You’ve seen the look everywhere – full, luscious lashes that make an impact without the use of mascara. Lash extensions are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. Lash extensions let you completely skip the hassle of mascara and even eyeliner while helping your eyes look incredible 24/7.
How do lash extensions work?
Natural-looking extensions are made of mink or silk and are crafted to look like real lashes. Each lash gets its own extension, which is attached using a special eye-safe adhesive that bonds it permanently to the lash.
Your lashes have a natural shedding cycle where one lash sheds and another grows in its place. Because of that, lash extensions will shed along with your natural lash, but they don’t all come out at the same time. After two to three weeks, you’ll need to come in for a fill appointment to add extensions to those new lashes coming in. With regular fills, you’ll keep up the look as long as you want.
Who is a candidate for lash extensions?
Just about anyone can get extensions, although a few people might experience sensitivity or allergies. If you’ve never had extensions before, your Helen’s Haven esthetician will apply a trial set of ten extensions to start, then you’ll monitor your reaction for a few days.
What are the benefits of extensions?
Lash extensions make your lashes look fuller, darker, and longer, without the need for mascara. They’re waterproof, and once set, you can enjoy your daily activities as normal, with a few care instructions to follow. Extensions let you look great any time of day, and the dramatic look helps your eyes appear more awake and alert. You can choose a classic set or a hybrid, which is a slightly more dramatic look. At Helen’s Haven, we use natural Lashed by Ronni® extensions and care products.
How long does it take?
The initial application of a full set takes two to three hours or more since each extension is applied to a separate lash. Please arrive with no makeup, and you’ll be asked to remove glasses or contacts for the duration of the appointment. You’ll relax with your eyes closed for the entire time, so please plan to set aside the time with no phone interruptions. Most clients find the break in activity relaxing and refreshing. Fill appointments last about 45 minutes to an hour and a half.
If you want the look of full, dark lashes that you’ll get from Lash by Ronni lash extensions, make an appointment today at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa. Our expert estheticians will help you get the look you want in our safe, relaxing integrative medical spa environment. Call us at 808-739-0400 today to book your eyelash extension appointment, or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments on your mobile device. You’ll find our integrative medical spa at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.