10 Things You Need To Know About Eye Lash Extensions!

        I have been getting my lashes done for the last three months and I am never going all natural again. One of my really great friends, Alexis Love, is an Eye Lash Technician here in South Florida. She is amazing at what she does. She recently just started her own Eyelash Business and I interviewed her and asked her a few important questions about Lashing that I think everyone who does them, or is interested in getting them done, should know. 

1. How long have you been lashing and what made you realize it's what you wanted to do? 
I've been lashing for almost two years. I was attending school for paramedical skin care & electrology. A part of the Aesthetic program included classes such as professional make-up and eyelash extensions. Many of my peers said that the eyelash extension course was extremely challenging and tedious, so of course I decided to give it a try. After my first class, I knew I had a knack for it. 

2. What are some of the products that you use to lash your clients? 
I use MyBrand lashes, adhesives, and tools. 

3. Is lashing a health risk? Does Lashing Hurt? 
There are risks in getting lashed, however as long as the lash artist is applying the lashes properly, using the correct sanitary measures and educating the client on aftercare, there should be no damage or pain to the client. 

4. Will the extensions damage my own lashes? 
Individual extensions will not harm the natural lash as long as you follow the proper post lash directions. The lashes will grow out with your natural lash and eventually fall out on their own.

5. How long does the application take? 
A full set can take anywhere up to two to three hours including initial consultation. 

6. How long do the lashes last?
Depending on the persons natural oil production, lashes should last two to three weeks. 

7. Will the client be able to swim, shower, and exercise like normal with the lashes on? 
After the first 24 hours you can get your lashes wetas you normally would. I actually encourage clients to cleanse their lashes twice daily with provided brush and cleanser. 

8. Can I wear makeup and wash my face with the lashes? 
Yes you can wear Make-up. The only product I ask you not to use is mascara. This is because you simply will not need it and as long as you're using the oil free cleanser provided, you will have no problems. 

9. What are he different sizes and styles that the lashes come in or can be placed? What is the difference between the individuals and the bundles? 
Lashes come in multiple different sizes, widths, lengths, and curls. The most common and my personal favorite curl is the C curl. AS far as width goes that all depends on the strength of the clients natural lash. The difference between classic and volume is when doing classic you are applying one individual lash to each and every lash. Volume is created by making small fans with thinner lighter lashes. 

10. What is the best way to care for your lashes? 
Lash aftercare is very important!! You are advised not to get your lashes wet fir 24 hours after they are applied. Mascara is not needed, it can clump the lashes and when removing it you can damage the extensions. gently clean the lashes with brush and oil free lash cleanser twice daily. 
 - Alexis Love 

     I love having my lashes done. I never have to wear as much makeup as I use to. Getting ready to head out is such a quicker process. With the lash extensions, my face looks almost already done. I apply just a matte lipstick, brush out the lashes and I'm out the door. 

Do you get your lashes done? Would you ever try it? Let me know in the comments down below. Also go follow Lexi and show her some love on her Instagram, Facebook and her lashing website. I have linked her social media accounts up top. 

Here are some pictures of her lashing skills <3

Thanks Lex (:


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