What are they?
Eyelash extensions are individual lashes that are glued to certain lashes of your own. An experienced lash stylist will locate your early growth eyelashes, your full grown eyelashes, and your "old" eyelashes, then glue extensions only to your medium, full-grown eyelashes.
Much like acrylic nails, lashes start with a "full set" or initial installation, then are kept up with "refills" where any stray lashes are removed and new lashes replace the natural lashes which fall out during the course of a month, with or without extensions.
Do they ruin your natural lashes?
If eyelash extensions are applied by an experienced and licensed technician, they do not ruin (break or damage) your natural lashes. However, you should never pull on your lashes, sleep on your face, or wash your new lashes before 24 hours has passed.
If you get your new lashes (full set) at Pixie on Main, you will receive care instructions and a care kit.
How long do they last?
Depending on your habits, lashes can last 4-5 weeks. To maintain your lashes, avoid picking, sleeping on your face, and salt water. Clean your face and eye area gently (whether you have eyelash extensions or not) to avoid damaging the delicate tissues around your eyes or your new and improved lashes. Wash your lashes and extensions with the cleanser provided only once or twice a week.
What's the difference between "natural" lashes and "volume" lashes?
Choosing between natural and volume lash extensions is all about your personal style. Volume lashes are big and glamorous, like the photos above. Volume lashes take slightly longer to apply because more lashes will be applied during a volume application, leading to the fuller more glamorous look.
Natural lashes are more subtle. Your natural lashes will be longer and curlier than before the application, making your eyes appear bigger and more appealing.
How long does it take?
A full set of volume lashes takes up to two hours twenty minutes to apply while a full set of natural lashes should not take more than two hours. Either refill could take up to an hour and twenty minutes depending on how long it has been since your last fill.