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What you need to know: Eyelash extensions
Eyelash extensions can turn lacklustre lashes into the focal point of your face. Celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have been using this trick to accentuate their eyes for years, but more recently the trend has hit the spas, and women everywhere are getting extensions to add volume and length to their lashes. We asked Laurence Makano, the assistant manager of Xtreme Lashes, to give us the skinny on getting long, thick eyelashes.
What are some of the benefits of wearing eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions have truly bloomed in the beauty industry because of the effect they have on a woman’s daily routine. They replace the need for mascara and minimize your time in front of the mirror. You can’t workout or swim with makeup or mascara, but you can with eyelash extensions! Eyelash extensions offer a ‘before and after’ difference that turned this addiction into a trend!
How can eyelash extensions impact a woman’s look?
Xtreme Lashes stylists are trained to give proper length and volume to lashes, but also modify eye shapes with various techniques. They can accentuate eye colour with highlights or colour blocking using coloured lashes, and can even apply lash crystals for special occasions.
Are there different types of eyelash extensions?
Xtreme Lashes currently carries two types of extensions – faux mink and synthetic lashes. Both are amazing products and will give the consumers great lash applications. The length, curvature and thickness used will vary from person to person.
How much does a typical procedure cost?
Full sets of Xtreme Lashes can vary from $150 to $250. The cost depends on the number of extensions applied which ranges from 60 to 120 per eye. After 3-4 weeks (a regular hair growth cycle), the consumer can come back for refills that are between $60 and $75. The client’s hair growth cycle will determine the time between applications and the number of extensions that need to be applied.
Are there any dangers that consumers should be aware of?
Consumers should select a lash stylist that went through comprehensive, hands-on training and that can provide proof of certification. They should also look for a lash stylist that sells and uses products from a licensed company with strong credentials in the health and beauty industry. After those matters have been checked, it is also their responsibility to properly fill in the client form that will let the stylist know of any past or current health issues or allergies that might affect the lash application.
What kind of education does an Xtreme Lash stylist receive before they are able to apply Xtreme Lashes?
Our training program contains extensive hands-on education as well as information for proper tool handling, client safety and appropriate hygiene. The Xtreme Lashes exclusive application technique trains lash stylist how to successfully do long-lasting applications and how to work with all the different types of natural lashes.