2017 has definitely been a year of firsts. I got my makeup done a few months back where I experienced false lashes for the first time. While I loved the look, I am far too low maintenance to apply the lashes on a regular basis. Right on que about a week later I was introduced to The Wicked Lash Company owned by Dana Brook. She is a lash extension specialist that brings the salon experience right to you. She travels all over Houston including Galveston, the Woodlands, Katy, and Baytown.
I had a million questions regarding the process of lash application. I don't even like to get my hair done, so letting someone near my face, specifically around my eyes, was not an easy decision to make. Dana answered all of my questions sufficiently so I felt that I was in good hands. On a Saturday morning she arrived at my home, tools and table in hand to apply my lashes.
My tiny room doubles as an office and mini kitchen, but luckily she only needed enough room for the table and somewhere for her to sit. With Harry Potter on the TV and a few free hours she got to work. I didn't feel much, there was no discomfort, pain, or irritation. Every fully grown lash ( no baby hairs) gets a lash extension placed on, one by one, according to the length and and thickness of my natural lashes. The whole process, including taking photo in between took 2 hours, which comes to an hour per eye. Below you can see the before my lash application.
If you're wondering about the process or have the same concerns I had, here are a few FAQs to help shed some light on the process of lash application.
How often should I be coming in for lash refills?It's recommended that you get a refill every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait too long your extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Factors such as exposure to humidity, steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall quicker. Can I swim, shower or exercise while wearing lash extensions?Yes. The bonding agent used is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise. However it's not recommended that you wash your eye area within 24 hours of the initial eyelash extension application.
Do eyelash extensions hurt?
Eyelash extensions should not hurt when applied correctly. They are applied with professional tools by isolating one lash, and adhering one extension to your natural lash for classic lashes or fans for volume lashes.
Will it cause my natural lashes to fall out?
Natural lashes have their own life cycle of falling and growing. Lash stylist are trained to look for adult lashes to attach the individual synthetic lashes. Young (baby) lashes are left to allow them to fully develop.Once the extensions are removed, your own eyes may appear smaller, your natural lashes, shorter and sparser because you've been accustomed to a full set of longer, thicker lashes.How long does it take to apply lash extensions?Application usually takes about 1.5 hours for a full set of lashes, but also depends on the set of lashes you decide to get. How long will my new lashes last?Your new lashes will last between 2 to 4 weeks depending on your skincare routine and your own natural lash life cycle. To maintain the full look of your lashes, it will require you to maintain refills every 2-3 weeks.
I enjoyed the look of my lashes and Dana was so knowledgeable and easy to work with. The lashes are perfect for any special occasion, especially if you have a conference, wedding, or any occasion where you'll need great lashes day after day. Fuller lashes make for fuller eyes, which also means you could easily get up and go with minimal makeup. My lashes lasted about 2 weeks. Having thicker longer lashes did take some getting use to, but I imagine if this is something you do often enough you won't even notice it. If you ever have a need for lash extensions I completely and totally trust and recommend The Wicked Lash Co.