HOW ARE LASHES APPLIED?
Watch this 3:04 video from 2013 to see the whole process from start to finish. This was filmed in 2012, so you'll see some references to another spa that I worked at.
WHAT ARE NOVALASH LASH EXTENSIONS?
NovaLash Lash Extensions are a glamorous new way to extend the length and thickness of natural eyelashes, and are a practical, convenient and beautiful alternative to the daily use of mascara. Unlike decades-old, traditional false lashes, lash extensions are the first innovation in lash lengthening that can be worn daily, without nightly removal. Because each tapered, synthetic lash is bonded to a single natural lash, the final result is of effortless glamour and difficult to detect even close up.
CAN LASH EXTENSIONS HARM NATURAL LASHES?
This is by far the #1 question people have regarding lash extensions! When applied properly, lash extensions will not harm natural lashes. The NovaLash application technique allows natural lashes to grow and thrive with extensions. This technique requires several different "separation" steps during the application process so each extension is adhered to a single natural lash in order to prevent interruption of the lash growth cycle.
This photo was taken on a client that has had extensions on for over 2 years. She had recently moved away and couldn't get in for a fill after approx 6 weeks. As you can see, there are lots of healthy natural lashes for me to work with. There are even a few extensions left!
WHY SHOULD I SEEK OUT AN ADVANCED CERTIFIED EXTENSIONIST?
The application of eyelash extensions is a highly technical and meticulous process requiring well-trained estheticians and cosmetologists to perform the procedure. Unlike traditional false eyelashes, which are applied as a single strip and last only a couple of days, NovaLash Eyelash Extensions are individual, synthetic extensions singularly bonded to each natural lash to create a longer, thicker more glamorous lash look.
Advanced Certification is NovaLash’s highest level available. Extensionists who go through this have a higher level of experience and can apply lashes along the lower lash line as well as candied lashes. Application of extensions by an Advanced Certified extensionist is typically faster and results in a fuller set of lashes.
WHAT SETS NOVALASH APART FROM OTHER MANUFACTURERS?
Not all lashes or adhesives are created equal. NovaLash products are manufactured in the United States, and we use their award winning platinum bond adhesive. This is medical grade and formaldehyde-free; safe even for pregnancy!
CAN MASCARA BE USED WITH LASH EXTENSIONS?
Mascara is typically not needed with lash extensions. Mascara should only be used when a touch-up is drawing near. Water-soluble mascara can be worn, however contant use of mascara may shorten the lifespan of lashes. Waterproof mascara is not recommended for use, as it will dissolve the bond with the lashes. Novalash glycol and carbonate free mascara is specifically formulate for use on extensions without interfering with the adhesive.
ONCE APPLIED, WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CARE FOR LASHES?
Nightly conditioning is recommended to maximize the life of the extensions. NovaLash's nighttime conditioning/cleansing pads are perfect for cleaning the lashes free of any makeup or debris while moisturizing the lashes to maintain flexibility. Using a lash wand to comb the lashes free of tangles is also recommended. You wouldn't leave a hair salon without top of the line hair products - same with your lashes!
WHAT ABOUT ALL THE HORROR STORIES OUT THERE THAT I'VE HEARD?
Yes, there are lash extensionists out there doing less than stellar work. However, we like to live by the idea that we promote what we love rather than bashing what you hate. So we would like to point out a few key things when it comes to choosing your lash extensionist and brand of lashes.
You typically get what you pay for -- cheap lashes almost always means an inexperienced extensionist and/or an inferior product.
These are your eyes we are dealing with. Don't trust them to just anyone! In this industry, it pays to do your research.
NovaLash is a company with a 10 year foundation, and their platinum bond adhesive wins awards year after year. Read more here: http://www.novalash.com/awards.html
Your feedback is EXTREMELY important to our business. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, we want to know about it! Our goal is to provide Fort Collins' best lash extensions!