Eyelash extensions are one of the newest crazes in the beauty industry and it’s not hard to see why. Achieving full looking feathery eyelashes without needing coats of mascara or applying tediou...
Eyelash extensions are one of the newest crazes in the beauty industry and it’s not hard to see why. Achieving full looking feathery eyelashes without needing coats of mascara or applying tedious strip lashes - it’s a no brainer. Or is it? You should be aware of the pros and cons to eyelash extensions before you get them done.
We talk about the risks and the benefits of getting eyelash extensions to help you decide whether they are the right way forward for you to achieve your dream look.
Time Effective - One of the most obvious benefits of eyelash extensions is the fact they save you significant time usually spent applying and removing mascara. With regular wear, you can also wave goodbye to applying strip lashes before a night out.
Photo Ready - Eyelash extensions make your eyes pop without needing to apply makeup, instantly waking a tired face. You can rest assured you’ll always be photo-ready with eyelash extensions perfectly applied to suit your eyes.
Expense - Eyelash extensions come at a cost. A full set of classic lashes can start anywhere from £25 upwards depending on where you go and where in the UK you are located. Unfortunately, costs only continue to rise if you opt for russian lashes as they do tend to cost more. Again, prices are highly dependent on where you go and where you’re based.
But the costs, unfortunately, don’t stop there, you’ll have to pay out for regular infills every 2/4 weeks to ensure your lashes remain looking intact as extensions will typically shed with your natural lash cycle.
Side Effects - Any good lash technician will ensure you complete a patch test before you carry out any treatment, however, it’s still good to be aware there are many side effects associated with eyelash extensions. These include, but are not limited to:
High maintenance - Ensuring your lashes look great after the first day requires maintenance. You’ll need to brush them regularly and also clean them weekly.
When considering eyelash extensions, ensure you invest in a qualified and professionally trained lash technician. When correctly applied, you can have peace of mind knowing they will enhance the look of your natural lashes without causing damage.
If you visit an inexperienced, unqualified lash technician you can risk having them incorrectly applied which could lead to great discomfort, infection and temporary or permanent lash loss.
Another important thing to keep in mind is as your natural lashes shed at different cycles, after ⅔ weeks you’ll find your lash line will look inconsistent with full spots and sparse spots.
Aftercare is key to the longevity of your eyelashes. You should ensure your eyelashes stay dry from 24-28 hours post application, avoid using oil-based products and heavy creams and be gentle with your eyes at all times. Other things such as sleep, lash cycle, routine, exercise and makeup application will all affect the longevity of your eyelashes.
At Professional Beauty Direct, we cover eyelash extensions under our standard professional beauty policy starting at from as little as £52.50 for the year for qualified lash technicians who are working on a self-employed or mobile basis.
17th March 2020