Frequently asked questions - Eyelash Extensions
What are eyelash extensions and how are they applied?
Eyelash extensions are single synthetic/man-made lashes or a fan of lashes (Volume Fans) applied directly to the natural lash one at a time, close to (but not touching) the lash line with a bonding adhesive.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
They lash about 4 - 6 weeks without refills – as the eyelash extension generally lasts until the natural lash falls out in its natural cycle. Not all lashes will last the 6 weeks, and you start immediately losing lashes, about 1- 5 lashes a day depending on your lash cycle, how well you look after them, and the glue used and application of the lashes.
Why do I need infills if they last up to six weeks?
Your lashes do not fall off all at once. They grow in cycles so some will have finished growing and some will be baby lashes that are starting to come out.
Do eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes?
With new technology and readilly available high quality products and adhesives, damage to the natural lashes should be minimal or not at all.
Is there a difference between eyelash extensions and false eyelashes?
There is a very big difference between eyelash extensions and false eyelashes.
Who can have eyelash extensions?
Anyone that is not allergic to the adhesive or eyelash products and has healthy lashes can have extensions applied.
Can I have eyelash extensions if I am pregnant?
Eyelash extensions are a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure.
Can I get an allergic reaction?
Allergic reactions to the adhesive are very rare (1 in several thousand) and when it does happen it is easily treated by removing the extensions.
How do I look after my Extensions?
To keep your lashes lasting longer and your lashes healthy:
Frequently asked questions - Eyebrow Feathering
What is Eyebrow Feathering?
This is one of the latest cosmetic tattoo techniques available for eyebrows. Also known as Microblading, the technique uses a row of needles placed in a line to imitate a small balde. This 'blade' is used to imprint ink into the eyebrows to give fine, thin, naturally hair strokes into the eyebrows and imitates real eyebrow hairs.
Can I get Eyebrow Feathering if I have an eyebrow tattoo already?
It depends on how dark the previous tattoo is and what you want to acheive with our eyebrows. There are ways that we can correct the shape and colour but this will require extra work and may cost more.
If the eyebrow has faded significantly, then eyebrow feathering can be done on top of the old tattoo.
Is it painful?
There is some pain involved and everyone's pain threshhold is different. Anaesthetic is available and does reduce the pain considerably.
How long does it last?
Eyebrow feather (microblading) imprints the pigment onto the surface of the skin without going too deep to make natural real hair-like strokes. This means the pigment does not stay as long as the traditional shading methods.
How long does it take to Heal?
Initially after your eyebrow feathering session, the eyebrow strokes will look darker as with all fresh tattoos. They take about 4-7 days to heal where the eyebrows will scab (in most instances this is very minimal and hardly noticeable) and peel off.
What is the aftercare?
To look after the eyebrow feathering, clients are instructed to buy a tube of Bepanthen Cream, which is a barrier and antiseptic cream to apply to the eyebrows.
Can I get my eyebrows feathered if I am pregnant?
Unfortunately we do not perform this procedure on pregnant women or women that are still breast feeding.
How long will the process take?
The process will take anywhere from 1.5-2 hours. This will cater for a consult, application of anaesthetic, shaping the eyebrows and the feathering procedure.
What is the process of eyebrow feathering?
When you come in for your eyebrow feathering, Theresa will consult with you on what you wish to acheive with your eyebrows, work with you to give you the perfect shape you want that is suitable for your face and eye features, and choose an appropriate colour.
How do my Eyebrows get shaped?
When looking at what shape to do for a client, Theresa will take into account the clients facial features and provide advice on what would be suitable. In the end it is up to the client to decide what they want and what they are happy with.