What are Lash Extensions?
Lash extension services are beauty treatments that involve the application of individual artificial lashes onto a person's natural lashes. The extensions are typically made of synthetic fibers, such as nylon, and are available in a range of sizes, thicknesses, and colors.
The lash extension process involves applying each individual lash extension to a natural lash using a semi-permanent adhesive. The extensions are carefully placed to create a natural, full, and voluminous look. The process can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the number of lashes being applied.
Our lash experts will customize each set to suit a client’s preference, including the desired length, curl, and thickness. This popular alternative to mascara can last anywhere from two to six weeks, depending on an individual's natural lash growth cycle and aftercare.
What kind of eyelash extensions are there?
There are several types of eyelash extensions available, and the type that's best for you depends on your natural lashes, your desired look, and your budget.
Common types of Lash Extensions are:
Synthetic Extensions: These are made from synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester. They are typically the most affordable option and are ideal for those with thick natural lashes.
Silk Extensions: Silk lashes are softer and lighter than synthetic lashes, and have a more natural look. They are a good option for those with fine or sparse natural lashes.
Mink Extensions: Mink lashes are made from the fur of mink, which gives them a soft and fluffy appearance. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear but can be more expensive than other options.
Volume Lashes: Volume lashes are made up of multiple thin lashes that are arranged in a fan shape and applied to each individual natural lash. They create a fuller, more dramatic look than other types of extensions.
Hybrid Lashes: Hybrid lashes are a combination of classic and volume lashes, and are ideal for those who want a natural yet full look.
Pre-made Fans: These are pre-made clusters of lashes that are applied to the natural lashes. They can provide a fuller, more dramatic look but can be heavier and less natural-looking than other options.
Russian volume lashes: These type of eyelash extensions involve applying multiple ultra-fine extensions (usually between 2 to 8) to each individual natural lash using a special fanning technique. This creates a fuller, more voluminous look than traditional eyelash extensions.
Russian volume lashes are made from lightweight synthetic materials that mimic the texture and thickness of natural lashes. They come in various lengths and thicknesses, allowing the lash artist to create a customized look based on the client's preferences.
The application process for Russian volume lashes can take longer than traditional lash extensions, as each fan of lashes must be carefully crafted and applied to each individual lash. The result is a more dramatic, full-bodied look that can last up to 6-8 weeks with proper maintenance.
Alternative Lash Services
Lash Tint: Tint your lashes with this cosmetic treatment that involves applying a semi-permanent dye to the eyelashes to darken and enhance their appearance. The tint is typically a vegetable-based dye, and it is applied by using a small brush or applicator. The tint is left on the lashes for a few minutes, and then it is removed with a gentle cleanser.
The result of a lash tint is darker, more defined lashes that appear thicker and fuller without the need for mascara. The tint typically lasts for several weeks before gradually fading, and it can be reapplied as needed to maintain the desired look. Lash tinting is a popular treatment for those who want a low-maintenance beauty routine or who have allergies or sensitivities to mascara.
Lash Lift: A lash lift is a cosmetic treatment that involves curling and lifting the natural lashes to create a more open, youthful, and lifted appearance. It is a popular alternative to eyelash extensions, which involves applying individual false lashes to the natural lashes.
During a lash lift treatment, the lashes are coated with a specially formulated lifting solution and then curled around a silicone rod or pad. The lifting solution works to break down the bonds in the hair, allowing the lashes to be shaped into a lifted position. The process is usually completed within an hour, and the results can last anywhere from six to eight weeks.
The benefits of a lash lift include a more natural and effortless look compared to eyelash extensions, as well as the convenience of not needing to apply mascara or curl your lashes daily. Lash lifts are also a great option for those with sensitive eyes or allergies to lash extensions or mascara.
At Hair Journeys Salon, you can trust that our reputable lash artists will provide you the proper care during your lash transformation, as well as instruct you with the proper aftercare to increase the longevity of your new look.