Friday, March 11, 2011


There’s a lot of fuss being made about lash extensions at the moment and to be honest, I think it’s a lot of fuss about nothing.
When receiving lash extensions, a technician uses tweezers to glue each individual extension to your individual eyelashes, one by one.
It is very important to make sure that the technician is using hypoallergenic, formaldehyde-free bonding glue.
The process involves 30 to 50 separate extensions per eye, and can take between 1 – 2hours.
The usual cost of the procedure can be anywhere from $200 to $500, with maintenance appointments starting at $50.
For the first 48 hours or so, you must be very careful not to injure the bond between your lashes and the extensions.
That means you can't get them wet at all for the first 12 hours.
After that, you should not go swimming, wash your face with any type of cleanser or go into a steam room or sauna for 48 hours after the extensions were applied.
Makeup removers and moisturizers often contain emollients that will dissolve the bonding glue, so they should be avoided.
Mascara, curling irons and cream-based eye pencils should also be avoided, as all of these can damage the extension or dissolve the bonding agent.
Some evidence suggests that some women find that their own eyelashes suffer from repeated applications, and not all women are good candidates for extensions.
The biggest problem is that extensions are expensive and must be refreshed every two weeks for those who can afford the cost and the time involved.
I find that most lash extensions look like a spider that has just been sprayed with insect spray and is left with its legs curled up and a couple missing.
As time progresses your extensions will fall out, not all at the same time but rather, one by one which leaves you looking as though you are going through chemotherapy treatments.
In my opinion you’re better off leaving the lash extensions alone, keeping your own lashes healthy, saving yourself money and time and simply using good old false lashes.
When applied professionally they won’t slowly eat away your own lashes, they will only take about 10 minutes to apply, cost about $20 and look healthy and vibrant all day and all night – then you have the luxury of simply removing them, cleaning them and using them again at a later date.
If you want to have lashes applied come in to the “Lash Bar” and I’ll do it all for you, trust me, you’ll thank me later when your friends are wowed at how stunning you look and years later when you still have your own eyelashes.
Come and visit me at the “Lash Bar” Shop 2/371 Logan Rd, Stones Corner Brisbane, Australia, 4120
I am there on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5:30pm and I’d love to see you. Make sure you book in advance though as this is very popular and I’d hate for you to miss out.
For bookings call 07 3394 2501