We know looking amazing is on the mind of every bride-to-be, so we had to share a beauty trend we’re obsessed with – lash extensions from The Lash Lab! The Lash Lab offers high quality semi-permanent eyelash extensions that look absolutely incredible. Their stylists have extensive experience and are certified through Xtreme Lashes® – the leader in quality eyelash extensions. We sat down with owner Ashley to get the scoop on this exciting beauty trend and all the other awesome services The Lash Lab offers. Read on to find out more:
Q: When should brides-to-be consider lash extensions?
A: We suggest for brides to get their New Set applied at least four weeks before the wedding day and a Full Fill at least three days before the wedding day. We suggest this time frame because we want to make sure the bride receives exactly the look she wants on her wedding day, and after wearing the extensions for a few weeks prior to the wedding they have a better understanding of what they want their wedding day look to be like. We also don’t want to chance a reaction of any type and want to be able to correct any issue in plenty of time before the big day. (*after seven years of doing extensions, I have only had two people have an allergic reaction)
Q: How long do extensions last?
A: Extensions last the life of your natural lash. People lose 1-5 natural lashes a day whether they have extensions or not. With that being said, clients lose their extensions as their natural lashes shed, so clients with faster-growing lashes will lose their extensions faster than those with a slower growth cycle. We tailor the clients fills to when and what works best for them.
Q: What type of extensions do you use and are they safe for sensitive eyes?
A: We use only Xtreme Lashes® products from start to finish. We use a sensitive adhesive so clients with sensitivities won’t be bothered. We have each client fill out a client information form that asks about any sensitivities or allergies one may have that could be agitated by receiving extensions. If we feel like a client may not be a good candidate for extensions, we don’t hesitate letting the client know that. We also use silicone eye pads to ensure that clients with latex allergies won’t have any issues as well.
Q: How do you maintain and care for your lashes?
A: After your New Set, you receive an aftercare guide that goes over all of the aftercare procedures that the stylist has gone over with you at your appointment. We suggest the Xtreme Lashes® brand cleaners simply because they have been formulated to use in conjunction with your extensions and are oil-free. We do advise to be sure to cleanse your lashes every day even if you don’t wear makeup daily. You want to make sure to remove the oils or any allergen dander that may have formed around your lashes throughout the day. That way your extensions will last longer and you won’t have any irritation due to dirty or allergen filled lashes. Before getting extensions you clean your lashes without thinking about it but after extensions, you have to consciously think about it is the only difference.
Q: Does a client get to choose the length of extensions they get?
A: The lash stylist will choose the length of extensions that best fits the client’s natural lashes. We use Xtreme Lashes® application procedures and with those guidelines, we only extend your lashes by 2-3 millimeters to make sure your natural lashes are not and will not be damaged. With proper length and width chosen for your extensions, you should be able to wear your extensions indefinitely without any harm to your natural lashes. I have even had clients lashes grow longer after wearing extensions because they aren’t rubbing them or curling them any longer, and with our safe application it helped their lashes reach their full potential!
Q: What other services does The Lash Lab offer?
A: We offer Lash and Brow Tinting, Lash Lifts, Facial Waxing and Organic Airbrush Tanning. Our lash/brow tint and lash lifts are specially formulated to be used around your eye area and will also last up to six weeks depending on your lash growth cycle. If you wanted both a Lash Tint + Lift we now can do those at the same appointment and when they are combined they definitely give the biggest impact. Our airbrush tan is all natural with organic DHA, it is vegan certified and gluten-free. An airbrush tan is recommended for after any other service we provide. And if a bride is getting a manicure or pedicure we also recommend to get an airbrush tan after that as well, the tan could be scrubbed off during your nail salon service, and we don’t want that on your wedding day!
Q: What services do most brides-to-be receive?
A: Most of our brides get Full Set, which is up to 120 lashes per eye. The week of the wedding they get a lash tint one day before their lash fill (which is 2-3 days prior to the wedding) and they then get an airbrush tan 1-2 days before the wedding. We do suggest getting a test tan two weeks before the wedding to make sure the color on your wedding day is dark enough for want you are wanting to achieve. A lot of brides use their bachelorette party for a “reason” to get the test tan.