Eyelash extensions are a fantastic way to enhance your natural beauty. During an approximately 2 hour session each of your individual natural lashes is bonded with one of our beautiful false lashes using a medical grade glue. Here at Elegance I can create a vast number of looks depending on what you’re looking for – this can include natural everyday lashes or a more glamorous look for an occasion. These extensions transform your lashes into thicker, longer lashes, instantly opening up the eye, giving tired, ageing peepers an instant pick-me-up.
How long will they last?
The semi permanent eyelash extensions will last as long as the cycle of your natural lash. It’s completely normal to lose a few false eyelashes in the first 24 hours whilst the adhesive is setting and extra care should be taken in this period. Your own lashes shed naturally like the hair on your head, and new ones continue to grow in a replenishing cycle of around 6 weeks. . We naturally shed around 2 – 4 lashes from each eye in a day which means touch ups are recommended every 2-3 weeks depending on your individual needs. How strictly you follow your aftercare advice will also affect how long your false eyelashes last.
Why do I need a patch test and how is it done?
Patch testing tests for any allergies you may have to any ingredients in the adhesive and other products used during the treatment. This needs to be done at least 48 hours before your first treatment. Although reactions to the eyelash extension adhesives are incredibly rare (happening in only 5% of cases), and the procedure may be inconvenient, it is still important – the treatment cannot go ahead without it.
To do your patch test I will apply an under eye patch to cover and protect your lower lashes, I will then apply two lashes to each outer corner of the eye and a small patch of glue behind your ear. This needs to be left on. For at least 48hours. During this time you’re looking for any indication of an allergy including redness, itching, swelling, blistering or tingling.
Are your ‘mink’ lashes real mink fur?
Absolutely not, the mink lashes are 100% synthetic. At Elegance we believe that beauty should be cruelty free which is why our products are never tested on or contain animal products. They have been called Mink lashes for many years due to the soft and silky feel!