Full, long, dark lashes every single day without needing coats of waterproof mascara? Um, yes, please. At least it sounds great doesn't it?
You’ve probably contemplated getting lash extensions a thousand times but before you go ahead and book an appointment, I want to share the good, the bad, and the annoying aspects of having selfie-ready lashes. Keep reading for all the details you seriously need to know.
Are lash extensions worth it?
Unlike gluing a strip of temporary fake lashes onto your lash line, semipermanent lashes are applied by a Glaminator who hand-adheres the extensions on top of your natural lashes. Because lash extensions don’t come in a strip, they are super customizable and actually look real. With proper care (keyword is care), they can last for up to six to eight weeks until they naturally fall out like your natural lashes usually do.
Do eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes?
When done correctly, no, lash extensions will not damage your natural lashes. Lash extensions should never be stuck to one another, never double the length of your natural lash, or be too heavy for your natural lash strength. Those are the three main causes of natural lashes being damaged. At Glaminator Beauty Bar we take extra time to and training to make sure those things don't happen. Just so you know, it usually takes years of bad application and improper care for long-term lash damage to happen as a result. So please, only go to reputable, well-reviewed salons (no matter how good that Groupon deal is), and make sure your technician washes their hands between clients, wears a mask, uses sanitary pillow covers, sterilizes their tweezers, and uses disposable eyelash brushes. And yes, you are allowed to ask your technician to confirm all these things.
How much does it cost to get eyelash extensions?
In New York City, a basic set (typically 70 to 80 lashes per eye) can range anywhere from $100 to $400 plus gratuity, which is usually another 20 percent. And because eyelashes grow and eventually fall out, you have to go back every few weeks for fill-ins, which can cost anywhere from $50 to $165, depending on how many new lashes you need. Check Glaminator Beauty Bar Pricing
*NOTE: The longer you go between fill-ins, the more lashes you’ll need to replace and the more it will cost you—and if you wait too long, your technician might just want to give you a brand-new set of extensions rather than a fill-in, which won’t be cheap.
How do you know what size eyelash extensions to get?
So you want Kardashian–level lashes? Awesome—but that doesn’t mean your eyes can handle them. The type of lashes you can apply all depends on the length and strength of your natural lashes. Wearing lashes that are too long or too thick for your lashes can actually cause damage in the long run, so you need to make sure your extensions aren’t too much longer or thicker than your natural lashes. When in doubt simply ask our Lash Glaminator's during the lash consult. We will help you make the best decision for your lashes, including what type of material you should get, like synthetic mink or synthetic silk. When it comes to density, curl, and length of your extensions, you’ll want to work with your tech to figure out which is the best option for you.
Okay, so there’s a lot to think about before you decide to get eyelash extensions. If you feel like mascara isn’t totally cutting it and you’re okay with the extra maintenance and cash that eyelash extensions require, it’s definitely worth finding a specialist and having a consultation. If you feel this may be too much for you, check out our Lift & Tint services, this may be more your speed!
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