Lash Extension Sets
- Full Set
- Half Set
- 1 Week fill
- 2 Week Fill
- 3-4 Week Fill
- Eyelash Removal
Once reserved for proms and weddings and then peeled off at the end of the night, eyelash extensions now add a dose of glamour to everyday life. Technicians carefully apply today’s fake lashes, attaching the tiny extensions one-by-one to create a look that’s both dramatic yet natural. Extensions bewitch your lashes with the length and volume that nature didn’t see fit to give you and is also beyond what multiple coats of mascara and a lash curler could do. Most women don’t have the time or patience to apply fake eyelashes every day. We barely have enough time to use an eyelash curler! So it’s no surprise that lash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years.
What are eyelash extensions?
Lash extensions are tiny black fibers that resemble eyelashes and that are attached to natural eyelashes using glue. The fibers come as individual pieces attached to a strip. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are way different from temporary strip or individual lashes. They are professionally applied, one on each natural lash, with a semi-permanent glue meant to hold them in place for several weeks. The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.
What are they made out of?
The most common extension materials are mink, synthetic hair, and synthetic silk. Mink extensions tend to be the lightest and softest, which is why some people believe they’re the best fake eyelashes. It’s also why they’re the most expensive. Synthetic lashes are typically the thickest and heaviest of the bunch, resulting in a highly dramatic look. Synthetic silk extensions are the most common type of extensions used nowadays because they tend to be fairly light, very dark, and able to hold a curl. Synthetic C curl lashes are what we use here at Spirit Of Beauty, they are the most popular lashes and give the best result having both a natural curl and giving your eyes that nice dark look.
How many extensions do I need?
You have to decide if you want a full set or partial set. If you want a full set, you’ll need as many extensions as you have eyelashes. This can be anywhere from 80–120 per eye. A full set gives you a highly glamorous, dramatic look. The longer the extensions, the more lashes you’ll probably need. Super-long lashes appear to spread as they extend away from your lid, which can make them look less full than your natural lashes. If you want a partial set, a good option for newbies and those who want just a little enhancement, you’ll need about 40 per eye.
How are they applied?
To begin, you’ll lie down on your back and get comfortable. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity. Prepare for your eyes to remain closed for the entire application, as your technician delicately affixes each extension with tweezers. Lashes are applied by hand one lash at a time by a technician who glues extensions on top of your actual lashes. A technician applies patches to the under eye area to help hold down your bottom lashes. She then applies a primer to your upper lashes before using tweezers to fan out your lashes and isolate one of them. With her other hand, the tech picks up a tiny extension using another pair of tweezers, dips the extension in glue, and carefully attaches it on top of the isolated natural eyelash. Your eyes stay closed throughout the whole process. Reactions to extension applications are pretty common. A web-based survey found that 26.5% of people who’d gotten them experienced some kind of reaction, such as redness, irritation, and itchy, swollen eyelids. It could have something to do with irritants like formaldehyde in the eyelash glue. Your technician should be trained properly to apply the adhesive and lashes in a way that is completely harmless. Your eyes are closed the entire time of the procedure. No matter how bad an allergic reaction may get, you will never go blind. The worse case scenario is that you need to go to the eye doctor to get specific eye drops to treat an allergic reaction.
How long does the application process take?
Your first will be your longest. Because the application process is so meticulous, getting a full set can take at least two hours and possibly upward of four hours. You should arrive at the salon with your eyes entirely clean of makeup. We suggest to not ingest any caffeine prior to your appointment as most clients use the time to nap. Half sets and touchups take considerably less time.
How long do extensions last?
The lifespan of the extensions hinges on the growth cycle of your natural lashes. Natural lashes fall out every 4–6 weeks before regrowing, which means that extensions fall out when the natural lashes they’re attached to fall out. Most reputable salons suggest that extensions can last up to six weeks with proper care, but touchups are highly recommended every two weeks to keep the extensions looking their best without getting sparse. They can last with proper care and remain on your natural lashes until they naturally fall out, as all lashes do. Extensions, properly applied and cared for, should not make your eyelashes fall out, but you will notice some inevitable casualties as your lashes grow and shed according to their natural cycles.
How can I make them last longer?
Most technicians will tell you not to sweat, cry, swim, or wash your face for at least 24-48 hours after getting extensions to give the glue a chance to dry. When glue doesn’t dry, it can dissolve and invade your eyes, or vaporize in response to your body temperature. These scenarios can trigger eye redness and irritation that’s unflattering and uncomfortable. Avoid using oil-based products, any products that include glycol, and waterproof mascara. Avoid using anything that’s moisture-rich, such as lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and face wash, near your eyes. Keep them clean and gently detangle them with a pristine mascara wand or spoolie brush every day. Your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself, which is a big no-no.
Can I still wear eye makeup with extensions?
To some extent, yes. You can wear eye makeup, but accept that oils and oil-based makeup remover are your lashes worst enemy, because they break down the adhesive. When it comes to mascara specifically, the experts suggest skipping it. You can’t use oil-based or waterproof mascara, which can dissolve the glue. In fact, applying mascara can also tug at the extensions, causing them to fall out sooner. Luckily, most people find they don’t need to wear it when they have extensions. If you can’t face three weeks without mascara, though, go ahead and gently apply it to the very ends of the lashes, avoiding the roots. Using any other eye makeup should be fine as long as you take it off carefully using an oil free water based eye makeup remover. The rule of thumb for eyelash extensions is the less you mess with them, the better and longer they are going to stay.
Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting
- Eyelash Tint
- Eyebrow Tint
- Eyelash + Eyebrow Tint
What Is Brow & Lash Tinting?
Eyelash & eyebrow tinting temporarily dyes the eyelashes. This is done to achieve the look of wearing mascara without having to apply makeup daily. The dye used to color the lashes black is usually a vegetable-based dye. This is to minimize the irritation around the sensitive eye area. However, this is also a reason that eyelash tinting does not last permanently. Women who regularly get their eyelashes tinted enjoy a number of benefits. If your lashes are naturally blond, getting them dyed will create a much more dramatic look for your eyes. The best part is the benefit is around the clock; unlike mascara that you must apply every morning, be careful not to smudge, and wash off at night, with dyed lashes you wake up looking like you already have makeup on. Lash tinting is a great option for women who have busy or active lifestyles. If you spend a lot of time swimming, playing sports or chasing your kids around, it’s likely that you do not often wear mascara. Lash tinting will give you a more polished, coiffed look that is also no-maintenance.
Why Tint Your Brows & Lashes?
Enhance Your Eyes! Look Irresistible All Day and Night.
If you have extremely fair hair that makes lashes nearly invisible or your eyebrows are a different color than your hair is, you may be the perfect candidate for eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Likewise if you’re tired of runny mascara or if you’re finally noticing grays sprouting in your brows.
Your lashes appear clearly darker, longer and more voluminous as the tint accentuates the full length of the lashes faded by sun and water. Eyebrows are given depth and definition.
This product is perfect for those women who either don’t like to wear mascara, or contact lenses wearers who find mascara too irritating.Now you can have the same desired result without the hassle! Plus one application lasts up to 6 weeks!
A world leading brand Refectocil is today prominently represented in more than 50 countries. Refectocil eyelash and eyebrow tints have been proven and recognised due to millions of successful applications as the leading product for more than 60 years.
The wide assortment covers 10 colours as well as many practical accessories for the user, thereby making the Refectocil product range the perfect system for Professional eyelash and eyebrow tinting.
With tinted eyelashes the eyes look more vivid, even in the morning upon waking, they look more expressive. In addition eyelash tinting is extremely practical and time saving, because daily application of mascara isn’t necessary. When using mascara individual lashes stick together creating unpleasant clumps. With tinted eyelashes there is no such problem, because the colour penetrates into each individual lash without sticking them together or producing clumps. Particularly for contact lense wearers eyelash tinting is ideal as they frequently suffer because the fine mascara particles irritate the eyes. For sport enthusiasts eyelash tinting is perfect, as it is water resistant for weeks even when sweating it doesn’t smear or run.
During this period new eyelashes and eyebrows grow and should be tinted again. The best results are achieved when applying the tint regularly, because with each tint application the colour will penetrate deeply into the eyelashes leaving them more intensely and durably coloured.