Do you fill other lash tech’s work?
It depends! We do offer “fills from another studio” appointments, but those appointments are longer in length and priced differently. Sometimes clients are confused by this and here is why: these appointments (also sometimes called foreign fills) are longer and have a higher cost because we do a full consultation and filling of other lash tech’s work. This is often very difficult and more time consuming because of improper lash application that we see way too often.
Sometimes we can’t even fill do the fill because it would not be safe for the client or it would not look good. In that case, we would recommend a complete removal and full set which may have to be rescheduled to a different day/time, depending on if time allows.
From our experience, there is just too much shoddy lash work out there to be able to reliably say a straight YES we can fill another lash artist’s work without having seen the lashes ourselves and assessed them. If you have lashes from another studio and would like to visit us, please schedule a free in-person lash consultation appointment to determine the best course of action to get you the most beautiful and healthy lashes!
How do I take care of my new extensions?
All new clients take home a lash swag bag to help maintain their lashes. We also offer a selection of Canadian-made aftercare products from Misencil which will help prolong the life of the extensions. During your appointment, we can discuss the best lash-care regimen for you based on your current routine and beauty products. We also provide new clients with aftercare instructions which you can also find here.
How often do I need to come back for a fill?
The short answer is it depends! The long answer is it depends on your lash growth cycle and your aftercare routine.
The first component is the growth cycle. The faster your lashes grow and shed (typically this cycle is 60-90 days), the sooner you’ll need a fill. Just like for manicures – the faster nails grow out, the sooner you’ll need a new manicure! Everyone is different.
The second component is aftercare. Oil-based products, excessive touching of lashes, failure to keep them clean, sleeping on your face or hot yoga are all big reasons why extensions won’t last. Heed your lash tech’s advice on aftercare to make sure you’re getting the best mileage from your extensions.
Can I still wear makeup?
This one is tricky because it is true that the less makeup you use, the longer the extensions should last. However, there are makeup products that are “extension friendly” such as our Canadian-made mascara or eyeliner by Misencil.
Mascara should never be used to coat all of your lashes & extensions. Some women do still like to wear it on their bottom lashes, or to touch up inner/outer corners which tend to shed extensions faster.
And don’t even try to use strip lashes – you will ruin your extensions! Unless it’s for a one-off special occasion like a wedding, strip lashes just aren’t worth it.
The bottom line is if your makeup contains oil it WILL affect your lash retention. So make sure you read the ingredient list!
Can I go swimming?
You bet! This is one of the benefits of extensions. You can cool down in the pool, and not have to worry about looking like you’ve been ugly crying all afternoon with mascara streaming down your face.
Once the extension adhesive is cured, the lashes are essentially waterproof. Keep in mind though that friction and excessive humidity and heat can affect the adhesive bond. So if you’re doing cannonballs, high dives, hot tubs or laps, you probably won’t have the best retention.