Eyelash Extensions – Benefits and Usage

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

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The benefits of eyelash extensions are many and include giving your eyelashes a longer, thicker and more natural appearance. Apart from this, they make the eyes seem more open and have an enlarged look thus drawing people’s attention to them. For those with drooping eyelids, the longer eyelashes will make them look younger and fresher. Since not all people have long eyelashes naturally, there are a number of eyelash products in the market to help them.

In order to make the best selection, it is important that the user understands eyelash growth. Just like hair in your body, eyelashes are affected by genetics and that is why many people do not have longer eyelashes. The regrowth period of eyelashes, also depend on some factors such as the size of hair that you have lost as well as the genetics. There are a times where the individual cannot stimulate the eyelash growth and they may need to go for fake eyelashes to give them a more enhanced look.

Among these products is eyelash extensions. They give the users longer and thicker eyelashes and come with different lasting periods but most of them can last up to 2 months. This means that it is a better option as compared to other eyelash growth products. In the market, different manufacturers of eyelash extensions are available and therefore the user needs to know the pros and cons of each in order to make the right selection. Since eyelash extensions are available in different lengths, the user is able to select as per their needs. Whatever the choice they make, they should ensure that these eyelash extensions are approved by the FDA for medical and cosmetic use. The other thing to keep in mind is that these longer eyelashes should not cause any damages to the natural eyelashes.

They also need to select the best kind of aesthetician who will apply the extensions. The advantage of using these extensions is that they will be shed off when the natural eyelash falls out after their full cycle. The users need also to know that there are different techniques in attaching these products. One of them includes the attachment of silk or mink eyelash extensions to the client’s eyelashes. The attachment is done on each individual eyelash until the whole eye is covered. The advantage of eyelash extensions is that they are safe to use in shower, either while swimming or sleeping and the user can add a little water based mascara when they want to.

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Eyes Open Wide With These Eyelash Extensions

December 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

By Alison Maxwell, USA TODAY

 Talk about an eye-opening experience: Eyelash extensions are the latest beauty trend sweeping the red carpet and heading to a salon near you.

Not to be confused with the self-stick falsies of yesteryear, these semi-permanent, synthetic extensions are glued on one by one by a technician using tweezers and adhesive.

“In the last couple of years, we’ve gone through an intense phase of fake eyelashes, and this is the logical extension — pardon the pun,” says Didi Gluck, Marie Claire magazine’s beauty director. “It dovetails a little bit with the craze for hair extensions.”

During the application, which takes about 90 minutes, 25 to 35 extensions in varying lengths and thicknesses are bonded to individual hairs. The procedure averages $250 to $300 but can run as high as $500. The lashes stay put for about four to six weeks, but customers usually come back for a touch-up after two to four weeks to replace lashes that are lost in the natural growth cycle.

“They give the eyes an instant lift, with no needles or injections,” says Glamour beauty writer Tram Kim Nguyen. “You can roll out of bed looking great.”

Trendsetting celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton have fueled interest in the wide-eyed look. The procedure is taking hold in California and Florida and spreading slowly throughout the East Coast.

Soul Lee of the Shu Uemura Lash Bar in New York’s Soho gave Jennifer Jason Leigh extensions for the Golden Globe Awards. “It sounds high-maintenance, but it’s really for low-maintenance reasons,” Lee says. “It will make your lashes look like you’re always wearing mascara.”

At Piaf Salon & Day Spa in Washington, D.C., appointments have increased 75% in the eight months since the spa began offering the service, and there’s a short waiting list, says makeup artist Jennifer Fitzpatrick. At Le Petite Retreat day spa in Los Angeles, owner Lysa Kustek says appointments are up 50% since November. The procedure attracts people with “significant disposable income,” she says.

Lori Evans of Washington, D.C., got extensions at Piaf this month. “It’s so funny because I’m walking around batting my eyes at everyone at work,” she says. “You can’t tell at all that they’re fake.”

Experts recommend paying close attention to safety. Thomas Steinemann of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Cleveland ophthalmologist, says he hasn’t yet seen or heard of safety problems but advises asking whether the glue is safe for cosmetic use and keeping it out of the eyes. “You want to make sure you’re not introducing something toxic or allergenic or potentially injuring the surface of the eye.”

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