If you are a fan of the glamorous look but you are not too much into the process of applying tons of mascara, searching for a mirror throughout the day to see if it still looks good, and then spending time before going to bed to remove it while you are dead tired, then lash extensions are the perfect answer for you.
Introduced several years ago, the eyelash extensions quickly became a hit since they give an option for a glamorous look with minimum to almost no efforts.
Lash extensions are not to be mistaken with false lashes since the application process and their lifespan are totally different. You can apply fake lashes by yourself but they will last you only a day and you need to remove them before going to bed. If you are not used to the process, things may get messy too.
Lash extensions, on the other hand, are applied by trained professionals and can last up to 8 weeks if properly maintained. So, if you haven’t tried them yet, we welcome you at our Chicago Lashes salon where you can enjoy a complete makeover in the hands of our outstanding lash technicians.
If it is your first visit to a lash salon, here is what you can expect.
A luxurious and relaxing process
The process of having your lash extensions applied to your lashes is relaxing and enjoyable. You receive luxurious treatment in the hands of our trained experts and we make sure that you feel comfortable while there.
You need to be advised that the process takes some time – usually about an hour and a half. The actual duration depends on the type and number of lash extensions you have chosen. The bigger the number of extensions that need to be attached, the longer the time you will spend in the salon.
Don’t worry. You can actually relax while the lash technician works on you. You lie down in a comfortable chair with your eyes closed and you have the expert attach the extensions to your lashes.
A customized approach
Applying lash extensions is not a one-size-fits-all solution. We work with each and every one of our customers individually in order to determine the best for them. You may want to sport a fuller and thicker look but your lashes may not be suited for that. Our lash technicians will find the best extensions to recreate the look you are dreaming of without compromising your health in any way.
There are several looks that you can choose from – natural, cute, sexy, and glamorous depending on the number of extensions to be applied, their length, and curve. If you get more lash extensions that are longer and curlier, you will certainly have a dramatic look but you will also need some time to get used to them. They may feel a little heavier at the beginning but you will get used to them soon.
There are several types of lash extensions that you can choose from – natural mink lashes, silk lashes, and synthetic lashes. Our lash technicians will tell you the difference and recommend the best product in accordance with your needs.
Friendly treatment and special advice
While at our salon, you can expect friendly treatment and openness on our behalf. The lash technician who works with you will tell you everything you need to know about eyelash extensions. We will brief you on how to take proper care of your lash extensions so that they can last longer. Here are a few of the basics that you should know:
- It is necessary to prevent your lash extensions from getting wet for the first 12 hours so that the adhesive can dry up completely. You need to avoid bathing, sweating or swimming during these first hours. In the future, it is also a good idea to prevent them from too much water but you can do all of the listed activities (bathing, swimming, working out) without a problem. Just make sure not to rub your eyes while the lashes are wet or hot because of the steam in your bath or a sauna as it may cause the bond to break and you will lose a few extensions.
- It is a good idea to visit the salon every 2-3 weeks for a retouch. Lashes shed naturally and so the extensions attached to them will also fall. A follow-up visit will allow the technician to fill up the missing extensions and restore your initial glamorous look.
- Never try to remove the extensions yourself. You will end up plucking your natural lashes and feeling pain and discomfort. You can either wait for the extensions to fall along with the natural lashes during shedding or come to the salon to have them removed by an expert.
Following these simple tips will guarantee the longevity and beauty of your lash extensions. You will be able to walk makeup-free and still collect all the looks in the room because of your voluminous, thick, and long lashes.