Xtreme Lashes FAQ’s
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, synthetic lashes that are adhered individually to your natural lash with a medical grade adhesive. With care and regular refills they can last indefinitely. Xtreme Lashes are designed to replicate the curve of the natural lash in shape by being thicker at the base and tapering at the tip. Synthetic lashes hold their shape unlike silk lashes or human hair.
Who should apply this?
Only professionals in the beauty, hair and medical industries, who have been trained by an Xtreme Lashes Certificate IV qualified trainer, should apply eyelash extensions. This will ensure that the strict safety and hygiene guidelines are adhered to.
Can I apply Eyelash extensions myself?
No. Only a trained professional will be able to apply safely.
Should I be careful where I get Eyelash Extensions applied?
Absolutely, it is extremely important to find a well trained professional or salon who applies it properly. There are many individuals who claim to be experts in this field, who have little or no knowledge. You can find professionally trained Lash Stylists near your area on our find a Stylist page or you can visit our Xtreme Lashes Salon in Ringwood. Xtreme Lashes has developed the Flex Fusion System which combines the expertise of scientists, doctors, nurses and advanced lash stylists to formulate the most effective and safe eyelash extension adhesive ever seen.
Who should/can wear Eyelash Extensions?
Perfect for low maintenance and everyday wear. With no need for extra make up it can reduce your morning routine by up to 20 minutes! Great for all women, whether at work; the gym; weddings; parties or even for celebrities. In fact anyone can wear them!
What is the process of applying Eyelash Extensions?
You will recline comfortably on a massage bed with your eyes closed for anywhere from 45mins to 2hrs. You will receive an under eye hydrating treatment during this time and your professional lash stylist will apply the individual eyelash extensions to your individual natural lashes. A minimum of 60 lashes per eye will be applied. Most clients find this procedure so relaxing they fall asleep.
How long does it take to apply?
The procedure takes anywhere from 45mins for a refill to 2 hours for a full set.
What is the difference between Permanent vs False of Fake Eyelashes?
Semi permanent eyelash extensions are for long term wear and need to be applied by a qualified professional using a medical grade adhesive. False, fake and cluster lashes can be applied either by a make-up artist or consumer in their home. It is applied using a latex based glue and is meant for one off wear only.
Do Eyelash Extensions make natural lashes fall out?
Not at all. As the extensions are attached to individual natural lashes, they will fall out when your natural lashes shed, which for most people is on a 60-90 day cycle.
Can I wear makeup while Eyelash Extensions are being applied?
Yes you can wear make-up but wearing eyelash extensions can eliminate the need for wearing mascara every day. If you love makeup and want that extra oomph it must be oil free and water based. Xtreme Lashes has formulated an extensive range of cosmetics, which work hand in hand with the extensions. Ask your stylist to show you the range. Purchase Cosmetics and After Care
Can I wear my contact lenses with these?
Yes you can wear contact lenses but not while lashes are being applied. Wear your glasses to your appointment so your stylist can design a set of lashes to suit your lifestyle.
Will my longer lashes may hit the lenses of my glasses?
No. If you wear your glasses to the appointment the stylist can design a set of lashes that will suit your style of glasses. It is usually advised that the chosen lash length is around 2-3 mm longer than your natural length in order for your natural lashes to hold the extension.
Is there any possibility I may have allergic reaction to the adhesive?
As Eyelash Extensions are adhered to your natural lashes and they do not come into contact with your skin, you should have minimal chance of having an allergic reaction. However there are a very small amount of people who have an allergy to adhesives and may have a mild reaction. This is why a comprehensive client consultation should take place prior to your appointment. Xtreme lashes have developed FlexFusion with Rapid Cure Technology which is the safest adhesive on the market and is recommended for people with sensitivities. Xtreme Lashes stylists are also taught the X-Techniques which incorporate an extensive cleansing process to minimise a reaction.
Will they look too obvious?
No. Detailed consultation is provided when you arrive at Xtreme Lashes Salon or Xtreme Lashes certified lash stylist salon. We offer a large range and variety of lashes including different lengths, thickness, curvature and colour to achieve your desired effect. Our aim is to keep them looking and feeling as natural as possible.
Can I swim, exercise, shower or visit a spa while wearing it?
Yes. You can swim, shower, exercise, sleep and spa as our specially designed and formulated adhesive enables worry free leisure.
Please do not swim or spa for 4 hours after the procedure to allow the bonding agent to fully cure. After that you can swim and spa worry free. With our newley developed Flex Fusion with Rapid Cure Technology adhesive you NO LONGER need to wait 24-48 hours!!
How long do Eyelash Extensions last?
Properly applied semi permanent Eyelash Extensions can last indefinitely with regular refills or up to 2 months, depending on the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes and aftercare.
How often should I get touch-ups?
In most cases you would probably need every two or four weeks depending on your lash cycle and aftercare.
Why do I need to come for refills every 2 to 4 weeks?
After 2 weeks most people will have lost a third of the lashes they had applied due to the shedding of their natural lashes. Depending on how fast you shed your natural lashes and the look you want to maintain determines whether you come back in 2,3,or 4 weeks time.
Can I use mechanical eyelash curler?
No mechanical eyelash curlers will break the adhesive bond of the extensions and cause premature lash loss. It is safe to use a heated eyelash curler though.
I had eyelash extensions applied somewhere else and I am unhappy with them can they be fixed at The Xtreme Lashes Salon?
Yes. Our experienced stylists will evaluate the lashes and will recommend a fresh set of extensions be applied. Removal of the old set needs to be done 48 hours prior to the new set being applied.
Can I have my lashes removed?
Yes. The lashes can be removed gently and safely by our experienced lash stylist with our specially formulated adhesive remover. You will then need to wait 48 hours before a new set can be applied.
Are lash extensions glued to my skin?
No, it should never be applied directly to the skin. They are applied only to a single natural lash.
Can I use Mascara?
Yes you can wear a water based mascara or one of the specially formulated Xtreme Lashes® mascaras.
Do I need to keep my eyes open during the procedure?
No, you will be reclining comfortably and asked to keep you eyes closed throughout the procedure.
How much do Eyelash extensions Cost?
The cost is anywhere from $70+ for a refill to $180+ for a full set but varies from salon to salon.
What happens if my Eyelash Extensions fall out just a few days after they were applied?
There can be many reasons why extensions can fall out a few days after application. The most common being poor application or inadequate aftercare. Medical conditions can also play a big part in premature lash loss. If this happens consult your lash stylist immediately and if able take the lashes in with you to determine the probable cause.
Why are my natural eyelashes shorter after the extension has shed?
Your natural lashes grow in several growth cycles, so when the lash with the extension sheds naturally a new lash grows in its place replacing it with a baby lash and therefore appearing shorter. Your natural lashes are not harmed by the lash extension if they have been correctly applied.
Can anyone wear Eyelash Extensions?
Most people will be able to wear them. If you suffer from any allergies, undergoing medical treatment or have particular sensitivities it is advised to discuss these during the client consultation procedure.