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  • Lashing out: Hottest New Beauty Trend

    Posted on November 15, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Have you always wanted to wake-up in your make-up?

    Now you can – eyelash extensions are a great way to extend and add fullness to your natural lashes.  Eyelash extensions at Amplify Skin are applied on a one to one basis.  There is no clumping of glue or lashes – you will have a bold new look that doesn’t wash away.  Gently wash and go!!  Eyelash extensions will adhere for 2-4 weeks depending on your care of them and your lifestyle.  

    What are the most common types of lash extensions?
    There are three types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 17mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity.

    How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
    Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks. A half set of lashes are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look.

    Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness. (This is to ensure that your own lashes remain healthy.) For example, if your natural lashes are on the shorter, thinner side, you won’t be able to get a crazy, dramatic Kim Kardashian look, because it won’t last. It’s better to start out with a half set (50 to 60 percent of your top lashes) if you aren’t sure or it’s your first time. It’s easier to add more than to remove lashes!

    What happens when you cry?
    If you experience any burning or discomfort during the procedure, causing your eyes to tear or making you cry, this is a huge red flag and you should certainly speak up. You may need to have your technician change the glue. Getting lash extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.

    by Jenn Hernandez, Licensed Esthetician