The emphasis on eyelashes is huge right now with women wanting to enhance their lashes to be bigger, better and more beautiful. Just look at what the celebrities are wearing such as Cheryl Cole and ladies on programmes such as The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE).
There are a few different methods of extending your lashes from wearing temporary solutions such as false strip lashes and clusters you can buy at the local drug store to having a professional treatment promoted as eyelash extensions which will last longer.
If you are looking to enhance your lashes professionally be aware there are several treatments that are promoted as ‘eyelash extensions’ but only individual eyelash extensions will look after your natural lashes and give you longevity with a great result.
Have you ever heard a friend say, ‘I had my eyelashes done and it was the worst experience of my life. They were itching and painful and I had to have them removed’, or ‘They were so uncomfortable I pulled them out and was left with no natural lashes.’?
FACT: Most eyelash enhancement treatments such as express eyelash extensions, cluster lashes or party lashes, after continual use, will cause natural eyelash damage through:
- premature lash loss,
- weak lashes
- thinner sparse lashes in re-growth.
This is because these treatments bond more than one natural lash to the extensions placed in the lash-line. Eyelashes grow at different speeds and are at different stages of their growth cycle thus making the faster growing lashes pull out the slower growing lashes when bonded together.
Bigger is not always better! The super fake-look treatments are simply too heavy for most natural lashes to support the look which will cause the natural lashes to fall out sooner. Do you want a glamorous look that you can wear indefinitely that also looks after your natural eyelashes?
FACT: The professional treatment of individual eyelash extensions will not damage your natural lashes. This is because each extension is bonded individually to each natural lash therefore enabling the natural lash to grow at its own pace without being stuck to the lashes next to each other.
An ethical technican will never put an extension too heavy for your natural lashes. They want you to enjoy the treatment and keep the look through in-fills. Without natural lashes you cannot place an extension!
‘I have had lashes extenisions once before by another company and it was the worst expierence of my life, 3hours of stinging, watery, glued together eyes. I was put off getting them done again. I was introduced to Lash by Francesa and I was very happy with the service. My first full set took just an hour and I was pain free and very relaxed during the treatment. I have been back for an infill since. The lashes look great and really enhance your eyes!’ Sarah Louise Goodam
So Buyer Beware!
Be educated when looking to enhance your lashes and be aware of the different techniques of eyelash extensions and choose the right treatment for you!
I have been wearing eyelash extensions since 2005 and I consistantly have over 100 lashes in each eye. I look after my lashes and I just keep getting compliments!’ Francesca Middleton
Lash By Lash – LASH by Francesca’s Premier Technique
An extension is placed on an individual lash. Gives the best natural looking effect and lasts the cycle of own eyelashes. Can be worn indefinitely as there is no risk of damage to the natural lashes or their growth. The skill required and products used requires a professional to apply. Treatment takes upto 2 hours.
Lash On Lash – Express Lash Extension Service - Otherwise known as Express Lashes or Party Lashes
Extensions are placed on top of the lashes. As the extensions are bonded to several natural lashes it is important to remove them after 2 weeks otherwise there is a risk of prematurely pulling out the natural lashes as they grow. For short term use. Treatment takes 30 minutes.
Cluster Lash - Otherwise known as Express Lashes or Party Lashes
Lashes are knotted at the base are placed inbetween the lashes. The clusters are bonded to several natural lashes it is important to remove them after two weeks otherwise there is a risk of prematurely pulling out the natural lashes as they grow. For short term use. Treatment takes 15 mintues.
Also known as fake eyelashes and should be removed daily. With care and cleaning, can be worn over and over again. Takes 5 mintues to apply.