Eyelash Extensions with Kelly
Are you a low maintenance kind of gal, seeking a speedy morning routine, or just simply can't get enough glam in your life? Eyelash extensions are just one way to make your world a little simpler and a whole lot prettier!
We proudly work with Sinful Lashes, a highly renowned Los Angeles based lash studio and academy. Their products are high quality and carefully formulated complementing our occasionally "tricky" Hawaii climate. These faux mink & silk lashes come in a variety of different lengths, curls, thicknesses and even color, making it possible to creatively design the perfect look for you.
If you're new to the lash world you probably have a hundred questions, so I've provided a handy general guideline to the if, buts, how's, and when's.
Because your lash health is my first and foremost priority, I take the time in providing you with the necessary knowledge and tools to best care for both your false and natural lashes. You spend precious time having them done, plus your hard earned cash so why wouldn't you take care of your beautiful investment, too? Healthy lashes equal sexy lashes.
The regimen starts with the initial application of your brand new set of lash extensions, customized to your eye shape, lash strength and desire, and then is followed up by fills every 2-3 weeks. Because your lash hairs are constantly growing just like the hair on your head, the false lash will eventually need to be removed and replaced with a new one. Unless of course it falls off naturally which is to be expected.
How to care for your lashes:
Do not get your lashes wet for the first two hours. Avoid rubbing or pulling at your lashes.
Gently wash your lashes in a downward motion with Sinful Lashes specially formulated Lash Bath (available for purchase with Kelly) twice daily.
A lot of people have heard to never wash your lashes but as technology advances so does the after care. It is important to wash your lashes because the hair follicle hygiene needs to be maintained for the same reasons we shampoo our hair. Once those follicles get clogged with things such as our natural facial oil, makeup, and other environmental free radicals, the lash is more likely to fall out leaving you with less lashes to be lashed. And remember, you now have double the lash surface to catch and hold onto these things. Avoid leaving them wet for long periods of time.
After your shower, I suggest running a hair dryer (on cool setting) bottom up about 16 inches away for 20 seconds. This of course eliminates excess water but also aids in realigning your extensions back to there correct position.
Avoid eyeliner (especially liquid), oily based eye shadows, and products containing oil, as well as excessive salt water. Too many oil-based products can break down the adhesive.
Avoid wearing mascara on upper lashes (however extension safe mascara’s are available for purchase), and if you must use eye makeup remover, be sure it is oil free. I like Almay’s oil free MU remover.
Can I use eyelash growth products with my extensions?
Lash growth products that contain steroids change the composition of your lashes and accelerate your eyelash shedding cycle, therefore we cannot guarantee the outcome. Natural lash growth products containing peptides are wonderful and will have no adverse effect on the longevity of your extensions.
A friend of mine is allergic to the products, is this common?
True allergic reactions do happen, but are rare. If you have developed an allergic reaction you may still wear extensions with some changes made to the aftercare process. What is more common is eye infection due to improperly washing and caring for your lashes. Waiting 24 hours to wash lashes and not washing your eyelashes the entire time you wear them are the most common causes of infections. Imagine not washing the head on your hair for weeks or months. This is the most common reason wearers lose their lashes prematurely.
Will extensions damage my eyelashes?
Yes and no. Yes, your lashes can be damaged if you go to someone who was not properly trained and uses cheap products not intended for long wear. No, extensions properly applied by a certified, trained technician who uses quality products should not. Our eyelash extension application techniques and innovative aftercare ensures your lash health.