash extensions are in a category all on their own.
Fake lashes can range from the kind you can get at a pharmacy and apply yourself to fancier fake lashes sold exclusively and often applied by an esthetican or cosmetologist.
Eyelash implants are a serious, permanent eyelash transplant surgery that can result in fuller longer lashes but the hairs will actually be hairs from the back of the neck and need to be regularly trimmed and curled. Unlike eyelash extensions they will not need any costly maintenance.
Eyelash growth serums are the newest eyelash innovation, however they are not without risks as it is possible permanently alter parts of your eye color by using them. Yea. Is the risk worth it? For some people it is, because your lashes do grow longer in a matter of weeks. For others, the risks outweigh the benefits and prefer false eyelashes and semi permanent lash extensions.