Getting eyelash extensions may seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time. Lash extensions aren’t the same as lash strips, where a strip of false lashes is glued to your lash line. Instead, a lash professional will apply a single extension to each of your natural lashes during a 90 minute to 2 hour appointment. Although the process is more time consuming, lash extensions can last up to 8 weeks, be completely damage-free, and save you time during your morning routine. To help you have the best first-time lash experience possible, we’ve put together everything you need to know before, during, and after your appointment.
Preparing For Your Lash Extension Appointment
To protect the health of your natural lashes and make sure you love the final product, you’ll need to do some research before you step into the salon. Before you book your appointment, consider the following questions:
What eyelash extensions do you want?
Before you make your appointment, think about what kind of lash extensions you want. Do you want a bold and dramatic set of lashes, or something more natural? Once you decide what look you’re going for, look for lash professionals who have mastered that style. If you’re on the fence, look for a lash professional who knows a few different techniques so you can discuss your options with them.
What products does your lash artist use?
Once you find a few local lash professionals you like, reach out to them to learn more about the products and techniques they use. Lash extension products are not created equal. Some lash brands can irritate your natural lashes or even cause damage to your eyes. Many brands have strict rules about what you can do with your lash extensions, like not allowing you to get your extensions wet for 48 hours after the application, not wearing contacts, and not being able to use oil-based products while the lashes are on.
NovaLash is different. As the first biocompatible lash brand in the world, NovaLash products are made to work with your life, not against it. NovaLash doesn’t damage your natural lashes, and are immediately oil-proof, waterproof, and sweatproof. To protect the health of your eyes and lashes (and have total freedom when it comes to your makeup, beauty products, and activities), always ask for NovaLash.
During Your Appointment
When you arrive for your appointment, your lash technician will conduct a consultation to understand your lash goals. After that, you’ll lay down for a “lash nap” as your technician applies the natural lashes.
During your appointment, your eyes will be closed and your lash artist will use under-eye stickers, gel patches, or a similar product to separate the bottom lashes from your top lashes. This prevents your top and bottom lashes from becoming glued together. Once your lashes are ready, your technician will apply your lash extensions to your natural lashes. Depending on the lash look you described in your consultation, this process can take anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours.
After Your Appointment
If you choose a lash artist who uses exclusively NovaLash, you’ll be able to take a shower, go swimming, work out, and use oil-based products immediately after leaving the salon. Even better, NovaLash extensions can last up to 8 weeks, so you can enjoy your new look for weeks to come. To make your lashes last as long as possible, ask your lash artist if they offer NovaLash’s Aftercare Kit. The kit is specially formulated to nourish and condition both your NovaLash extensions and natural lashes to keep you looking fabulous until your next appointment.
Are you feeling ready to get your first set of lash extensions? Find a NovaLash-trained lash extension artist near you to set up your appointment today!