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Eyelash Lengths & Thickness

 

Lashes come in various shapes, sizes and not to mention colours. The standard colour is black but  there are other colours available from sedate brown, beige, to wild red, blue and purple.

Lengths vary from 6mm up to 14mm but the average ranges are 10mm, 11mm and 12mm.  I tend to use 3 – 4 lengths on each eye to replicate natural lash growth, starting with the smallest length in the inner eye working outwards along the lash line.

Sizes vary from 0.07 (for volume lashes), 0.10 & 0.12 which are the closest thickness to natural lashes, 0.15 for a natural mascara effect, or 0.18 for a heavy mascara effect.  I do not use anything heavier than this as they overweight the natural lashes.

Lashes also come in different shapes, the J curl is a more natural curl, B curl slightly curlier, the C curl tends to be the most popular for a more glamorous look and there is also a D curl for people that already have very curly lashes.

Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions

 

As we age, the eyelashes get thinner, shorter and sparser. Mascara is time consuming, gets clumpy, smudges around the eye, and gives false promises of length and thickness.   Semi permanent eyelash extensions 'open up' the eyes and give them a more youthful look, whilst creating real length & volume.  The result is not only a time saving one, but gives a more feminine appearance to the face, with the benefit of waking up looking and feeling younger. They are designed to suit all ages, with a variety of lengths, curls and thicknesses to chose from.  In order to cause no damage to your natural lash, it's important to work with the eyelashes that you've got. 

Semi permanent eyelash extensions are individual synthetic or mink lashes which are individually added one by one to your existing eyelashes with a medical grade, EU standard adhesive. They are almost weightless, feel and look completely natural and are available in different lengths, thickness and curls to create your desired effect. Choice of eyelash designs range from a completely natural (although enhanced) look, a sassier sexy look or the ultimate glamorous look. Generally between 50-100 lashes are applied to each eye, depending on which look is desired.   These lashes will add fullness and really open up your eyes making a difference to the way you look and feel about yourself.

There will be a consultation before we start to establish what look you are after, I will then recommend the best length and curl of lashes to suit your needs (based on the condition of your own lashes), but ultimately the choice is yours. The initial application of the semi-permanent eyelash extensions will take approximately 1-2 hours. Once we start the application all you need to do is relax and keep your eyes closed. It's totally painless. When you open your eyes, you will have beautiful lashes.

Do Eyelash Extensions cause damage to lashes? 

 

There is a rumour that eyelash extensions can damage your lashes - this is not true, if applied correctly, by an experienced technician.  Lash damage can only occur if…

 

  • your lashes get stuck together (incorrect application, or too much adhesive used by an inexperienced technician) - this can inhibit the natural growth of the surrounding lashes, or 

  • the natural lash is overloaded (with extensions that are too heavy) - this can cause the eyelash to droop, or potentially fall out earlier than it would in it's natural growth cycle.

Types of Eyelash Extension

Contrary to popular belief, these

lashes are not actually silk or real mink - they're synthetic. They are soft to the touch and have a deep shine. There is no need for mascara

Colours

 

Coloured Eyelashes: Why not add a splash of colour to you lashes, the following colours are available, Blue, Purple, Burgandy, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blond and Dark Brown. They can be as subtle or outlandish as you like!