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LASHES 101 (FAQ)

FIRST…A LITTLE ON “LASH THEORY”


It’s new in some circles, yet the tres chic have long since known the power of the augmented lash. Simply put, beautiful lashes beguile both the onlooker and the wearer. It’s truly feminine to feel beautiful. A thicker lash line will always add visual intrigue to a pair of ordinary of peepers, but the rub is finding a place you can call home.

The artistry of lash extensions is more than creating a precise bond of adhesive to a truly isolated eyelash. Beautiful authentic looking lashes are expressed in more than one dimension than length and thickness. A living set is more than than just the sum of lash lengths. The lashes you want are more than a “look” you pulled from a page of W. You want your lashes to be lived in, not posed. You want to look naturally beautiful, effortlessly chic and undetectably faux. There are many pathways to a sublime lash line, and Tussanee of Integrity Lash has forged a systematic approach to assessing and creating dynamically lush lines.

Lashes grow as individuals, not as a team. Knowing how to read the stages of growth of each individual hair is the key. There are six specific variables beyond length and thickness such as angle and shape that influence the authentic outcome.

Eyes and lids come in all different shapes, and a successful artist keeps in mind the perspective she’s working on is not the perspective of the wearer. The successful lash artist must be guided by a discipline that holds both views in her sight.

Beautiful lashes are the marriage of technical precision and smart design. Integrity Lash creates Precise and Placed right extensions.

 

LET’S GET TO THE FAQs

Do extensions cause your lashes to fall out?

No, not when they are precisely bonded and placed right. When lashes are done with the active growth phase, they will shed normally. Integrity Lashes are known to shed singly. If extensions are the wrong fit or stuck together they can fall out together, pulling out in clusters or clumps. Your lashes are given individualized attention and are isolated and precisely bonded. They are matched to the right variable and placed right according to your unique anatomy.

Most reputable places do individual lashes. Is this what you do?

Yes. But the smart consumer understands that individual extensions can still be applied without panache or despite very good intentions, flat out wrong. In the hands of the unskilled, individual lashes can be incorrectly applied resulting in artificial or less desirable results. Tussanee’s approach delivers consistent authentic lashes that will preserve the integrity of your lashes.

There are silk and mink lashes – What kind do you use? What are the lashes made of?

Many manufacturers call their products “mink” and “silk” but most are synthetic.  We use 100% polyester fiber extensions. They have cute names like “silk” and “mink” but they aren’t actually made of the stuff, they’re synthetic.

 

We stock an extremely wide selection of lash lengths, thicknesses, and curl shapes- far beyond the typical “start-up lash kits” available to professionals. This variety ensures you the best look for your eyes- not just the most popular sizes.

What kind of adhesive do you use?

The type of adhesive we use for lash extension application is called a cyanoacrylate.  All lash salons use some for of cyanoacrylate...it's the industry standard and the glue has been around since the 1940's.  There is no formaldehyde in the glue...in fact there isn't any formaldehyde in any lash salon's glue.  


Are there any side effects from the adhesive?

Yes. Some people can develop an allergic reaction to the adhesive (5% of the population is allergic to cyanoacrylates). It usually presents after 3-4 exposures (3-4 months after initial application) to the adhesive. For those allergic, the morning after their service the lids of the eyes will be puffy- more swollen than a night of crying. The eyeballs will be “quiet”- no redness or discharge.

This condition cannot be avoided by changing brands of adhesive. It will occur every time lashes are applied to an allergic person using the cyanoacrylate. There is relief and clients can continue to enjoy extensions with the allergy, but it will require a visit to a knowing ophthalmologist familiar with working with the nuances of extensions in order to obtain a prescription cream that will prevent the inflammation from occurring when lashes are reapplied.

If you have suffered from this kind of allergy, there is relief available, and it is not based upon changing name brands of adhesive. We can refer you to a trustworthy ophthalmologist who can help you treat the reaction.

How long will my extensions last?

For most of our clients, they last at least 4 weeks. Some people can go as long as 5 weeks while some need to come in every 3 weeks. It all depends on how fast your lashes grow.

Do I need to be careful on how I sleep on my lashes?  

No you do not.  You can sleep on your lashes any way you want.  Our lash bonding technique is much stronger than most other salons so you don't need to get a "lash pillow" or make sure you sleep on your back with us.  We want to make your life easier not more difficult.  


Do I need to wait 48 hours before I can get my lashes wet?  

Absolutely not.  Now we know that 90% of all other salons will tell you to not get your lashes wet for 48 hours but just because the majority say something doesn't make it true.  We have been around for 11 years, and we test every claim that our industry makes.  Years ago we researched how our glue works and to see if getting them wet would weaken the lashes.  As we talked to doctors and researched the glue's makeup, we learned that cyanoacrylate glue is actually cured by moisture (once it's dry it's actually waterproof).  At the end of our appointments, we'll wash your eyes out with saline for two reasons: 1) to remove anything in the eye that could irritate it 2) to cure the glue.  You do not need to avoid water when you get lash extensions from us.  Now you might be asking, "Okay...so you say you can get your lashes wet, but can you prove it?".  Sure...come in and get a set of lashes with us.  As I wrote earlier, we'll wet your lashes before you leave our salon.  So here is our challenge to prove it:  When you leave, go take a shower, jump in a pool, or have a good cry watching "The Notebook"...then just see how your lashes go.  If you have to come in a week later, we'll refund you your money and tell you we were wrong.  :)  You'll see that they'll hold up fine and most likely you'll be back 4-5 weeks later for your lash fill.  


Do I need to avoid steam or extreme heat with my lashes? 

You should avoid putting your face into fire pits and furnaces (but I guess that goes without saying).  Aside from the obvious, you do not need to avoid saunas or hot showers to keep your lashes. 


What should I do before I come in for my lashes?

Please remove all your makeup around your eyes before you come in. If you don’t the time, we’ll remove it for you when your arrive but that will take away time from us applying lashes. Please do no use StriVectin 3 days prior to coming in. It interferes with the bonding.

How long will my appointment take?

Your first appointment with us will take 3 hours for a full set of lashes. After your first appointment, it will take 1.5 -2 hours for a fill depending on what look you are going for.  All of our lash designers have been trained by Tussanee and technically they are very similar.

How many lashes do you put on?

One day we would love to try to apply 2000 lashes per eye...but until we get quicker with the process and humans grow more hair on their eyelids, we'll try to put at least 120 lashes on per eye. Now some people have less and some of our guests ask to have less. No matter what we will make sure your lashes look natural.

Can I wear mascara with my extensions?

Absolutely…but most of our clients no longer need mascara once they get our lashes.  We advise you don't use waterproof mascara because when you go to remove the makeup you most likely will prematurely pull out your lash extensions.  

Can I wear contacts?

Yes!  Eyelash extensions actually make your contacts even cooler.  Okay maybe that is an exaggeration.  That said, your lash extensions will have no effects on your contacts.  

 

 

 

INTEGRITY LASH

350 South Lake Avenue Suite 290
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 437-4000
Email: info@integritylash.com