General Information about eyelash extensions

Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes. Eyelash Extensions are for professional application only. Self-application and application by untrained individuals is strongly discouraged.

With proper application, lash extensions look and feel completely real. Each application is customized to suit the individual. We offer various thicknesses of lashes and curls with lengths ranging from 6mm to 17mm in a variety of colors for highlighting effects. The thickness of the lash extension is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as personal preference. The overall effect is added curl, thickness and length, opening up the eye for added definition.

Eyelash Extensions are designed to be indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant and they move with your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.

Because eyelash extensions are an exact replica of an eyelash, it weighs about as much as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out ahead of their natural cycle as other enhancement methods can.

Please feel free to review our client testimonials and Before After Pictures for additional information on the look and feel of Eyelash Extensions.

Most women choose lash extensions to lengthen their natural lashes while others want their lashes to look fuller. A number of women with naturally light colored lashes choose eyelash extensions to darken their existing lashes. Still others love the different, fun looks they can achieve with highlighting and layering.

Lash extensions can create a younger appearance on many clients. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Above all, the main advantage of eyelash extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen. Lash extensions allow you to spend less time with makeup; mascara is certainly no longer necessary. Because our lashes are bigger at the base, they create the same effect as eyeliner so that step can be avoided as well.

Overall, eyelash extensions will give you the appearance of having put significant effort into your eye makeup when, in reality, you spent no time at all. No application of eye makeup and no need for removal at the end of the day. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day. Say goodbye to the application of mascara, stained tears and mascara masks around the eyes. With our lash extensions you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep with little to no effort.

When properly maintained eyelash extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more.

  • Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing in while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable.
  • When eyelashes are extended with lash extensions, it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence with or without extensions. Your Lash Stylists will apply eyelash extensions, using products primarily to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, without jeopardizing the health of 'baby lashes'. The lash extensions will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few eyelash extensions may shed within the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months.
  • With proper care and maintenance, touch ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your lash stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.

Depending on your lashes and the number of lashes being applied, it generally takes between 60 to 120 minutes to apply a full set of eyelash extensions. Touch ups can be done in as little as 15 to 60 minutes.

You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while eyelash extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no discomfort or pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most clients find it is so relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep.

Because eyelash extensions are applied to existing natural lashes you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Eyelash extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.

No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply lash extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury, lash damage or unnatural looking lashes. Eyelash extensions are applied one lash at a time to your individual natural eyelashes to achieve long, thick and natural looking eyelashes. The procedure involves bonding the synthetic extension to your own natural eyelashes and should be performed by professionally trained Lash Stylists only.

Care & Maintenance

Though eyelash extensions are easy to maintain, the first twenty-four hours are crucial for a strong bond. You should keep your lashes dry and avoid touching them. After twenty-four hours, care is fairly simple: avoid oil based products and be gentle with the lashes. They are resistant to water, sweat and tears. Your Lash Stylist will give you a detailed, easy care maintenance instruction manual following your procedure. In general, to maintain your new look and extend the life of your lashes, follow these simple guidelines:

  • For the first 24 hours after application the lashes should not be exposed to water or steam to allow the adhesive time to fully bond. We recommend avoiding swimming and the spa for 48 hours after lash application for best results.
  • Be gentle with your lashes; do not pull on the extensions or rub the eyes excessively.
  • Avoid the use of oil-based products on or around the lashes and do not use waterproof mascara. Ask your lash stylist about the water-based mascaras and Eye Makeup Remover, specially formulated for eyelash extensions. Apply mascara on the tips only. Note: Eyelash Extensions are ideally suited for individuals who want longer, fuller lashes without the need for much additional eye makeup. Constant application of heavy eye makeup, particularly mascara and eyeliner, may reduce the lifespan of your eyelash extensions and require more frequent touch ups.
  • Ask your professional lash stylist about Protective Coating. You can apply Protective Coating once or twice per week on your new lashes to preserve the look and extend the life of your eyelash extensions. Brush on from the base up to the tips. This coating also gives the lashes a wonderful shine!
  • We recommend getting a touch up every two to four weeks to maintain maximum fullness of your eyelash extensions.

We recommend getting a touch up every two to four weeks to maintain maximum fullness of your eyelash extensions.

You can enjoy these lashes with little need to adjust your lifestyle. Provided you follow the simple maintenance instructions, are not involved excessively in heat or water activities, and treat the lashes with care they will last through the natural lash life cycle and fall off with the natural lash, not before. You can swim, shower and spa as usual so long as these activities are not engaged in excessively. (Please do not swim or spa for 48 hours after the procedure to allow the adhesive to fully cure.)

A competitive swimmer who is constantly in the chlorinated water may lose some lashes earlier than the average person as may someone who gets very frequent facials (weekly) or goes into the steam room daily. Doing an above average level of activities related to heat or constant water exposure may weaken the adhesive bond causing some early lash loss.

There are no products that are required to be applied to the lashes. Optionally, consumers can use Protective Coating which acts as a sealer on the adhesive creating an even stronger bond to the natural lash. It can be applied one to two times per week on the lashes to extend the lasting power of eyelash extensions.

If you choose to wear mascara we recommend using a water-based mascaras and Eye Makeup Remover, specially formulated for eyelash extensions. Additional curl can be safely added to the lashes as well with a Heated Eyelash Curler. Ask for these items from your local Lash Stylist. Apply mascara on the tips only.

Indeed, one of the main advantages of eyelash extensions is that you never need mascara again. However, if you must have the mascara look, only water based mascara can be used. You can purchase one of our specially formulated mascaras from your professional lash stylist. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara along with any type of oil based mascara will dissolve the adhesive and cause your lash extensions to fall off.

A natural lash typically sheds every 60 to 90 days and is replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Since eyelash extensions are applied one by one to each individual hair, after 2-4 weeks, approximately 1/3 of the lashes will have cycled out. At this point, touch ups are required to replace the lashes that have completed their life cycle. Touch ups generally take a short time and are relatively inexpensive

As the natural lashes cycle out and shed, eyelash extensions will shed with them. However, if necessary, eyelash extensions can be professionally removed by your Lash Stylist using our specially formulated adhesive remover. The removal process normally takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes for a full set. Never try to remove eyelash extensions on your own. Damage can be caused by pulling the extensions off with the natural lash, removing the natural lash before it is ready to shed.

Health & Safety Concerns

At this time, the FDA does not regulate eyelash extensions since they are solely applied to the lashes and do not touch the skin.

The primary ingredient in both of our exclusive HP Adhesives is the same ingredient used by plastic surgeons in the U.S. for suture-less wound closure (to close skin wounds without stitches). The application process is pain-free and relaxing. In fact, many clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified or untrained technician can cause damage to your eyes and eyelids. Do not trust your eyes to just any untrained and uncertified technician.

Eyelash extensions cause no damage to the natural lashes. Lashes adhesives have been developed to exacting specifications. Our top priority was ensuring a thoroughly safe product so we chose to carry Xtreme Lashes® because they follow the standards set by the US Medical Industry and top US Surgeons. The main ingredient in both our adhesives is the same ingredient used for suture-less wound closure. These adhesives are the perfect blend of safety, longevity, flexibility and strength.

Xtreme Lashes® strongly believes that eyelash extensions are best applied by individuals who are already trained in areas like sanitation, safety, and health issues. Therefore, they sell exclusively to individuals who have previously received training in a health or beauty field such as cosmetology, esthetics or nursing. In addition Xtreme Lashes requires these trained professionals attend and successfully complete a hands-on workshop in order to purchase any of the professional products or tools they offer. Individuals in the course are graded and must submit photographs of their work for review prior to becoming certified by Xtreme Lashes®.

Because eyelash extensions are applied to existing natural lashes an individual must have some natural lashes for the procedure. Eyelash extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.

Cancer/Chemotherapy Recovery: Cancer patients can begin having Eyelash extensions applied once chemo has completed and lashes are beginning to grow in again. During this initial growth stage the lashes are weaker and thinner than they originally were. Thin (.10mm) lashes can be applied during this stage to thicken the lash line without causing stress to these weakened lashes. As stronger lashes start to grow, Thicker (.15mm) lashes can added for more fullness. For cancer patients whose lashes are growing back sporadically, your Ets…Lash Studio Stylists can use special techniques to compensate for any gaps.

Alopecia: Eyelash Extensions should only be applied once lash growth has resumed. As with Cancer recovery patients, special techniques can be used to add additional fullness during the regrowth period and to compensate for any gaps.

Trichotillomania: Individuals with Trichotillomania (an impulse disorder characterized by the urge to pull eyelashes and other hair out) do not make good candidates for Eyelash Extensions unless and until they have received effective treatment. Extensions may provide a stronger urge for these individuals to pull at their lashes if they are not undergoing treatment.

Skin Sensitivity: Although our adhesives are developed to be safe for use on the skin, Eyelash Extensions are never applied to the skin therefore allergic reactions due to contact with our adhesives are rare. Individuals with allergies to other cosmetics or fragrances may experience some sensitivity to ingredients in some of the other materials used to apply Eyelash Extensions such as our Anti-Wrinkle Gel Patches. We recommend those with known sensitivities undergo a patch test on the Gel Patches prior to application. If necessary, your Lash Stylists can apply medical tape under the eyes during the procedure instead.

Get your eyelash extensions!

Serving the Houston & Sugar Land, Texas areas
for all of your eyelash extension needs.