Eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular in the beauty industry, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez sporting them. But are they high maintenance? LashBee founders Anjali Bhatia and Erin Soletski, who graduated from Wharton, have revolutionized the eyelash extension industry with their innovative application techniques and high-quality, safe and durable lashes. In this article, we'll discuss everything you need to know about eyelash extensions, from finding the right eyelash artist to costs, risks, and maintenance. Recharge appointments don't take too long, but they are still slow considering the frequency of necessary retouching. To keep your eyelash extensions looking their best, you should also make sure to properly care for them between fillers and avoid rubbing or throwing them away throughout the day.
If you wear contact lenses, it's best to remove them before your appointment. When it comes to materials, the most common are silk and synthetic mink; silk is slightly shinier and stands out more, while mink is more wavy and natural. The length and type of curl (J is the slightest curve but ends up looking longer; C and D are the most turned upwards) should also be discussed during a consultation. It's also important to note that if you're vegan or allergic to cats, you should specifically request that mink eyelash extensions aren't applied to you. It is highly recommended to replace eyelash extensions with a new set after two months.
To maintain your lashes in between appointments, gently apply foam to the lash line and rinse it off while combing the lashes with a spool. You should also avoid getting them wet for 24 hours after application so that they dry completely. After that, you can safely clean them with water. Sweating can also cause problems for your eyelashes, so it's best to take extra care when leading an active lifestyle. As much as you want your beautiful lashes to last as long as possible, it's unhygienic and unsafe to keep them for longer (although most will fall out naturally on their own).In conclusion, eyelash extensions are not necessarily high maintenance.
With proper care and regular retouching appointments every two months or so, you can keep your lashes looking beautiful for a long time.