What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are synthetic fibers strategically cut into individual strands to mimic the look of natural lashes. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken your own natural lashes. At Bow and Beam Basics, extensions are applied with volume styling, giving a natural or dramatic fanned result. With our proper application, lash extensions look and feel natural and comfortable.
How Long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last?
Eyelash extensions will last the length of your natural growth cycle of your own lashes. However, it also depends on your daily activity, natural oils, and life style. All of these factors play a big role in the longevity of your lashes. On average touch ups are done every 2-4 weeks. For clients with highly active lifestyles, we offer a lash membership program to ensure lashes stay full.
Are eyelash extensions safe?
Yes, if applied properly. We are a Stella Lash Academy studio partner, using their high quality faux mink lashes and high quality adhesive to ensure that clients maintain a healthy lash wear.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
We do not recommend applying mascara to our lash extensions. Our lash extensions are designed to enhance your lashes so you will not have to use mascara on them. However, we do offer our clients a product that helps maintain the longevity and gives the lash extensions the look of mascara.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes! You can wear these eyelash extensions and treat them as if they are yours. Keep in mind for the first 24-48 hours after getting your lashes done, you do want to stay away from these activities so that the adhesive has time to dry. Also, by doing some of these activities it may cause your eyelash extensions to loosen faster, therefore touch ups maybe sooner then normal.
How soon can I wash my face after the extensions are applied?
We suggest you wait 24-48 hours before getting your eyelash extensions wet after your application. After that time period we do recommend all clients to wash their lashes on a daily basis with an oil free lash cleanser. Keeping your lashes clean will help with the longevity and health of your natural lashes.
How do I dry my eyelash extensions?
After cleansing your lashes, use a lint free tissue or paper towel and blink onto it. The tissue will soak up most of the water. After that, take your disposable mascara brush and gently brush through them. You can then take a little fan to completely dry them or you can let them air dry.
Is the product FDA approved? Is it safe?
Currently, the FDA is not regulating eyelash extensions because the eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelash hairs and does not touch the skin.
How long will it take to apply eyelash extensions?
The application process for eyelash extensions normally takes 120 minutes for a full set and 45-75 minutes for touch up, depending on lash retention.
Can I choose my own style of lashes?
During the consultation process, we will review your lash condition and length in order to advise which style suits your eye shape, lifestyle, and/or occasion best.
Do I have to do anything to prepare for the service?
Make sure you arrive without any eye makeup or oil residue. The cleaner your natural eyelashes are when you come in, the better retention and faster the application will be. If you are coming from work and cannot remove your eye makeup before coming in, please come 15 minutes prior to you appointment time so that we can give you cleansing products to remove it. Lashes should not be tinted, permed, or curled prior to your appointment time.
What happens if I choose to have my eyelash extensions removed?
We do offer a service to have the extensions removed involving a short 30 minute appointment in which we apply a cream remover and remove your lashes