The most popular questions about lash extensions
"Will my natural eyelashes fall off after extensions?!" "Can I remove eyelashes at home?!" All lash artists have heard this from their clients sooo many times... In this article, we've answered 10 most frequently asked questions about eyelash extensions!
What are eyelash extensions made from?

Artificial lashes are made of a hypoallergenic synthetic polymer. Its scientific name is polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). Silk, Mink, and other terms are simply names that were made up by manufacturers to classify materials by width and gloss — animal fur isn't used in any of them. There are several steps in making artificial lashes. First, thin long hairs with different thicknesses (from 0.03 to 0.3 mm) are formed from a black synthetic mass. Then those hairs are fixed on sticky tape and cut into different lengths with a sharp blade. Then they are reeled on a roller of a certain diameter to form the desired curl and sent to specialized high-temperature chambers. Then they are taken out, left to cool down and put into the chamber again so the curl stays on for several years.
Can natural eyelashes fall out after extensions?

As you know for sure, natural eyelashes fall out every day even without extensions. It happens due to the natural renewal process. Every day, a person loses about 5-7 eyelashes, so it's not a disaster if your clients sometimes find eyelashes on their pillow, for example. With high-quality lash products, as well as hygiene and proper aftercare, the client's natural eyelashes are completely safe!
Why cannot eyelash extension procedures cost 20$?

Let's see what's included in the price:
  • Lash products
Do not forget that glue, tweezers, eyelashes, primer, and even brushes do not grow on trees. However, you can save a lot by buying products by RQL at very attractive prices!

  • The extension procedure itself
The work of a lash stylist cannot be free. Only beginners may work for free or take less of their experienced competitors to gain knowledge.

  • Education
A lash artist who wants to be in demand won't be satisfied with only classic + volume courses. Professional artists are constantly learning and developing their skills. Unfortunately, the courses are not free.

  • Health
Last but not least. The work of a lash stylist requires a certain amount of physical strength. Yes, we do not work in the mine and do not unload wagons, BUT! We sit for hours in a not very comfortable position, head down, and even spoil our eyesight. Of course, we deserve compensation!
Can eyelash extensions look natural?

Of course! Not all clients wanna have 5-6D volumes. Most of them just wanna emphasize their eyes and look natural at the same time. It would be great if you could show clients examples of your work with different volumes and effects so that they can clearly see the difference and choose what they like.
Is it OK to wash your face with eyelash extensions?

Many lash artists still ask their clients not to wet their lashes for the first 24 hours after the procedure. But this is a myth! Modern lash products allow you to wet eyelashes without any consequences within 5 minutes after the procedure! Just 5 minutes! So your clients can wash with them, but they have to do it carefully. Even a bath, sauna, pool, or beach is not forbidden to visit. Read more about proper eyelash aftercare here.
Is it OK to wear makeup with eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are no obstacle to beautiful makeup! However, it is important to avoid any cosmetic materials that contain oils. They can adversely affect the adhesion of lash glue. Therefore, it's forbidden to use waterproof mascara, washing milk, eyelash growth serums, and other oil-containing products.
May your clients remove lashes at home?

NO!!! In this case, clients risk not only pulling out their natural eyelashes along with the extensions but also getting a serious eye injury. That is why, at the end of the procedure, you must give aftercare recommendations and warn your clients!
How long can eyelash extensions last?

Eyelash extensions can last 3 to 8 weeks with proper care. The duration depends on several factors:
  • lash artist's professionalism;
  • lash products used;
  • aftercare.
How to make eyelash extensions last longer? Read here.
Who shouldn't have eyelash extensions?

There are certain conditions on which you must refuse to serve the client to prevent inflicting harm on their health or even your own.

Here is the list of such conditions:
  • Pink eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Sty
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinopathy
  • Demodicosis
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Any allergic reactions on the eyes (teary eyes, redness, itchiness)
  • Physical damage around the eye (scratches, abrasions, sores, etc.)
  • Any disease that spreads by airborne transmission (chickenpox, tinea, mange, tonsils, pertussis, flue or common cold)
  • Epilepsy
  • Lice

Always ask your client to sign an agreement before the procedure. This agreement shall list all the contraindications and in case your client deliberately hides one or more of the aforementioned conditions from you – it exonerates you from responsibility for possible side effects.
Can eyelash extensions cause allergies?

Eyelash extensions are made of hypoallergenic materials, so artificial eyelashes themselves cannot cause allergies. However, lash adhesive can! It is cyanoacrylate, or rather, the vapors emitted by it that can cause allergies. An allergy to cyanoacrylate is similar to flu symptoms: a stuffy nose, reddened and watery eyes - therefore, at the beginning, an allergy to glue is often confused with a cold.

Unfortunately, there is no universal test to determine the potential reaction of a client to cyanoacrylate. An allergic reaction may not occur after a few lashes attached but may occur after a full set is completed.

If one day a client has an allergic reaction after the procedure of lash extension, you just have to make sure that the allergic reaction was caused precisely because of cyanoacrylate, and not because of the black pigment. Try clear glue that does not contain graphite.
In this article, we've collected the TOP 10 most popular questions for lash artists. Now you're ready to hear them hundreds more times and give the best answers!

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