How to Decide Where to Get Your Lashes Done

Recently, new clients have been coming in for a lash fix. This means that they had eyelash extensions done elsewhere, and came to us because they were not satisfied with what they got. There are different reasons as to why this has been happening, but they all revolve around one thing: quality over quantity.


Take a look at the before photo below. This woman’s eyelashes looked good when looking at them from the front, but when our Lash Artist took a look at the application of the eyelash extensions from above, she was shocked at the poor quality technique that was practiced in applying these lashes. If you look closely, there are between 3-8 false flare lashes glued to one natural lash. This is extremely damaging to the natural lash, as the correct application technique is a 1:1 synthetic to natural lash ratio. In addition, flare lashes are supposed to be glued with temporary lash glue, as they are for temporary use only. These were applied with semi-permanent lash adhesive. Excessive adhesive and eyelashes will cause discomfort, eye irritation, and lash damage.

If you look at the photo of her natural lashes after removal, there are a few bald spots. This is because there was too much stress on the natural lash, as it had to support more than one eyelash. Luckily, she had a good amount of long natural eyelashes left, so we were able to give her a new set of properly applied eyelash extensions.


It’s important to realize that eyelash extensions are more than just a way to stop wearing mascara. They are an investment in yourself. Just like anything else important in your life, it requires routine care and a financial commitment if you want it to work. Here is a  guideline for making smart and informed decisions when choosing eyelash extensions, we hope that this will help you!

1. Look at their before and after photos on their webste

  • Most eyelash extension businesses will have a website where they feature before and after photos. Pictures say 1000 words right? Also look to see if they have photos from a bird’s eye view, to see how the lashes are applied.
  • You can also discuss the design of your eyelash extensions with your Lash Stylist


2. Make sure the Lash artists are Certified Eyelash Extensions Artists,

  • Check Lash Stylist’s training background - properly trained/certified (not online training)
  • This is to make sure that you will get properly applied eyelash extensions
  • The health, safety and well being of your eyes and lashes are a big concern


3. Find out what type of lashes they use

  • Eyelash extensions are supposed to be applied in a 1:1 natural lash to lash extension ratio. So if they use false flare lashes, stay away. Those aren’t semi-permanent, they’re only temporary. There’s a difference. The difference is that temporary lashes, like falsies, are only meant to be worn for a day at a time. Semi-permanent individual lashes last for a longer period of time. You can sleep with them and do your normal daily routines without worrying too much about them.
  • Make sure t hey apply individual lashes to single natural lashes.
  • Brand websites will have detailed information about their product.


4. Check out their reviews

        It’s always nice to hear feedback from actual customers so look them up on Yelp, Foursquare, or any other business listing website. This will provide information about their salon environment, customer service, and quality of their eyelash extensions.

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  • #1

    Mickey Orange (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:21)

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